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Sharpie Markers Official Blog

Sharpie Markers Official Blog
Getting antsy for Spring to come? UGH we are, too (can you tell?)! For those of you that already skipping through town in your perfect spring getup, I would like to introduce you to the Sharpie green-eyed monster. So, to brighten up this cloudy weather, we thought of the perfect way to add a little color in our lives…SHARPIE COASTERS! In just a few easy steps, you can create these beautiful tiles quickly and for less than 10 bucks! White ceramic tilesRubbing alcoholSmall straw or eyedropperYour favorite Sharpie fine markers You may also want to purchase felt and glue for the bottom of the coasters and a shiny varnish to seal it. Find white ceramic tile at any hardware store (they should be under a dollar each). Color with Sharpies! Use a stirring spoon or eyedropper to methodically drop small “pools” of alcohol onto the tile. If you think you added too much alcohol, you can go back and add more to create new “pools” on top. Seal it using a spray fixative first. Related:  Craft DIYBackground

The home for green crafts and tutorials! Paper Published on September 17th, 2012 | by Julie Finn Alcohol ink is the perfect pigment to use to paint on non-porous surfaces like plastic or metal, but it’s also crazy expensive. Fortunately, you can make your own DIY alcohol ink using the rubbing alcohol in your medicine cabinet and that stash of dried-out markers cluttering your art supplies cabinet. The DIY alcohol ink works great, costs basically nothing, and helps recycle those resource-wasteful markers. A little alcohol ink goes a long way, so you’ll want to source out tiny containers with tight-fitting lids for your project. Fill each tiny jar about three-quarters full of rubbing alcohol; use organic vodka instead of rubbing alcohol to make this recycling project even greener! Have you read my post on breaking down Crayola markers for recycling? Let the ink reservoirs sit undisturbed in the alcohol for several hours, and preferably overnight. glass jars or other food packaging#6 plastic (before you shrink it!) About the Author

Hyper Realistic Illustrations Art & Design We already showed Dan Luvisi's version of Bert and Ernie on our Facebook Page. Finally, we found the complete Popped Culture series with some too realistic illustrations of Mike Wazowski from Monster and Co,Donald Duck and Cookie Monster. DIY Wall Art - Textured Mixed Media | CraftandRepeatCraftandRepeat A colorful textured canvas that is easy to make! It even has a recycled element! The Supplies 1. canvas 2. tissue paper 3. 4. acrylic paint 5. oil pastel (or a very waxy crayon) 6. water 7. sponge brushes 8. scissors The Directions Start by taking an old piece of gift wrapping tissue paper. Put a thin layer of Mod Podge on your canvas using a sponge brush that has been dipped in water. Gently place your tissue paper on top of the Mod Podge. Glue down the tissue to sides of your canvas using the same technique in the previous steps. Without getting too close to the edge, cut away the excess tissue paper. Balance your canvas on top of something – like the top of the Mod Podge bottle – to let all the sides dry. Once your canvas is dry (or mostly dry) water down your first paint color. Now, you’ll have to make a decision for this next part: Let it dry? Here’s how mine looked after the second and third color with the paint still wet. There’s no right or wrong here. Ok, now look at it.

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint... Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. Have fun creating any color combination you like!!

Feather Making Tutorial This tutorial was published last Tuesday on Infarrantly Creative. Thank you so very much Beckie for the opportunity to guest blog. Have you seen Beckie's blog? It is a must read! Now I'll show you how to make handmade feathers here on Blue Sky Confections. Today I'll be using embroidery floss but I've made feathers using yarn and bakers twine. This crafty goodness was actually a happy accident. So this is what you'll need to make your own:Cloth Stem Wire - Very important to have the "cloth" variety. Using your wire snips cut the cloth stem wire to the desired length and apply glue to one endBegin winding tightly starting about a half inch from the endOnce you reach the end begin winding back all the way to the other end of the wireBefore you reach the endApply more glue wind all the way to the end and then back about a half inch So now that you've got your feathers made take your sharpest pair of scissors and trim to desired shape and dimensions. But don't stop here. Thanks for reading!

Lessons Drawspace Pro Lessons are designed for artists of all levels and educators, and are logically organized into resources and activities. Eventually, all lessons and E-books authored by Brenda Hoddinott will be available here: four to eight brand new lessons and newly-revised older lessons are being added every month! Upgrade Now: Download all 310 lessons and 4 e-books! Try for Free: Download lessons marked as "Free"! 1.1.R1 Glossary Of Art Terms Definitions of art-related terms used in the resources and activities of Drawspace Curriculum (updated February 2013) $3.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R2 Travelling Back in Time with Graphite A few fun tidbits of information about the history of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R3 Examining Graphite and Grades Understanding the differences between H and B grades of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R4 Seeing Grades in Drawings Graphite drawings demonstrate the visual qualities of H and B grades of pencils Download Download

Divinity Withinity - art, creativity, fun: Tutorial: Making Colourful Backgrounds That Won't Warp Thin Papers I finally created a photo tutorial for the art journal backgrounds I've been talking about. The technique can also be used in card and tag making, bookmarks, collage, ATC's, handmade wrapping paper or anything you can think of! I'd love if you shared your ideas in the comments area :-) This is mostly a 'dry' technique meaning that it won't cause thin paper to warp or buckle when applied. I confess that I hate typing so I've written the directions right in the photos. *note* I should have specified NON permanent markers :-) *other types of plastic may give different effects - experiment if you like! Eventually I will post a video showing just how quickly this is actually done :-) The faster, the better. WET Technique: close-up: If you try any of this out and post somewhere online, please share in the comments area!

How to cut glass I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! You will be able to learn how to cut glass. I want to warn you. It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer! Soak it GOOD! I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. VERY IMPORTANT! Slowly turn your bottle. You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. YAY!!! I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it! © Copyright jaderbombllc, All rights Reserved.