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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