Tutorial Guide

We know you all love tutorials and step-by-step projects so we have created a single page guide to all these posts.

Please find below an alphabetical list of our tutorials and step-by-step project guides by topic with links to the original posts along with the author. Please also note that any inspirations or resources for these tutorials are referenced in the individual posts whenever possible.
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Some tutorials may be listed more than once as they address more than one topic and we wanted to make it easy to locate each tutorial.

Please respect the time, effort and creativity that these artists have put into these tutorials.  While no technique can be copyrighted, it is purely good etiquette to mention your resource should you use these posts for inspiration.  Please note that the words which accompany the tutorials are those of each credited artists and as such are their own and MAY NOT be copied for any reason.

Accordian Books - Found Papers Tag Book - Alison Manning
Accordian Books - Holiday Recipe Book - Sharon Briss

Acrylic Stamps - Bending Acrylic to Your Will
- Sharon Briss

Airbrushing - Simple Airbrushing with Copic Markers - Linda Ledbetter

Album - Ceramic Tile Hinged Album - Penny Bennington (follow-up)
Album - Coffee Filter Album - Lucy Edmondson
Album - Mini Baby Album
- Sharon Briss
Album - Mini Poe Album - Deb Corder

Album - Tag Album - Sharon Briss

Alcohol Inks - Alcohol Ink Resist on Glass - Penny Bennington

Alcohol Inks - Ceramic Tile - Penny Bennington
Alcohol Inks - Ceramic Tile with Sparkle - Alison Manning
Alcohol Inks - Coloring Embellishments - Jennie
Alcohol Inks - Gessoed AI Technique - Shelly Hickox, guest artist
Alcohol Inks - Polished Stone
- Sharon Briss

Altered Arts - Altered Book Cover - Nancy Maxwell James, guest artist

Altered Arts - Altered Book Cover - Jennifer Ingle, guest artist
Altered Arts - Altered Shadow Box - Hels Sheridan
Altered Arts - Altered Spoon - Hels Sheridan
Altered Arts - Altered Spoon Collage Jewelry - Lynn Stevens
Altered Arts - Altoids Tin Book - Laura Carson, guest artist
Altered Arts - Book Pages - Alison Manning
Alerted Arts - Folded Book Project - Suzanne Brookfield
Altered Arts - Inventor's Notebook - Penny Bennington
Altered Arts - Missy /Sissy Book - Amy Kinsch, guest artist
Altered Arts - Necklace Holders - Gerrie Johnnic, guest artist
Altered Arts - Spice Up Your Storage - Lucy Edmondson
Altered Arts - Spring Altered Book with Niche - Elina Koutsouradi
Altered Arts - Stamping on Bumpy Surfaces - Laura Liddell
Altered Arts - Whimsical Altered Book - Nancy Maxwell James, guest artist

Artist Trading Cards - ATC Holder - Astrid Maclean, guest artist
Artist Trading Cards - Dimensional ATC - Jennie
Artist Trading Cards - Overcoming ATC Angst
- Sharon Briss (follow-up)

Backgrounds - Aluminum Foil Backgrounds - Katy Fox
Backgrounds - Blended Backgrounds with Vintage Paper - Mary Green, guest artist
Backgrounds - Book Page Backgrounds - Ali Manning
Backgrounds - Brayered Marker Backgrounds - Debby Boltman
Backgrounds - Bubble Wrap Backgrounds - Sharon Briss
Backgrounds - Citrosolv Backgrounds - Gayle Page-Robak, guest artist
Backgrounds - Coffee Stain Distress - Linda Ledbetter
Backgrounds - Creating Backgrounds with Acrylics - Laura Liddell
Backgrounds - Faux Copper Verdigris - Shelly Hickox, guest artist
Backgrounds - Gessoed AI Technique - Shelly Hickox, guest artist

