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Birgit Koopsen
The Netherlands
Artist. Product Designer. Educator. Mixed-Media. Art Journaling. Photography. Color. Read. Travel. Good Food. Wife. Mom of 3. Happy. Positive. I design, I teach, I blog.
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Hello and welcome to Crew Member Wednesday! Today we have Femke with a beautiful scrapbooking spread in her art journal! I love how she uses her Dina Wakley Media Journal as a scrapbook combining mixed media with photo's and embellishments.... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at My scrappin' life
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Hello! Today's Crew Member project is a cute, colourful little mini journal made by Hermien. Such a clever idea to use hair bands to bind the little book and I love the stitching to around the pages!! ****** The theme... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at My scrappin' life
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Happy Wednesday and welcome to the blog! Today we have Linda with a beautiful mixed media collage piece. Don't you just love all those stitched layers and the cute tea bag labels she included?! Watch the video to see how... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hello there! It's Crew member Wednesday already again and today Karin is back with one of her beautiful colourful art journal pages. Oh my, look at all the little details here! Follow along with Karin as explains how she created... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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OK then! Here it is! A brand new workshop! Kick off will be in my own studio in Winsum, September 9. And I will also come to Wijchen (Gelderland) on September 23. In this workshop you will create a little... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hey it's vacation!! At least here in the north of the Netherlands vacation started last weekend! Finally! I can't wait to start traveling, one of my favourite things to do. I hope I can find some time before I leave... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Last weekend I have been teaching at North East Art Workshops run by Sue Tucker. It was my 3rd time over there and I loved going back. What I really like about going to the same place to teach a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hi everyone! Welcome back to Crew Member Wednesday. This week it's Linda's turn and she is sharing a beautiful scrapbooking layout with you. I love the way she combined all the black and white with just one color! ***** Hello... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hello and welcome to Crew Member Wednesday! Today it's Karin's turn with a bright and colourful art journal page. I totally love the cheerful, happy feel of this! ***** Hi, Karin here! I had a lot of fun creating this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hello and welcome to Crew Member Wednesday! Today we have Hermien with some cute little triangle gift boxes. How fun are these?!! Wouldn't you love to get such a lovely handmade gift? I would! ***** The theme of July is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Black acrylic ink (I'm using Liquitex) has been one of my favourite products for a long time. I love all the different ways you can use it and I created several of my stamp designs with black ink. I haven't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hi there and welcome to Crew Member Wednesday! Today we have Linda with 2 summery canvasses. I love how she used clear heavy body gel medium with stencils and then used markers to color in the textured translucent flowers! *****... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hello! It's Crew member Wednesday and Femke is here today with a beautiful scrapbooking spread in her art journal using the Punchanella stamp and the 2 Flowers stencil set. I love the soft feel of these pages created with watercolours... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Creative JumpStart is on Sale!!! If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event meant to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2017. It is also my 6th time with CJS and I can tell you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hello! It's Crew Member Wednesday again and today we have Karin with a beautiful art journal page using my A5 Dutch Tulips stamp, Dancing in the rain set and Triangle Mesh stencil. I love how Karin used the stencil to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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About a year ago I made a video for Gelli® Arts about creating texture blocks that can be used for Gelli® printing. I never shared it here on the blog so I thought it would be fun to do that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Welcome to Crew Member Wednesday! It's June and this month's theme is "Stencils in the spotlight". Today Hermien is sharing 2 beautiful mixed media cards with you. I love how she used a little bit of red as an accent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hello and welcome to Crew Member Wednesday! Today is Marsha's turn with her first post for the team. Marsha created a beautiful art journal page and shares her process with you in a video and photo tutorial. I just love... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hello there! It's Crew Member Wednesday again and today it's Linda's turn with her very first post for the team. Linda made an awesome mixed media art journal collage and shares her process in a video. Enjoy! ********* Hi there,... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Maybe you heard that my sweet friend Nathalie Kalbach wrote a book. A really cool book about Mixed Media, techniques and inspiration. This is what Nathalie says about it: "It’s an invitation to YOU to go on an Artful Adventure... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Hello and welcome to Crew member Wednesday! Today is the first post for Hermien. As the theme for this forst month is "This is me", Hermien is sharing a very touching story about her personal life and explains why she... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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It's almost the 3rd Thursday of the month again, which means I will have a new video up on the Gelli® Arts blog soon! It's going to be a fun, if I may say so myself ;) But you'll have... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Welcome to Crew Member Wednesday! Today is the first post made by Karin and she has 2 beautiful mixed media cards for you using my very first stamp design for Carabelle Studio. I was so excited and so nervous when... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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Welcome to the very first Crew Member Wednesday blog post! Here is Femke with a beautiful layout and an inspiring step-by-step video in which she shows some fun techniques! Have fun! ******* My First Project For Birgit’s Mixed Media Art... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at My scrappin' life
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For my dutch readers: Het weekend van 17-18 juni geef ik 2 leuke dag-workshops in Wijchen, Gelderland. Zaterdag 17 juni: Hot & Sticky! Tijdens deze workshop ga je aan de slag met embossingpoeders, transfer foil, bonding powder, verschillende lijmproducten, 3D... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at My scrappin' life