Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers

Feb 11, 2011

I bet you were expect­ing anoth­er tag using Per­fect Pearls? Well this one fea­tures Ranger’s Adiron­dack Acrylic Paint Dab­bers. When using paint I find it most inspir­ing to cre­ate whim­si­cal pieces with brighter col­ors rather than my usu­al vin­tage style and shades. Kin­da strange when I think about it. Also, did you notice I used my Can­vas Album as inspi­ra­tion for this tag? If you did, you are a very devot­ed blog­ger. I always find it fun to use items around my scrap­room to cre­ate designs… one of the sim­plest things to cre­ate are pol­ka dots with the non-bris­tle end of my paint­brush­es. All you do is dip the end of the brush into the lid of the paint­brush and start cre­at­ing dots. Clean up is super sim­ple too. All you have to do...

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You are going to LOVE these…

Jan 23, 2011

I was asked to cre­ate a can­vas for Ranger’s design­er wall at CHA. Well the prod­uct we had to high­light was their Per­fect Pearl Mists and their new Per­fect Pearls colors.You are going to LOVE these. Check out Suze Wein­berg’s blog to see the new col­ors and a few sneak peeks of her can­vas… I can­not wait to see it in per­son. It was fun to cre­ate what ever I want­ed with the only require­ments being it had to be my style and I had to use the prod­ucts sent my way. I used WAY MORE Ranger prod­ucts on my can­vas than what was required but one tech­nique seemed to lead to anoth­er which meant using anoth­er prod­uct and so on… I think the Rock Can­dy Crack­le Paint looks AWESOME on the frame… I...

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Money Envelope

Dec 13, 2010

I cre­at­ed this mon­ey enve­lope using this tuto­r­i­al cre­at­ed by Wendy Vec­chi of Stu­dio 490. I did have to sub­sti­tute a few things since I did­n’t have all the stamps she used or one of the Dis­tress Ink col­ors. I must admit it’s nice step­ping out of your com­fort zone every once in awhile and stamp­ing is cer­tain­ly step­ping out for me. It’s scary as I can­not get over the every­thing needs to be per­fect stuff but I am try­ing. Oh and let me fill you in on a lit­tle secret… today is my super sweet friend Wendy’s birth­day. I think she is cel­e­brat­ing some­thing like her 25th. I don’t know I could be wrong but I know I’m not off by far. So when you go over to check out her awe­some tuto­r­i­al make sure you...

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Feels like winter…

Dec 12, 2010

Final­ly we are hav­ing some cold tem­per­a­tures, once again. It has cooled down and warmed up so much this month. I’m ready for the cold weath­er to get here and stay. It is way too hard to get into the Christ­mas Spir­it when it’s 70 some­thing degrees out­side. This is the last week of my “All Things Win­ter” work­shop. Today, I shared tips on dis­tress­ing. I love the dis­tressed look on projects and there are so many fun tools you can use that allow you to achieve dif­fer­ent looks. My absolute favorite dis­tress­ing tool hands down is the Ton­ic Stu­dios Tim Holtz Paper Dis­tress­er, this lit­tle tool fits per­fect­ly in my hand and is always an arms reach away. This week I will show you how to recre­ate the lay­outs below. As you can...

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Christmas Memories…

Oct 21, 2010

While at CHA store own­ers expressed inter­est in a Maya Road Retail­er Kit Pro­gram and I am pleased to share with you their first Christ­mas Mem­o­ries Mini Album Kit designed by me. Maya Road part­nered with Lily­bee Designs to bring you a kit which is per­fect for the Hol­i­days! And guess what? They are offer­ing these kits at whole­sale price so store own­ers can teach them in their stores or sell them to their cus­tomers! To find out more about the kit read below! Get ready for the hol­i­days because they will be here before you know it. Once you com­plete this album all you will need to do dur­ing the busy month of Decem­ber is attach your pho­tos because every­thing else will be com­plet­ed. This album can show­case your hol­i­day sea­son using 3.5”...

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Live life with Joy…

Oct 18, 2010

My newest online work­shop “Live life with Joy” is a mixed media online work­shop using Clau­dine Hell­muth’s Stu­dio Paints. If you have not tried her paints I high­ly sug­gest you do so as they are incred­i­ble. I real­ly like them as they are not chalky as some acrylic paints can be and their col­ors are won­der­ful. You can use them as they are or mix them to make awe­some col­ors. In this online work­shop you’re going to need to get your apron, wipes and paper tow­els handy because this one is all about Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Paints and Maya Road Maya Mist so it is going to get messy! You will alter the can­vas cov­er and two can­vas pages of your album using Claudine’s paints; cre­ate col­or­ful glazes to use with sten­cils. Accent areas...

