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Watercolour Pencils

Watercolour Pencils
Would ya look at that? I'm blogging at night. That's weird. Usually, I like to get-my-blog-on in the morning. BUT. Short-and-sweet-disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert, a teacher, or an art prodigy when it comes to any of these tiplets or media. So, in the true spirit of CREATING and letting go and being loose - leave your mark. Okay. Let's get a little wishy-washy. You need a few things to get started here. The Watercolour Pencils. Alright - rip a page out of your sketchbook (you don't have to!) Throw down some colours. Spray it. NOTE from COMMENTS: I just let it air dry. Look at how beautiful that is. This is a scan of the finished product. A couple of months back I put out an ALL-CALL for starfish... and I got about 35 starfish photos in less that 24 hours. Alright. Have a beautiful night.

Watercolor Cards If you have been loving the watercolor and ombre trend recently, you are going to LOVE this amazing DIY Sarah is bringing us today! She is sharing a sweet way to ask your bridesmaids if they will stand by your side on your wedding day. This DIY is so adorable and super easy! It is even more awesome because this technique can be applied to so many elements in your wedding (hello, fabulous escort cards and favor tags!) It’s DIY time again, lovely readers! This time I have a super “artsy” project for you! Materials Watercolor paper cut into 9″x6.25″ rectangles, folded into cards(size A6: 4.5″x6.25″), 1 per bridesmaidWatercolor paints (the cheap Crayola one will work just fine!) Helpful hints: Using a bone folder to fold the paper is very helpful, since watercolor paper tends to be thicker than printer or scrapbooking paper. Step 1: Cut all of the paper (watercolor and scrapbook) to the sizes indicated above. Share:

PoppetPhoto How To: Gift Bow These are super easy to make and are sure to have their recipients ooh-ing and ahh-ing. Read on for the tute ;) You will need: (three) 8" by 1/2" wide strips (two) 6" by 1/2" wide strips (one) 2" by 1/2" strip glue stapler 1. Start with the longs strips. Repeat with the other end of the strip, making sure you create a figure 8. Secure the bow in place with a few dabs of glue. Repeat for all three long strips. Repeat with your two small strips as well. 2. Starting with the big loops, create the base like pictured. Glue the two smaller loops together, as shown, to create the top. Place the top onto the base so that its top and bottom points are between two points of the base. Use the 2" strip to create a small loop around your thumb and secure the ends with a dab of glue. Attach the loop to the center of the bow with a staple. And there you have it!

Paper Bow Tutorial Good Morning, If you are new to this post, welcome, I am glad you are here. If you are a return visitors, I am glad you are back again. Please respect my time and my willing to share. If you made the origami bow using this tutorial and you have either one of these facebook, yahoo group, blog, twitter and others please share the link to this tutorial. Sharing is what making blogging fun. I saw this origami bow tutorial here. A 3" x 3" paper would make a nice bow for greeting cards. A thin pattern paper would make a beautiful bow. If you are using double side pattern paper place the side that you want down. Mountain fold horizontally, crease well, then unfold. mountain fold, crease well and unfold. you should have this. Flip the paper over, valley fold diagonally, crease well, and unfold. valley fold, crease well and unfold. Follow the creased lines and fold your paper like this Press it down and fold the "closed" side about 1/2" down like the picture below, crease well. like this turn it over

Sock Monkey Gosh… I am supposed to sew some thing for the Earth Month this April, but I can’t wait to sew these sock monkeys. My hands simply took over my head and see what I did after a few days and nights of sewing…. a house full of sock monkeys!!!! Do you love them? I have seen a lot of sock monkey photos hanging around friends’ photo albums in many photo sharing websites, so envy. These sock monkeys are so cute and so adorable that I would want to hug one, I bet my kids would love to have them to accompany too when mommy is busy with works. …. With different sizes of socks, I made the sock monkey out of a family, from baby, toddlers, teens to adult. 3rd picture in the above album shows the family photo of the sock monkey, from daddy, mommy, sister, brother, triplet toddlers, and a baby. The siblings are indeed loving each other, not only they are huggy to human, but they also hug each other, like this one. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email:

'3D' Photo 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. Ribbon Princess These are so much easier to make than they appear! Read on for the full tutorial! Cinderella Note: To keep things quick and simple I will be referring to the ribbon widths as "super skinny," "thin," and "wide." You'll Need: thin yellowish gold ribbon thin baby blue ribbon thin cream ribbon thin white ribbon hair clippies (or a headband, magnet, clothespin... whatever) hot glue gun and glue scissors (or heated ribbon knife <--- AMAZING!) Lighter to keep ends from fraying. Head and Hair Start with a thin cream colored ribbon for her head. 1. 5. 9. Body and Dress 1. 5. Insert the bottom of the dress into the chest loop and secure with glue. When attaching to a clip, consider how the clip will be placed into the hair. These are wicked fun to make and you can get really creative with it!

Hula Hoop Tent Today's tent tutorial is by my amazingly talented sister Elizabeth. She came up with the idea for this tent a few months back, and I've been begging her ever since to write up a tutorial for my blog. At last, here it is! CLICK HERE for UPDATED PATTERN LINKS!! This adorable kid-size dome tent was made from hula hoops and bed sheets. The whole project cost less than $10! Materials: * 5 large hula hoops (84" - 90" circumference) * King size flat or fitted sheet or a twin sheet set. * Pattern (see end of post) If using fitted sheets, cut along the seams that make the corners, and remove the elastic so the sheet lays flat. Cut out the following pieces: 6 wedges, 1 circle with a diameter of 50", 1 door flap (three inches larger on the curved edges than the shape on the pattern, which is for the opening), 30 small tabs (4 3/4" x 3"), 6 large tabs (4 3/4" square). Trace the pattern pieces onto the sheet and cut out each piece. I used the leftover scraps to cut out the door flap. You're done!

Scratchboard Cards I often get asked if making your own art materials saves money. The honest answer is that sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t, a fact I find true of DIY projects in general. But cost is not the main reason I like to make things myself; I really just enjoy the exploration and I hope to pass on this fascination with how things are made to my kids. Case in point, these fun scratchboard cards! Can you purchase scratchboard at a low cost? India Ink Pros:Covers the card evenly and quicklyLooks best when dryCons: You have to have India Ink on handThe ink gets used up quicklyThe final surface chips a little when scratched “Tempera paint + liquid detergent” Pros:Easy to pull together on a moment’s notice with everyday materialsScratches really easily and doesn’t chipCons:The mixture gets a little frothy so the coverage is unevenMultiple coats required In the end both methods work so pick which one is best for you! Materials Instructions You’re done! I absolutely love how these turned out!