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& Blog Archive & Stamp Carving tutorial- Tutorial Sellos de goma
English I love to carve stamps! is one of my favorite crafts. I love the endless posibilities it offers and the wonderful results I get. A single stamp can be used for so many things, and I keep discovering more and more uses..Its wonderful to customize your things and really make them unique. Thank you for encouraging to put together this tutorial. To hand carve your own stamps you will need List of materials: 1.– Carving tools you can find online here. 2. 3. 4. 5.- An exacto knife to trim the excess around your stamp design. 6.- Inkpad Step by step instructions 1 and 2– Trace the size of your eraser on paper, so you know how big your drawing can be. 3. 4 and 5 .- Place the drawing on top of your eraser upside down. 6. 7 and 8. 9,10, 11 .- With the carving tool, very carefully start carving the eraser. 12.– When the stamp is carved, stamp it on ink.check if you need to make any corrections. 13.- Your stamp is ready! Fun things to make with stamps Here are some things I made using my stamps. Notepads

Repurposed Hardcover Book to Notebook Tutorial I’ve told you before I’m a bit obsessed with books. I love all books where I intend to read them or not. A local library has a huge book sale every year where you can pick up a grocery bag of books for $3! So at the last sale I picked up a big stack of hard cover books to be repurposed. Don’t worry, I’m not destroying literary classics, and I use all parts of the book so nothing is wasted. What you need-Hardcover bookPaperDecorative paperSmall bit of ribbonPaper cutterWhite glueHot gluePadding compound (optional)Clamps or bulldog clipsFirst you need to cut the pages out of your book so your just left with the cover. Slather on a nice layer of white glue to the inside of your cover. Apply your decorative paper. Also cut a piece of thin recycled cardboard the size of your notepad and a piece of decorative paper about 3 inches by the width of your notepad (this will be used to wrap the top edge of the pad). Don’t worry about the ends of the ribbon, they will be covered by the notepads.

Tutorial: This Mama's Fab Travel Chair | This Mama Makes Stuff - StumbleUpon This fabric “high chair” is perfect for away from home dining. It’s no 5-point harness, but it helps secure them in the chair. This one was made from an old thrifted, quilted ottoman cover Gather materials: Quilted fabric for outer*, cotton broadcloth or similar for lining, Velcro. *Batting combined with broadcloth can also be used. For this one, I used a thrifted bedspread and bed sheet. Step 1 – Make pattern pieces. All measurements include 3/8″ seam allowance. Step 2 – Add markings 2 1/4″ apart at center of each piece as shown in picture. These markings will help you place the connector piece. Step 3 – Using a single layer of lining and a single layer of quilted fabric, cut each piece out together. Curve the corners of velcro pieces so there are no sharp points. Step 4 – With right sides together, sew connector pieces together along long edges. (3/8″ seam allowance) Step 7 – Turn all pieces right side out and press. Step 8 – Top stitch connector piece 1/4″ from edge along sewn edges. You’re done!

tunnel vision I know you are invited to at least one wedding this summer. Bring your camera. This is a neat way to present a special wedding picture. Materials: 4 copies of a photo that has a fore, middle and background. shadowbox frame mat 2 pieces of cardstock glue stick Tools: scissors In this sample, the frame and mat are 8" x 10". Leave one photo as is. Glue the pleated card stock to the back of the mat. You should have a photo that looks like this one. Garnlindad skolåda -Yarn wrapped shoe box Om man kan klä gamla glasflaskor med garn så borde man kunna göra detsamma med gamla skokartonger, eller hur? /If you can dress up old glass bottles with yarn you should be able to do the same thing with old shoe boxes, right? Den här gången använde jag betydligt tjockare garn (för stickor nr 8 ) och det gick snabbt att täcka lådan. I övrigt använde jag en skokartong, decoupage-lim, en pensel och lite mönstrat papper. Lockets kanter täckte jag också med garn och avslutade det hela med att täcka ovansidan av locket med mönstrat papper som jag klistrade fast med samma lim som garnet. Just nu innehåller lådan… garn.

No-Carve Stamps By Jeromina Juan Ever wonder about the possibilities of designing your own stamps without having to carve anything? There is a simple way! You’ll need one ordinary household object – silicone caulking. Materials 1/8″-thick acrylic plexiglass; can be found at hardware storesX-Acto knife Metal ruler Silicone rubber caulking (clear); can be found at hardware storesWater-based paint BrayerNote: You can cut plexiglass to size by scoring a straight line several times using an X-Acto knife and metal ruler, and then placing the plexiglass on a table with the score line over the edge and snapping it in one quick motion. Directions Step 1: Sketch your designs on paper. Step 2: Hold the caulk tube vertical and tap it against a flat surface 8-10 times to remove any air bubbles. Step 3: Let the caulking cure for 24 hours, and then your stamp is ready. Step 4: On a sheet of plexiglass, squeeze a dollop of paint. Step 5: Using your brayer, apply the paint on the stamp. About the Author: Related

