Friday, September 16, 2016

Yes it is true!

I did it, I gave up and moved on from Meme's Art Place!

I will always LOVE this name and where I started!

I must move forward and give my big dreams the motion it deserves!

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Quick and Easy Paperclips!

I was working with some Makin's Clay® recently and had some leftover. 

For those of you that don't know, Makin's Clay® is a no bake clay! Yes, NO BAKE! It air dries and is child friendly and artist friendly too!

It was such a small amount I thought I would put it into a Makin's Clay® mold and mold some flowers.

Super easy!
Push in mold and flex it back and take the flowers out and let them dry.

Once they were dry I wanted to antique them a bit. 

I use a bit of DecoArt Burnt Umber and a bit of water and mixed as if it were a stain. Wiped it on the flowers and wiped it right off with a paper towel.

Sprayed with a sealer and used a little canvas and Beacon's Mixed Media glue and glued the to the paperclips and DONE! 

 Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gel Press and Resin Paper Art

Welcome to the ETI/Gel Press Blog Hop!

The designers for both companies have been creating wonderful projects. Please leave a comment on EACH blog. Tell us on the Gel Press blog and on the Resin Crafts blog as to which projects you found most interesting or inspiring. One winner will be picked, at random, Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 10pm CST. The winner will get both Petite sets of Gel Press plates and ETI Jewelry Resin! Hop now through Sunday! Winner must be 18 or over and live in the USA. 

Good Luck!

Today I am going to show you how to make Resin Paper using ETI EnviroTex Lite® and 
a 5" X 7" Gel Press printing plate and turn it into a piece of ART.

Supplies Needed:
Embroidery thread
Beacon Mixed Media Adhesive
Foam Squares
Mat board

Crop-a-dile or hole punch
Acrylic Paints - DecoArt Media
Garbage bag
Paint brush
Paper Trimmer

Let's get started......

Apply some paint onto Gel Press.

Run brayer across paints.

Put paper over the top of the Gel Press with the paint and firmly rub over the top of your paper and make sure you smooth across the page to get your paints onto the paper to make your print.

Here are three prints I made using my Gel Press-do you see what I see?
(I am seeing a lady in two of the prints and a heart in the other)

I set the prints aside to dry and cleaned my Gel Press Plate and brayer. Super easy to clean!

Once your prints are dry, it is time to mix up the EnviroTex Lite® following
the manufacturer's directions. I used a garbage bag on my table for protection and to be able to pull the resin paper off when done. Make sure to protect you surface you are working on.

Add equal amounts of part A and part B

Pour A into B and mix for 2 minutes

Now pour into other cup to pick up any left over hardener and mix for 1 more minute.

Brush on a very thin layer of resin.

Flip paper over and brush on the back side.

Flip to the front side and brush out any bubbles or folds. The backside will dry and have the impression of the garbage bag. This is not a big deal as you won't see it. Let dry 24 hours and peel off.

The paper is ready to work with. It is flexible.

I tore my edges to start.

Trim your mat board and background paper to fit mat board using paper trimmer.

Tear cream paper and adhere down to the base paper using Beacon Mixed Media Adhesive.

Using a hole punch or Crop-a-dile punch holes and set eyelets.

Put embroidery floss through eyelets.

Adhere foam pop ups onto back of print.

Adhere to white/cream paper. Using double sided Acid free tape adhere the floss to the back of the base paper. Adhere base to mat board using Beacon Mixed Media Adhesive.

Enjoy your new piece of ART-

I am calling this Heart Strings!

I did also made a quick necklace out of a piece that was leftover after I tore the paper.

Here it is.

Make sure to visit all of the designers!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Come join me for a Party!

Planning a party?  

Learn how to create your own favors, decorations, centerpieces, invitations and more with your Sizzix machine and Eileen Hull dies. You’ll find all kinds of creative ways to make your next wedding, shower, birthday party or special event extra special with these project DIY Sizzix Party Ideas.

I put together a little party using just a few of Eileen's dies from Sizzix.

I used 6 of Eileen Hull Die's by Sizzix.

     1. Cookie Box  - Love the Cookie Box die! 
     2. Romance Flower - This Romance Flower die......I am crushing on it! This flower just made everything look more stunning! Can you imagine a Baby Shower, or a Bridal shower done with these?  I love that you can make them in different sizes! Bonus!!!

