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.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Saturday, July 04, 2015
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
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
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.