Sunday, November 18, 2012

Good Stuff for Fall 2013

Imagine glittery leaves, pinecones and acorns under the light of the chandelier at your holiday table. These pretty napkins are easy to make and with a little patience they’ll be gracing your table this Thanksgiving!
I know that photographs don’t do glitter justice, so I made this
short video to show the glittery effect.

Fun Tutorial By:
 used stencils from Martha Stewart, but there are plenty of different ones out there. Check your
local craft store.
What you need:
•4 plain linen napkins
•Fall themed stencils
•Stencil daubers or brushes
•Fabric medium
•Spray bottle
•White vinegar
•Cotton cloth or rag

Just Steampunk Volume 2

WhOOooHooo I just ordered my copy of the *NEW* Just Steampunk Volume 2
Once again, Scott Publications is pleased to announce the second volume of the highly-successful Just Steampunk! "Steampunk

is the future as dreamt by the past." Although Steampunk is a style vague in definition, it is certain in identifiably: Think bits of

broken jewelry, corroded clock gears and vintage anything. But don’t forget the fantasy, the whimsy or most definitely the

metallic. And Just Steampunk! Volume 2 features this unique style in all its glory, highlighting works of art in all types of media:

paper arts, polymer clay, dolls, jewelry, accessories and more. Including over 300 full color photographs showcasing projects

from a variety of talented designers, Just Steampunk Volume 2 is sure to satisfy the demand of die hard fans, or whet the appetite

of the newly curious. Warning: Steampunk art may become addictive!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dollar Store Glitter Holidays

I saw this tutorial and thought , What a easy and neat idea, So I went to the dollar Store and bought several small inexpensive plastic type  figurines Animals, Angels, Dolls, and now will:

Take my supplies: (Bought at the dollar store)
Small paintbrush , White glue , Silver, Gold, Red and Green  glitter, greenery, small ornaments, tiny white lights,
and Bowl
1. Hold a figurine by any area ; use a paint brush to coat head, body, and other area's with a thin, even layer of white glue.

2. Spoon glitter onto figurine; gently shake excess into bowl. You can just let dry on it's own Or I take a hair blow dyer and on low heat blow them gently dry..then set  them  aside..
3. Just keep repeating the process until you have achieved the desired look you want, Just keep on dabbing them with glue and  spooning on more glitter.

4. The next day I take a sealant like Krylon clear spray,  and spray my figurines  to seal . You will be Surprised how mystical and expensive they look

Now add your greenery and
#1: lights
#2: small ornaments
and maybe even some snow and you have a nice table center piece or a nice gift
I am giving these as gifts in Christmas bags for my clients at work.