Look at these boards I found at the Dollar Tree! I thought I could do something else with them. I really like the industrial look. It is simple, black and white with just enough aged look. I used my old dictionary papers and some fun IOD transfers to make these simple boards. You could use your favorite decoupage papers, transfers, stamps, paints, stencils or whatever you like depending on the look you are going for! But for $1.25 you can’t go wrong with this fun work surface!
I used my new metal trim to make these ornate frames. I took some of my Roycycled decoupage paper and made a little piece of art to place in the frame.
I have these cute little paper/plant-based pumpkins in a natural color that are really fun just as-is, but I had other ideas for them.
I painted them orange, sealed them and did a dark wipe-back with my DIY paint. I also used these little wood stands I have to display them. But you could do so many things! They are sturdy, yet can be poked into for embellishing or displaying.
I got this new metal trim and found this quick and easy way to make crowns! I used a 2 inch thick metal trim. I cut about 16 inches length (go longer or shorter depending on the size you want). I used wire to hold it together. You could be done there! But I wanted mine to be really fun, so I finished it with my DIY paints and Golden Ticket, sealing it with a heavy topcoat.
I had fun creating this project. The video is part tutorial, and part creative process. Use whatever media you have to fill in your watercolor vine frame!
If you are interested in learning more about water color, visit Lexi Grenzer, and take one of her courses!
Download and use these fun images on your fall projects. Most of them are FREE!
A little artist fun! I love these paintbrush embellishments because I am an artist and I can add them to so many things. I also like that I can customize the paint color and style. Even if you do not use paintbrush embellishments, you can use the same concept on any clay or resin pieces to show the texture in the piece.
Download the free Christmas Tags to use as-is, or crop, change the size, and use on your next Christmas project.
This first project is a different take on traditional cross stitch. I really liked the way the subtle lines came out with the primitive pencil grid. To make it easy, I just drew the pattern directly onto my fabric. Depending on the size of grid, you can make the pattern larger or smaller.
You could just print out the image or use the running stitch idea on any silhouette. I took the template image, printed it onto fabric and followed the stitches with dark thread. Try using different color threads, or inks. Try printing the single image larger or making several small crows.
For this project I used a new star fold I learned and used my DIY Golden Ticket patina and mica glitter for shine. I also use my new IOD Baubles mould and some quick-setting resin. You can take pieces of this project tutorial and customize it. Make stars, paint and glitter, use resin in the new Baubles mould… Take the concepts and use your imagination, or do the exact same project!
Whatever you do- have fun!
Amazing Casting Resin: 5 Minute Cure can be found at any craft store!