Saturday, January 17, 2015

XOXO Gift Set

Love for the season.  Love all year long!  This XOXO Gift Set is a wonderful way to show your affection for someone you love.  The set includes a love-themed sign along with a coordinating gift card and matching box.  This set would make a great class and also offers a perfect way for you to decorate for Valentine’s Day!  This is my January project for Craft Project Central.  For full step-by-step instructions, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of January!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Mini Collage #20 & Paper Expressions 3: A Video!!!!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Find The Little Girl
I have been having a lot of fun playing with color and allowing myself to not judge, not assess and just flow.  I call it "finding the little girl."  At one time in my life (oh so long ago!) there was a little girl who wasn't afraid to play with color.  She didn't care what anyone thought.  She just wanted to eat those colors up and let them take her wherever they wanted!  It didn't matter what she did with what she made.  All that mattered was that she made.  She created.  She put crayons to paper, paint to brush, markers to walls (but that's a whole other story...and it was mostly hidden in my closet :)  So today I took a piece of deli paper along with some FW Acrylic Artist Inks and I found the little girl.  I hope you enjoy the video and the mini-collage I made with the deli paper to commemorate this important creative adventure!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Memory Wire Bracelet

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Play With All The Ingredients!
The ingredients for a creative life are vast!  And I am studying to be a gourmet craft chef!  Which means I have to play with ALL the ingredients!!!!!  That includes beads! :)  Memory wire and beads came together to create this olive and pink bracelet that is fun to wear and easy to put on and take off.  I even added a few dangles to the ends :)  I'm thinking about opening an Etsy shop...I will let you know if I do.  I have a feeling I will be able to make more jewelry than I will ever be able to wear ;)  I'd better go....more ingredients are waiting! :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Canvas Play 1: A Video!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Make Mud!
I had a scrap piece of raw canvas sitting on the craft table and I decided to play with it!  I also had a bunch of Daler & Rowney Acrylic Artists Inks on the the match was made!  I paired the two together in this video and the beginning was a bit rocky - I made what looked like mud!  But I kept going and am really happy with the result!  The lesson from this video?  Make some mud!!!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Art Canvas & Garland Decor! – Regina Andari

Art Canvas & Garland Decor by Regina Andari
With this tutorial, you’ll learn to make two home d├ęcor items that are perfect for Valentine’s Day but, since they stray from the traditional colors of pink and red, it won’t be necessary to rush to put them away.  First up is the adorable black canvas, which would be a sweet gift item, featuring the Hearts Decorative Mask.  You will probably make a list of people for whom you can make a canvas once you see how easy it is to go from a blank canvas to WOW.  The second project is a heart garland that you will thoroughly enjoy making!  It is surprisingly quick and easy from start to finish, and it has such a sweet presentation that you will be looking for the perfect place to hang it—and leave it year-round.  Lastly, there’s a greeting card that coordinates with the canvas and garland.  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of January for full step-by-step instructions!

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way
I'll let the sentiment on this card speak for itself :)  What little kindnesses can you bestow on others in 2015?
To create this card I played around with heat embossing on vellum and dry embossing using a stencil.  I also decided to do a non-traditional closure.  After all, it is 2015!  Time to do a few new things! :)