Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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
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
Monday, February 08, 2016
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
Thursday, February 04, 2016
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
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.