Jan 20, 2014

Learn How to Make a Pretty Wood Pendant Necklace

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In this video, Michelle turns to beautiful wood disks for the foundation of her project. In today's episode, she shows you how to create a pretty wood pendant necklace that is easy to make and pretty to wear. To follow along, gather these items:

  • Blank wood disks (I bought mine from Gypsy Tree)
  • Rub-ons
  • Scissors
  • Cord, hemp, or leather for necklace
  • Drill
  • Paint brush
  • Crystal Effects, Diamond Glaze or some other type of sealer

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Jan 09, 2014

Some Suzi Blu Inspired Paintings

Before the holidays I spent some time making some paintings using the techniques I have learned from taking a couple of online classes by Suzi Blu as well as from her book, "Mixed-Media Girls with Suzi Blu". I found the process somewhat challenging because I didn't have any scrapbook paper in my house! I have thousands of sheets of scrapbook paper, but all at my old house. So I improvised with the background. I wish I would have added some type of wax treatment to these. Maybe next time.

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You can't tell very well from the photo but this painting has some great texture to it. She turned out to be my favorite.

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Dec 09, 2013

How to Make a Chevron Style Painting

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In this episode of Crafted by Us Michelle takes an old ugly painting and converts into a new Chevron style painting. With a some patience and very little painting skills you too can create a new painting. The follow along you will need these supplies:

  • Canvass to paint on
  • 2-3 colors of acrylic paint
  • Painters tape
  • Rub-ons (found in scrapbook supply)
  • Paint brush

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Nov 30, 2013

Paper Christmas Tree Banner

 

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Join Michelle as es a super easy Christmas banner made from paper. To follow along with this project gather these supplies:

  • 8-10 sheets of paper (I used typewriter book paper)
  • Scissors
  • Glue (wet and dry)
  • About 6 ft. of ribbon
  • 8-20 buttons
  • Brown or black ink pad
  • Round template (I used a pot lid)
  • Pencil
  • Stickles or glitter

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May 16, 2013

Starting to Get Crafty

Yes, it's been a long time, but I have been feeling a little crafty lately. While looking through Pinterest the other day I saw this great image of a Pottery Barn decoration.

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I had everything to make this, except contact paper, already on hand so it only took me about an hour! And it was fun. I love the results.

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Oct 31, 2012

Cut up Paper Art "Flowers"

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Join Michelle as she experiments with cutting out paper pieces and making a picture against a black background. To follow along you will need this things:

  • Various bits of scrapbook paper
  • Adhesive (glue stick or tape roller)
  • 12 x 12 sheet of white and black scrapbook paper
  • Picture frame
  • Scissors
  • Fine point marker
 

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May 08, 2012

Creating Prayer Flags to Swap

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In this episode we create a set of prayer flags to swap with other crafty people. To create your own flags gather these supplies:

  • Canvass fabric
  • Bits of ribbon and lace
  • Silk ribbon
  • Embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Beads
  • Staz-On ink pad (black)
  • Sharpie (Black)
  • Inspirational stamp
  • Scrap fabric pieces
  • Fabri-tac

 

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