Posted on April 12, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter .
It’s Saturday, art journal day, yay! Here is what we will work on today:
I have 3 separate videos for these techniques, you can watch what you want. The first video will be making the page:
This video is on Gelatin printmaking, I collaged gelli prints on the above page so here is how I made them:
This last quick video is a quick tip for keeping your painted and ‘podged journal pages from sticking together:
I want to thank Oriental Trading Company for supplying the Canson XL Mixed Media Pad, Micron Pens and Coloursoft Pencils I used in today’s tutorial. I hope you give mixed media art journaling a go and if you have any questions leave ‘um below! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on January 17, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter .
Howdy friends! I had another chance to play with my new Year of the Horse rubber stamps from About Art Accents (you can see another project with them here) and here are the results:
2014 might be the year of the horse but I can see myself using this versatile stamp set over and over again in not only my Asian themed cards but in general cards too. Watch this video to see how I used my watercolor pencils to stamp and paint on plain cream cardstock. It is so easy!
Here is a close up of the finished card. If I didn’t use origami paper I think the card would have a Southwestern flair! Totally versatile!
So, now do you want to win these stamps from About Art Accents? Leave a comment and I will draw a winner next Friday the 24th! That’s all there is to it! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: about art accents, Stamping | Tagged: about art accents, art neko, asian card, blog candy, cardmaking, derwent, giveaway, inktense, rubber stamps, Stamping, tutorial, video, watercolor pencils, year of the horse | 176 Comments »
Posted on January 8, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter .
Hello friends! What a busy week! For those of you expecting an Ask a Crafter episode it will be posted tomorrow or you can catch it shortly on my YouTube channel. Every month I teach a craft class for children at my local library. I really enjoy the January craft as we celebrate Chinese New Year, it is fun to work up a project for each years zodiac sign, 2014 is year of the horse. check out the fun paper drums I made:
I used supplies from Papermart, stamps from About Art Accents and a few general crafting supplies to make these, watch the video to see how:
As I mentioned in the video I like to choose supplies from Papermart that can be used for many crafts because they come in generous amounts. The rat-tail cord is beautiful in my handmade jewelry, top quality really, but it is cheap enough that I can use it for kids crafts too. The gold paper doilies add glitz and ribbon and raffia can be used for nearly every craft if bought in generic themes and colors. I hope you try this craft with your children or grandchildren. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: about art accents, Crafts 4 Kids, Stamping | Tagged: 2014, Chinese New Year, chinese new year craft project, chinese paper drum, chinese zodiac, craft class, homemade instraments, how to make a paper drum, paper drum, papermart, tutorial, video, year of the horse, year of the horse craft, year of the horse rubber stamps, YouTube | 9 Comments »
Posted on December 31, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter .
Grab your watercolor pencils and let’s paint a vintage rose!
I also wanted to wish everyone a safe New Year’s Eve! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Painting | Tagged: cabbage rose, derwent, free painting tutorial, how to paint a rose, video, vintage rose, watercolor pencils | 9 Comments »
Posted on December 21, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter .
***Breaking news! Since we have had so many comments just hours after posting the giveaway Annette and Barry, the owners of About Art Accents/Art Neko, are letting me pick 2 winners! Leave a comment people! Good luck & Merry Christmas!***
Oh my goodness, I have so many Christmas projects yet to blog, what’s a girls to do? Hey, I know, I’ll give away some stamps!
Since I was a
slacker very busy crafter this month I forgot to giveaway some Christmas stamps from About Art Accents so the totally awesome, completely understanding owner said “go ahead Lindsay, post the giveaway and we will give away a surprise bundle of goodies” since my readers will need Christmas stamps in a week like a hole in the head. I like surprises and if you have a look at the About Art Accents website I’m sure you will love whatever the prize is. Just leave a comment and you are entered to win, it’s as easy as that! I’ll pick a winner next weekend!
I had a request for a Copic coloring tutorial and as you know I mix and match supplies so here you have an alcohol marker tutorial using Copics, Promarkers and Prismacolors. Look, they all play nice together, so you can try a marker or two from different brands and see what you like best and you won’t have wasted and money because they can be used together. The angel stamp I used can be found here and it is on sale for $4.90 (regular price $7). The papers I used to make the final card can be found at Oriental Trading Company.
Sometimes I forget how much I love coloring with markers. A tip is to stamp out a bunch of images and keep them in a bag with your markers (clear cosmetic bags are great for this) and you can take them with you to color in front of the TV, on trips, or wherever you might be. It is an easily portable project and the more you color the better you get! That’s it for me tonight, leave a comment for a chance to win some wonderful non Christmas stamps from About Art Accents and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: about art accents, christmas, Stamping | Tagged: about art accents, art neko, blog candy, christmas rubber stamps, Christmas stamps, coloring tutorial, copic tips, copics, freebie, give away, handmade christmas card, handmade christmas card tutorial, video | 170 Comments »
Posted on December 2, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter .
