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:

Art Daily, a concept and product line, 10/2018 to present Prima Marketing, manufacturer, 08/2018 to 08/2019
Mixed Up, online classroom, 1/2018 to present
Wow Embossing Powder, manufacturer 07/2017 to present
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 Special Teams, manufacturer, 08/2017 to 07/2018
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:

AALL & Create, manufacturer 10/2018-12/2018
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacturer 12/2017
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacturer 11/2017
Elizabeth Craft Designs, manufacurer 10/2017

Workshops and demos in past two years:

2018

demo at Seinäjoen Käsityömessut (event), Seinäjoki, Finland
in person workshops at Askartelupirtti (event), Ilmajoki, Finland
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

October

Mixed Up
Tutorial "Heavy Metal", (October 26th)

Craft Stamper November 2018
Article "Masterclass Hot Glue", p. 70-75
Mention in the "Take a peek", p. 82

Mixed Up
Tutorial "Tea and a Good Book", (October 19th)

September

Mixed Up
Tutorial "Fairytales", (September 21st)

Craft Stamper October 2018
Mention of the article in the cover
Picture of a project, p. 5
Article "Texture with Tissue", p. 18-21
Picture of a project in "Take a peek", p. 82

August

Mixed Up
Tutorial "Count the Ways", (August 17th)

Craft Stamper September 2018
Mention in "A note from the Editor", p. 3
Article "Masterclass Decorative Tissue Paper", p. 70-75
Detail of a project, p. 77

Ihana 3/2018
Detail of the project, p. 4
Article "Kalenterivihko minialbumiksi", p. 48-50

July

Mixed Up
Tutorial "The Perfect Blend", (July 13th)

June

Craft Stamper July 2018
Picture of a project, p. 5
Article "Viewfinder Artist Trading Cards", p. 18-20

Mixed Up
Tutorial "Queen of Clubs", (June 15th)

May

Craft Stamper June 2018
Card "What's Kraken?", p. 58

Mixed Up
Tutorial "Warp and Weft",  (May 18th)

April

Craft Stamper May 2018
Detail of a project, p. 5
Article "You Colour My World", p. 14-17
Card "Flowers and Circles", p. 57
Detail of a project, p. 77

Mixed Up magazine
Fave Five: Riikka Kovasin (April 20th)
The Wood's Light Daughter (April 13th)

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

Mixed Up magazine
Summer Shimmer (March 23rd)
Heart of the Tin Man (March 9th)

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

Mixed Up magazine
Play On (February 9th)

January

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

Mixed Up magazine
Water Sports (January 12th)

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

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