Saturday, May 9, 2015

Canvas Heart Tutorial




Hi friends! I hope you are having a great day! Today I am sharing a fun little tutorial on how to make this cute heart canvas! Its super fun and easy and will bring a little sparkle to wherever you decide to hang it! Lets get started!



Start out by cutting out a heart shape from your canvas fabric

I then completley  gessoed over the entire heart to stiffen the fabric some and to give me a nice white clean surface

 I used some black ink and splattered some accrossed the heart I then added some stamped words to add some extra flare 

 I used this great flower stencil all over the heart I used my hot pink fluid acrylics mixed with both texture paste and modeling paste so that it was super thick and textured when dry
I used my hot glue gun to add some pretty flowers a gold frame and a pretty gold key! It was super fun and easy to make and I am a bit addicted I have two more in the works as we speak! I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial happy creating friends!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Watercolor Fun

Hi friends! Hope you all are having a great day! I just wanted I stop in and share my page for last weeks Documented Life Challenge! Last weeks challenge was to use watercolors  which I almost never do in my art journal, I have sketchbooks full of watercolor doodles but I never really crossover! I decided to play with my distress ink stamp pads and use them for a more vibrant watercolor! I used pink purple and teal (one of my favorite color combos)


I added some heavy body acrylics for some texture and used these awesome Heidi Swapp stamps I got at a garage sale (for a 1.00$!!!) I added some gold striped tissue paper, pops of gold with an oil stick and then doodled some fun drops with a sharpie! 



Last was the writing and well I love this quote so I went for it! I wish you could see how sparkly it is and all the fun drops and drips! I really had fun and just let go! Who knows I may create some more back grounds like this! Well that's all from
Me today! Break out the watercolors and try something new riends!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mixed Media Fabric Cuff Bracelet

Hello friends! Today I am here with a super easy and fun tutorial! Its a fun fabric cuff that you can put together in less than fifteen minutes! So easy and super cute in no time at all! Let's get started!

Here's what you'll need:
Fabric
Empty Tape Roll
Ribbon
Hot Glue
Pendant


So I have been a bit of a hoarder and have been saving these empty duct tape rolls AND my hand painted fabric for forever! Well I decided it was time to put them to good use!

 Start but cutting a strip of your fabric about an inch to an inch and a half wide

 Grab your tape roll and start on the inside with a bit of hot glue

Start wrapping the cuff, only gluing every other strip on the inside of the cuff


 Grab some ribbon and glue around the cuff, leaving a bit of a tail, tie in a knot, adding a dot of glue to the center of knot so it stays together. Trim and fray check your ribbon.

 Add your pendant with some glue and you are done! Super simple!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, its a great way to wear your art and add some fun to any outfit! What are some ways you enjoy wearing your art? The possibilities are endless! Questions? Comments? Feel free to Comment below! Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mixed Media Bow Garland





 Hello Fiends! Well if you know me at all you know I collect paper like its going out of style, especially random painted papers! So I decided to raid my stash and make a cute bow garland to brighten up my craft space!

 I grabbed some random papers and used my Silhouette to cut out the bows. Don't have a die cutting machine? No worries, I will link to an awesome printable template at the end of this post!




 I just used some glue dots and put together all my bows, I then decided to add a pop of neon with some of my grandmothers handwriting papers that I just simply copied onto scrapbook paper!


 I have a specific "glue gun tray" that I used to keep from destroying my desk! I simply just added a dot of hot glue to the center back of the bows, keeping the spacing somewhat in mind.


 I added some hot pink distress ink to the edges of the bows to give them a little pop of color and then it was time to hang it up on my dresser! I just used some glue dots to keep everything in place!

Super cute, easy and fun! Here is a bow template that you can print at use at home! Here and here is the link to the cut files I used as well! I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, happy crafting friends!




Monday, March 23, 2015

File Folder Stencils!



Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to start the week with a little tutorial! I learned how to make file folder stencils in a class I took from Tangie Baxter and well I am hooked! So I thought I would share a quick little tutorial on how to easily make them yourself!


I simply drew out some simple shapes and then cut them out with scissors and a razor blade! Thats all there is to it! Here is a close up of the stencils being used!




Well friends that's all there is to it! I actually laminated mine and then re cut them so that they last longer! Imagine all the fun designs you can come up with! Well friends I will talk to you soon, happy Monday!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Happy Saturday!!!

Hi friends I just wanted to say a quick hello and wish you all a happy Saturday! I also have some happy news to share! I am a part of the fabulous Gauche Alchemy Design Team! I am super excited and can't wait to see where this little adventure brings me! I wanted to share my DT project and invite you to join in! Here is this months mood board;

 And here is my take on the mood board!
Go check out their blog to find out how I interpreted the mood board and how the page came together! Have a great day, talk to you soon friends!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mini Canvas Tutorial




Hi lovelies how are you? I am here to share a fun little project you could get done in an afternoon! It's super fun and doesn't cost much either! Making mini canvases can have a ton of possibilities! I got this pack of six 4x4 canvases at Michael's for just under four dollars and if you bring in a forty percent off coupon its even cheaper! Well lets get started!

 1. The first thing I did was tape my canvases together so that I could work on the back ground all together to make it a bit easier and faster.
 2. Glue down some riped up book pages
3. I added a bunch of gesso with a pallet knife and then smashed the canvas together to get some fun texture going
 4. Use a paper towel (yes a paper towel) to spread random colors of paint on all the canvases
 Using the paper towels give you a soft wispy effect that I am in LOVE with!
5. I then continued with all of my favorite colors!
 6. Add some purple spray through a stencil to add some interest
 7. I then broke the canvases apart and added some neon oil pastels around the edge of all of the canvases
8. Use some stamps on the back ground and then made hearts with some modeling paste
 9. I painted over all of the modeling paste with fun neon colors
10.  Use sequins on the hearts for some fun 3D elements and add a fun doodle border and that's it your done! Super simple right?

I hope you all enjoyed my mini canvas tutorial please feel free to post a link if you try this out for yourself! I would love to see what wonderful things you come up with!