Maya Road Sneak Peeks Day 1

Jan 20, 2012

Final­ly the day is here… Maya Road Sneak Peeks have begun. I tell ya I don’t think I could have wait­ed anoth­er day. I’ve been so inspired with this win­ter release and want to share, share, share. I know I say this every time but I hon­est­ly do believe it… this is their BEST RELEASE ever! So many awe­some new items. Okay, on to today’s project. One of my favorite new items are the Wood Vin­tage Birds. Each pack­age con­tains 5 styles & 10 birds that are just wait­ing for you to alter. They range in mea­sure­ments from 1.5″ to 3″ and are per­fect to paint, ink, glit­ter etc. I had fun paint­ing, ink­ing, crack­ling and glit­ter­ing the fat chub­by bird. He looks like a win­ter bird sit­ting in the snow all fluffed up...

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The Internet makes the world seem smaller…

Sep 6, 2011

Sev­er­al months ago I received an email sent to me using the “Send Me A Note” form on my blog. It was from an art stu­dent request­ing infor­ma­tion on Crack­ling Medi­um as he knew I used it often as he found links about me on the inter­net which then brought him to my blog. I replied back with all the answers to his ques­tions and told him all the brands I used and what effects would occur when using them, then we both went on our mer­ry way. All I knew was his name was Abhishek Kumar but had no clue where he was from. I got busy with book dead­lines and did­n’t think much more about it. I was just glad I could answer his ques­tions and help him out. Once the book...

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Noel…

Oct 29, 2009

And for you, SURPRISE anoth­er Christ­mas project. I have a feel­ing this year Old Fash­ioned Mica Snowflakes are going to be on every­thing! For the time being this lit­tle gem will sit in my curio cab­i­net until I can find it’s per­fect lit­tle hol­i­day spot.  I love how the light catch­es the glit­ter, tin­sel and mica snowflakes… it is so spark­ly. Tomor­row, I will share a lit­tle project that will make the cutest hol­i­day swap gift. Instruc­tions: First pull out the cord hang­er on the orna­ment as you will not need it. Paint a cube shaped paper mache orna­ment using a Mani­la col­ored acrylic paint. Once dry ink light­ly the edges using Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown. While the orna­ment is dry­ing bleach three dif­fer­ent sized Bot­tle Brush trees (4.5″, 3.5″, 2.5″)...

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My Little Book of Thoughts…

May 12, 2009

I am not much of a jour­nal keep­er but I love hav­ing some­thing small to jot down a thought or two or make a note so I don’t for­get a moment of inspi­ra­tion or a nice quote. I think it is nice to have a lit­tle some­thing to keep my thoughts not­ed in that I can car­ry along. So this is what I decid­ed to cre­ate using the Book Page Flower from last weeks tuto­ri­als. My very own “Lit­tle Book of Thoughts”.  And I guess you can tell I am real­ly into gold and black paint with crack­ling medi­um. Just love the look so much. Sup­plies Need­ed: Small Jour­nal (approx. 3″ x 4″) Adiron­dack Metallics Acrylic Paints (Gold) DecoArt Crack­ling Medi­um (Weath­ered Wood) Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Acrylic Paint (Asphalt) Book Page Flower Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk...

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Photo Holder using Sewing Pattern Flower…

May 11, 2009

I fig­ured I should show you all how I decid­ed to use the Sewing Pat­tern Flower I cre­at­ed last week. This sim­ple pho­to hold­er will soon be sit­ting on a shelf in Ter­ri’s apart­ment hold­ing a pho­to of her and Laren. Sup­plies Need­ed: Jum­bo Clothes­pin 6″ (The Tree House Stu­dio) Adiron­dack Metallics Arylic Paint Dab­ber in Gold DecoArt Crack­ling Medi­um (Weath­ered Wood) Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Acrylic Paint (Asphalt) Sewing Pat­tern Flower Stu­dio 490 Wendy Vec­chi Funky Flower Art Leaf Stamp Cream Felt Embroi­dery Floss (DMC 543) Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Tools Need­ed: Paint Brush Sewing Nee­dle Strong Adhe­sive or Hot Glue Gun Scis­sors Instruc­tions: Paint the jum­bo clothes­pin front and back using a Gold Adiron­dack Metallics Arylic Paint Dab­ber, let dry Once the paint is dry using a paint­brush cov­er the gold paint...

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Using Crackling Medium

Apr 29, 2007

Pace Sup­plies Need­ed: Acrylic Paints, DecoArt Weath­ered Crack­ling Medi­um, Paint Brush and chip­board (exam­ple is Maya Road Scroll Cor­ners) I have found that when using crack­ling medi­um, foam brush­es are not as effec­tive as using a paint brush.

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The next tutorial…

Apr 25, 2007

will be how to use crack­ling medi­um to alter chip­board. I love the way the crack­ling medi­um looks on the front, spine and back of my “Spring” binder by Maya Road. I use the 3/16″ hole punch side and set a 3/16″ eye­let.

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