Paint Chip Samples Crafts for Kids Top Ten | ImpressYourKids Do you Pinterest? Oh my. It’s a virtual treasure trove of crafty, yummy and design deliciousness. If you need a creative idea, a little direction while suffering writer’s block or just want to immerse yourself in pretty, you will love Pinterest. It’s really just a visual bookmarking site. But it’s better than that because you can see what everyone else finds Pin-worthy. The Top Ten Paint Chip Samples Crafts for Kids! 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Is that the most adorable stuff you’ve ever seen?! If you’re on Pinterest, make sure you’re following me. All pics are linked to Pinterest. Like this post?

VTD pixel card I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}. I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). Full instructions and printable templates below! (BTW I remember seeing something similar in a popup book years ago. How to 1. (If you have a cutting machine then see note at end of post!) Cut along the black lines and score the grey lines. 3. 5. 7. Edited to add: The lovely Kayla from saynotsweetanne has send me a .dfx file of the card which you can use if you have a cutting machine.

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Life As Lou :: Magic Boxes: A Life As Lou Online Class :: January :: 2008 - StumbleUpon Due to popular demand, I am doing a tutorial on the Magic Boxes I showed off in some previous posts. To begin, choose your paper. You need six sheets of matching paper (preferably a heavier weight). Outside: 6 x 11 3/4ths Lid: 8.5 x 8.5 4 inner boxes: 8 x 8 The only challenging part of this project is creating the lid and inside compartments. 1. 2. fold the tips of your paper in so that they meet at the center. Fold in all four sides, and then unfold. 3. This fold gives you the sides of your box. 4. I have also colored four triangles. 5. 6. Do the same thing on the other side. 7. Repeat this process on your 8 inch and 8.5 inch papers. Now for the outside. 1. 2. To put the boxes in, first adhere one to the very top right corner, making certain that you are flush with the corner of the outside paper. Adhere the next one to the bottom left corner, once again flush to the edge. Here are a few that I’ve made. transparency

phone covers DIY ! I found this clever trick on Pinterest the other week from Oops I Craft My Pants and had to try it for myself: iPhone covers using scrapbook paper! Now when I had my first cell phone in high school (the old Nokia), I probably had about 15 different cell phone covers that I would switch out to match my clothes everyday! I figure this scrapbook paper iPhone phone cover is an easy way to update my phone without spending all the cash! First thing I did was purchase a couple sheets of scrapbook paper from Michael’s. I also purchased a clear iPhone 4 cover from Best Buy. First thing I did was trace the scrapbook paper around the iPhone cover to get the basic shape. I cut out the main section just using a pair of scissors. For the camera hole I used a pencil to sketch in the hole that I had to cut out using an exacto knife…. and that’s about it! I’m really digging these fabric scrapbook pages! Oh, and that iPhone cover below? This is also a great way to get festive for the holidays!

Журнал Жителей Жучков Business networking event at Fired 4 U I invite you to join us for another networking evening in the relaxed and creative surroundings of my studio. I'll greet you with a mug of tea or coffee and a tasty creation from Sweetness cakes, then you can mingle with fellow businesses to forge links with each other. As you wander round the studio meeting everyone you'll also see what we can offer to businesses from a business point of view as well as family fun. Should you be inspired to paint a pot whilst you network you are welcome to do so; I'll give you a free studio fee on the night for your paints/glazing and firing of your pottery so you just pay for the pottery. Your creation could be a birthday gift for a friend or a treat for you or a commemorative piece for Olympics / Preston Guild 2012! Guest speaker is Jeannette Brambles from Passionate About Performance.

Hand Painted Cotton Yarn materials Dyeable cotton yarn in hank form, loosely tied in at least 4 places (#YARN). We used #YARN8, "Inca" Cotton. Procion MX dyes (we used #21 Teal, #19A Lilac, #56 Azure Blue, #18A Ultraviolet) Urea (#UREA) Soda Ash Fixer (#FIX) Foam Brushes - one for each color (#FOAM) Synthrapol (#SYN) instructions step 1 Soak cotton yarn in hank form (not in pre-wound ball form) in 1 teaspoon Synthrapol and enough water to cover hanks with room for the cotton to absorb the water. step 2 Remove yarn from soak water and squeeze out some of the moisture. step 3 Mix about 1/2 cup Soda Ash Fixer with about a half gallon of water, making sure to dissolve the soda ash first. step 4 Into 4 separate cups place 1 teaspoon of each color dye and mixing with just a small amount of water, make into a paste. step 5 Remove yarn from Soda Ash soak, wring gently and place on a plastic covered surface, laying out hank in a long row. step 6 Starting with one color begin to paint on the dye at one end of the skein. step 7