Resume

About and contact:

Riikka Kovasin - I'm a Finnish mixed media style crafter with passion to combine my love for the beautiful products with the possiblility to get messy with different paint media. More about me here (link).

email: rkovasin@gmail.com
blog: paperiliitin.blogspot.com
social media: Facebook, InstagramTwitter, YouTube
online galleries: Scrapbook.com, Pinterest

Current design teams:

Mixed Up magazine, magazine, 101/2018 to 12/2018
Wow Embossing Powder, manufacturer 07/2017 to 07/2018
Prima Marketing Special Teams, manufacturer, 08/2017 to 02/2018
7 Dots Studio Brand Ambassador, manufacturer 07/2017 to present
Sizzix Influencer, manufacturer, 05/2017 to present
Finnabair Brand Ambassador, brand, 10/2016 to present
A Flair for Buttons, Etsy store, 09/2015 to present
CraftStamper, magazine, 11/2013 to present

Also a regular contributor Ihana.

Previous design teams:

Prima Marketing, manufacturer, 06/2015 to 08/2017
7 Dots Studio, manufacturer, 01/2014 to 06/2017
Artists Live, ustream show, 05/2015 to present
ScrapFX, manufacturer, 01/2015 to present
Mixed Media Place, online store, 12/2013 to 3/2016
Finnabair Creative Team, brand, 09/2014 to 10/2015
Canvas Corp Brands, manufacturer, 1/2014 to 06/2015
Epiphany Crafts, manufacturer 10/2014 to 12/2014
Scrap Around the World, scrapbooking challenge 10/2013 to 12/2014
3rd Eye, manufacturer, 10/2013 to 12/2014
Scrap365 Magazine, 2/2012 to 11/2014
CSI, scrapbooking challenge 11/2012 to 05/2014
paperHaus, online publication, 11/2013 to 4/2014
Paperilla, online magazine, 06/2013 to 01/14
Sketchbook365, sketch challenge 04/2012 to 09/2013
Paper Stories, sketch challenge 01/2013 to 08/2013
Zeus and Zoe, kit club / scrapbooking challenge 02/2013 to 07/2013
Fiskarettes, an online community, 11/2011 - 4/2012
Amalia, a Finnish craft store 5/2011 to 12/2012
Ökömökö, a Finnish online scrapbooking store 2/2010 to 12/2012

Guest design during past 12 months:

Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacturer 12/2017
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacturer 11/2017
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacurer 10/2017
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacturer 09/2017
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacturer 08/2017
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacturer 07/2017
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacturer 06/2017
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacturer 05/2017
Carabelle Studio, manufacturer 05/2017
"Crazy Clusters" by Janna Werner, online workshop 05/2017
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacturer 04/2017
Carabelle Studio, manufacturer 04/2017
Mixed Media and Art, challenge site 03/2017
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacturer 03/2017

Workshops and demos in past two years:

2018

in person workshop at Varalusikka (shop), Leineperi, Finland
demos at Leimailutaivas (craft event), Vantaa, Finland
in person workshops at TaavaNainen (shop), Helsinki, Finland
demos at Creativation (craft show), Phoenix, USA
in person workshop at Art Venture (event), Phoenix, USA

2017

demo at Suomen Kädentaidot (craft event), Tampere, Finland
in person workshops at TaavaNainen (shop), Helsinki, Finland
in person workshop at Perniö, Finland
in person workshop at Ihan Itse (shop), Kokkola, Finland
in person workshops at Klemmarikellari (shop), Turku, Finland
guesting at an online workshop at Big Picture Classes - Crazy Clusters
in person workshop at Version Scrap (event), Paris, France
in person workshop at Marika Calligraphy's workspace (artist), Ilmajoki, Finland
demos at Leimailutaivas (craft event), Vantaa, Finland
in person workshops at Craftique (shop), Espoo, Finland

Publications during last 12 months:

2018

March

Craft Stamper April 2018
Mention in "A note from the Editor", p. 3
Detail of a project, p. 5
Article "Mini Matchbox Magic", p.10-12
Card "Raining Letters", p. 57

February

Craft Stamper March 2018
Card "Full of Love", p. 57

Mixed Up magazine February/March 2018
Detail of the project, p. 5
Article "Heart of the Tin Man", p. 46-49

January

Craft Stamper February 2018
Detail of a project, p. 3
Altered project "In Bloom", p. 50
Article "Masterclass Partial Stamping", p. 70-75

2017

December

Mixed Up magazine December 2017 / January 2018
Detail of the project, cover
Detail of the project, p. 4
Article "Ice and Snow", p. 58-61

November

Craft Stamper December 2017
Mention in "A note from the Editor", p. 3
Photo of the project, p. 5
Article "Wishing You a Quirky Christmas", p. 14-17
Card "Winter flowers", p. 56
Detail of the card, p. 59

October

Mixed Up magazine October/November 2017
Detail of the project, p. 5
Article "The Fire Inside", p. 6-9

September

Craft Stamper October 2017
3D project "Sacred Steampunk Birdies", p. 51
Card "There are Always Flowers", p. 56
Article "Masterclass Tea", p. 70-75
Detail of the project, p. 77

August

Craft Stamper September 2017
Mention in "A note from the Editor", p. 3
Photo of the project, p. 5
Article "Creative Upcycling", p. 22-25
Card "Apple of My Eye", p. 58

Ihana 3/2017
Detail of the project, p. 4
Article "Oodi ainutlaatuisuudelle", p. 50-53

July

Mixed Up magazine - special scrapbooking issue summer 2017
Detail of the project in the cover
Detail of the project, p. 5
Article "Let It Shine", p. 38-41
Detail of the project, p. 119

Craft Stamper August 2017
Card "Sunny Hello Beach", p. 57
Project photo on upcoming issue, p. 82

June

Craft Stamper July 2017
Article "Masterclass Gel Medium Magic", p.70-75

Mixed Up magazine June/July 2017
Article "Water sports", p. 58-61
Article "Favorite five", p. 67-69
Detail of a project, p. 105

May

Craft Stamper June 2017
Photo of a project, p. 4
Article "Vintage Feelings", p. 28-30

April

Ihana 2/2017
Article "Värikästä leimailemalla", p. 48-51

Craft Stamper May 2017
Article "Alternative Materials", p. 33-36
Project photo on upcoming issue, p. 82

Mixed Up magazine April/May 2017
Article "Stay in Bloom", p. 12-15

March

Craft Stamper April 2017
Card "Without the Rain...", p.50

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