Backgrounds - A Ghostly Technique, Nicks, guest artist
Backgrounds - Marker Backgrounds - Lynn Stevens
Backgrounds - Painted Backgrounds - Debby Boltman
Backgrounds - Paint Techniques for Backgrounds - Debby Boltman
Backgrounds - Peeled Paper - Sharon Briss
Backgrounds - Polished Stone
- Sharon Briss
Backgrounds - Restructured Paper - Petra Berendsen
Backgrounds - Rusty Paper - Valerie Brincheck
Backgrounds - Salted Backgrounds
- Alison Manning
Backgournds - Serendipity-style Mixed Media Background - Trisha Too
Backgrounds - Simple Acrylic Backgrounds - Laura Liddell
Backgrounds - Sponge and Shimmerz
- Alison Manning (follow-up)
Backgrounds - String Background - Jo Capper-Sandon
Backgrounds - Tyvek Backgrounds - Deb Corder

Backgrounds - Watercolor Crayon Tutorial - Helene Huber

Backgrounds - Watercolor Crayons: Rainbow Notebook - Alison Manning
Backgrounds - Watercolor Washes
- Sharon Briss (follow-up)

Beads - Beaded Pumpkin ATC - Suzanne Glazier, guest artist

Beads - Beaded Thanksgiving Candle - Michelle McCarthy, guest artist

Bleach - Bleach Stamping - Petra Berendsen
Bleach - Highlighting with Bleach - Debby Boltman
Bleach - Painting with Bleach - Jo Capper-Sandon

Bleach - Reverse Bleach - Sharon Briss

Book - Altered Book Cover - Nancy Maxwell James, Guest Artist
Book - Altered Book Cover - Jennifer Ingle, guest artist
Book - Altered Spring Book with Niche - Elina Koutsouradi
Book - Altoids Tin Book - Laura Carson, guest artist
Book - Chipboard Guest Book - Sharon Briss
Book - Folded Book Project - Suzanne Brookfield
Book - Full Moon Broom Chipboard Book - Kris Dickinson, guest artist
Book - Going Green with a Canvas Diary - Annette Goatley
Book - Grungeboard Faux Leather Journal - Linda Ledbetter
Book - Missy / Sissy Book - Amy Kinsch, guest artist
Book - Super Simple Bookbinding - Trisha Too
Book - Whimsical Altered Book - Nancy Maxwell James, guest artist

Borders - Glitter and Lace - Alison Manning
Borders - Paper Fringe a la Inka - Lynn Stevens
Borders - Ribbon Borders - Erika Taylor

Boxes, Containers and Totes - Altered Shadow Box - Hels Sheridan
Boxes, Containers and Totes - Chanukkah Gift Card Box - Hetty Sanders, guest artist
Boxes, Containers and Totes - Colonel Mustard Tin
- Sharon Briss
Boxes, Containers and Totes - Cracking Little Box - Jennie
Boxes, Containers and Totes - Mini Tote and Cards
- Alison Manning

Brayer - Using Natural Elements: Leaf Prints
- Jean Franks Beck

Bubble Wrap - Bubble Wrap Backgrounds - Sharon Briss

Candle - Beaded Votive - Suzanne Glazier, guest artist

Chipboard - Glittery Chipboard: Elina Gets into Glitter
- Elina Koutsouradi
Chipboard - Full Moon Broom Chipboard Book - Kris Dickinson, guest artist
Chipboard - Guest Book
- Sharon Briss

Clay - Polymer Clay Basics - Petra Berendsen
Clay - Potty About Clay - Samantha Read, guest artist

Clean and Simple - Chalked Images
- Alison Manning
Clean and Simple - Ephemera
- Alison Manning
Clean and Simple - Let the Paper Shine - Alison Manning
Clean and Simple - Monochromatic
- Alison Manning
Clean and Simple - Patterned Paper
- Alison Manning
Clean and Simple - Warhol
- Alison Manning

Coffee Filters - Coffee Filter Album - Lucy Edmondson
Coffee Filters - Coffee Filter Flowers - Stephanie Severin

Collage - Altered Pages - Sharon Briss

Collage - Colonel Mustard Tin - Sharon Briss
Collage - Full Moon Broom Chipboard Book - Kris Dickinson, guest artist
Collage - Glittery Gel Medium - Sharon Briss
Collage - Halloween Mask - Sharon Briss
Collage - Marie Antoinette Gothic Arch - Kris Dickinson, guest artist
Collage - Scrap Paper Collage - Alexa Noble
Collage - Sign of the Times
- Sharon Briss
Collage - Tag Album
- Sharon Briss

