Posted on August 27, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Grab your stencils and embossing paste and let’s make Faux Mosaics!
Kraft Jewelry Box 5″x6″:
Acrylic paint (grout color, I used white)
Glass Paint (Transparent)
Stencil (Patti Tolley Parrish from istencil)
Stencil Embossing Paste (pearl-Dreamweaver)
paint brush, palette knife, scraper
Papermart supplies used in the card set
Jewelry Tissue on a roll
Let me know if you want a demo on making the card set!
Mosaic box directions:
1. Paint box white, let dry.
2. Tape stencil to box lid and spread stencil paste on top. Remove and clean stencil, let dry.
3. Paint raised squares and bottom edges of box. Let dry.
4. Add copper tape to edges of the box lid if desired.
I put handmade cards in my box, what will you put in yours? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Sponsored by Papermart.
Filed under: quick projects | Tagged: dreamweaver, embossing paste, gift wrap, mosaic, papermart, stencils, texture paste | 5 Comments »
Posted on August 26, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I have a cardmaking tutorial for you where we will use the stamp positioner I showed you in SS#8 and we will talk about what to do with the insides and backs of cards. We will also use the clear embossing ink I showed you last week with chalk for a background, Fun!
You can do as much or as little as you like, here are some ideas in today’s video.
1/2 sheet of white cardstock
12″x12″ sheet of patterned paper
Altenew Vintage Flowers and Painted Butterflies
Funny Handmade card stamp: Judikins
Back of Card Stamps: EK Success
Floral background: Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine freebie
Clear embossing ink
Let me know if you have any other techniques you want to learn on Stamp School!
Sorry if my photos look off this week, I just upgraded my computer and I am trying the photo editing software that came with it. I am trying to decide if I want to keep it or try to transfer my old software over. Do these photos look weird to you? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: alt3new, Altenew, cardmaking, embossing ink, stamp school | 14 Comments »
Posted on August 25, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
My studio is full to bursting with crafty goodness for upcoming tutorials, have a look!
If you want to see everything then watch the video and be sure to let me know what products you would like to see me demonstrate first.
Craft Supplies from the video:
I think that is everything from this haul, let me know if I missed any thing:)
Disclaimer: Some of these products came from sponsors or were sent by companies in exchange for promotional consideration. That said,I only use products that I love and you will always get my honest opinion about them as well as DIY alternative for things you already have. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Product Reviews | Tagged: art suppies, craft haul, haul, paint, stamps | 26 Comments »
Posted on August 24, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Oh I do love a good stamp pun, don’t you?
I have to admit I am usually not a big user of cute stamps but I have loved the House Mouse stamps since my friend Tracey introduced me to them years ago, I stamped out a few of hers to color and I was hooked. Before you knew it I had my local stamp store (sadly, no longer in business) special ordering me stamps and one time I hit the mother lode at a yard sale and bought a bunch. Until recently you could only get House Mouse stamps mounted on wood, I have a lot of those and while they are beautiful sitting on my shelf they could be tricky to stamp because they were so detailed. I love that most of their designs are available in unmounted rubber now (and some even in clear sets with sentiments!) because I get the detail of the rubber but I can put them on my curved block (I am using a Mega Mount in my video but the Rock-a-blocks also work well and are much cheaper) and get a perfect impression every time. I have to say I wasted a lot of paper stamping those old wood mounted ones. Tip, if you have the wood mounted House Mouse Stamps you will get a great impression if you lay the stamp rubber side up on your table, ink it up and lay your trimmed cardstock on the rubber and rub the back of the paper. I had to mention that because I have lots of the wood mounted ones and they are too pretty to unmount LOL! Don’t you dare call Hoarders on me!
I will also share some fun coloring tips and tricks in today’s video!
- Use a curved block for better detail (I used the Mega Mount from Impression Obsession, Rock-a-Blocks from Crafters Companion are also good)
- I used a thin strip of wood from a hand plane to stamp my sentiment on.
- Experiment layering your coloring media for rich colors!
I hope you learned some cool tips and tricks that you can use on your next card! Please note that links to Hallmark Scrapbook are affiliate links and I earn a small percentage of sales made through the links, you do not pay more by clicking through the links but you help support these free video tutorials. Thanks so much for spending some time with me today and tl next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: colored pencils, fall, handmade card, house mouse designs, house mouse stamps, mega mount, prima pencils, rock a block, rubber stamping, stampendous, thinking of you card, watercolor, zig real brush pens | 33 Comments »
Posted on August 23, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today I have a fun, quick and easy bookmaking project that only requires paper and adhesive! You can use any paper you want but it is perfect for the older scrapbook paper in your stash that you don’t care for because you can use the back side for the pages and the print will be hidden. Aren’t you glad you kept it now?
Watch the video to see how fun and quick these little notebooks are!
- 20 minutes
I have seen some really cute notebooks that some of you guys made following my tutorial on Instagram, thanks for sharing! If you want share your pics you can post them on Thefrugalcrafter Facebook page of use #thefrugalcrafter when posting on Instagram, it might work on twitter too but honestly I’m not sure LOL! If you love this simple idea I would love it if you shared it on Pinterest or your favorite social media (handy links at the bottom of the post!) Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: art journaling, Crafts 4 Kids, quick projects | Tagged: back to school craft, bookmaking, DIY ntebook, handmade books, ideas for old scrapbook paper, Recycling | 12 Comments »
Posted on August 22, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I hope you are having a good weekend. We are taking it easy, I have one kid down with a cold+allergies so we spent today puttering around the house. I delved into the nooks and crannies of my craft room to try and unearth my extra brayers and lino-cutters (it had really been bugging me that I could not find them when I hosted my Gelli print party last week) to no avail but I did find some mosaic supplies, glass paint and about 200 unfinished resin pendants. Good grief, I am expecting a knock on the door from Hoarders any moment! We did have a little flood in the basement today but luckily it did not get to my craft room or hubby’s woodworking area. On the bright side the cellar floor got a good washing LOL! Tonight I have a fun little painting tutorial for you!
It is geared for beginners so you might want to watch it at 2x speed if you are advanced. It is painted with #5 & #10 round brushes and only 3 colors of paint. I hope you like it!
Strathmore watercolor cards
#10 & #6 Synthetic rounds
Cut up piece of credit card, water bucket, paper towel
This tutorial is slow enough for beginners to paint along with me.
I want to thank Jerry’s Artarama for sponsoring this video and I thank you for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Painting | Tagged: chickadee, how to paint a chickadee in watercolor, watercolor, watercolor tutorial | 13 Comments »