Posts Tagged ‘Video Tutorial’

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This month The Virtual Crafting Challenge was Lacquers & Glazes. Regular viewers will remember that for this challenge I was playing with Perfect pearls and a selection of Golden products. Here is a video tutorial of my results;  how to create a pearlescent glaze and pearlescent paint.

You Will Need

  • Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints, colours of your choice
  • Golden Acrylic Gazing Medium in Gloss
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls, colors of your choice
  • Tin Plate for a mixing pallet
  • pallet Knife for mixing
  • Brush
  • Scrap Card

Golden’s Acrylic Glazing Medium extends the open time of the paints and is key when you add the perfect pearls to stop everything drying too fast.


  • Select a paint colour that is either transparent or semi transparent, from the Fluid Acrylic paints
  • Add a few drops of Glazing Liquid. Mix these together, this creates a glaze, which is nice enough but for extra wow…
  • Add a small amount of Perfect Pearl in a coordinating colour to your paint/glaze mix. At first it will seem gritty but keep blending with your pallet knife until it is smooth.

Try this on dark card as well as light. If you don’t have any fluid acrylic paint, you can still make a light paint with the glazing liquid and the Perfect Pearls, this will create a paler lacquer that you can now use on glass, metal and other gloss items.

For suppliers of Golden products check out the pannel at the side of the blog where I have added a link to Golden’s website. Rangers site link, is loctated on the Stamping page, under manufacturers.

It was fun to experiment and I learnt a lot, have fun and don’t be afraid to have a play with your products. Who knows what new techniques you might discover along the way.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie 🙂

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Here at last is my first voyage into creating a video tutorial. For regular viewers you will remember back at the beginning of September I made a photo tutorial about colouring linen thread, well this is a video presentation of the techniques I use for that.



For those of you coming to this blog for the first time thanks to You Tube link who would like a translation of the tutorial;

 Copy and paste  https://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2008/09/12/dying-linen-thread-for-bookbinding-tutorial/

into http://translate.google.com/translate_t#

Select the language of your choice.

Encouragement would be appreciated as this is my first one. If you have any crafting subjects you would like me to do video’s on in the future please leave me a comment below.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie 🙂

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Well it has been an eventful week, I have at last invested in a digital video camera with a view to putting tutorials on You Tube. I managed to film something worthy and have today, with the help of my very patient husband got said film onto the computer.

I am not a tech head and so working out how on earth to get the film into a size or format that You Tube would accept has proved too much (embarrassed). I have put my film through Photoshop Premier Elements and I have to say I am really pleased at how uncomplicated this was. I had a very steep learning curve when I started using Photoshop Elements but this has proved useful as Premier Elements works in a similar way, the programs are laid out kinda the same which has REALLY helped.

I have ordered the latest version of Photoshop Premier Elements as this has the optionof saving your resulting film straight to You Tube, without having to know anything about resizing etc PHEW again. As soon as this software arrives I shall see if the file I have just created will go straight in, or remake a new one, now I’ve got the basic idea of how it works.

So watch this space, very soon some of my long winded tutorials will have a short film to make them much easier to understand.  Cross your fingers for me, oh and watch this space for the new films 😉


Click here to see my tutorials

Well I have finally found the page of wisdom from YouTube;  http://www.youtube.com/t/yt_handbook_produce#

This page is very helpful and has tips and films on how to get the best film you can for uploading for their site. The link  has the answers for those tricky questions your editing package/ techie friend may ask you 😉 so hop over and take a look 😉  Shame I didn’t find this page a few days ago, but better late than never 😉


Best wishes and thanks for reading


Billie 🙂 🙂 🙂

Yes it is a three smile day 😉

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