Monday, June 27, 2016

Party Favors!

Are you having a 4th of July party? 

Do you want some really cute party favors?

Well you have come to the right place!

These little jars are a quick and easy favor to give to your guests.

What you will need:
Small glass jars with lids
Makin's Clay® Red,White and Blue
Makin's® cutters Water Drop
Misc. small star cutter
Roller or a clay machine I used my Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine®
Red paint

Roll out Blue clay and cut your shapes using each of the 3 sizes. As soon as they are cut you apply them to the jar, they will stay without any adhesive.
Repeat this step for all three colors.

 Roll out your Red clay and cut stars, apply right away.

 Jars are done. Paint lids with red paint.

 Fill your jars with Red, White and Blue M & M's and or Kisses! Place painted lid on, tie with ribbon or raffia and place them on your table scape to add a fun and festive look!
Love the way these turned out!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Makins Clay® Day!

It's my turn to post on Makin's Clay® Blog HERE!

Come see how to make this cute patriotic pin for July!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dress Form Art

Like my dress forms?

Come check out what Canvas Corp Brands said on the blog today!

Click HERE!

This is just a sneak peek!

Eileen Hull and Crescent Framed Together!

Eileen Hull and Crescent Collaborate!

Today I have chosen to work with Crescent Photo Mat Art Board.
Eileen's new Flower - Heart & Soul
You will also need:
Crinoline fabric
Deco Art Media products
Card stock - I used Tim Holtz
Beacon Fabri-Tac adhesive
Distress ink - Vintage Photo

Using a stencil and DecoArt Media Modeling Paste, add some texture onto the Mat Art Board

Tear some paper and place on Art Board, move them around till they appeal to you
Using DecoArt Matte Medium adhere the torn papers to the Art Board

Here is mine

I decided to add some distress inks. Now set aside to let the Modeling Paste dry

Let's make flowers!
Love, LOVE, Love these new flower dies!
I am mixing new with the old. Really, the old are not that old!
Using Crinoline fabric cut out a bunch of flowers using the die Heart & Soul and the 
Thinlits Flower & Leaf Stitchlits

I made 2 large flowers and 4 small flowers

Lots of petals used. I wanted the flowers to really be full. This flower I used the sepal as a center to make it look like it is still opening

Adhered the 3 petals together and then the next three loosely adhered

Finished flower is GORGEOUS!

I also crumble the cuts to make the flowers look fuller.

Let's get our paint on to this Art Board.

I am using these colors for my palette.

I just lightly applied the fluid acrylics with a damp paper towel. I kept applying until I felt it was finished.
I used the computer to print out my saying and distressed the paper and inked it and adhere it to the Art Board using pop dots.

I adhered the flowers on with Beacon Mixed Media adhesive.

I also added a key hole  and some beautiful gems to the piece.

I still felt it was not done and added some distress inking using Tim Holtz's distress ink Vintage Photo

I have to say, I LOVED the way the paints and mediums went on to the Crescent Art Mat Board. I did receive this free as part of the collaboration but, in my opinion this is a great substrate to work with and I enjoyed working with it very much and would use it again and recommend it!

Once I was in LOVE with my piece, I added a vintage photo of my grandparents.

Popped it in a frame and it is Stunning, if I do say so myself!

Make sure you check out what the other DT members have done this month. Go to Eileen Hull blog to check it out!