Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Holiday ornaments with Smoothfoam and The Robin's Nest

paper christmas ornaments lisa fulmer
Today the Designer Crafts Connection is having some fun with Christmas in July, using Smoothfoam shapes along with holiday papers and Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest.

I made two paper ornaments, inspired by another designer's tutorial that I found online. For the round one, I punched several 2-1/2" circles to score and glue together. I rimmed the edges with a gold pen and glued red diamond Dew Drops along the edges. I glued a loop of wired trim inside the center for hanging.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Upcycle old necklaces into new bracelets

upcycled bead bracelet

I took apart some of my aunt's and mom's beaded necklaces and made them into a trio of cute little bracelets. Click here for the full tutorial on the Craft Paper Scissors blog.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Natural wood desk set

natural bass wood desk set

Last month I made this two-piece desk set with natural bass wood rounds for the Walnut Hollow blog. It was super quick and easy - makes a nice guy gift! Click here for the full tutorial.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Burlap and seashell wall clock

burlap shell smoothfoam wall clock

Here's my latest #craftyourstash tutorial for the Bella Crafts Quarterly blog - it's a 16" round wall clock made with a Smoothfoam disc. It's totally beachin' man!

Click here for the full tutorial.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Paper maché surfboard treasure box

paper mache surfboard treaure box lisa fulmer

I had a little more fun with the surfboard theme - this time I used CelluClay to mold a treasure box and lid in the shape of a surfboard.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Origami paper box for traveling

origami paper box lisa fulmer

It's first Monday - time for a new blog hop with the Designer Crafts Connection! This month our theme is vacation crafts. Instead of creating something to commemorate a vacation I took, I decided to make something that is super handy for traveling.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

New life for an old vase with glass etching

glass etching on vase

There's probably several old vases or a set of tired glassware somewhere in your house - make them look like new again with etchall® Glass Etching Créme.

Click here for my tutorial on the Craft Paper Scissors blog - it's quick and easy to do, with great results every time.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Make your own mini Teen Choice Award with air-dry clay


The good folks at Activa Products were looking for ideas for good teen crafts - and nothing says teen to me like the Teen Choice Awards! Of course, their surfboard award is full-size - but how fun to create your own mini version?

I designed this bright surfboard trophy - it stands about 10" tall and would look great on your desk or bookshelf.

I used Activa Plus Air-Dry Clay, Americana Acrylic Paints and DecoArt Triple-Thick Gloss Glaze.

Click here for my full tutorial on the Activa blog!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Make a marbleized treasure box

marbleize smooth surface with alcohol inks

This is one of my all-time favorite techniques to use on smooth surfaces like coated papers, acetate or plastic. Alcohol inks have a funny way of spreading out when they touch a non-porous surface - the ink moves like a little amoeba while it's still wet.