Color Wash - A Ghostly Technique, Nicks, guest artist

Coloring - Coloring Embellishments - Jennie of the Artistic Stamper
Coloring - Coloring Vellum - Kim Dellow, guest artist
Coloring - Marker Coloring Techniques - Hels Sheridan
Coloring - Quick and Easy Pencil Coloring - Joanne Wardle
Crayon - Crayon Resist - Sharon Briss
Crayon - Printing with Foam Sheets, Watercolors and Crayons - Gerri Herbst
Crayon - Watercolor Crayon Tutorial - Helene Huber
Crayon - Watercolor Crayons: Rainbow Notebook - Alison Manning

Crepe Paper - Crepe Ribbon - Elina Koutsouradi

Decor Item - Altered Decorative Lights - Debbie Warren, guest artist

Decor Item - King of the Tree (Bird Ornament) - Jennie
Decor Item - Lighted Ornaments - Michele Aiello-Zendejas
Decor Item - Masking a Candle the Rustic Way - Annette Goatley

Decor Item - Mixed Media Pillow - Jennifer Ingle, guest artist
Decor Item - Necklace Holder - Gerrie Johnnic, guest artist
Decor Item - Potty About Clay - Samantha Read, guest artist
Decor Item - Spice Up Your Storage - Lucy Edmondson, guest artist
Decor Item - Stamping on Bumpy Surfaces (frame) - Laura Liddell
Decor Item - Tiled Mirror - Lucy Edmondson, guest artist
Decor Item - UTEE Altered Frame - Jennie

Design - Creating Perspective - Alexa Noble
Design - Tag in a Card - Joanne Wardle

Dies - Rosette - Jennie

Digital - Altered Cabinet Cards - Deb Corder

Digital - Flipping Digital Stamps - Amanda Newton, guest artist

Dimension - Adding Dimesion with Fiber - Sharon Briss
Dimension - Adding Layers - Hels Sheridan
Dimension - Dimensional ATC - Jennie

Direct to Paper - Gilded Paper - Debby Boltman

Distress Ink - Distress Watercolor Resist - Alison Manning
Distress Ink - Distressing by Hels - Hels Sheridan
Distress Ink - Stamping with Distress Ink/Creating Background
- Sharon Briss
Distress Ink - Texture Fades with Embossing Folders - Jennie

Distressing Techniques - Distressing by Hels - Hels Sheridan

Dolls - Japanese Bookmark Dolls - Juliet Arrighi, guest artist




Drawing - Gild Your Doodles - Joanne Wardle

Drawing - Small Scale Doodling - Petra Berendsen

Embellishments - 5-Petal Flowers - Terri Sproul, guest artist
Embellishments - Coloring Embellishments - Jennie
Embellishments - Customized Embellishments - Irit Shalom
Embellishments - DIY Metal Charms - Penny Bennington
Embellishments - Glittery Bottlecaps: Elina Gets into Glitter
- Elina Koutsouradi
Embellishments - Lost My Marbles - Samantha Read, guest artist
Embellishments - Paper Fringe a la Inka - Lynn Stevens
Embellishments - Tyvek Tutorial (Beads) - Suzanne Brookfield

Embossing  - Distress Watercolor Resist - Alison Manning
Embossing  - Distressing by Hels - Hels Sheridan

Embossing  - Drawing with Glue Pens and Embossing Powder - Laura Liddell
Embossing  - Fall Leaf Tutorial - Laura Liddell
Embossing - Gessoed AI Technique - Shelly Hickox, guest artist

Embossing - Gild Your Doodles - Joanne Wardle
Embossing  - Gilded Paper - Debby Boltman
Embossing - Gilded Paper Revisited - Sharon Briss
Embossing  - Resisting It by Hels - Hels Sheridan
Embossing - Triple Embossing - Suzanne Brookfield
Embossing  - UTEE Altered Frame - Jennie

