Wednesday, February 24, 2016

"Winter Summer" altered book

altered book by lisa fulmer

I love painting with stencils - the full tutorial for this altered book I made is featured in an ebook - Around the World with 80 Artists. Click here to purchase your copy on Amazon. It's a very inspiring collection with 80 art and craft projects from artists all over the world.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Etched glass snack dish

etched glass snack dish

Pretzels, chex mix and a cold beer - perfect for when you're hanging out with friends at a party! I decided to give my plain glass snack tray a little more party style with an etched pennant border.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Clay mandala

I was thinking about those punched sewing cards for kids when I made this 4" clay mandala. I thought it would be fun to contrast the soft texture of embroidery floss with the smooth surface of air-dry clay. My full tutorial is on the Activa Products blog - enjoy!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Stenciled locker mirror

This was a sample I made for a demo at a craft show. I don't use a school locker myself, but I do like having small mirrors in a few places around the house - especially in near my front door. Not only is it part of feng shui practice, it's also handy to peek at my face real quick before greeting a visitor - you know, to remove all that broccoli from my teeth.

It's quick and easy to make with a Smoothfoam heart (if you can't find pre-made hearts, you can cut one from a sheet). Just paint the heart with a base color, then stencil it with an all-over pattern in a contrasting color. Attach a long ribbon around the edges with straight pins, accent the top with a couple beads on a long headpin, and glue a small craft mirror on top. This sample just has a circle of reflective cardstock because I had to ship it and I didn't want the mirror to break in transit - bad luck!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Stenciled wood clothes hook

Who doesn't love a good crackle finish? This cute little wood crown clothes hook started with paint and glitter, then some stenciling. Click here for my tutorial on the Bella Crafts blog.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Sand painting - art with heart

sand art heart lisa fulmer

Recently I had fun working with Scenic Sand and Clear Gel Tacky Glue to create a sandpainting of a tri-color heart, which is sandwiched between two sheets of 8" clear acrylic. Visit the Activa Products blog for my full tutorial - it includes a downloadable heart template to make it easy!

Monday, February 01, 2016

Distressed and lovely Valentine's Day card

mixed media valentine lisa fulmer

It's the first Monday and the beginning of a new year of monthly blog hops for the Designer Crafts Connection. This month's theme is Valentine's Day, of course!

I just took a super fun class from my friend Daniela - we made several really cute mixed media Valentine's Day cards with decoupage, paints and distress inks.