I love to craft, and clay tags are one of my favorite things to make. I made 100 for my son's wedding.
My sister's mother-in-law buys our children the most thoughtful gifts for Christmas every year. The only problem: I almost always forget to get her something! Well, this year was going to be different. I came to North Carolina armed with my Silhouette and some etching cream.
Lay your fabric on the floor, pattern side up. Join the wooden stretchers to make a frame, gently tapping the corners with a hammer if necessary. Lay the frame over the fabric, with the pattern centered. Starting in the center on any side, staple the canvas to the back of the stretcher. Move to the opposite side, pull the canvas taught and staple the middle in place. Repeat with the other two edges.
I'm doing a little something different today, but don't worry, you'll still get your Graphics for the day too! I was recently asked by Sherwin-Williams to make over a room in my home , using their paint and an awesome new tool called Chip It! (which I will tell you about shortly; you will love it!).
Cut each potato chip bag into 2 X 4 1/2 ” pieces. Using a rotary cutter makes it fast. I use potato chip bags, cookie packages, ramen noodle packages, anything really. I've tried some heavy plastics but they are hard to slide into each other, they want to stick. With the large potato chip bags it only takes about 20 bags to make a whole purse. (I think, don't quote me on that, that's what I tried to figure out one time.
I discovered nameplates a few years ago and use them everywhere. They can be expensive, hard to find and limited in color and size. I have seen zinc ones in the french and swedish bogs . Could I make my own?
Thanks to Dollar Store Crafts for featuring this post! For years whenever I wanted a cool crackled effect on my painted projects I used the very expensive (to me) crackle medium and even bought some paints that were supposed to crack on their own. Because of the cost I did not do anything large and I was sparing in what I did do. Well, thanks to this cheap alternative, I can go a bit crazy and experiment because I found out how to get the crackle effect with Elmer's Glue!
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It started with one on sale, then I became obsessed and couldn't get enough. I'm talking about paper punches, what did you think? (Actually, knowing us crafters, it could have been anything) I made tons of greeting cards and needed a new outlet for my babies.
Across languages and cultures, few symbols are so broadly recognized as those everyday bits of computer iconography that sit on screens around the world. Still, the last thing we expect to see when someone pulls out a (paper) notebook or brings in the (physical) mail are those same familiar families of icons in ‘meatspace’ reality. Brigada Creativa plays on this theme in a variety of direct and indirect ways via various graphic design products, including the aforementioned office and shipping materials but also ranging to posters, prints, calenders, logos and brands with patterns adopted from (or at least inspired by) computerized equivalents. This mood poster is an excellent example, relying on our recognition of the ‘smiley face’ convention that is overdone, if anything, on the digital side of our lives … but using it to let you interactively report, track and display your daily state of mind offline.
Andrea gave me an award (my first for 2013 woot!) and now I have to provide 11 random facts about me and answer 11 questions (provided by Andrea). 1.
KnmoI got my inpiration for this project from the great Martha Stewart herself! In one of her magazines he had a project for a family tree and I immediatly fell in LURVE with it and knew I had to have one! Unfortunatly, her version of the project was going to run me about $200+, HECK NO!
Thought this would be a fun repost back from a few years ago when no one was reading my blog! These are the coolest! Like Totally! Sorry the valley girl in me just slipped out…
A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through a magazine and came across this pillow. Little birdies in a cage = super sweet pillow. $100 price = not super sweet. So I set out to try and find a birdcage I could use for my version. I went to Graphics Fairy – she has a HUGE resource of vintage images and she lets you use them in any way you want.
Photography and stencil art go hand-in-hand quite merrily, but it’s not so great if you’re not chummy with the scissors. Well, Mr. Snippy Scissor, meet your match with the nifty masking liquid, or what we like to call liquid magic . What is it? Well, painters use it to prevent parts of their paper from getting stained with watercolor. Think of it as a stencil!