Thursday, April 26, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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
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 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
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
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
Saturday, July 8, 2017
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
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
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
Friday, August 12, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
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
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Thursday, December 17, 2015
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.