Today we have our first guest post from a cute and famous blog, theletter4 ! They are my idols because they have been on the Martha Stewart show... always a dream. I'll let them tell a little more about themselves below but here is a link and a few photos from their inspiration , Valerie Boy. I'm so honored to introduce myself here on Hello Hydranga!!! We are The Letter 4. A blog of 4 sisters with all different talents and tastes.
I know, I know…It has taken me forever to finally post my Mod Podge art project that I’ve been talking about for months. Well, folks, I finally have it finished, on the wall, and photographed! Like Suzanne, I used 12 x 12 canvases.
Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional) Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don't use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic. Lightly press it down making sure it's smooth and not wrinkled Leave to air dry for at least 15 minutes and then if you wish give it a blast with the heat tool Only move onto this step when you are sure your paint is completely dry Take your water filled spritzer bottle, spray the back of the paper no more than two squirts, you don't want it too wet
Make your own bird wall art with printed bird templates and a textual collage for the background. This wall art craft project shows you how to create wall decor with the look of pricier designer pieces. Materials: Two Canvases Permanent Marker Printed Birds to trace Scissors Paint, Wallpaper or Vintage pages to create a canvases back ground Glue or Mod Podge Instructions:
1. Draw some circles. Place them kind of randomly, but kind of in a linear fashion. Whatever. 2.
The other night I was sifting through the greeting cards I’ve received through the year to use the pretty fronts for making Christmas tree ornaments. Soon I had a pile of discarded plain backs. Whatever could I do with these to avoid the dreaded recycling bin?
I happened upon Lori Danelle ‘s work via Apartment Therapy a little over a year ago and failed to bookmark the link. Oy. Last week, after examining my daughter’s fingerprints, I was inspired to research “paper-cut fingerprints” and lo and behold Lori’s name popped up in the search. Lori offers custom paper-cut fingerprints, the perfect gift for newlyweds, couples celebrating a 25th anniversary, or someone interested in making their mark in the world ;) [image credits: all photos via Lori Danelle]
14 Feb/12 Other couples exchange cards. Other couples give flowers. Other couples share chocolates.
Today seems to be the official beginning to fall. It is warmer than most autumn days today but the increasing number of crimson leaves are making it quite clear that fall is here. As is the plentiful harvest of apples at the farmers market.
As I said on Thursday, I'm back from New York! Unfortunately, I don't have photos to share with you, because I hadn't brought my camera.
Amanda Wright, a designer of "stylish-y quirky" greeting cards and paper goods at Wit and Whistle in North Carolina, has shared a tutorial on her blog that shows how she created this very cool, pixelated painting. I'm crazy about it... both the soothing colors and the concept, not to mention I can relate to what she said about doing the actual watercoloring: "I gravitate toward time consuming, monotonous tasks (especially when they provide a beautiful end result), so I thoroughly enjoyed the process." You really need to see what inspired the painting to completely appreciate it, so yes, I'm foregoing my Fab-Friday-one pic-only mantra. Amanda was editing photos from a trip to Iceland and mistakenly scaled down an image to just fifteen pixels wide. Truly a lucky accident, she liked what she saw and grabbed her watercolors.
27 Oct I’m guest posting at Whip Up today with one of my favorite new art techniques: block printing with yarn. This one is truly appropriate for all ages. Our first go at it was a fascinating experience for C (he couldn’t believe he was actually allowed to paint on a few of his blocks) and a successful attempt at DIY modern art for me.
Remember those canvas silhouettes of my kids I made last year? The plan was to update them once a year to keep track of how the kids are changing. I love how Charlotte went from a little no-neck baldy to a wild-haired darlin' in just one year's time. Here's a list of supplies you'll need:
Last week, I posted a preview of the simple, inexpensive wall art my mom and I created. Now I’m excited to show you how you can make a one-of-a-kind coffee stirrer masterpieces too! I’m big on projects that anyone can do. And this is one of those projects. If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy art. (Don’t you dare say you’re not “creative!”