Well, I’m not sure how big of a list it is but watch the video to learn what I use Glycerin for and for my recipes for pigment ink, blender pen juice, ink refresher and more!
Here is the list typed out! (my notes from the video)
Sorry it has taken me so long to compile a list of all of the great uses for glycerin in the craft room. Glycerin is a water-soluble plant based oily liquid that is a main ingredient in many of your art supplies. You can buy Glycerin at a pharmacy or a health food store or in the cake decorating aisle of the craft store (but that is the most expensive way) or if you need a lot of it you can purchase it through a soap making supplier online.
- Reinking embossing stamp pads. Use as is or with a wee bit of water to reink clear embossing pads or mix with gouache paint and make your own pigment reinker. Here is a video on making your own pigment ink: http://youtu.be/vah1ii4mZYQ
- Add a few drops to your acrylic paint rinse water to increase open time and work-ability with acrylic paints. It makes your water wetter!
- Refill your blending pens and water-based markers! Video: http://youtu.be/vmOJLBjF5LQ
- Add a teaspoon of glycerin to a 4oz spray bottle of water and you have dye based ink refresher, shake before using.
- Make a permanent gelli plate, sciency-weincy video: http://youtu.be/h9taUh073vQ Be sure to read the video description for updated recipe!
- Add a couple drops of glycerin to student grade watercolor paint in a palette to is does not dry out too much.
There you go, a fairly complete list, If I think of anything else I’ll let you know!
Oh, and here is the pattern for my wrap: http://youtu.be/MEvLAlVi7U4
Uses submitted by YouTube viewers (leave a comment to submit your glycerin uses but please don’t say suppository -hardy har har- craft uses only please) :D
Fareeda Mater says I also found out that you can used glycerin and water (Mixed) to remove squeaky doors. Worked for me.
LittleWillie1000 and LouAnn Licardo suggest adding it to snowglobes to make the glitter fall slower
madhabitz says you can also use glycerin in recipes for giant bubbles. Google “giant bubble recipes” for a bunch of them. You can also do a search for giant soap bubbles here on YouTube to see them in action. Tons of fun and surprisingly easy.
Any other ideas? I know it is used in taffy and cake frosting making too. One little ingredient, so many uses! Thanks for stopping by and learning about this little celebrated artsy additive and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Crafty Recipes | Tagged: acrylic paint, Art, craft recipies, embossing ink recipe, Glycerin, glycerin uses, pigment ink, pigment ink recipe, recipe for blender pen refil, recipe for ink refresher, video, video description | 17 Comments »
Posted on October 28, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter .
Hey there, Lindsay here posting a little later than usual today. That’s because I wanted to get a video, 2 actually, done for you today. I wanted to make a card for Halloween with my Vintage Pumpkin Stamps from Pink Persimmon because they are having a great sale, 30% off all of their stamps and a free stamp set (the Specail Delivery stamp set ) with a purchase of $25 or more. You have to use the coupon code: SuperSale2013 to get the savings. They are making room for more stamps and I adore their stuff so I thought I would share! If you shop tell ‘um Lindsay sent ya!
A YouTube viewer asked me if I knew where to buy punchenella and I thought I would do one better and show you how to make it!
It’s easy, all you need is paper drywall tape with holes, Lowes has a 2″x100′ roll for $6, and something to color it with like an inkpad or paint. You can even glitter it like I did here:
And now for the card. I designed this on the fly with the camera rolling (I feel like it needs a disclaimer LOL!) but you might get a new tip or trick to make it worth your while…
Well, I better get moving, I am running in the parent race for my son’s Cross Country team this afternoon, I don’t know what possessed me to agree to this 1.6 miles of torture, I think when the season started and I was so proud of my son for running every day I thought it would be fun (kinda like how snowshoeing sounds like fun when it is summer and when it is winter you think next summer it will be fun to go camping then when the time comes you come to your senses) so if I am not back tomorrow please send a paramedic into the woods after me to haul my sorry butt out, will ya? :D I did start training for the race about 2 months ago but I realized about 3 weeks in that a hate running, really hate running so my new plan is to save my strength for the race. I;ll let you know how that turns out. But if you don’t hear from me remember to send the paramedic, OK? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Crafty Recipes, pink persimmon, Stamping | Tagged: coupon code, DIY, halloween card, pink persimmon, punchenella, stamping techniques, video | 13 Comments »
Posted on October 22, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter .
Howdy folks! I was in a crafting rut the other day so I decided to play with some Christmas Papers from Oriental Trading Company and make some easy gift card holders. They will hang easily from the Christmas tree so they won’t get lost or they are flat enough to mail without additional postage, Also I’ll show you a birthday version! Watch the video to see how!
The clear stamps I used can be found here and are also by Oriental Trading. The large bag stamp is from TooMuchFun but I could not find it on their website but you can contact them and order it at email@example.com . If you don’t have that bag stamp you can just use a plain rectangle because it will look like a bag once you put the handles on. Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting.
Filed under: christmas, Stamping | Tagged: christmas gift idea, christms, gift card holder, oriental trading, rubber stamping, video | 12 Comments »