Monday, September 26, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Every Summer Has A Story Canvas
Today is National Watermelon Day, yes, every day is National something. Who knew.....So today, I designed my post around Watermelons.
Summer, my favorite time of year. Fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, fresh everything!!!
Today I made a canvas having to do with summer and watermelons. I drew and colored a couple bird houses and then fussy cut some images I found.
I then used my Helmar Decoupage and pasted down all the cutouts.
I decided to also fussy cut a fence and a wheelbarrow, two of each, decoupaged the first layer down and then used Helmar ZapDots to add dimension to the canvas by layering the second cut out down. On the wheelbarrow I cut out some watermelons and added those.
I then found some boarders that had watermelons on them and a green checkered pattern and added those to the sides of the canvas.
Here is a photo of the Helmar products I used which you can find to buy here. Check out their website and see all the products they have to offer.
And, here is a photo of the finished canvas and a photo of the side.
Soon to be Thank You cards
Well another Monday which means another week starting. Today I am making cards to send to my sister who is a consultant for a Make-up company. She likes to send Thank You cards to her big clients when they order from her.
I make 5 cards to a set and she is asking for 3 sets right now. I made 2 plain ones because she does have male clients who purchase from her and I made a pink one, yellow one and one with confetti.
(the other two sets will be the same). To make the yellow and pink ones, I just added a little craft paint to the water and let the paper set in it for a few minutes.
I have not stamped on them yet because she is still looking for that "perfect Thank You" stamp she wants me to put on them. (rolling eyes here because I told her I had lots of Thank You stamps)
The supplies I used
Arnold Grummer Paper making mill
Craft paint (any color is fine)
After making the sheets, I ironed them flat. She doesn't need envelopes with them because she just writes a little note on the card and sends it with the product. Easy Peasy!!
What kinds of paper would you make with your paper making mill? You can find all the items you need to make your own here, check out all they have to offer including molds that you can make and add to anything. Have fun!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Today I have a mini Traveling Memories Scrapbook to show you.
I then cut two more pieces 3" by 3 1/2" and glued those to each side to reinforce them. You need a strong glue to glue these in place, that is why I chose Helmars.
Then tear pretty papers into strips, this is where you can use some of your gelli prints or waste paint paper and even magazines. Glue the strips onto the cardboard making sure to mix the papers up so two of the same are not next to each other. Let them dry on their own or use a heat gun to speed up the process. Then turn the book over and glue down the overhanging pieces. I then let this dry overnight.
I then glued a piece of dictionary page down on the inside, let that set up and while the cover was still tacky, brushed on some Stampin' Glitter by Stampin' Up.....who doesn't like glitter!
Next step is to take your handmade paper and cut it to the size you need to fit your small "scrapbook". I tore mine 6 1/2 by 2 3/4. Fold them in half and make signatures.
I made five signatures for my book. I then used hair bands to put my signatures in my book but you can use whatever method you like to bind your books. I did it this way so I can easily change them out or add new ones when I want.
Then just use your traveling scrapbook to keep your little souveniers in when you travel, maybe it is only a day trip, keep your ticket stubs, a flower you may want to press, a lucky penny you find, just anything you would like to put into your small book. I did add some extra paper in case you want to jot down notes or something. You could also add dangles to the side and make it real cute.
I added a title to my book using small letter stamps on a piece of scrap paper and adhering it with Helmar D'ecoupage and craft paste.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Sunday, December 6, 2015
I have been intrigued with abstract painting lately for some reason. So I thought I would give it a go on canvas after trying it a few times. This one was done with heavy body paints and pastel chalks.