DIY Printed Fabric
Supplies I Used:
- Canvas Material
- Clear Stamping Block
- Heat Dryer
- Doublesided Adhesive Tape
- Tim Holtz Grunge Board Letters
- Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Black Soot
1. Start by spelling out a word that you want to stamp out using Grungeboard letters on a flat surface: 2. Place two-three strips of double sided adhesive on your clear stamping block and gently place straight down onto the word that you laid out: 3. Now flip it over and gently press your letters down to make sure that they are stuck down onto the tape : 4. Apply a generous coat of Distress paint onto your letters: 5. Gently flip it over and "stamp" your word onto the fabric: Now, I continued to stamp a word, remove the letters, add another word, stamp it out..etc. and then I wised up a little and decided to layout a bunch of words and stick them onto my block: Repeated the process by adding Distress paint onto the words : and stamped away : when I noticed that I forgot the "s" in soar so it read "oar." I just grabbed an "s" and added it on: and then grabbed another block and spelled out a few more words to fit inbetween the words I had already stamped :and kept going..and going and going...
Make sure to dry throughly.
So now what???
Here is what I did:
I trimmed a piece of the stamped fabric to measure 8" x 10" and set it aside. I grabbed another scrap of the same canvas I started with and sprayed it with Dylusions Ink in Post Box Red Now because the canvas is cream colored, the red was not as deep as I like, so I dried it, sprayed it again and then dried it and it looked better to me. I cut a heart (how strange!) from the red and pinned it onto the center of a piece of the fabric that I had trimmed: Pulled out the ol' sewing machine and started by stitching once around the entire heart: and then decided to take it around two more times : Now I am at the "now what" stage. I have a black 8" x 10" frame that I can frame it in, but I am just not sure yet. I also can see it as the center panel of a pillow...
Welcome Spooky! I am not a big decorator for Halloween but I do have a little table in our entry way that has room for a little something to welcome whoever walks through our door, so I thought I'd do up a little something in honor of the upcoming spooky day...to go along with my Halloween egg...
I started with 4 little manila hanging tags (less the strings) and started layering Dylusions & Tim Holtz spray colors on them...
Then I added a little splash of what reminds me of Frankenstein (it is Fresh Lime by Dylusions/Ranger)Next step, "Chit Chat" stickers...one of my very most favorite products ever. Once I had the words placed, I added a light coat of Glue-N-Seal over the stickers which blended a little of the sprayed color onto the stickers. I liked that it blended in the color just enough to mute the brightness of the white:
Set aside the tags and create a little display using a Scrabble tile rack, Black Soot Distress Crackle paint and a business card sized magnet:
Coat the Scrabble tile tray with crackle paint, dry and distress with a sanding block: Trim a magnet into strips and add a thin strip of magnet to the Scrabble letter tray and to the lower edge of each tag With the magnets, you are able to stand the tags up to display them without them falling down...
and dried them...
I kinda love them and am already thinking about new tags to display for Thanksgiving!
Here is what I used...Happy Creating!
This tutorial is the basic way I cover the insides and the outsides of the Tim Holtz Configuration boxes.
Once you have down these steps, you can collage any sized box. Note To Self: this is messy and you are going to get grungy. DO NOT get your nails done before you do this.
First, I removed the lid and the clear protective piece and will save it for something that I will use it for later (I placed it with the other random "I will use these pieces later" pieces.)
I trimmed the edges using a sanding block and I distressed the paper by first painting a thin coat of Glue-N-Seal over the surface of the paper, drying it just a bit and then rubbing over the surface again with a slightly moist paper towel :
Using more Glue-N-Seal, I adhered torn pieces of tissue paper to random areas of the box and used a few shades of Distress Ink pens to add a little transluscent color to the area:
I roughly cut a clock face from patterned paper and placed it off to the lower right corner of the box, trimmed the edges and then sanded the remaining edges off :
Using a coordinating scrap of paper, I tore a piece to resemble a heart :
and adhered it to the left of the clock image:
I finished off this box by distressing the edges with inks and adhered a metal pull to create a drawer for special trinkets and notes.
Repeat this process for the remaing "backs" of the boxes.
To cover the outside edges and back of the Configuration box I started by measuring the outside edges and pre-cut 4 strips slightly thinner than the edges and adhered them with Glue-n-Seal:
To finish off the inside of the box, I created a paper heart from coordinating paper, distressed the heck out of it (see photo) and adhered a sentiment to the front of it. I used a few double sided foam dots to adhere it to the back of the box
Faux Wooden Frames
- I have blank frames...in turquoise
- I have more art/paint/ink supplies than the average bear
- I do not like shopping
- If I went to Target to get a little frame, chances are I would have spent over $200.00. (Well, I could have bought socks, too..hmmm...Maybe I will hit Target later this morning...)
Anyways, one of my most favorite things to do is to create something out of nothing..Well, "not out of nothing" but from the stuff I already have lying around, you know, like a casserole.
This is what I call "Trailer Park Martha" because it means that you & I can create something just as wonderful as her (Martha) without going to buy 5-7 new supplies.
So, back to the wooden frame...
A few weeks ago I picked up a 4-pack of sea-glass colored frames for...well, not really for anything, but I liked the colors, I liked the price and well, I was a Target. Isn't that what you are supposed to do when you are in Target? Pick up random-un-planned un-listed things and pile them in your cart?
anyways...yesterday I grabbed the frame, some supplies and started to layer....(take out the backing and the glass first)
Start by lightly swiping a paintbrush with Glue-N-Seal on it around all the top and side edges of the frame. Don't cover all of the areas..just "dry-brush" it on. You want to have some thicker and thinner areas (Take a closer look at the photo below)
Then dry it a little..not completely, just almost dry...
then spray a little color wash on it here and there..
and dry it....almost all the way...
Then with more Dry-n-Seal on your brush, lightly swipe/drag it over all of the areas that you just dried
and then dry a bit again..
Then, again LIGHTLY swipping/dragging your brush, apply some crackle paint here and there. The reason I say "lightly swipe" is because if you notice in the photo below, the brush will skip and swipe leaving what looks similar to woodgrain...
Lightly dry the crackle and then grab a paper towel and do this:
- Spray on more color wash
- Gently but quickly wipe it off in a downward motion
check it out...whhhooooooo!!! Wood grain....
Now after you stop smiling and saying "Oh my gosh", continue the steps and layers until you have gotten the look you want. I actually like a bit of the turquoise popping out. It looks like old barn wood...love.
Once the front and sides are done and dried, do the same thing on the back of the frame, dry completely, give it one more light coat of Glue-N-Seal to seal it all up and whala...a woodgrain frame to frame something.
oh, and I adhered a little metal plate that reads "Possibility Begins With Imagination"....
Here are the products I used:
Repeat around the kite string :
Finish adding dimension and shadow by using a black Distress pen around edges of shapes. Smudge ink in and blot off if color is too dark.