Embossing Folders - Dragonfly Tag with Dry Embossing - Jennie
Embossing Folders - Faux Copper Verdigris - Shelly Hickox, guest artist
Embossing Folders - Gessoed AI Technique - Shelly Hickox, guest artist
Embossing Folders - Paint Techniques with Embossing Folders - Katy Fox
Embossing Folders - Texture Fades Using Embossing Folders - Jennie

Envelopes - Coloring Vellum (Envelopes) - Kim Dellow, guest artist
Envelopes - Sewless Fabric Envelopes - Jules Eickmeier

Ephemera - Clean and Simple Cards Using Ephemera - Alison Manning

Ephemera - Found Papers Tag Book - Alison Manning


Fabric - Fabric on Cards - Alison Manning
Fabric - Mixed Media Pillow - Jennifer Ingle, guest artist
Fabric - Painting on Denim - Peggy Gatto, guest artist
Fabric - Sewless Fabric Envelopes - Jules Eickmeier



Faux Techniques - Are You Getting Rusty - Nicks, guest artist
Faux Techniques - Distressed Wallpaper Technique - Helga Strauss, guest artist


Faux Techniques - Drunken Scotch Tutorial (Faux Metal) - Valerie Brincheck, guest artist
Faux Techniques - Faux Clouds - Sharon Briss
Faux Techniques - Faux Copper Verdigris - Shelly Hickox, guest artist

Faux Techniques - Faux Handmade Paper - Joanne Wardle
Faux Techniques - Faux Mica Tiles - Lucy Edmondson
Faux Techniques - Faux Modeling Film - Lucy Edmondson

Faux Techniques - Faux Spanish Leather and Tie Dye - Alexa Noble
Faux Techniques - Faux Speckled Egg Tutorial - Helga Strauss, guest artist
Faux Techniques - Faux Tissue Tape - Samantha Read, guest artist
Faux Techniques - Using Mirri Card (Faux Metal) - Suzanne Brookfield



Fiber - Adding Dimension with Fibers - Sharon Briss
Fiber - Stitching - Jules Eickmeier


Flowers - Coffee Filter Flowers - Stephanie Severin
Flowers - Grungepaper Roses - Jennie
Flowers - Rosette - Jennie
Flowers - Tea Bag Folded Flowers - Lisa Somerville, guest artist


Foil - Aluminum Foil Backgrounds - Katy Fox
Foil - DIY Metal Charms - Penny Bennington
Foil - Leafing and Foil - Jules Eickmeier



Folding - 5-Pointed Star with One Snip - Laura Liddell
Folding - Accordian Folded Fans - Petra Berendsen

Folding - Dahlia Folded Fan - Juliet Arrighi, guest artist
Folding - Hawaiian Shirt - Jules Eickmeier
Folding - Japanese Bookmark Dolls - Juliet Arrighi, guest artist

Folding - Tea Bag Folded Flowers - Lisa Somerville, guest artist


Found Objects - Art from Recycled Materials - Debby Boltman
Found Objects - Fall Leaf Tutorial - Laura Liddell
Found Objects - Necklace Holder - Gerrie Johnnic, guest artist
Found Objects - Paint Chip Scraplings - Sharon Briss
Found Objexts - Playing with Seeds - Petra Berendsen

Found Objects - Stamping with Paint using Natural Materials - Sharon Briss
Found Objects - Using Natural Elements: Leaf Prints
- Jean Franks Beck

Gel  - Glittery Gel Medium - Sharon Briss
Gel - Sculpting with Glass Bead Gel - Alexa Noble

Gesso - Gessoed AI Technique - Shelly Hickox, guest artist
Gesso - Resisting It by Hels - Hels Sheridan

Gilders Paste -
Joanie's Junk Pin and Fun with Gilders Paste - Kristin Hubick, guest artist

Glimmer Mist - Glimmer Misted Cards - Penny Bennington, guest artist

Glitter - Elina Gets into Glitter
- Elina Koutsouradi
Glitter - Glitter and Lace - Alison Manning
Glitter - Glittery Gel Medium - Sharon Briss

Gluebooks - Fun with Glue Books -  Mary Green, guest artist
Gluebooks - Blended Backgrounds with Vintage Paper - Mary Green, guest artist

