crafting the minimalist way

Hi lovely crafty friends, today we are going to relax and keep it simple. Especially when you are busy or have a lot going on, simple is a great way to go.

When you don’t have to think about what to use choosing from lots of different supplies, but just pick one or two items and get started. This is a great way to clear your head and go back to basics.

All techniques and ideas are shown in the video tutorial. Make sure to watch it to get simply the best tips and tricks.

If you haven’t seen the Ink Only Backgrounds video yet, make sure to check it out. For more simple and relaxed ways to make art.

(All supplies are linked to different stores at the end of this post in the thumbnails. The different stores are also linked behind the product name. Among them are affiliate links that may be used at no cost to you.)

keep it simple minimalist crafting
This is one of the cards I made with just one colour ink Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers ( SBC | JGG | SSS ) and those layers are so yummy. The layering and shapes make it look like I used different colours. They say that buying supplies and actually using them are two different hobbies – and how about you, what’s your hobby?
keep it simple minimalist crafting

Here’s another card that was done with the same technique. For this one Distress Oxide – Faded Jeans ( SBC | JGG | SSS ) was used and the Altenew – Ink Blending Tool ( SBC | SSS ).

I like the Altenew Blending Tool as it’s super easy to use with stencils and it makes blending a no-brainer. You can use other blending tools as well, I have added a few other favourites at the end in the thumbnails. 

keep it simple minimalist crafting
keep it simple minimalist crafting

For the circles I used Grafix – Clear Craft Plastic ( SBC | JGG | SSS ) which can be cut with Circle Dies ( SBC | SSS ) or other shapes. You can cut shapes with a scissors too of course.

The ink I used on this card is Catherine Pooler Ink Catching Rays ( SBC ). This super simple technique works with all sorts of inks.

keep it simple minimalist crafting

The same technique also works for bigger designs like an art journal page. I always like to do fun or cool techniques in my art journal. This way I can keep them for myself as a reminder to use it again or combine them with another technique. 

And it’s also a great way to collect different techniques and have them all together.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!