Happy Thursday! On Thursdays I like to do a little thing I call Crafty Throw Back Thursday where I take a look back at a past project or tutorial. It is a great way for you to see some older tutorials you may have missed or revisit one you may have forgotten about. This week, I am throwing it back to January 2013.
This tutorial includes a video so you can see just how I created this really unique background using Distress Stains on Specialty Stamping paper.
You can find the full tutorial here: Distress Stain on Specialty Stamping Paper.
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Happy, happy Tuesday! You know, it is really funny how projects take on their own life. I was still in the Layering Stencil and fabric mood yesterday. I wanted to try the Gothic Layering Stencil with Distress Paint on fabric and envisioned doing something very fall-ish. I didn't really end up with fall, but I love where it went instead.
Begin by laying the stencil on your craft sheet. Pounce over the stencil with Picket Fence Distress Paint.
Flip the stencil over onto muslin. Just like when working with paper, the color of the muslin will affect the color of the … [Read More...]
Quotes and great phrases often inspire my art. Sometimes the quote comes first, and sometimes it is the art that puts me on a search for just the right words. Either way, I love including the words of others in my art, letting their words capture the message in the art I make or using it to add meaning to the art. If you are like me and love great words, I hope you will enjoy the week's selection of Quotes for Art. I hope they inspire you as you carve out time to create art in the coming week.
If you love great quotes you might enjoy my Pinterest board that is all about quotes. … [Read More...]
Happy Thursday! On Thursdays I like to do a little thing I call Crafty Throw Back Thursday where I take a look back at a past project or tutorial. It is a great way for you to see some older tutorials you may have missed or revisit one you may have forgotten about. This week, I am throwing it back to June 2013.
A pastel inked background on a kraft tag? Yes indeed! This technique is super easy and the finished result, super cool. I love the way the pastel background fades into the craft cardstock tag.
You can find the full tutorial here: Pastel on Kraft Art Tag
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I am celebrating back to school and my sweet Emma starting the 5th grade by throwing a flash sale on my popular Fabric Junk Book Class! From 8/19-8/22 you will save $5.00 on the class making it only $9.99! That is an incredible deal for 39 full color pages of step-by-step instructions for this fun mini book project! If you have been wanting to get this class but have waited, act fast and grab it now. I promise, this is the lowest price it will ever be!
You can find the class details and the purchase link here: Fabric Junk Book Online Class.
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I give with my heart.
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