Gothic Arch - Marie Antoinette Gothic Arch - Kris Dickinson, guest artist

Grungepaper - Grungepaper Roses - Jennie

Hangings/Signs - Sign of the Times
- Sharon Briss

Image Transfer - Image Transfer with Gesso - Linda Ledbetter
Image Transfer - Packing Tape Image Transfer - Ali Manning
Image Transfer - Sewing Machine - Deb Corder

Inchies - Masterboard Technique
- Alison Manning

Interactive - Mailable Mobile - Joanne Wardle
Interactive - Peek-a-Boo Window Card - Jean Franks Beck
Interactive - Pull Tab Card - Sharon Briss

Jewelry - Altered Spoonl
- Lynn Stevens
Jewelry - Joanie's Junk Pin and Fun with Gilders Paste - Kristin Hubick, guest artist
Jewelry - Making a Vintage Button Brooch - Laura Carson, guest artist
Jewelry - Perfume or Poison Bottle Necklace - Kristin Hubick, guest artist

Journals/Notebooks - Grungeboard Faux Leather Journal - Linda Ledbetter
Journals/Notebooks - Rainbow Notebook
- Alison Manning

Kiss - Kiss of Autumn Leaves Tag - Gerri Herbst

Layers - Adding Layers - Hels Sheridan

Magnets - Attracted to Magnets - Sharon Briss

Marbling - Paper Marbling with Liquid Pearls - Linda Ledbetter

Markers - Brayered Marker Backgrounds - Debby Boltman
Markers - Marker Backgrounds - Lynn Stevens
Markers - Marker Coloring Techniques - Hels Sheridan
Markers - Simple Airbrushing with Copic Markers - Linda Ledbetter

Masking - Glimmer Misted Cards - Penny Bennington,guest artist
Masking - Masking a Candle the Rustic Way - Annette Goatley
Masking - Rubber Band Stencils - Helene Huber
Masking - Scene Stamping - Amy Kinsch, guest artist
Masking - Single Layer Mist Masking - Stephanie Severin

Masterboard - Inchies Masterboard Technique
- Alison Manning
Masterboard - Try a Technique: Masterboard
- Sharon Briss

Melting Pot - UTEE Altered Frame - Jennie

Metal Leafing - Leafing and Foils - Jules Eickmeier

Mist - Single Layer Mist Masking - Stephanie Severin

Mobile - Mailable Mobile - Joanne Wardle

Molding Paste - Creating Texture - Alexa Noble

Paint - Crackle Paint Mask - Sharon Briss
Paint - Creating Backgrounds with Acrylics - Laura Liddell
Paint - Faux Copper Verdigris - Shelly Hickox, guest artist
Paint - Painted Backgrounds - Debby Boltman
Paint - Mother and Daughter Checkerboard
- Sharon Briss
Paint - Paint Techniques - Debby Boltman
Paint - Painting Techniques with Embossing Folders - Katy Fox
Paint - Painting with a Palette Knife - Pegy Gatto, guest artist
Paint - Painting on Denim - Peggy Gatto, guest artist
Paint - Simple Acrylic Backgrounds - Laura Liddell
Paint - Sponge and Shimmerz
- Alison Manning (follow-up)
Paint - Stamping with Paint using Natural Materials - Sharon Briss

Packing Tape - Image Transfer - Ali Manning

Paper - Faux Handmade Paper - Joanne Wardle
Paper - Paper Fringe a la Inka - Lynn Stevens

Pencils - Quick and Easy Coloring - Joanne Wardle

Photo Stamps - Picking Paper
- Sharon Briss
Photo Stamps - Stamping Tips
- Sharon Briss

Printing - Printing with Foam Sheets, Watercolors and Crayons - Gerri Herbst
Printing - Printing with Packaging - Laura Liddell
Printing - Sun Printing with Rubber Stamps - Alison Manning

Pull Tabs - Pull Tab Card - Sharon Briss

Punch - Spotlight Punching - Joanne Wardle

Recycled Materials - Art from Recycled Materials - Debby Boltman
Recycled Materials - Making Art from Sweetie Wrappers - Kim Dellow, guest artist
Recycled Materials - Packing Materials Tutorial - Lucy Edmondson
Recycled Materials - Printing with Packing Materials - Laura Liddell

