A New Finished Project!

A New Finished Project!

I had this round white canvas and this extra pocket. I had no idea how this was going to turn out. I had no plan in mind, but I actually really like how it turned out a whole lot. The beads were the best touch, it looked really unfinished before. The beads also really brighten the whole thing. I love how little touches make a big difference.

Would you like to own it? I am selling it here —> https://www.etsy.com/listing/182339541/beaded-canvas-wall-pocket?ref=shop_home_active_4

From Index card to Stencil

From Index card to Stencil!   I try my hardest to make my craft supplies out of things I already have around the house. I would love to go to a craft store and buy things off the shelf but I rarely have the extra cash, and there is nothing like making your own supplies.  I have been really into Journal Art lately and was in need of some fun stencils. I also had a huge stack of index cards someone gave me. I use the really big ones, but of course any size will work.

Let’s get started!

Gather your materials:

  • Index Cards
  • Mod Podge (optional)
  • exact o knife or sharp scissors
  • Image

When I started using index cards for stencils I did not Mod Podge them, I just cut out the pattern. I decided to try the Mod Podge to see if it would make a difference. Here we go, lets make a stencil.

Brush the index card with Modge Podge and let dry. (This step is not necessary, but it’s quick will make your stencil bead up extra ink rather than absorbing it)

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Once completely dry,  trace an image with carbon paper or draw the image directly onto the card.

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Using either a very sharp fine pointed scissor or a exact o knife, carefully cut out your image.  If you are really careful, you should have a positive and negative to use.

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Ready to use.

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I have been using this method for a while now, I mostly use my stencils with ink sprays, acrylics, gesso, markers,and paint daubers. After each use I let dry before I put away ( I keep them in a plastic sleeve).  So far they have all held up.  What do you think? I would love to hear from you.

Ok crafters, lets get Journaling!!

Well Owl Be! Make Your Own Wall Decorations

Making your own wall art is fun and easy!
Materials Needed:

  • material
  • canvas
  • paint brushes
  • turpentine (if using Oil)
  • Mod Podge
  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Make sure your canvas is clean, if you notice any dust or dirt give it a wipe.
  3. Start with the oil paint. The owl canvas is painted simple black, but you could depending on your fabric create awesome backgrounds.  I love the richness of oil paint, but it is serious stuff. It is slow drying so you can add colors and mix colors.  It does however, take a while to dry. So if you are using oil this process is going to take days rather than hours.
  4. While drying find your fabric and cut out some designs.  Trim any fly away treads. I cut out an owl
  5. Brush the Mod Podge over the fabric cut outs and apply to the canvas. Once placed on the canvas brush the Mod Podge over the top of the fabric.
  6. Let dry.
  7. Once dry, spray with sealer.
  8. Let dry.
  9. Once that is done, I added the small rhinestones with more Mod Podge.

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This is fun, really inexpensive project to quickly update the look of any room. You could do this project alone, with your kids, or friends!

If you do not want to make one but still want one you can purchase this one! Visit SugarBeetCrafts on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/180332961/owl-friend-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_20

Little Bottle of Luck by SugarBeetCrafts on Etsy

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St. Patty’s Day is just around the corner, March 17th to be exact. Oh, the memories of being pinched and chased as a child makes me wish I would have had this necklace back then! It seems no matter how hard I tried, I ALWAYS forgot to wear green. Man, did I always pay for it too. Not only did you get pinched in my school, it led to all kinds of evil shenanigans!

It took 33 years, but I finally found some 4 leaf clovers in the wild, I just had to go to Oklahoma to find them!

I found this cute 4 leaf clover myself, and added it to a small bottle charm with Mod Podge.

Little Bottle of Luck by SugarBeetCrafts on Etsy

Buy Little Bottle of Luck by SugarBeetCrafts on Etsy.

Have you been pinched on St. Patty’s Day?