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Watercolor 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid?' Cards

Watercolor 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid?' 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’s DIY time again, lovely readers! 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. Step 2: After the design is fully traced onto the card, un-tape and place on your work surface. Step 3: Once you have a color story you like, set aside to dry, and repeat with the rest of your cards. Share:

Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share! 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. I finally got my crack in gear and did the Watercolour Pencil Tiplet. 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.

D.I.Y Inspiration from Disco Diva D.I.Y Posted by on juni 13, 2012 · Leave a Comment Today’s my birthday! And not any birthday, my 30th, yay/yikes! I’ve been tapping into disco diva fiesta mode browsing the best Disco D.I.Y the blogosphere has to offer – and there are some pretty neat Disco hacks out there I tell you! Ice Cream D.I.Y ideas Posted by on juni 7, 2012 · 3 Comments ”I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” Pimp an old tee Posted by on juni 5, 2012 · 5 Comments With temperatures rising so is the annual epidemic of fashion fever, making many of us feverishly hit the high street (although our wardrobes are already stuffed full…). New life for ladders Posted by on juni 4, 2012 · 19 Comments Pillowcase Pimpin’ D.I.Y Funky Chunky D.I.Y Tiimb-eerr! Monogram Monday It’s Monogram Monday! Mothers Day D.I.Y Posted by on maj 11, 2012 · 1 Comment Sunday marks the celebration of Mothers Day in many parts of the world!

PoppetPhoto Folk Art Papercuts by Suzy Taylor Gesso ©2004 - 2006 by Aisling D'Art Gesso is a useful option for art journaling. It's also used for painting and mixed media art. I use gesso often. Here's what gesso is and tips for how you can use it. Gesso can go under paint or heavy collage or embellishments, to make your journal pages stronger. Gesso is a primer. Originally, gesso only came in white. Gesso makes the surface a little stiffer. Today, gesso comes in many colors. It's useful for mixed media work as well as fine art paintings. Gesso is different from paint. Originally, gesso was a mixture of calcium--like chalk--in a thin base of animal glue. When you see religious paintings and icons on wood, they were probably painted over gesso. But, gesso changed in the 20th century. In recent years, some artists have begun to question whether or not acrylic gesso is the right product to use under oil paint. As many of us began to create art journals, we found new uses for acrylic gesso. It's easy to use gesso. For color, I've had luck with:

DIY Sequin Collar - Inspiration & Links to 10 Awesome DIY Tutorials Posted by on torsdag, mars 8, 2012 · 5 Comments Today is International Womens Day…today is also the day of the H&M and Marni designer collaboration global launch. I say celebrate girl power and Marni by letting the collection inspire some D.I.Y action. There are lots of goodies among the Marni pieces, a personal favorite is the Sequin Peter Pan collar… It so happens that collars have been a popular D.I.Y project among crafty online DIY fashionistas for quite a while now so embrace diversity and tap into the inspiration from the line-up of no less than 10 D.I.Y collar tutorials from around the web, all ready to help you launch your very own D.I.Y collar project – Enjoy! Gold Leather Collar from aPair&aSpare – TUTORIAL HERE DIY Stitch-on PEARL COLLAR from – TUTORIAL HERE D.I.Y Punched Felt Collar from – TUTORIAL HERE D.I.Y Big Sequin Collar from RepublicOfChic – TUTORIAL HERE D.I.Y Pearl Collar from ItsThea – TUTORIAL HERE

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 Cut Art | Branding Design Paper Cut Art Workshops with Nahoko Kojima Buy for yourself or as a unique gift for a loved one. When: 25.5.13 // 8.6.13 // 15.6.13Duration: 2 hoursFee: £80 (non-refundable advance) Oganiser: Solo Kojima This event has passed however you may still be able to book new dates by clicking: Paper Cut Workshop Description: Nahoko Kojima will show you how to create her beautiful Paper Cut artworks in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. The cost of the ticket includes paper and the loan of equipment. When you sign up, enter your experience level at the checkout so that Nahoko can tailor the class for you.