It's time to introduce you all to the 3rd Guest Designer, so please welcome Jana Korecic!
My whole life has been connected somehow with art and crafts, but when I discovered scrapbook I immediately felt that this was what I was searching for. In fact I'm one of the first scrappers in my country and I try to spread this marvelous art with having my periodical scrapbook classes and love to make tutorials on my blog. I follow an intense desire to explore the art world and strive to improve my style. I love to make my projects airy with a lot of dimension and symbolic value. I love romantic and vintage touches in my projects and I'm always trying to get something more from available products. It's a reciprocal game of inspiration. I love to try new products and I love using them in unexpected ways. I enjoy using the every kind of products in my projects that have to be something new and something special. I always try to get something extraordinary out of everyday ordinary things.
When did you discover paper craft, and why do you still create within this craft?
I discovered this great paper art about 5 years ago and I continue in this journey because it offere me endless ways of expression and every time I'm doing it it's like the first time I did it: full of inspiration and prepared to follow new ideas.
Where do you find inspiration to your work?
I always try to make something new so sometimes I find myself thinking about how to use items and techniques in a new way.
Where, and when do you prefer to create, and how do you prefer to have it around you? (
I always create in my scrap room and I love to do it with some good music that make my hands just go and create.
How does your scrap place usually look like?
My scraproom is always a bit messy when I'm creating but I thnk this is just proper to creativity because sometimes even the mess contributes to a great final goal. Creativity is always free of rules.
Do you have any favorite Prima – Ingvild Bolme line products?
I just love the Distressing Tool because it gives me the possibility to distress my projects in every way, every surface and every dimension.
Now over to Jana's amazingly creative works;
Christmas Surprise Ball
Above; Jana made this wonderful Christmas surprise ball and so beautifully decorated it in winter and Christmas colors.Above; The beautifully distressed tag attached to the ball says "May all YOUR Christmases...". Jana used Comfort-Craft Tools - Distressing Tool and Chalk Edgers "Dark Rust" to achieve the vintage looking edges on the tag.Above; The creative altered ball can be opened, and inside Jana so amazingly creatively added three Junkyard Findings "Typo Bulbs" with the words "Love", "Family" and "memories" printed on, together with some thin cords, all set together as a fun cluster with an electricity look. Now, how clever is that?! On top of the cluster she added a vintage looking banner with the words "... be bright!" to finish the sentence from the tag attached outside of the ball. Also note how detailed she covered the inside of the whole ball, including the lid.Above; A close-up of the cool and creative "electrical cluster" made of Junkyard Findings "Typo Bulbs" and cords looking like thin wires.Above; Chalk Edgers with chalk fluid ink from the Comfort-Craft Tools collection which are available in 40 different natural colors. Jana used the color "Dark Rust" on the her tag to achieve the brown colored edges.
Above; Comfort-Craft Distressing Tool. This is a multi functional tool with 7-8 tools in one! As on this image, it comes with two metal rasps, one fine and one rough. It can easily be replaced with a simple step. The rasp can be used on several soft materials for a distressed and "used" look. On the top of the tool there is a fine metal file, which gives a more soft effect then the rasp. On one side edge there is a metal edge scraper to scratch on paper edges etc, and on the other side of the tool there is a bone folder. The bone folder can be used to fold cards etc, and also as a "nail effect tool", which I like to use to press down paper edges etc instead of using my finger nails. With a simple pull you can take of the lid on the back of the tool. Underneath there you will find a metal brush to brush and scratch on paper, photo etc for a scratched and grunge look. On the tip of the lid there is a shape that can be used to rub on rub-ons. Jana used this Distressing Tool on her paper tag together with the Chalk Edger to achieve the vintage looking edges. Above; An amazing Christmas tree all created by the talented Jana! She decorated a Christmas tree shape with many tiny handmade frosted balls, colored with touches of Chalk Edger "Cold Ice". Look at this wonderful frosty looking Christmas tree! Isn't this beautiful and so creatively done?!
Above; The Junkyard Findings "Typo Bulbs" Jana used as a part of the sentence on her amazing winter project. These bulbs are totally flat on the backside, so they are "half bulbs", and fit perfectly on to all kinds of projects. Each pack has 6 bulbs with 6 different words printed on. They are not "breakable", they are solid and made of strong material. The Junkyard Findings bulbs are available also in two different designs, large vintage designs, and small sized ones. The large vintage ones are the ones Jana used on her Christmas ball shared in this post, and the small ones she used on the next project coming up here below.
Above; Jana are not only talented on projects, but she also does amazing layouts. Here you can see "Smile", a wonderful layout with a happy theme and great little details. I really love how she use so much negative spaces combined with amazing tiny details to look at. Wonderful art in every way with lots of great techniques. And I love, love love the cool color combinations used here!Above; Here you can see how clever she used the "Small Typo Bulbs" from the Junkyard Findings collection. The thin cords with colors on are just amazing, truly creative and really inspiring!
Above; On many of the tiny little details Jana used Chalk Edgers in the color "Cold Ice" to add cool little touches. Really beautiful.
Now I hope you are all just as inspired as I am! Thank you so much Jana for sharing your talent and amazingly beautiful works with us all. truly a pleasure and honor to have you as one of my guests. Thank you so much!
Please make sure that you do check out Jana's blog here to learn more about her and to view more of her amazing works, and please leave some love!
Wish you all a wonderful upcoming week!