December 25, 2015
Everyone did a wonderful job creating magical and festive jewelry!
I made the (above) vintage inspired bulb wreath necklace! I colored faux pearl beads with inka-golds and glued them onto a sturdy back ground to create the wreath!
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December 18, 2015
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December 7, 2015
I was visiting Family for the weekend and had to run to the store for a few things. I saw this tree with it's plain ornament and thought, hmmmm.....I bet I can pretty that up a bit.
Tulip Beads in a Bottle.
I have used them once before, you can see those projects here.
I set the decorated ornament outside to cure while I worked on the garland.
Thank you for coming by, comments welcome!
See more Holiday themed crafts here!
December 3, 2015
November 30, 2015
November 2, 2015
The theme this month is "Handmade Gifts".
What better gift than a Owl gift card set?
- These Owl Rubber Stamps.
- Colorful paper. I used Gelli-printed paper scraps.
- Black ink.
- Zig glue pen.
- Colorful foil transfer sheets
- Foam tape
- Glitter gel pens
- Blank cards.
It goes on blue and dries to a tacky finish when clear.
You want your glue to be clear and tacky for the foil.
Your foil will be shiny on one side and matte on the other.
Place the foil matte side down onto your tacky glue.
Press down gently with your finger onto all the glue areas. Then peel the foil away rather quickly.
If the foil did not stick to a certain spot, add more glue.
Alternate with different foils.
Re-use the foil sheets until they are void of color and all sticky areas on the owls are covered.
The two flowers you see above are from this stamp set.
Great gifts for teachers, family and friends.
Thanks for coming by!
See more gift giving idea's here.
October 28, 2015
Welcome to another year of Halloween and Steampunk fun!
All hosted by Leslie Rahye!
This is my 4th year participating in this hop.
Here is a little re-cap-
Steampunk Skull Pendant.
October 2014, I put together this Steampunk Book of Spells.
This year, I have created this Spectacular Steampunk Pocket Watch pendant!
- Open pocket watch. Real or fake. Can be found at antique flea markets or craft stores.
- Assorted sized watch gears. The small gears are the real deal, collected from broken watches and such, the other gears are from the craft store.
- Halloween and Steampunk findings. Always have more than you plan to use.
- Mini Dew Drops.
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic- Dries hard and clear.
- Inka Gold in green, orange, purple and red.
- Wink of Stella Glitter brush.
- Fine and chunky glitter.
Fill your pocket watch half way with the Mod Podge.
Then start laying down your embellishments.
Create layers of your items.
Let set completely overnight.
In the morning, add more Mod Podge and small gears. One of the watch hands didn't work for me, so I used pliers to cut it off. After this has had a chance to set, you may now color it using the Inka Gold and a small paintbrush/water. Finish with the Glitter Brush.
Thanks for coming by, I hope you liked my tutorial.
My giveaway for this hop is a jumble of Halloween and Steampunk embellishments for you to play with.
. Leave a comment here (no later than Nov. 6,2015) for a chance to win!
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Now on to more Halloween Steampunk Inspiration!Happy Halloween!