Resist Techniques - Alcohol Ink Resist on Glass - Penny Bennington
Resist Techniques - Crayon Resist - Sharon Briss
Resist Techniques - Distress Watercolor Resist - Alison Manning
Resist Techniques - Kraft Resist - Laura Liddell
Resist Techniques - Resisting It by Hels - Hels Sheridan
Resist Techniques - Sun Prints with Rubber Stamps - Alison Manning

Ribbon - 10 Ways to Use Ribbon Scraps
- Alison Manning
Ribbon - Crepe Ribbon - Elina Koutsouradi
Ribbon - Ribbon Borders - Erika Taylor

Rubber Bands - Rubber Band Stencils - Helene Huber

Scene Stamping - Scene Stamping - Amy Kinsch, guest artist

Shaker - Snowman Shaker Card - Suzanne Glazier, guest artist

Scraps - 10 Ways to Use Ribbon Scraps
- Alison Manning
Scraps - Paint Chip Scraplings - Sharon Briss

Shrink Plastic - Inkjet Printable Shrink Plastic - Jennie

Spoon - Altered Spoon - Hels Sheridan
Spoon - Altered Spoon Collage Jewelry - Lynn Stevens

Spotlight - Spotlight Panel - Jean Franks Beck
Spotlight - Spotlighting Part of a Stamp - Joanne Wardle
Spotlight - Spotlight Punching - Joanne Wardle
Spotlught - Watercolor Spotlight - Deb Corder

Stampboard - Stampboard Frames - Alexa Noble


Stamp Use - Bleach Stamping - Petra Berendsen
Stamp Use - Using the Same Stamp Three Different Ways
- Jo Capper-Sandon and Joanne Wardle

Star - 5-Pointed Star with One Snip - Laura Liddell



Stencils - Creating Texture - Alexa Noble

String - String Background - Jo Capper-Sandon

Sun Prints - Sun Printing with Rubber Stamps - Alison Manning

Surfaces - Stamping on Bumpy Surfaces - Laura Liddell

Tags - Found Papers Tag Book
- Alison Manning
Tags - Tag Album
- Sharon Briss
Tags - Tag in a Card - Joanne Wardle

Tape - DIY Metal Charms (with Foil Tape) - Penny Bennington

Tea Bag Folding - Tea Bag Folded Flowers - Lisa Somerville, guest artist

Template - Cocoa Test Tube Holder - Lisa Somerville
Templates - Mini Tote and Cards - Alison Manning
Templates - Halloween Treat Cone - Astrid Maclean, guest artist
Templates - Tag in a Card - Joanne Wardle


Tile - Ceramic Tile Hinged Album  - Penny Bennington, guest artist (follow-up)
Tile - Ceramic Tiles with Sparkle - Alison Manning
Tile - Embossed Tiles - Suzanne Brookfield
Tile - Faux Mica Tiles - Lucy Edmondson
Tile - Tiled Mirror - Lucy Edmondson, guest artist

Transparency - Glittery Transparencies: Elina Gets into Glitter
- Elina Koutsouradi

Tyvek - Tyvek Background - Deb Corder
Tyvek - Tyvek Tutorial - Suzanne Brookfield

Vellum - Coloring Vellum - Kim Dellow, guest artist

Watercolor - Watercolor Crayon Tutorial - Helene Huber
Watercolor - Printing with Foam Sheets, Watercolors and Crayons - Gerri Herbst

Watercolor - Stamping with Watercolor - Jean Franks Beck
Watercolor - Watercolor Crayons: Rainbow Notebook
- Alison Manning
Watercolor - Watercolor Spotlight - Deb Corder
Watercolor - Watercolor Washes
- Sharon Briss (follow-up)
Watercolor - Wonderful World of Watercolor
- Sharon Briss (follow-up)

Wax - Beeswax - Deb Corder



Hope you find this list helpful! We'll keep updating it as we go so that it can be used for a reference.

Last update: 3/28/12

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