Making a Composition Book Art Journal.... Can you believe that this….. …..was once this: It took a lot of work but now the journal below is FULL of memories, notes, lists, drawings, etc.
It is a simple process and you will get so much enjoyment out of it. It would be a fulfilling activity for older children as well. My 2-year-old has already started her art journal (with my help obviously)….it is a little simpler than this….but the same concept: a book to draw, create, embellish, make lists, and create! Here is how you can make your own: The cover is the easy part. Then I poke holes in either side of the journal and thread ribbon through. Sometimes I’ll use gesso (gesso is pictured further along in the post) to paint over some letters to decorate the cover as well…..
…I love the messy, haphazard image that is left behind. The next step is to thicken the pages. Place wax paper underneath 2 pages of the journal to protect the other pages. Paint matte medium on the bottom page to glue the top page to it. Once the pages dry, I use gesso…. DIY Glow in the Dark Bubbles. Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts. So way way back, in June, I wrote this Studio Organization post, about starting the process of organizing my studio by cleaning out the closet full of junk.
Well, it's September and...let's just say the closet is a work in progress. Some of the things that are taking up space in the closet are shirts that I never wear anymore. Tissue Flowers Tutorial, No.2 - gingerandgeorge. A couple of months ago, Jenny - the very lovely editor of PaperCraft Inspirations - asked me to work up a feature on different ways to use tissue paper.
You can see the results in the September issue (on sale right about now), and alongside ruffles, twists, layers, buttons and twirly skirts, there's a miniature version of an old tissue-paper favourite. I made these flowers for Halloween a couple of years ago, and although the large scale can look fantastic on card projects, it doesn't leave room for very much else. By scaling it down, you create a much more versatile embellishment and your tissue supplies will stretch a little further, too.
This is especially useful if you're using patterned tissue (e.g. Decopatch), which is more expensive. Tissue paper (plain or patterned) Scissors Ruler Pencil. Creative little daisy: Have you priced vintage blue canning jars lately? Wanna make your own really cheap? I bought these probably five years ago at an antique/consignment store.
I think I paid about 12 dollars for a set of four. Now you can expect to pay at least that for just one. Last night I was cruising around the internet and happened upon a link to a tutorial using mod podge and food coloring to make your own. Cool! In the original tutorial, she experimented with a few different methods and colors to get the look she was after. How to Make Leaf Skeletons.
I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons.
I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. So I asked Heather if she would mind sharing her project with you. DIY Sharpie Tie Die.
I love this Sharpie tie die DIY from The Art Girl Jackie blog!
She did it with her adorable daughter and I think it’s a fun inspiration for this Spring and upcoming music festival season. Use this technique to spruce up your ratty t-shirts or maybe a pair of of cut off shorts. Martha Stewart Crafts. Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers. Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning.
Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Elsie marley & Blog Archive & the quick little bunny tutorial. I really wanted to make the sock bunny that Heidi (from My Paper Crane) created, but I didn’t have any of those fantastic red and brown monkey socks.
What I do have is baby socks: tons of cute, mismatched, totally useless, never stay on baby socks. Now that my littlest is very much not an infant and too soon will be a toddler it seems kind of silly to keep all those teeny tiny socks. So I made a bunny out of them. And a tutorial too. This is indeed a quick little bunny. Tricks + Treats: Graphic Soaps by Sarah Rhodes. Hi, It's Sarah from Team Rhodes Weddings!
I am going to share a simple soap DIY with you this morning. Enjoy! Shopping list: Make Your Own Canvas Portrait! I love the look of family photos printed on canvas, but I never knew I could make them at home!
After transferring photos to fabric, I was super excited to try some pieces using stretched canvas. I hope this inspires some of you to make something special for your home... Here's how I transferred my photo to canvas: 1. Supplies needed- stretched canvas (I chose an 8x10 size), gel medium (I used this kind from Liquidex), paint brush and the image you want to transfer (laser copy) and a spray bottle filled with water. Remember, your image will print reversed. 2. How to make an easy and stylish paint chip mobile for your nursery. Supplies: Wooden knitting ring Assorted paint chip samples in colors of your choosing Spray adhesive (optional) Circle punch Sewing machine Tape Punch out piles of circles from your paint chips samples.
I had about 20 circles in each of the 5 colors. Paint chips are one-sided so you’ll have to either glue two together or sew them together when you’re making your strings of circles. Sewing them together when you’re making your strings of colors proved to make more sense to me. Line them up in piles next to your machine the way you’d like them to hang from the mobile.
DIY projects. Our Favorite Craft Supplies: Glue These are the types of glue that I use most often for Oh Happy Day projects. I’m a super fan of the Quick Dry Tacky Glue. I use it any time I am doing paper projects (It’s seriously the best!) Click through for details… DIY Bracelets - Honestly WTF. Simply Vintagegirl Blog & Blog Archive & Tutorial: How to Make Lovely Fabric Flowers. 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies. The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven’t used those tea lights in a while, now’s the time! I hope you enjoy making these as much as we do . . . below are instructions with pictures on how to make your own.
Paper Flowers - Anyone Can Do That. Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite.