Monday, September 18, 2017

Handmade Watercolor Bookmark made from Custom Digi Design Paper

I got these amazing digital images and I decided to turn them into a custom designed paper to then watercolor and make into pretty bookmarks.  Check it out, they so so fun to make!!


Here is a video on how to create a digital paper from images and how I turned them into bookmarks.



I love how pretty these flowers and leaves are.  These are the original images from Koala T Crafts (link below).



I then took the images into Photoshop and made my own background paper.


I then added in some watercolor to the page using reinkers and a water brush filled with alcohol and turned them into bookmarks.



Using the Xyron Creative State Lite and the Laminate cartridge make laminating anything so easy, no heat, no muss, no fuss!!   I added a little jute trim to the top as a tassel to complete my book mark.





Supplies Used
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Fiskars 5 Inch Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors
Fiskars 5 Inch Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors
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Xyron Creative Station Lite
Xyron Creative Station Lite
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Waterbrush - Brutus Monroe
Waterbrush - Brutus Monroe
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Big Bite
Big Bite
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Brutus Monroe Reinkers
Brutus Monroe Reinkers
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Non Stick Palette
Non Stick Palette
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Koala T Crafts
Koala T Crafts
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Xyron Laminate 5
Xyron Laminate 5" Refill
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Jute trim
Jute trim
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

DIY Dollar Tree Fast and Easy Etched Candy Bowls

I love how simple it is to take a plain orange bowl and turn it into something fun and festive for Halloween for a party, or for the teacher lounge at the kids school.  Filled with a few fun candies from the Dollar Tree and the easy DIY etched bowl is turned from plain to fun in less than an hour!

**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**



Here is a video tutorial on how I made this fun set of bowls!!



I started off with a set of orange porcelain bowls from the Dollar Tree.   I love that everything is just a dollar there, even for these bowls!!!  I cute out strips and also dots from the resist vinyl from Etchall and used the Dip N Etch to etch the bowls.


I place the dots and then the strips on other other bowl and placed them into the etching solution for 15 minutes, bottom side down, then flipped it and did the top side down for another 15 minutes.



I washed the bowls off and pulled the tape from the bowls and dried them up.  I then took a fine tip sharpie pen and marked along edge of each circle and line since that now the part that has been tech has lost its glazed feel and it now has a tooth to allow the pen to stay and not wipe off!!


You can can really see the difference between the etched and glossy surface of these bowls now!



I filled the bowls with some fun Halloween chocolate candy in fun eyeballs and skulls from the Dollar tree. When I etched the bowls I also did a little bit into the inside of the bowl about 1 inch, I love the look when the candy rests in bowl with the etching!



I now have some fun candy bowls ready to place out for a party, Happy Halloween!



You can even decorate the bowls with a little clip on decoration, I picked out some fun webbed butterflies from the Dollar Tree!



Supplies Used
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Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine
Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine
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Etchall Dip n Etch
Etchall Dip n Etch
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Bowls
Bowls
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Webbed Butterflies
Webbed Butterflies
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Candy
Candy
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Etchall Vinyl
Etchall Vinyl
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Black Sharpie
Black Sharpie
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Sunflower Mini Shelves

I love to try and make project that out of the box with my crafty items, so when I see an object I do not automatically try and use it the obvious way, I like to use it completely differently!  This is exactly what I did with some mini coasters from Walnut Hollow and a Sunflower metal piece from U-Paint Metal Crafts.


Here is the video on how to make this fun piece!



When I stared I had 2 plain wooden mini coasters.  I used the ColoriQue inks to transform them into a fun Autumn floral design.



I also took the metal sunflower and transformed it into a beautiful painted art piece.



Look how amazing it looks all painted!


I then constructed with my husband with some scrap wood a little shelf stand to hold the coasters to act like 2 shelves.  I added in some more painted wooden flowers and a fun dragonfly to tie it all together.  


So now I have a cute little shelf that can hold votives, little plants, or just for storage!

Supplies Used
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Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
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Non Stick Palette
Non Stick Palette
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ColoriQue
ColoriQue
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U-Paint Metal
U-Paint Metal
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Walnut Hollow
Walnut Hollow
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Lamp Makeover for a Little Girls Room using Flowers, Paint, and Gems

My daughters lamp base for her room broke a while ago, but the lamp shade made it.  Problem is that it looks really baby and not little girl.  So with a new lamp base I had found I set out to makeover her lamp with a little paint, some flowers, and some gems.



Here is a video tutorial on how I made over this lamp for my daughter's room.



This is what the lamp started out looking like.  It looked very baby, and my daughter was not a fan of the blue base.  So let's make it better!


First starting out painting both the shade and the base in colors that my daughter picked out.  Then I added layered flowers made from Petaloo and Rinea foiled paper punched out into flower shapes to the shade.

 
I then added some swirl crystals to the base to glam it all up.



Now she has a pretty lamp for her new big girl room.

Supplies Used
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Prima Pearl Swirl
Prima Pearl Swirl
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Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
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Fiskars 5 Inch Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors
Fiskars 5 Inch Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors
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Rinea Foiled Paper
Rinea Foiled Paper
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Petaloo Layering Fabric and Glitter Flowers
Petaloo Layering Fabric and Glitter Flowers
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Petaloo - Layering Fabric and Glitter Flowers - Daisies - Small - Fuschia
Petaloo - Layering Fabric and Glitter Flowers - Daisies - Small - Fuschia
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Tattered Angels DIY & Decor Paint
Tattered Angels DIY & Decor Paint
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EO Pearl Strips
EO Pearl Strips
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