Create interesting backgrounds using resist effects with StazOn Studio Glaze. It’s quick and easy and the effect is amazing. For this Vintage Christmas card I used a blue and brown combination with white resist giving this card a lovely old world feel.
Doing a little makeover in the family room and after losing my DVD storage, I decided to use crates. Using StazOn inks and disposable sponge daubers gave me just the pop of color I needed with all the wood furnishings.
Hi Imagine Crafters!
I’ve recently moved to a new apartment and was in need of a tote bag to put my groceries in. Here in Seattle we are charged 5 cents for every bag. While canvas bags are cost-efficient and durable, they’re not always the cutest. So to spice things up a bit I created a super simple geometric design using masking tape, a paint brush and a few different colors of All-Purpose Ink.
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Step 1 – Mask off your design.
High School geometry and I may not have been the best of friends, but geometric designs are jam! You can select a variety of colors to use or go with just one. All-Purpose Ink works well for this projects because once it’s heat set it is wash safe!
Step 2 – Get Crafty
As you can see, I ended up adding two additional diamond like shapes to the tote. The triangle design on its own seemed a tad lonely.
Step 3 – Enjoy!
I had a lot of fun with this project. In some of the shapes I was able to shade and create a nice dimensional effect instead of all flat colors. You can do this by using the same brush throughout to project to lift up different pigments. Now to go shopping, show off my work to world and have everyone at Trader Joe’s super jealous of my tote-ally awesome tote bag.
All-Purpose Ink colors: Black Pearl, Frost White, Champagne Mist
Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy DIY tote, share your own handy creations with us on Facebook or comment below!
Last week, during “#LinksWeLike Wednesday”, we posted 33 DIYs For The Classiest Person You Know, courtesy of Buzzfeed. Each of these projects were stunning and unique in their own ways, but some can be a bit intimidating. The idea of trying to figure out how to put together a geometric side table made of copper pipes has me hyperventilating just thinking about it. Lucky, not all of the projects featured on the list were so difficult or crazy to make. So here are my versions of several of the projects from last week’s very chic list:
1 – Turning a Mirror into A Giant Gemstone
Now this is where my laziness kicks in. I’m very unlikely to take the time cut into glass and then sand it down. I’m a busy woman and I don’t have time for that. Instead, I am way more likely to use my Tear It! tape and place it in the shape I would like it to be, then use metallic embossing powder to create the lines. This is substantially easier and takes half the time.
2 – Polka Dot Tray & Matisse-Inspired Foliage Okay, yes technically it’s two projects but they’re so similar I can knock ‘em both out of the park. How you ask? STAZON!!! StazOn ink works on both non-porous and porous surfaces. I can use StazOn original in all its vibrant colors for the Matisse-inspired project and StazOn Opaque for the polka dotted tray. Both inks come in wide mouth bottles so if I really need to saturate my painting tool I can. It’s also super fun to leave a Fantastix in a StazOn original wide mouth bottle and create my own “marker” (this trick works with API as well).
3 – DIY Japanese Printed Bowls These bowls can be found at a lot of different stores in various surface types (wood, ceramic, or plastic, etc). Depending on what surface you’re using you may have to change up the products, but I like wooden bowls the best. I can easily use Creative Medium to decoupage my decorative paper to the basin and StazOn and GlazeOn for the outside. The project is a little messy, but it’s a lot of fun. I typically will use the bowls I make for storing small items like rings or other small pieces of jewelry. They look expensive, but cost less than $10.
And there you have it, some of my favorite DIY projects and my lazy girl tricks. I hope you enjoyed these projects and be sure to share your own creations with us on Facebook or comment below!