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How to Make a Spirit Doll with Mod Podge

Hey Guys!!! Hope this finds you all doing great!! Today is a GREAT Day as today is National Mod Podge Day! Head over to the Plaid Facebook page to watch live demonstrations using all types of Mod Podge. If you missed any you can watch the replays.  I think you will be blown away by all the different types of Mod Podge there are.

Today I am using my FAVORITE Mod Podge-Mod Podge Fabric and I am going to show you how to make a beginner Spirit Doll. There are so many variations you can make and fun to do with the kids too! (Mod Podge has a KIDS WASHOUT MOD PODGE!)

I know alot of people do not have access to a sewing machine and like to have easy crafts and this could not be easier! First I cut out my pattern for my doll, which I am putting here for you to download and print out, just resize to the size you are looking for.

Then I cut out 2 pieces from  fabric, I used Muslin but you can use whatever you have. Now, I make this easy as I don’t sew them together I use the Mod Melter to glue them but if you want to sew them, Be My Guest!

You can see mine are not exactly as the pattern but that is ok as I am going to glue them with the Mod Melter and that gives me a bit of space around the edges for embellishments. If you just want to draw an oval and use that, I encourage you to do so! Make it yours!!

After I glued it together I painted it with Folk Art Ultramarine Blue and  Cascade for the inside. I drew on a face and added seed beads with Mod Podge around the outside and some of my Mod Melts in the middle. I gave it a once over with the delicious Mod Podge Sparkle to add some glitz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To finish her I added some matching yarn for her hair and some beads and a little metallic gold paint for her eyes. There are so many ways you can embellish these and this is a great project to do with the kids too! Please go check out Plaid Crafts and their multitude of different art and crafts supplies!

TIPS–

If you do not have fabric, just use paper! You can still decorate it and hang it on the wall! Do not limit yourself!

Sew on beads and buttons instead of gluing them on.

Use strings of beads for a funky hair do!

Glue some string, yarn or a jump ring on the back to hang her up!

JUST DO IT!!!!! Play and Have fun!!!!

 

 

 

Making a Bag with a Tshirt and Fabric Creations from Plaid

Hey Guys!!! I hope you all are well and doing what makes you happy. I have been crafting away and really enjoying embroidery lately. I love taking it to my Dr. appointments to pass the time and keep me busy while in the waiting rooms–waiting and waiting lol. The plastic grocery bag I have been using is now showing holes from all of the traffic taking it in and out of the car and appointments and such. So, I got a small white t-shirt, my Fabric Creation Fabric Ink and Stamps and had a blast making myself a bag. Here are the step by step instructions if you want to create one of your very own.
STEP ONE– Gather all of your supplies to make your bag. I have a Tshirt in the size and color you want your bag to be, I have a small Hanes Tshirt from the craft store (it is suggested to wash it first) and all my Plaid Fabric Creations Ink and supplies
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STEP TWO- Take your T-shirt and fold it in half so the sleeves are lined up and cut the sleeves off of your shirt. Then do the same thing with the neck hole-make sure to cut on the left hand side of the stitches.  picture-416

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STEP THREE- Cut strips on the bottom of shirt for fringe-about 2-3 inches and then tie together the back strip to the front strip – the tighter you tie and pull the more gathered it will become. At this point you can decide whether you want your bag to have fringe or not. If you do not want fringe then just tie these and turn the bag inside out.

 

picture-419picture-420STEP FOUR- Insert the fabric board into the t-shirt where you want to place your first stamp print. I like to use a ruler to help me stamp straight and to get all my supplies ready so I can just stamp away! I am going to use 3 colors in this pattern-nude, aqua and tangerine as well as my fabric sponge. picture-421

picture-423STEP FIVE- Dip your sponge in the first color of fabric ink that you want to use and stamp away!! You can see the nude was a bit too light for this project but I like it and it is perfect for me to use this bag for my embroidery, so I don’t mind. Once it is done follow the manufactures directions and then you are good to go! I added a photo of how it looks when finished and I left the fringe on the outside.

 

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TIPS AND TRICKS- Think outside the box when making this by adding all 3 colors to add some dimension on your fabric, or by turning your stamp the opposite way.

picture-426picture-427You can make the bottom much more secure if you not only tie the front and back pieces together but by taking one piece of the one side and tying that with the next piece to close more of the gaps.

picture-428picture-430picture-429picture-431I will  definitely be making more projects with this awesome product line! I have so many more things written down to try! These can be used in so many ways and I am so excited to start my next project!!! Again Here is a picture of the finished bag. Please share this on all the social media platforms- I would truly appreciate that and PLEASE remember– BE KIND TO EACH OTHER-YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT BATTLE SOMEBODY ELSE MAY BE FIGHTING!

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Making Quilt Backgrounds with Acrylic Paints

I LOVE to quilt as much as I LOVE to paint, so why not put the two together? I make wall hangings alot and like to use items I have at home to make the background with so I can control the colors I want to use. Plus, it is just so dang fun! I have some fabric paint and many people use that or use a product you can mix into your regular acrylic paint but to use for Wall hangings that won’t have wear and tear or as a great gift for someone THIS is the way to go! Just you and your paints! Next week I will do another video on what we can do with our background to make a great little wall hanging! Please sub to my youtube and share my video to be updated when new videos are up! Thank you!