Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Go check out my latest projects using Amazing Casting Products!!! If you have not tried these, I recommend you give them a try, they make crafting more fun and more creative!!!!
Friday, July 19, 2013
I love to paint, and back in the day, I loved to paint rooms in our home. I had a lot of fun doing this, well now I don't paint rooms any more, but I do love painting on everything else but with much smaller paint brushes. Go check out the link below so you can find out what I did with a painters brush!!!
Sunday, July 14, 2013
|This is the back of the flower, you can see the dimension you get by folding the material. |
I had to go ahead and make a few more flowers, is like once I started to work with this product, I just kept making more flowers. Two of these flowers I used a lighter to shape the edges of my petals, and you have to work really fast, the heat softens the material but in order to shape it you have to do it really fast. My yellow flower shows a little bit of brown on the edge of the petals due to the heat of the fire.
What I really liked about this product besides the eye-catching colors and patterns is how you can cut it with different types of cutting tools, you can shape it by hand or by using pliers - I did both for my flowers, some I just shaped by folding by hand and others by using pliers and had the same results. you can add paint if you want to , the possibilities of use are endless, I can think of so many other ways to utilize this product that I recommend you give it a try. You can purchase Rowlux® Illusion Film by going to their website and order directly from them http://www.rowlux.com/ or by going to Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Rowlux-Illusion-Film-Polycarbonate-12-Inch/dp/B00CW7940Q
Here are the materials I used to make the bracelets
These the other tools I used to create the Necklace and the Inka Gold in red from Viva Decor is what I used to color the edge of the flower on my necklace
Monday, July 1, 2013
I decided to make an etched project representing the 4th of July celebration coming up. I read somewhere that once you try etching, you can get hooked, and that is so true. I had fun cutting out the vinyl to make my glass designs. It is an easy project and I had a hard time deciding if I should leave it alone once the etching was done, or if I should paint it, and well the paints won. I can't wait to use this as a candle holder. Here is a brief photo tutorial showing how this project was done.
Make sure your glass is clean before adding your stencils. I hand cut my vinyl stars and strips, I suggest to have an idea of how you want to place your cut outs before you remove the backing from the vinyl.
Once your stencils are in place make sure to press on the vinyl really good to keep the etching cream from going under your vinyl images. You can now begin adding the etching cream, start from the top of your glass, I suggest you protect your hands and your work space from any spills that might happen. Keep in mind the cream needs to be added thick and in every area you want to etch. don't leave any bubbles or clear areas that are supposed to be etched.
After the 15 minutes are over, remove as much of the cream as you can and return to the bottle, yes that's right return to the bottle for this product is reusable. I used a wooden stick to add and remove the etching cream from my glass container. Do not remove your gloves, now that you removed the cream you can go and rinse and dry your glass.
Now here is the final piece, all products used to paint this glass container are from Viva Decor, one of my favorite brand of paints to use in almost every single type of project I make.
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