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Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabbers…

Sep 13, 2010

Did you know Jen­ni Bowl­in now has acrylic paint dab­bers and ink pads that match her col­or schemes per­fect­ly? Well if you did­n’t she sure does and they are awe­some. I got to play with some while cre­at­ing this mini album for a guest blog post on her Inspi­ra­tion blog. I love Chili Pow­der as it is a won­der­ful shade of red. I used the Chili Pow­der, Lemon Drop, Malt­ed Milk and Foun­tain Pen when cre­at­ing this mini album. If you want to see pho­tos of the inside vis­it her Inspi­ra­tion blog… And I can­not believe I head for Greece this Fri­day. I am run­ning around like a crazy woman get­ting all my last minute items and hop­ing every­thing will fit into one suit­case… I real­ly do not want to bring two. Thank­ful­ly I...

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Make-n-Takes and Mini Workshop Project

Jun 26, 2010

Here are some sneak peeks of the items I will be teach­ing dur­ing the Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions Mykonos 2010 event. There are just a few spots left which means if you are think­ing about attend­ing this event you need to con­tact Tri­cia ASAP. While mak­ing this make-n-take spon­sored by Maya Road and Ranger you will get to play with Maya Mists, Chip­board, Stamps, Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Paints and Stick­les. You can make yours just like mine or use the same prod­ucts and alter the chip­board piece how you wish. This will be your name tag. While mak­ing this make-n-take spon­sored again by Maya Road and Ranger you will alter a mini acrylic but­ter­fly using Alco­hol Inks, Stick­les, Stamps and Glit­ter.  There will be two dif­fer­ent col­or schemes for you to pick from… brights as...

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New Classes Scheduled at The Crafty Scrapper

Jun 16, 2010

Smile Can­vas Ban­ner ~ Maya Mist Tech­nique Class Date: Fri­day, August 13th Place: The Crafty Scrap­per 972–923-3151 While cre­at­ing this ban­ner you will learn how to make your own paint col­ors, alter acrylic items and cre­ate a semi clear glaze using Maya Mist incor­po­rat­ed with oth­er com­mon craft sup­plies. Your kit will come with a com­plete set of Maya Road chip­board let­ters so you can spell any name or word for you ban­ner. The Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Album comes with 6 pages. If the word or name you wish to use has more than 6 let­ters Car­olyn has addi­tion­al Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Albums for pur­chase. Maya Road Maya Mists will be pro­vid­ed for use. There will be a wide assort­ment of col­ors but if you have a spe­cif­ic col­or scheme...

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Altered Paper Mache Box

Mar 28, 2010

I tell ya clean­ing out my scrap­room has allowed me to find some things I had for­got­ten all about hav­ing. This paper mache but­ter­fly box was stashed away deep down in a draw­er and these bun­ny picks where hang­ing in a bag that had been pushed way back in the clos­et. Putting the two togeth­er sure did make for a super cute altered box. I’m so glad I found them. This is what the Rab­bit looked like orig­i­nal­ly. I found these in the East­er sec­tion at JoAnns. Sup­plies Used: But­ter­fly Shaped Paper Mache Box, Book Pages, Sta­mens, Creamy Brown Ink, Rab­bit Pick, Kry­lon Sil­ver Leaf­ing Pen, Strong Liq­uid Adhe­sive, Glue Stick, Craft Knife, Craft Mat, Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage — Glossy, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, MM Mani­la Acrylic Paint Tools Need­ed: Paint­brush, Scis­sors...

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Glittered Easter Eggs

Mar 25, 2010

I see glit­tered paper mache eggs all over the stores this time of year and nev­er can allow myself to pur­chase them since they are so easy to recre­ate. I love how they sparkle when the light hits them. You can find paper mache eggs in all sizes but since I have a bag full of small ones I decid­ed to make some mini glit­tered eggs. Right now it is all about me try­ing to use up my stash. You can cre­ate and attach a hang­er to the top of each egg out of Bak­er’s Twine then place it on that East­er tree I keep talk­ing about… which should just about be filled if you are mak­ing these projects. I tell ya what, if you are cre­at­ing these East­er projects send me a pho­to...

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Altered Paper Mache Box

Mar 24, 2010

How sweet will this be filled with a lit­tle East­er sur­prise? I love sur­pris­es and think this altered egg shaped paper mache box is per­fect to hold that spe­cial East­er some­thing. Sup­plies Need­ed: Small Egg Shaped Paper Mache Box, Vin­tage East­er Post­card Image, Folk Art 526 Soft Apple Acrylic Paint, Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage — Glossy, Martha Stew­art Crafts Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, Maya Road Vin­tage Cro­chet White Zig Zag Trim, Pale Pink Seam Bind­ing, Fab­ri-Tac, Maya Road Clear Jew­el Pins, Cop­ic Ciao Mark­ers RV13 Ten­der Pink & G21 Lime Green, 3mm Rhine­stones, 5mm Self Adhe­sive Pearl Tools Used: Scis­sors, Pen­cil, Paint­brush Instruc­tions: Using a paint­brush paint the entire paper mache box, let dry. Light­ly ink the paint­ed box using Creamy Brown ink. Note:  You just want a...

