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!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hello 2015!



Hi friends! Hope everyone had a great Holiday season I know I did! I spent two weeks in California with family and had a blast! Things here are finally settling down so I thought I would do a quick recap of the last few months before getting all the fun things for 2015 going!

Celebrated New Years in San Diego

 Taught my first in person class!
 Tried new things and challenged myself!




Lot's of fun art added in there! One of my biggest goals for 2015 is to journal more and blog more! What are your plans for 2015? How has your January been so far? Talk to you soon friends!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gelli Print Pillow Box



Hi friends! I hope you all are having a great day and a happy holiday season! Today I am bringing you a super simple (but super cute) tutorial on how to make a pillow box for little gifts and treats! Lets get started!

Things you will need:
An empty toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll cut in half)
Gesso or white paint
Paint of your choosing
Gelli Arts Gel Plate
Stencils
Brayer
Fun things like ribbons and anything else you might want to decorate your box with!


I started out by sanding off as much of the left over tissue and then applied two coats of gesso

Now starts the fun! I got out my Gelli Arts gel printing plate and used hot pink first

Next I decided to do some fun green polka dots!


Then I added some teal, after the teal I added a coat of Pearl glazing medium just to add a bit of shimmer!




Fold the two ends into each other and your ready to decorate!
I added a doily, some seam binding and tulle to tie it all together and thats it! Super simple and now you have a cute box to give a small gift in! You would never even guess it was a toilet paper roll! Well I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial have a great day friends!