Posted on April 3, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter .
Hi guys! Do you have waterbased markers? Marvy LePlume, Whispers, Distress, Tombow, Memento, Stampin Up or others? Today I am going to share a few techniques with you. Some might be old favorites, some might be new but hopefully by the end of the video you will see how versatile your watercolor marks are! Also, I’ll let you know what I think of a new waterproof inkpad I bought. Enjoy the video! :D
That card won’t win any awards but it was fun and isn’t that the point? The stamp I used is from Art Neko (formally About Art Accents) and it is available as a single image, a plate of 10 designs or a set of 6 plates with all 50 states birds and flowers plus bonus stamps, they are gorgeous and perfect if you love to color! Well, that’s it for me tonight, one of my favorite shows that has been on break for weeks because of March Madness is back on, I’m gonna watch me some Elementary! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: about art accents | Tagged: about art accents, art neko, distress, marvy leplume, memento, stampin up, tombow, washington state bird, waterbased markers, watercolor markers, whispers | 13 Comments »
Posted on February 13, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter .
Hey friends! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that EVERYTHING at Lindsay Stamp Stuff is 50% off today! Also I wanted to share a quick and easy last minute valentine you can make with your kids for their class:
Click here to print the sheet of saying for the back of the cards. I used large tags from Papermart for these, I love those tags!
If you are looking for other last minute valentine favors why not try these, they are 50% off today and you can print and cut them at home! You don’t even need to make a trip to the store (unless you run out of candy that is!)
Don’t wait, the 50% off sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff ends at midnight! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Crafts 4 Kids, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Stamping | Tagged: balloon, free valentine, freebie, henry says, Lindsay Stamp Stuff, printable valentines, quick classroom valentines, Sale, sock monkey, stampin up, valentine | 4 Comments »
Posted on November 16, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter .
Happy Saturday friends! First let me apologize, I completely forgot to announce the winner of last weeks About Art Accents stamp giveaway! It’s: Dee Snow! Dee, check your email for instructions;) I get so thrown off schedule when the kids have short school weeks!
I got a request from a YouTube viewer to show some techniques for use with Faber Castell Gelatos and Gel Sticks. They hare chapstick like tubes of creamy color. They are pretty strait forward to use but I completely understand the wee bit of creative paralysis one get when faced with a new supply. The best way to learn about a new medium is to use it I think so to break the ice for you I made a card using most of the techniques I could think of. Grab some cream cardstock and let’s play!
In the video I mentioned Nancy Waterman’s excellent e-article on Gelatos and Gelsticks, you can download it for free here. I’m sure by the end of that booklet and my video you will be coming up with even more ways to use these little beauties! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: cardmaking, faber castel design memory craft, faber castell, gel sticks, gelato ideas, gelatos, stampin up, stamping with gelatos, techniques for gelatos | 14 Comments »
Posted on October 1, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter .
Howdy folks! I’m happy to report that my back is better today! Next time I get into a bounce house I will stretch first LOL! The other day a YouTube viewer asked if I could do a tutorial on painting pink gladiolus flowers, so I did.
Instead of using watercolor paint I used water based markers. You can use any brand: Tombow, Distress, Crayola, LePlume, Faber Castell, Whispers or Stampin Up. The key to this is to work on watercolor paper. You will also need a bucket of water and a brush or a waterbrush. Watch the 8 minute video to see how fast and easy it is!
This project was a lot of fun and it is a new way to use a supply most of us already have…in fact it might be fun to bring just my markers and waterbrush the next time I go out in nature to paint! If you have any questions please leave a comment and I will get back to you. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Painting, quick projects | Tagged: distress markers, faber castell, flowers, free painting project, gladiolus, how to paint, leplume, stampin up, tombow, tutorial, water based markers, watercolor markers, watercolor painting tutorial, watercolor with markers, whispers, YouTube | 22 Comments »
Posted on September 29, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter .
Howdy folks! I had a great time shopping at Hobby Lobby with friends on Friday. There is something about that “new store smell” a 50% off sale and being in a giddy mood that makes me lose all sense of reason when shopping. More paper, really, yes apparently I needed more paper (like a hole in the head!) LOL! We did not even get through the whole store, it was huge! It had a little too much furniture and decor stuff than I thought a craft store should have but oh well, if it keeps them in business I’m all for it. We now have a Joann Fabrics, AC Moore and now Hobby Lobby all within a 1/2 mile of each other. I wonder if the economy can support it? Anyway, I needed to make a card (and decide if I am going to keep the $10 stack of 180 sheets of chevron paper) so I turned on the video camera and you can see how I make a card with no planning whatsoever. And yes, those are my jammies.
Well, that was something else huh? Here are some photos of the card.
I made a gift tag too with the scraps.
The party for my nephew (the kid this card is for) is later today! I hope he likes his Boom-Whackers! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: quick projects, Stamping | Tagged: googlie eyes, halloween card, handmade ard for boys, henry says, make a monster, monster card, stampin up, Stamping | 17 Comments »