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Plaid Friday and New Schedule

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.

STEP 1

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 picture-475

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STEP 2

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.

 

STEP 3

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!!!

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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.

picture-478You can find these and other wonderful Plaid Products at your local craft store or at https://www.plaidonline.com/

Here is the video I did for step by step instructions. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend!!! Many Blessings!!

 

 

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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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Using Collage Clay to Make a Decoden Phone Case- My Way

Hey Guys! I hope this Monday is bringing you much happiness! This weekend went by so fast, but you know I had to make some sort of Art and did I ever! I got my worn out phone case, some of my mod melts shapes and Plaids Collage Clay and went to town!! I had so much fun making this project and I have so many more ideas coming up in the future. Now, with everything I do- I do it my way- my style- but you can make this anyway you want! Research Decoden and see all the delicious different colors, patterns and styles that might suit you. This is also fun for little ones to do and for them to personalize their stuff!! I have the steps down below and as always–any questions?? Just ask!!

STEP ONE— Get your Collage Clay–Shapes or Items you want to use and your cell phone case ready

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STEP TWO-Choose the tip you want and start adding your Collage Clay on your case

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STEP THREE– Then start adding your pieces onto the Collage Clay

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STEP FOUR-Once all of the pieces are added, let it all dry for 24 hours (or until it is completely dry)

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STEP FIVE– Here is where I added my own thing- I painted the whole thing with Folkart Rose Shimmer Metallic-let that dry and then used Folkart Licorice – watered down- to add a grungy look.

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STEP SIX– Once dry I then coated it with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic- Let it dry and I AM IN LOVE!!!!!

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I really hope you try this! Here is a video of me playing with the Mod Melter and making these mod melt pieces– And as Always Please Be Kind to Each other-You never know what Battle somebody is fighting!!!!!