Showing posts with label Minwax polycrylic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Minwax polycrylic. Show all posts

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mermaid Cuffs DIY

I grew up in Colorado with a bathroom that was decorated in seashells.  My mom was obsessed with them.  It wasn't until I was 19 years old that I actually saw an ocean, but even before then I loved anything and everything about living on the coast. Even if you live miles away from the ocean, these cuffs are perfect accessory to wear with your favorite summer outfit.  Dressed up with a fancy dress or down with a t-shirt, you'll feel like the beach is just down the street.
Danielle with her new Mermaid Cuffs

Watch the video tutorial here! 
Pearls and pearl cabochons
Minwax Polycrylic
Transparent tape
 Mix 2 teaspoons each of the two parts of your Smooth On #325
Pour it in your molds and let set for about 15 minutes
Remove from the molds while the pieces are flexible and tape them to the wood bangle
Let them harden for another hour
*They will harden to the shape of the bangle making your piece look polished
 Remove the hardened pieces
Paint them with DecoArt Dazzling Metallics in gold
Paint your wood bangles with Americana Acrylics in a color of your choice
Coat the bangle with Minwax Polycrylic
Glue your dry pieces to the bangle with E-6000
Tape them in place while the E-6000 dries
Add pearls and cabochons with more E-6000
You're done!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Frozen Inspired Floor Decor!

"Uncle Mark, can we watch Frozen?!?!"  Do I have a choice?  Not really!  Actually, the first time I watched it I did tear up a bit, but let's not get into that.  If you have kids around, there's a good chance they LOVE the movie Frozen.  I decided to create some Frozen home decor for my nieces in my bid to become FAVORITE UNCLE OF ALL TIME!  This floor mat is a great way to bring a little bit of Princess Anna and Queen Elsa's decor into a room.  I used Kraft-tex Kraft Paper Fabric which is a heavy duty paper and fabric all in one!  Coat it several times with polycrylic and you can easily wash it with soap and water.  Have fun!  "And yes, you can watch Frozen AGAIN!" 
Queen Elsa holding up her new painted floor mat!
Part of the castle that inspired this project.
Right by the door.
See the video tutorial here!

Print out of stencils above on standard copy paper
Americana Acrylics in Baby Pink, Slate Gray, Purple Cow & Baby Blue
Sewing machine
Minwax Polycrylic
 1.  Print out your stencils on standard copy paper.
2. Fold them in half and cut them out.
3.  Unroll about 30" of Kraft-tex Kraft Paper Fabric.
4.  Fold the four corners in 2". 
5.  Fold all edges inward 1" to create neat, finished corners.
6.  Zigzag stitch the edges down all the way around the mat.
7.  Lightly trace your stencils on the mat with a pencil.
8. Start to fill in your design with the Americana Acrylic paint. 
 Keep going!
9. When you're done painting, coat the entire mat with 3 coats of Minwax Polycrylic letting it dry for at least 15 minutes in between coats.
You're done! 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Lampshade UP-Style DIY

Not sure if you're a dumpster diver like me, but I found this chandelier a while ago and it has been through MANY incarnations. Since I found it on the side of the road I have no problem using it for my different projects.  I finally decided on gold with Mixed Media lampshades....but that could change next week.   For now, here's how I made the shades and if I make more, I'll share those, too.  Deal?  Deal!  By the way, just use your home copy machine for images and go to town.  Any kind of trim will do, too!  Happy crafting my lovely friends!
Here's the how-to video just in case!
My chandelier
Before the trim
If you don't have enough crystals, try beads or sparkly ribbon from the 99c store!

 You'll need:
Book pages
Glue gun
E-6000 Spray Adhesive
Paper lampshades
Images from your home copy machine
Minwax Polycrylic
Trim of your choice
Cut your book pages in strips the length of the lampshade.  Don't worry about being too precise, you can trim later.
Spray the pages with E-6000 spray adhesive.  If you can't find it yet, use some white school glue and a paintbrush
 Apply them to your shade covering all of it.
 Let dry for about 25 minutes
Trim the excess off of the edges 
Cut out your images. I love birds and butterflies. Dover Publications has great clip art books.
Using the Minwax Polycrylic, apply them to your lampshade
Hot glue trim around the edges of the shade 
You're done! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

7 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS......Day 4! Rock on kiddos!

WELCOME TO DAY 4 of 7 Days of Giveaways!
To celebrate the official launch of THE BIG ASS BOOK OF BLING I have 7 boxes of goodies for 7 lucky winners this week.  The rules are easy!
1.  LIKE The Big Ass Book of Bling on
2.  Subscribe to my Youtube Channel and leave a comment on a video
3. SHARE this post on your FB page! 
I will be picking a winner every day from that day's entries!
Autographed copy of THE BIG ASS BOOK OF BLING!
I could NOT fit ALL of the prize package in this photo!  It's MUCH BIGGER than what is represented in this photo.....MUCH MUCH BIGGER!

Good luck!
We will be checking all the entries to make sure that all of the rules are followed so please make sure to accomplish all 3 tasks.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Stamp it baby!

 Some of my favorite stamping projects from around the world and web.  All of the links are included so bop around the web and stamp it up creative people!  Traci Bautista is one of my favorite artists and she's a MUST see.  Make sure to check her out.
Celery stamp note cards.
Printing with celery.....clever!
Using a styrofoam take-out cool!
Cork Stamp and styrofoam......cute!
Traci Bautista's work....simply stunning! 
Tracy Bautista made stencils with hot glue......This woman is BRILLIANT and you must visit her page! 

Stamping with caulking! 
Great site for all kinds of stamping ideas.......awesome!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Instagram Smash Book!

Not long ago I was hanging out with my friend Cindy Shepard.  Awesomely creative woman who has wonderful energy. She showed me how to use old envelopes to create Smash Books.  I was blown away.  Here is my version of her wonderful inspiration.  Enjoy!

Make your cover from cardboard. Any size you want!
 Cut open your junk mail.  Leave the windows!
 Paint the pages all different colors

Stamp them when they are dry
 Add some color with crayons!  Yes, CRAYONS!
 Stitch about 5 pages together
 Fold the pages on the stitches and glue them in the binding of the book
Print out your Instagram photos
Glue them inside the book

Make sure to grab a copy of Cindy's book

For more recycling projects, grab