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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Three Tiers of Sweetness with Deflecto!

We have a Sweet Sixteen celebration coming up for my beautiful Niece Mika and it's time to start planning for it.

Deflecto sent us some fun products to play with. One of these items is a  3-Tier Dessert   stand that allows you to display your desserts and appetizers, it has  two adjustable tiers perfect for small or large size cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, candies, etc.

You can decorate the edge of all three tiers with ribbon or tape to match your party               theme or cut up some double sided paper or doilies to cover the trays, like I did on mine.

This 3 tier dessert stand comes with easy to assemble instructions and the best part is when you are done, you can take it apart and store it back in its bag, until the next time you use it again.

I also used their VersaGrip™ Wide Clip Sign Holder to hold a special message to display on top of the dessert stand.

Materials used:

Here is how I decorated the 3-Tier Dessert Stand, I first cut out templates for each round plate.

Once the templates were all the right size, I took some double sided card stock and cut up all my pieces and using double sided tape, I glued them all underneath each round plate, starting with the bottom one.

All tiers are decorated and the dessert stand is ready to be assembled.

The instructions are pretty easy to follow, make sure to put together the two supports to look like the photo below.

Then add the bigger round plate, making sure the pegs on the supports lock in on the round plate, once they are secured your tier is ready for full assembly.  

The two smaller round plates are adjustable, depending on what slots you use when assembling them on the supports, will give you different height.

Now time to make a nice topper piece for this dessert stand. I used the  VersaGrip™ Wide Clip Sign Holder, I love how the top can tilt so you can adjust how you want your sign to be displayed.

 Here is my topper, a sweet little message for my niece.

Here is a top view of the fully decorated 3 tiers, adding a little bit of red curling ribbon for a more festive look. 

 The table is getting ready, now it's time to add some tasty desserts to this fun table 

I loved how this turned out, I know my niece will love something like this for her "Sweet 16" birthday celebration.

You can find out where to purchase Deflecto storage and craft projects from their website: Deflecto

This is a sponsored post.  Deflecto has provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Deflecto 3-Tiered Cupcake Stand
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Frosted Etched Wedding Glass!!!

Hi there, I want to share a fun project I made using Etchall's etching products.  This project was inspired from pins I found on Pinterest. I had to make it my own, so I made it a fun dress with a corset back for fun. 

So let's start with the wedding dress glass.  I used two rubber bands to create the top of the dress, I added resist gel over the rubber bands to keep them from moving and as a protective barrier against the etchall® créme.

Here you can see how I applied the gel, when wet it looks green, but once it dries it looks clear and it's very easy to peel off.  Here you can see my first idea was to add buttons to the back instead of the corset, but I didn't care for it, so once the gel dried I just peeled off the tiny dots of gel.

I took the etchmask and cut very thin strips to create the corset back part of the dress. 

 Here it all starts, adding the strips of etchmask.

Here you can see the criss cross added, I had to remove the strips quite a few times to make sure they were evenly spaced, good thing is this product is removable.

At the bottom of the glass I used the resist gel to design a flower trim and some little dots to show a pattern once the etching cream is removed. I didn't want to use tulle like everyone else on Pinterest. 

Now time to start etching and hope this glass turns out the way I imagined it.   I used a Popsicle stick to spread the etching cream on the glass, as you can see below.  As instructed you need to wait 15 minutes for the etching cream to work correctly.  This cream is reusable, so I removed as much cream as I could and returned it back to the original container.  Next you rinse off whats left on the glass under running water,caution this product will etch porcelain or ceramic sinks.

Here you have the glass, all etching cream was rinsed off, dried the glass and you can see the gel and the etchmask are still on the glass.  Look at all the etched glass, all frosted. 

Below you can see the gel and etchmask all removed.

Here it is the bride's glass is all etched, ready for a bit of embellishment is needed.  I like how this looks, no painting to be done on this glass.  Here you can see the front and the back of the glass, you can see all the details added on the bottom created with the resist gel.

To finish up this pretty bride's glass, I added a little bit of embellishment by adding some glitter glue to the top of the dress and then adding some white beads to create the illusion of a necklace, at the bottom of the glass I outlined the flower design  with the same glitter glue, then added little drops on the circles created with the gel, just a little sparkle to finish this up.

Here is a top view of the finished glass.

As much as I love to paint, I'm glad I decided to etch the image of the dress on this glass, love, love the subtle frosted look I achieved.  Mr. Tuxedo will be next, stay tuned.  

If you've never tried etching on glass before, I hope this project inspires you to give it a try, click on this link Etchall to go and get your starter kit, you will see how easy, fun and addictive etching is. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Thankful for Freedom!!!

Hi there, today I wanted to share a project I made to honor those who have served for our country. Freedom is something we should never take for granted, so many have served and sacrificed everything.

I wanted to make something that I could add some lights to so I used a glass block for crafting.
Etching a design on glass using Etching cream from, next time to take out the etchmask and do some hand cutting.

Once you have all the etchmask pieces ready, before I removed the backing I placed the pieces on the glass until I had the design I wanted.  I peeled all the pieces and placed them, this block is now ready for the next step.

Next it's time to apply the etching cream all over the glass, making sure to cover it completely, it's always good to add a lot of cream to make sure you don't miss any spots.  I used a popsicle stick to add and spread the etching cream.  It only takes 15 minutes for the etching to take place, once the time is up, make sure to remove all the cream and return it back to the jar, this product is reusable.   Once you removed the cream, you can now rinse it off the glass, I do this under cool running water in the bathroom sink, make sure to read the directions on the bottle or at the website, to remove the cream safely.

Now, here you can see how the glass looks, all the areas that were covered with the etching cream look frosted, which is what you want, in case you missed any spots, you can go back and apply some more cream, wait the 15 minutes, rinse and it will etch for you. 

Once you rinsed, checked the etched areas, dried your glass, make sure to remove all the etchmask from the glass, once you've removed everything go back and rinse your glass one more time.  Here you can see me etched glass block, it's all done, and it's ready for some painting.

I decided to use some glass paints for this piece.

For this project I decided some of the painting will be done on the front of the glass, here you can see I painted all the stripes and the stars on the outside.

I left a few tiny stars alone, I figured once I add the blue paint, you will still be able to see the tiny stars.  I can always go back and paint them in white if I change my mind.

 Now it was time to add some white and blue to this piece, but I used a paint brush and my fingertips to add these two colors on the inside of the glass so you can still see the etched areas.

Here you can see the white paint has been applied on the inside but only on the areas where the red stripes are painted, now time to apply the blue paint.
Here's what the inside looks like, not to pretty but it is inside the glass so not to worry.

Here is the glass block all painted inside and out, ready for some more decorating.

I applied some black paint all around the glass glass block to create a frame, added some modpodge to apply some ribbon over the black paint.

I added a string of lights some inside the glass block and then the rest I wrapped them around the block.  These multi function lights they have have 6 different settings and the 7th setting does all the others combined, they look very pretty in the dark.  

Here is my finished piece, all decorated and ready for night time, so we can see all the pretty lights go on and off.

 I hope you enjoyed my project.  Happy crafting.

Material used:

DecoBloc - glass block for crafting
Pebeo mixed media paints
Etchall etching cream and etchmask
Popsicle mixing stick
Paint brushes