Hello and HAPPY Friday! These days, I need to look at a calendar to figure out what day it is! Today, I am posting a project that came out of necessity (sort of) for me. I‘ve been thinking of ways to encourage friends and family…
Tag: craft project
Hello and Happy Spring! (we had snow this week in Cincy!!)
Today’s post is a project highlighting both our April Frog Dog Studio Kit and Amazing Crafting Product Clear Cast Resin part of our April Add on Kit.
and, of course…
And from my own supplies…
The Crafters Workshop stencil below (life shapes)
I can be a bit forgetful, especially when it comes to dates and times, so…when I opened the April Kit and saw the mini clipboards…a little message pad that would fit on my giant key ring came to mind.
Um, I confess, I misplace my keys sometimes a lot…this is why I keep my keys on a BIG ring with a giant heart…to help me find my keys when they hide from me.
The small clipboard was just the right size to add to my ring, and will be a handy message reminder…it even holds a little pencil, in case I want to leave someone a note:)
I placed the stencil on top of the mini clipboard piece and used embossing liquid over it.
Next, I sprinkled the Alumidust powder over the top, tapped off the excess…
and used my heat gun to set.
I decided to try “mixing” the StazOn inks, by first pressing my stamp into the
Claret and then in the Blue Hawaii, and it came out a beautiful deep burgundy:)
I made a little message pad, and tied in this cute bee stamp with the words…“Bee Reminded”
Using a black Gelato, I added color to the edges of the clipboard.
Finally, I mixed equal parts A & B of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin (about 1/2 a TBS. each)
to cover and seal the front…giving the clipboard a hard protective surface.
Pour the two parts together, and then allow the air bubbles to rise, slowly stir until combined (no more visible “swirls”) and then carefully pour over the surface. I used one of the popsicle sticks included to “encourage” the resin to spread to the edges.
Allow it to dry overnight.
As always, our April Kit provides countless project options! I love to see how many different projects the design team comes up with using the same kit! I hope you do too, so keep “watching!”
I’ve been wanting a fun personalized make-up bag for awhile. I kept asking myself, “can’t you just make one?” my answer was…”well, I don’t really sew.” -and that is the truth.
BUT, I am trying to learn…hence, the daily zippered bag projects:)
This is the bag I had in my head…well, at least ONE of them:)
I wasn’t super happy with the last zippered bag I made…I like this one better.
I do admit that I really had some “needle troubles”
Not sure the cause…bent one…another kept falling out…I think I need a few more basic lessons from my Daughter:)
Go HERE for the step by step bag tutorial.
For the design, I used inexpensive acrylic paints mixed with textile medium, which when heat set, becomes permanent but still soft and flexible. For the lettering, I used a permanent black XS PITT multi liner pen.
The material I used for the bag is an inexpensive muslin.
Please send me a message, if you have any questions!!
Thanks for stopping by!