HI Guys!! Another week gone and I have no idea where the days went! Thanksgiving is right around the corner for us in the USA and then holidays will be in full effect. I don’t know how I feel about that.
One thing is for sure I will be crafting my butt off the next few weeks. One of my favorite things to make is Grungy/Vintage looking things. If its old, beat up and marked up-Im all in! So this week I decided to show how to image transfer using an ink jet printer and Mod Podge. You can really vary the tattered look depending on how much paper you remove and as you will see… I made a mistake-and I kept going with the attitude of I meant to do that!!
Below is the result of the transfer and the video I did showing how its done. I would love to know your thoughts on this procedure and if you try it PLEASE tag me because I would love to see it. If you are not already subscribed to my Youtube Channel – please subscribe- I put up new videos every Monday-Wednesday- and Friday.
Hi Guys! Hope this finds you all well after the BIG Election results! Whether we agree or not on who won, I hope we can all come together and continue to make our country great. My family and I have been fighting upper respiratory infections for weeks and I am so ready to feel well again.
I have decided to change up my YouTube videos and posts a bit so it is more streamlined and that I can keep up with a bit better so I am going to do art videos on Monday-Wednesday and Fridays and if I am able I will Vlog in between. Fridays will be my Plaid Fridays where I will be sharing all of their wonderful products and different projects using them.
Today’s Project is a wall hanging using a Paper Mache Deer Head, Folkart Painted Finishes in Dark Concrete and Light Concrete, a bit of Light Moss and mounting it on a piece of textured metal. I love mixing old and new looking items to make a art piece and I cant wait to give this to my husband for his office!
Below are the steps I used to make the wall hanging and believe it or not it didn’t take long at all! You can use MANY different substrates with the Painted Finishes (even cardboard!) and at the end of my post I have my YouTube video showing how I did this project.
Shake your Dark Concrete Painted Finishes and then proceed to paint it all over the piece you are using. I used a big paint brush. You want the paint and texture to be crumbly like gravel and stone. Let dry
Once dry take light concrete in Painted Finishes and DRY BRUSH over the areas where you want it a bit lighter and some more texture and variation in color. I also used a small bit of Light Moss in Painted Finishes to add some more texture and color. Let Dry.
Once dry I used my Delta SOBO Premium Craft and Fabric glue and glued the deer on to the Metal I chose, and there you go–ALL DONE!!!
I absolutely LOVE how this came out! This is as close as my husband will ever get to hanging any animal head in our home! I added a wall hanger on the back and it is ready to be hung in his office. I really love these painted finishes because they can change the look of something as simple as a piece of cardboard.
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
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.
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.
STEP 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.
STEP 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.
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.
You 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.
I 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!