Thursday, March 27, 2014
Today I want to share this freaking ADORABLE little album with ya! Genuinely Jane Studios creates some of the cutest things, I swear :) This book is 4x4" and has a dog bone cut out of the front cover.
Front cover Back Cover
Inside front cover Inside back cover
Here's our fur kids
For this project I used the book from Genuinely Jane Studios, paper & stickers from Echo Park, Stickles, ribbon and trims, Miracle Tape and a stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps, and E600 glue. Wood veneer hearts from Studio Calico which were colored using Smooch Spritz, watercolor paints, and Stickles.
Front cover Back Cover
Inside front cover Inside back cover
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Yes, my yearning for springtime weather continues on.
I am really loving the new spring Enamel Gel colors and intend to play with them a LOT!
So.....wanna make a card?
Folded card base, patterned paper (this is Amy Tan paper), trims, paper flowers, bling, scissors, toothpick, small tag or ticket shape (with a sentiment on it, or stamp one on), pop dots, Enamel Powder Adhesive
Enamel Gels: White, Rose Pearl, Daffodil, Avocado
Enamel Powders: Aged Pink & Shamrock Dreams
What to do:
1. Cover the front of the card with patterned paper. Choose a second patterned paper to fit into the frame from one of the Piccolo sets that we are using.
2. Take the frame and coat it with Enamel Adhesive Fluid. Then coat with the Aged Pink powder and heat it up to melt the powder and activate the adhesive. It is soooo pretty!
3. Adhere the patterned paper to the frame back and then adhere to the card.
4. Use the E600 and a toothpick to add trims below the frame.
5. Add sentiment near top of frame using pop dots.
5. Choose a few flowers from each of the Piccolo sets and start giving them some color. Use the Shamrock Dreams and Avocado for the stems and the other colors for the flowers. Once they are all dry and set, start layering into the frame.
6. Adhere some paper flowers in the frame, then add the Piccolo flowers over top of them. Add a couple of flowers to the left edge of the trim, too. Any flower centers that are visible need some BLING in them, too!! :)
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
My most favorite, wonderful, awesome crafty studio item is my big pink MAC toolbox.
We bought it two years ago. Every October MAC sells them for Wrenching for the Cure- part of the
proceeds goes to breast cancer charities. Now, there is a company called The Pink Box that sells pink toolboxes all the time, so you can always order from them if ya want one badly!
I thought I'd share how I've got this bad boy loaded up.
There is actually empty space in it, too!
Please excuse the messy worktop!
The top drawer is the coloring drawer-
alcohol inks, Gelatos, Pan Pastels, pencils, sprays, etc all live here.
The next drawer is the ink drawer.
Drawer three is random artsy fartsy fun.
Next, art journaling goodies.
Now we have the design team drawer. This is where I keep the stuff I'm supposed to work with.
This drawer holds memorabilia that needs attention,
inky binkies, and some 8x8 scrapbooks I'm working on for the kids.
Bottom drawer houses bulky stuff.
Now on the right are smaller drawers.
Top drawer is the random stuff like a flashlight, magnets, etc.
Nest, the paint drawer. I love this drawer :)
Jewelry making goodies.
Bottom drawer is the deepest and holds the garbage can, spray bottles, etc.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Today we will play with the awesome French Oval Classic Bubble frame kit
along with Vintage Dress Form embellishments, flowers, inks, and enamel powders.
Want to make it?
What you'll need:
Enamel powder Adhesive
Enamel Gels: Rose Pearl & Gold
Adirodack inks- Butterscotch, Cranberry, and Ginger
Paint brush, water, stipple brushes or sponges, heat tool, tooth picks, clamps/clothespins, heavy book, word sticker, scrap of black wire, Ranger's Sticky back canvas (or some good card stock and adhesive)
1. Use the oval ad trace the sticky back canvas/paper. Cut out.
Adhere to the oval.
2. Use the stipple brushes or sponges and color the canvas.
3. Add a little pink Gelato and smoosh it around
a bit with a damp paint brush.
Set aside to dry.
4. Use the adhesive fluid and Aged White powder to coat the oval frame.
I did two coats.
5. Use the adhesive fluid and Gilded Rose Gold powder to coat the lace frame.
I did two coats on it, too.
Adhere it to the oval frame and stick it under a heavy book for awhile
to make sure it's good and adhered.
I really love the way it looks!!!
8. Now begin assembling your piece.
Use a toothpick to put E600 glue onto the back of the dress form ad adhere it to the canvas oval.
I used E600 to glue everything down on this one.
9. Once the inside is done, place the clear bubble over it,
using E600 glue to adhere it. Clamp it down for awhile to be sure it's
really stuck on! Add the frame using the E600 glue and clamping it down as well.
Add some flowers and it's done.
Isn't it pretty?
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Hello my lovelies!
Today I have for you one of my favorite things to create- mini canvases.
Ah they are so much fun and so very sweet.
This project also uses one of my favorite charms sets- Vintage Birdcages.
Mini canvas, fancy napkin, acrylic paint, Mod Podge, epoxy sticker, beads, charms (bow and bird)
Heat gun, tooth pick
First things first- separate the layers of your fancy napkin.
Coat the canvas with mod Podge and stick the top (fancy) layer of the napkin onto the canvas.
Once it's dry, tear off around the edges. Then paint the edges with acrylic paint.
Randomly plop some enamel adhesive fluid onto the canvas and add Aged White enamel powder.
Heat to melt the powder and activate the adhesive.
Coat the solid background for the birdcage with enamel adhesive fluid and then Aged White powder.
Heat it up!
Now coat the fancy part of the birdcage with enamel gels.
Gold on the swirly heart on the door, copper on the rest.
(I went back and did a second coat of the gold once it was all dry).
Once the cage is dry, use a toothpick to put E600 glue onto the back of it and adhere it to the cage background.
Add the birdcage to the left corner of the canvas.
Use the E600 to add a bow to the cage (this bow was a charm that I cut the loop off of).
Randomly spread some E600 around the bottom of the cage/bottom edge of the canvas
and drop beads onto it.
Add your epoxy sticker and a bird charm, and it's all done!