Showing posts with label art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art. Show all posts

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Poppy Flower Inspired Fabric Painted Cushion Cover

Poppy Flower Inspired Fabric painting Cushion Cover
Fabric painting is a fun technique to use on clothes to add unique designs. For this cushion cover project, I chose to do a bright poppy flower inspired cover.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Embroidered Crazy Patchwork

embroidered crazy patchwork
I have been working on a crazy patchwork surface to use it as the cover for a DIY stool we are working on. For this patchwork surface, I used the Crazy Patchwork method that uses random shapes of cloth attached together. Crazy patchwork is a lot of fun to do, as we do not have to cut each material using a pattern or measurement. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Painting on Glass with Americana Gloss Enamels

decoart glass paint project
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this wall display on an old glass picture frame. Prior to starting the project, I cleaned the glass with rubbing alcohol. Once the surface air dried, I drew a Mandala themed design using a black DecoArt Glass paint marker

Friday, January 12, 2018

Quilling Creations: Flora and Fauna

Quilling Creations Flora and Fauna
Quilling Creations: Flora and Fauna by Cecelia Louie includes everything we need to learn on how to quill paper into art! Ever since my first project a few years ago, I have loved doing quilling on a variety of surfaces. We love the paper craft of quilling, and always love both the process of doing this craft and the end results of our projects.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hands on origami kits

origami kits dover craft
Origami kits are a fun way to start folding creative models right away as the kits include the instructions and material we need to get started. We have been trying to use the below activity packed kits to get creative. We found that the instructions could be a little clearer, so beginners can follow it easily to make the beautiful nature inspired origami. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Inspiring Creativity: Drawing books

art book learning
Art Studio: Flowers ISNB: 9781633223639 priced at $25.99 is an instructional book for those wanting to learn how to draw and paint a variety of beautiful flowers. There are more than 35 step-by-step projects, as well as dozens of technique tutorials. This comprehensive resource will help artists of all skill levels gain the confidence they need to transform their love of vibrant botanicals into beautiful works of art.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Ease of Crocheting Amigurumi Characters

crochet cacti
Crochet lovers will love these quirky crochet kits. These kits come with instructions on how to create adorable themed characters and supplies to complete two projects. We have been having lots of fun crocheting stuffed characters with these kits.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Dewalt DCP580B 20V Max Brushless Planer #DIY tool

Dewalt Max Brushless Planer
We do a lot of DIY projects using wood and have a decent collection of tools to get the job done. The latest addition to our tools is the Dewalt DCP580B 20V Max Brushless planer. A planer is a really useful tool to have, as it has lots of varying uses. The DEWALT DCP580B 20V Max Brushless planer we are using is the cordless version, and it comes as a bare tool without any batteries. Since, most of our power tools are Dewalt we already have batteries to go with them. It is always best to use 3 Ah batteries or greater, so there is enough power to get the job done. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Summer Fun with Yard Art Spray Chalk

yard art
When we think of Yard Art, we think of sidewalk chalk. However, this year we enjoyed spraying chalk! We found this to be a fun way to decorate and show some creativity in the yard. Both adults and children in our home enjoyed spraying with Rust-Oleum® Yard Art Spray Chalk.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Art of Weaving

weaving wool
Weaving is a craft I remember doing as a child using ribbons, construction paper, and wool. My daughter started enjoying weaving about four years ago when she did an activity at Michaels, and when she made the scarf using the Weaved Threadz kit. From a young age, my daughter has weaved using wool, yarn, thread, and once on vacation we used leaves from a coconut tree. We find weaving to be a relaxing meditative craft that is fun and the end results are rewarding.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Vase of Flowers Made with Paper

vase of flowers construction paper
During winter we miss fresh flowers from our garden, so any activity that adds some colour is a choice for my children and I. This is a fun activity that children will enjoy doing needs...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Upcycled Dining Set for the Patio- Painting Chair Frames and Upholstering

Upcycled Dinning Set for the Patio
We updated a dining set that we no-longer used indoors to make it more suitable for the backyard patio. We used vibrant colours to give the outdoor furniture a more energizing look using Fusion Mineral Paint and by changing the upholstery. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Vintage Container made with Recycled Glass Jar

photo transfer
I recycled a Maille pickle jar to make this vintage looking container to keep cotton balls in our renovated bathroom. I found this project needs a little bit of care and patience from us, and it will turn out rewardingly beautiful. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Knitted Cowl using Circular Needles

knitted cowl
This cowl is fun and easy to make. I used one ball of yarn and circular needles to knit this cowl. I find knitting the cowl using a multicoloured ball of yarn makes it interesting and unique. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

How to Add Monogram to Socks

Adding Monogram to Socks
Adding a monogram is a fun way to make items special and personalized. We added personality and fun to a few socks using Stencils and Fabric Paint. This project will only take a few minutes, and will give you results that you will love. This is a fun project to get the children involved. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Decoupage Vase and Using Stencils on Fabric

stencil book
I enjoy looking through, and being inspired by a couple of Amy Butler's books. The Stencils book has beautiful fresh, decorative patterns that we can use for many of our decor projects. The 14 die-cut stencil designs in this kit comes with an inspiring book that has colourful projects.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Foxglove Flowers Quilled Wall Display

foxgloves flower quilling
In winter when we don't see much colour in the garden, I like to remember the beautiful and unique flowers. I think projects like this quilled Foxglove flowers make beautiful art work when it is mounted on canvas and displayed on the wall.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Learn to Draw with You Can Draw Simple Techniques for Realistic Drawings

You Can Draw Simple Techniques for Realistic Drawings by Leonardo Pereznieto is a book that teaches drawing techniques of 18 accessible, in-depth projects for those who enjoy art. I like learning from the step-by-step tutorials in this book, as it teaches how to draw different surfaces and texture that look realistic. Some of the drawings include gemstones, metal, flowers, water, and glass.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Metallic Tape Marker Holder

I love using tape for crafts because we can easily transform anything that is plain and simple to something spectacular. I love this glittery new metallic tape. There are so many ways we can use this tape from decorating gifts to personalizing, or using for home décor. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Win Your Own Kits to Give as Handmade Gifts for the Holidays

It is always special when the gifts we get especially from our children are handmade. This shows how much effort, love, and care they put into making it. My children and I got a chance to use and play with awesome Klutz Kits that provide fun activities for everyone over 8. Since 1977 Klutz creates activity kits that come with all the materials and instructions we need to make fabulous crafts. I think these kits are wonderful for both children and adults alike who enjoy doing crafts or learning how to do crafts. The end products of what we make using the material and inspiration from these kits can be given as gifts to loved ones.