I know I have been completely MIA lately. Life has been kind of crazy and I haven't been able to do much crafting. I started working a bit part time and although I am lucky enough to be able to work from home and mostly while my little guy is napping or after he goes to bed, it really limits the amount of time I have for ANYTHING else.
A few weeks ago the girls in my neighborhood got together for another Pinterest party. Unlike the last project we took on, this one did not work out for me at all. We decided to try this project at Sarah's Never Ending Projects. Seemed simple enough and for most of the other girls it did work. On my first attempt, I did not apply enough Mod Podge on the canvas the and the tissue did not smooth on nicely. The image was on the canvas in some spots and bubbled in others. When I tried to rip the tissue off and start over the tissue stuck and would not come off...essentially ruining the canvas. When I tried to do it a second time the paper got stuck in the printer and the images were printing with weird lines or spots. Eventually I did get one clean image printed and applied to a second canvas but I ended up hating the way it looked. I think it is a nice technique for a black and white picture or one in sepia because it would have an old fashion look but I do not think I will ever try again to find out. There are many other projects that need to be conquered!
Monday, February 27, 2012
Just like everyone else, my friends in the neighborhood have become obsessed with Pinterest. Our husbands used to get together for Monday Night Football and more recently poker night. The girls decided it was time for us to get together and we decided to tackle a project we had all pinned on Pinterest.
Our project was inspired by this post on Make It and Love It. We used contact paper and one of the girls had the Cricut and brought it for the party. It made the process so much easier especially for letters.
Our first Pinterest Party was a success! We were all so proud of our work we wanted to etch every piece of glass in our house. Can't wait til we figure out what our next project will be!
Monday, February 13, 2012
I don't know about you, but when I was younger I had A TON of polymer clay. I think it was only within the last few years that my mom made me get rid of a lot of the stuff that was still hanging around her house. I was wishing I still had that collection when I came across this tutorial on Delighted Momma (super cute blog I recommend to everyone.) I had never thought of using the clay for anything other then beads but this bracelet idea is brilliant. Especially now when everyone is stacking various bracelet styles this is a way to add some really great color to your arm party.
My first attempt was a little uneven. I am hoping with some practice they will become a little more uniform. I am planning on making a bunch more to go with my summer wardrobe.