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Let it Snow…

Dec 4, 2009

I got­ta say I am impressed with myself today… two big blog posts in one day.… As promised here are the instruc­tions for this sweet snow­man orna­ment that was part of Deb­by’s 12 Days of Home for the Hol­i­days. You want to make sure to keep check­ing Deb­by’s blog because she has a new design­er fea­tured each day. I love read­ing how oth­ers pre­serve their hol­i­day tra­di­tions. How do you pre­serve yours? Instruc­tions: Using a paint­brush apply Mani­la paint all along the sides of your paper mache orna­ment, let dry. Cov­er the top of your orna­ment with vin­tage sheet music. Using Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, ink the edges of the paper mache orna­ment. Using a paint­brush apply Col­lage Pauge Decoupage — Glossy all over the top of the vin­tage sheet music...

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Altered Cabinet Card

Nov 2, 2009

My “A Very Vin­tage Christ­mas” work­shop starts today so in its hon­or I fig­ured I would have a very vin­tage project. I found this old cab­i­net card placed between some very old Christ­mas cards that have been in the fam­i­ly for near­ly 60 years. No one rec­og­nized these two young ladies and there was no name on the back so I decid­ed to make their pho­to into a per­ma­nent hol­i­day orna­ment to enjoy each year. These ladies seemed to be in such a gaze that I decid­ed to have them look­ing out a win­dow, maybe at the new­ly fall­en snow or eager­ly antic­i­pat­ing the arrival of a wel­comed hol­i­day guest. Which ever it may be, I’m pret­ty hap­py with how this came out and cer­tain­ly see a new addic­tion in my future. If you...

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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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A Happy Christmas…

Oct 28, 2009

Yes it looks as though I skipped Hal­loween and Thanks­giv­ing all togeth­er and went straight to Christ­mas. Hon­est­ly this was not my inten­tion it just kin­da hap­pened… I guess it comes as no sur­prise that I was the kid ready to pull the Christ­mas tree out of the attic the sec­ond I saw any sign of Christ­mas in the stores. Mom and I always had some kind of Christ­mas craft going on each year. I still have the stuffed fab­ric orna­ments we made one year… once we made lots of cute orna­ments using a sim­ple salt and flour dough mix­ture then paint­ed and coat­ed them in var­nish… not sure what hap­pened to those but I’m sure it had some­thing to do with South­east Texas humid­i­ty. Any­way, I could go on and on telling you...

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown…

Oct 11, 2009

Oh how I love this movie… I looked for­ward to watch­ing it every year as a child and still like watch­ing it as an adult. Not only does this pump­kin look adorable sit­ting on our cof­fee table I think it will also be cute as a place­card on our table for Thanks­giv­ing din­ner. All I need to do is replace the “Hap­py Hal­loween” sen­ti­ment with a name. To recre­ate this project first paint the plas­tic pump­kin using orange acrylic paint and the stem (remove the stem for eas­i­er han­dling) with brown acrylic paint, let dry. Apply liq­uid adhe­sive to the pump­kin then gen­er­ous­ly apply orange glit­ter on top. Apply  liq­uid adhe­sive to the stem then gen­er­ous­ly apply brown glit­ter on top. Tap off excess. Let Dry. Cre­ate the leaves using this tuto­r­i­al. Wrap the...

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Boo Ornament…

Oct 10, 2009

Here is a sim­ple ornament/tag you can cre­ate for your home or attach to or give as a gift. The instruc­tions are pret­ty sim­ple. All you need to do is cov­er the front of a 4″ Maya Road cir­cle coast­er album page with an old book page (poke a hole for your hang­er using the back as your guide), paint the back and edges of the 4″ Maya Road cir­cle coast­er album page and Maya Road Jonathan Alphas using black acrylic paint. Next cov­er the let­ters in black glit­ter. Cre­ate three crepe paper rosettes out of Black, Orange and White crepe paper stream­ers. Accent the edges of the crepe paper rosettes using Gold­en Rod Stick­les. Now using a liq­uid adhe­sive begin attach­ing and stack­ing your crepe paper rosettes onto the front of the 4″...

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Trick or Treat with Lottie…

Aug 29, 2009

Lot­tie by Pink Per­sim­mon I have so many ideas for this adorable stamp set and since Hal­loween items are start­ing to show up in stores all over the area I fig­ured now would be great time for a lit­tle “Mas­quer­ade Ball” theme.  So if you are par­tic­i­pat­ing in any Hal­loween tag or card swaps I think Lot­tie will cer­tain­ly make a grand entrance. Wish­ing you all a won­der­ful week­end. It’s going to be a great one here in Texas. Sup­plies Used: Jen­ni Bowl­in Mini Bin­go Cards — Hal­loween, My Mind’s Eye — Night Light Sug­ar Dots, Adiron­dack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dab­ber — Gold, Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Scrap­book Shim­mer — Gold, Orange Peel Stick­les, Pink Per­sim­mon Lot­tie Stamp Set, Black Boa, Black Card­stock, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Aleene’s Paper Glaze, Book Page, Bril­lance Pig­ment Ink Pad —...

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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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