Friday, February 20, 2015

Jewelry Armoire Makeover with DIY Decor Tape

Hello and Happy Friday!

I have a fun, quick, and easy project for you today, using Hazel & Ruby's new DIY Decor Tape!

I'm not sure if you have seen this new, trendy, and one-of-a-kind product, but once you check it out, you will be hooked.

DIY Decor Tape is GIANT washi tape that can be used to makeover just about anything!  Walls, furniture, home decor, books, journals, etc. etc. etc.  It comes in 30 different styles in a range of widths:  from 4 inches to a whopping 24 inches!  Whoa!!!

I wanted to see how easy it was to use, to makeover an old, worn out Jewelry Armoire - so let's check it out!


It was super easy to apply!  I cut it slightly larger than my drawer front size, and finished the edges and corners off like I was wrapping a present.  The adhesive is 'just right" and will not move when in place.  Just think about how cool this would be to makeover a piece of old furniture with the seasons.  Stick, Peel, and Replace!  Love that idea!



The DIY Decor Tape applied fairly smooth, but in areas where I did get a bubble or two, just a quick smooth over with a credit card and it was good to go!


Doesn't that look fantastic?  My mind is already spinning with my next furniture makeover idea!


What would you makeover with DIY Decor Tape?  I'd love to know!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Love Wall Art for Hazel & Ruby

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I am up today on the Hazel & Ruby blog with a Love Inspired Wall Art project!


Using one of my favorite Heart Stencil-Masks (from the Every Day Words set) I created this Bright and Bold Love Wall Art!

To create the background, I applied (very liberally) modeling past to a Flat Panel Canvas, around the Stencil-Mask shape and word.  Once the modeling paste was dry, a sprayed several shades of spray mist to the panel, allowing them to mix and blend. 



For a bit of added bling, I glued alcohol colored rhinestones around the heart shape.  A bit of bling to brighten the day!






Frame the Flat Panel Canvas and done.  Just like that you've created a handmade, one-of-a-kind wall art piece!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!


Monday, February 16, 2015

Video Evolution of a Canvas - the good, the bad, the ugly

Hello and Happy Monday!

Today, I am up on the Shimmerz Blog with a different approuch to a video tutorial.  This week, instead of sharing with you the specifics of how I created a project, I thought it would fun and interesting to share with you the evolution of a project, and how original ideas don't always work out.  But that's ok!  Let's take a peek!








Shimmerz Products Used:
Dazzelerz - Tutti Fruitti, Coral Me Crazy, Sea U in the Mornin
Coloringz - No Yoking, Oh Say Can U See, Pretty in Pink

As you can tell, my original concept and design "just wasn't working'...so I kept adding layers and starting over till I got a project that I was okay with.  And this is totally okay!

I hope you enjoyed my short video today!  Have a wonderful day!

As always, if you are inspired by my project and how I used Shimmerz Paints, place an order and mention my name in the 'Instructions to Merchant' section and you will receive FREE product!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Silhouette Chalk Art, using Hazel & Ruby Stencil-Masks andCraftwell's eBrush

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  Today, I am up on the Hazel & Ruby blog with a super cool, AND super easy project - Silhouette Chalk Art.


I bought these cute little chalkboard frames at Michael's in the 'Dollar' Bin.  (okay - so they were $1.50 each).  I wasn't sure what I wanted to use them for, so they went to the 'future project' pile.

The simply wonderful folks at Craftwell sent a few of the Hazel & Ruby Makery Team members an eBrush Machine.  Have you seen it?  It's a super cool, super addicting, and super fun airbrush machine, that uses everyday markers as the 'paint'.

So my mind immediately went to work on what to create, when I thought, "I wonder if the Chalk Marker that is included in the Hazel & Ruby Chalk Art Tool Kit will work with the eBrush".

So I pulled it out, and tried it!  Viola!  It works.  While there isn't an exact adapter for the eBrush that the Chalk Marker fits into, I held the marker in place while using the eBrush wand.  Easy Peasy!


I placed my stencil-masks on the chalkboard frames (these cuties are from the Child's Play Stencil-Mask set)


I masked off the edges of the frames to reduce the amount of overspray, but to be honest, there wasn't much anyway.  You can really control the spray mist where you want it to go.


And the finished frames!  This project took a total of 5 minutes to make.  Love that!


I was having so much fun playing with my new toy, I wanted to see how it worked on fabric.

So I cut a design, using my Silhouette Cameo on a sheet of 'Cut Your Own Stencil' material.  These sheets of Cut Your Own Stencil material from Hazel & Ruby are genius!  I find myself pulling them out over and over again.

Since the eBrush is a fine, controlled spray, I choose a intricate folk art design for my experimentation.


It worked beautifully, and here's the 'finished' piece, dyed with coffee to give it a vintage, worn look.


I used basic Sharpie markers (3 different colors), letting them blend and mix.  I added a bit of hand stitching to add to the handmade look.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this.  My first thought was to use it as a cover for an altered book, but who knows!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Baby Nirvana Assemblage

Hello and Happy Monday!

Just a quick post today!  I wanted to share another assemblage piece I created, this one I called 'Baby Nirvana'.

I love the found objects, resin pieces, and Paper Whimsy Amazing Alterables.  (be still my heart)






By far, one of my favorite projects created to date!

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific week!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Art Journal Planner - February 2015

Hello and Happy Friday!  Today, I am sharing my February Art Journal Planner reveal!

Last month, I introduced this new monthly series HERE!  Each month, I will share my finished pages and how I completed my previous month's calendar.

This amazing Art Journal Planner is by the wonderful Catherine Matthews-Scanlon.  She has created an amazing base for a year long journal of recording my thoughts and feelings, while getting creative at the same time.

I don't believe she has any planners left, but if you would really want one, let me know and I'll send her a note.  :)

Catherine is also playing along with us this month.  Please take a minute and check out her Art Journal Planner HERE!

Let's start with my finished January Calendar.  I kept my color palette and design, fun, free, and whimsical.  I used Sakura Gelly Pens to complete my monthly spread.


 I highlighted special days, favorite quotes, and inspiring song lyrics during the month.



 Some days were combined if a feeling or thought carried over through several days.


 I added a favorite quote and illustrations to emphasize my OLW for 2015, HOME!


I have heard the song 'Landslide' by Stevie Nicks a 1,294,543,282,034 times, but this month, I REALLY listened to the lyrics for the first time and they hit me like a brick.  So I added a rather personal verse of the song to my month.





I had so much fun filling in my calendar without an end result in mind.  It was freeing and fulfilling!

But the fun didn't stop there...

I also painted a couple of the gorgeous Original Catherine Scanlon drawings, included in the planner.

My first page is BRIGHT, BOLD, and COLORFUL!


It was painted with Ranger, Dina Wakley Heavy Body Paints.





Nothing like this paint for beautiful coverage and texture.

My 2nd page was painted with Shimmerz Metallic Inklingz!  Love these!



I love the soft, subtle color palette, with the metallic shimmerz.  Quite the contrast to the previous page.





My final page was created with February in mind.  Keeping with the traditional reds and pinks of the holiday season, I painted this page with Shimmerz new Creameez!  Hands down my favorite product!

I outlined the entire page with a white doodle pen.  I usually use a black pen, but am lovin' how the white looks.


And my February Calendar header, completed using the same product.


I cannot wait to complete February!  See you this time next month for a new reveal!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

p.s. If you were inspired by my use of Shimmerz products, when you place an order, please mention my name in the 'Instructions to Merchant' section.  You will receive FREE Shimmerz product! Easy Peasy!

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