     3. Canister  - To hold the candy coated marshmallows I used the Canister die. I use the bottom piece and punched 5 holes in it. That EASY!!! You could also use the Canister to hold utensils and straws.
     4. Needle Book - I just figured this out a few weeks ago, Turn the Needle Book on its side like this and it make for a great table marker or seating assignment at that special get together!

     ****FYI...Looks Amazing in a cream color with the flower on it! AMAZING!


 Oh my! This Romance Flower garland is so pretty!
 I added a flower to the center of a store bought decoration and now it fits right in!

      5. Flower Pocket - You could also use this for snacks, little gifts, licorice would look cute too!

 Easy Peasy! Add a flower to a bag for small gifts!

 Add a little flower to the straws for a fun festive look!

     6. Loaf Pan - These Loaf Pans are so handy! Little cakes, loafs of bread, snacks, and nuts all could be used in here! Perfect for the holiday baking gifts!

Chalkboard with some jute and a Romance Flower, straw and flower
 added and it makes a super fun board! cute is this Canister holding these treats?

This Romance Flower really adds so much for your party decor!

Every Flower was the Romance die and was made with coffee filters, dyed with acrylic paints.

I sure hope you enjoyed my Party! I sure enjoyed putting it together!

If you did not come from Eileen Hull's Blog, you must go and see what the rest of the creative team made for the party! Go Here.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sneak Peek!

I am so excited about this post!!!

Have you ever created something that just makes you grin from ear to ear?

Well......This is one of those projects!

I had so much fun sculpting, painting and creating it was like time stood still for me. I was in this glorious place of creating and loving and cherishing every minute of it.

With all of the bad things that have happened in the world, this just took me away. Just for a bit and I loved it.

I used bright bold colors! It was like playing with a rainbow!!!

If you want to see this and learn how to make one for yourself, you will have to visit Resin Craft blog HERE!

Don't be afraid, leave a comment on Resin Craft blog and let me know what you think!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Under the Sea!

Oh my goodness!!! 

I am so happy to share with you this fabulous
fun, bright fishy project with you! 

I have had my two granddaughters here with me visiting and we went to see Finding Dory! It was so hot the day we went! We were wishing we were in the Sea swimming with the fish! It was so much fun and GREAT inspiration for this piece!

Some of you know I love to draw and paint. So what is better than to combine the two together!!!

I will show some of the steps that were taken to achieve this beautiful bright fish with the beautiful bubbles.......if I do say so myself!!!!

The first thing I did was sketch out where I wanted the fish and how she was to look. Once that was done, it was time to grab my DecoArt Media paint and get started! If your not familiar with DecoArt Media paint it is a Fluid Acrylic paint. You can read about them HERE.

I grabbed every color that was bright! Very unusual for me!

I started with the background and when I pretty happy with it I went on to the fish!
 I didn't follow all the lines that I drew and I added different details that I did not draw!
These DecoArt Media colors are so FUN!!!!

I LOVE the Green Gold, it is so pretty!

 I continued to add color and decided on rainbows for the fins!

And those BUBBLES!!!   I just love how they turned out!

I thought why not try some Glitter Glass on parts of the painting? Let's give it a try and see what happens.


I added some to look like coral at the bottom of the picture. I added the white thinking coral is white and it would be pretty, see what happens after the resin was applied!!!

Using EnviroTex Lite I mixed it according to manufacturer’s directions.
Add part A and part B together and mix for 2 minutes. If you would like to learn more about EnviroTex Lite please go HERE.

Pour into first cup and mix for 1 additional minute.

And pour over painting! I had never used this product so I was ohhhh so nervous!!!!

Look at all those bubbles, I thought I may have done something wrong! But NO, it happens and you can use a lighter and or a straw to remove them!

WHEW! Was I nervous!!!!

So, so happy with the way this turned out! 

My biggest dilemma was that both of the grand kids wanted it!!! Oh NO, how do I choose???

My niece has a little girl who has her room decorated with under the sea decor, she gets it!!!

One last thing........White Glitter Glass does not show under the resin!!!

It's GONE!!! 

Always learning something new!