Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mushroom Fairy Jar - Painting on Glass

Painted Mason Jar
This month Marabu is sponsoring the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop. They were generous enough to send me a starter set of their Porcelain Paints and a selection of their paint pens. I used them to paint a Mushroom Fairy Jar. I have realized that perhaps freehand painting is not my one of my strengths!

Marabu is giving away a great prize - be sure to read all the way to the end of the post to see how to enter for your chance to win.

Mushroom Fairy Jar

I picked up this cute mason jar at the store a while back - it holds votive holder inside- and I have been waiting to make something with it. The Porcelain Paints were super easy to apply and look great.  I used a very small stipple brush to create the texture of the mushrooms, then outlined with a very small liner brush.  I set it aside to dry at this point.

My second step was to add the white dots using the ball tip of an embossing tool. I used a small flat brush to add the stems and set aside to dry again. Last step was to add what I am going to call leaves. They don't look like leaves - but I am going to call them that anyway. Let's all pretend they are leaves. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Fairy Jar

So,, this looks way better in person than in a photo. I seriously took about 15 photos from different angles and with different exposures with no luck. This was as good as it got.  It looks very cool - trust me on this.

Marabu has a great line of painting supplies so be sure to check them out. You can see their product line at this link.  Marabu is giving away a fabulous prize valued at @ $75. In order to win you must hop over to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog and COMMENT there.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the DCC blog to see the other great projects and enter for your chance to win a fabulous prize from Marabu.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Princess Fairy Tale Purse

Princess purse
Hi everyone, it's Anita from The Flamingo Chronicals and today I want to share a fun Fairy Tale Purse that I made for my sweet princess. My sweet girl loves the little Fairy Wand I made for  her using Joy Iron-on letters a few months ago and this little purse will be the perfect accessory.


Joy® Iron On Monogram Letters

Paper flowers

Pre decorated canvas bag (this one is from Hobby Lobby)

These letters make adding a monogram incredibly easy! They are all designed to work together- just select one letter from each set and you are ready to go. Remember, the last initial goes in the middle of the monogram!

DIY Child Purse

I started with the center of the monogram - the large "V" and ironed it on first. Then I added the first and middle initials one at a time to make sure I got them placed in the correct position.  To finish the project off I sprayed a little bit of sparkle dust on the flowers. To see instructional videos on using the products please check out the blog here.

To see the post on how to create the super cute Fairy Wand check it out here.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mixed Media Foiled Heart

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Mixed Media Foiled Heart

Valentine Day is coming up and that means it is time to change out the art projects on the entryway table. This year I wanted to use the fun new colors of Deco Foil Transfer Sheets that were just released last month. The Gold Shattered Glass is my favorite color of the bunch - it is amazing! I used felt to create the Mixed Media Foiled Heart at the center of my Deflecto Frame.

I used a precut felt piece from the dollar store as the base of my design. I cut lots of heart shapes using an old Fiskars punch. I inked the heart shapes and adhered them behind the larger heart shape randomly.

The Deflecto 8 1/2 X11 Pink Craft Frame is very versatile and I use it for so many things. You can slide your photo inside and decorate the outside. I like to add my embellishments to the outside so I can switch out the photo from time to time.

Foiled chipboard
I used two colors of Deco Foil on a felt heart. In order to achieve this look I spread Deco Foil transfer Gel over the felt. When it was dry along the edges, but not in the center, I used the Gold Shattered Glass foil sheet and ran it through my laminator. Since the gel in the center was not dry - the foil will not adhere! I let the felt sit until the rest of the gel was completely dry and then ran it back through the laminator using  a sheet of the Wild Cherry foil.

I used Teal foil for the chipboard pieces and then sanded a few places to give them a distressed look. To finish off the design I added some Prima flowers and a piece of black cardstock inside the frame to make the design pop.

 Be sure to check out the Deflecto Blog for more great crafting ideas.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Princess in Training Door Sign

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Princess in Training Door Sign

We are busy redoing the spare bedroom for out little princess since she spends so much time with us. This Princess in Training sign was just the thing to dress up her door! I picked up this little sign in the dollar spot at Target and used Vinyl from Style Tech to dress it up. This project was a little difficult to get a good photo of- I used the Brushed Metal vinyl for the words and it is super shiny AND it changes colors depending on how the light hits it!  But it is SOOOO pretty!!

Vinyl Crown
See how shiny that beautiful purple vinyl is??? Be sure to check out the Brushed Metal line from Style Tech - they have several great colors and you will love them all. The crown is cut from Gold Chrome  - another of the metal look vinyls. I dressed up the crown with resin flowers from Queen and Co and pearls.

Lining up vinyl words
I normally just eyeball my vinyl placement but I since this was going to be hanging on the door I wanted to make sure I got everything straight! I used my ruler and added some very light pencil lines where I wanted to place the words.  Be sure to use a light hand with the pencil and a soft lead - that will make erasing easier. I love my quilting ruler for jobs like this. Because it is 4" wide it makes it easy to line up against the edge.

Mono Zero eraser

To erase the pencil lines I use my Tombow Mono Zero eraser. It is VERY small and allows me to get into the tiny spaces around the vinyl with actually going OVER the vinyl. You don't want to use a larger eraser and go over the vinyl - this will leave marks on your vinyl. Learn from me young Jedi.

Hoe to save on vinyl
Because I don't like to have little scraps of vinyl in my box, I like to draw a box around my designs. Then I weed like normal and apply my transfer tape to remove the design from the backing. That leaves me with the full 12 x 12 sheet to work with.

Be sure to check out the Style Tech Facebook Page for new product releases and fabulous ideas.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Monday, January 8, 2018

IKEA Bucket Turned Toy Storage

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IKEA Bucket toy chest
The Princess is starting to accumulate quite a few toys at our house and storage was becoming a problem. We were checking out the new IKEA last week and I snapped up this super cheap bucket to turn into a toy chest for her. Because, you know,, she has her own room here for some reason. 

To complete this project I am using the new Ultra FX vinyl from StyleTech . Y'all... it is SUPER glittery.  Super. Glittery. Both layers of her name and the bubbles are Ultra FX. 

layered glitter vinyl
 Sparkle for miles y'all. You are going to love this stuff. I used a simple font to type out the words, ungrouped the letters, then nudged the letters a little closer together. I used the offset tool to create the bottom layer and really made it a good size- almost double what the standard is. I really wanted that glitter to show! Here I am using Purple and Aquamist Ultra FX.

Multiple layers of vinyl
I have been waiting on an excuse to use this cute seahorse I bought from the Silhouette store some time ago! For this little critter I used Yellow Luster for the bottom layer, Lemon Lime Transparent Glitter for the middle layer, and Apple Green Polished Metal for the detail layer. The bubbles are the same Aquamist I used in the name. 

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