Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Brea Reese Watercolor Resist Panel

Hello Friends!

How is Spring in your neighborhood? Ours seems like it has finally arrived. MN has been cruel this year and it has taken some time to finally see some flowers and the leaves out on the trees. Oh and I can't forget about the beautiful sounds of the chirping birds.

Soon shall come the butterflies!

So what better way to wait for them than to sit down with my granddaughter and have a little crafting with the Brea Reese Watercolor Resist Panel which happens to have a butterfly on it!

First thing we did was gather all our supplies.


Supplies:

Brea Reese Watercolor Resist Panel
Brea Reese Glitter Inks  Orange, Pink, Medium Magenta
Brush
Water

We removed resist panel from package.


Started to apply color, starting with Orange.


It already is gorgeous and my granddaughter was so proud of herself it gave her confidence in her art. Next she applied Pink and the the Medium Magenta.


So beautiful! She absolutely adores it!

Double win, happy granddaughter and fun crafting!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

May 15th - National Chocolate Chip Day!

Hello friends!

Did you know that there was a day just for chocolate chips?

I sure didn't!

But there is and today is the day!


I decided to have some fun, I took out a bag of chocolate chips and my Brea Reese Watercolor Pan set and started to paint.

I think now is a GREAT time to tell you that many stores are now carrying Brea Reese products! 
                      Target, Hobby Lobby and Michael's. 

Do you know how hard it was to paint and not eat the chocolate chips?

Every darn morsel sitting there all chocolate like, baiting me to take a bite. UGH!

I did bite into a few morsels!

LOL! It kept changing the image!

The stage was set!


Already the chips are missing in action!


Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!


I know you want one!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy at least one chocolate chip something today!
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Ann Butler Stenciled Birthday Card


Hello Friends!

Looking for a easy stenciled birthday card? This is it!

When is it a good time to use a star stencil? 

                               A BIRTHDAY is! 

After all, they are the star of the day!



Are you ready to get started?

Supplies needed:


Gather Supplies:


Step 1

Trim green cardstock to 5 1/2" X 5 1/2". Trim white cardstock to 5 1/4" X 5 1/4". Using just the star circle on the Stencil Girl Stencil, apply Limelight ColorBox Crafter's ink onto the white cardstock using a dauber or stencil brush. Apply a first coat and heat set, go back over using a lighter touch and heat set again.



Step 2

Corner round the white and green cardstock. Adhere together using tape runner. Stamp Birthday sentiment out and trim to size. Trim colored scrap paper and green paper to size. Stack and adhere with 3 D foam squares.


Step 3

Apply a piece of Washi Tape to green cardstock and trim to size. Adhere to card using tape runner.


I hope you have enjoyed today's project! I sure did! 

Stop by Ann Butler Blog for more inspiring projects.




Monday, May 13, 2019

Blog Hop with A Vintage Girl and Designer Crafts Connection


Hello and welcome to our hop!

This hop will give you amazing ideas and inspiration!



We have such a talented group of designers participating in the hop - so be sure to hop over to the Designer Crafts Connection blog to check them all out. 

This hop is right up my ally, I love dress forms, vintage, cogs, steampunk! Eek!

I ended up buying my products to work with! I couldn't leave it to chance!

What I have for you today is the......

            "Steampunk Dreams" Dress Form Album

Let's just say it has been a dream to work on this album!


I am not doing a step out as there are way to many pages. I am showing you each page and some close ups. I will list products used.

Supplies



Here she is! 

I love the way it turned out! I have photos to add and some more trinkets!

Cover pages together.

 Cover page 1


Cover Page 2


Inside cover page 1


Next 2 pages


Next 2 pages


One of the tags removed from 1 of three pockets


Check out those pipes!!! I love the way they turned out. I colored them with colored pencil and then covered in Baked Textures - Vintage Beeswax.


Another pull out tag - tri fold


More pockects



Dress form top has paper applied with a top coat of Baked Textures - Vintage Beeswax, it is stunning. For the metal part of dress form I painted it and shaded it with colored pencils and also covered it in Baked Textures.


 Last pages


I am in love with this album!


I can see me doing more of these albums, so much fun.

The chipboard is very sturdy, I painted it, heated it, colored it, inked it, really nice quality.

This is not a paid endorsement! I bought all of my supplies.

I sure hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed crafting it!!!!

Want more awesome projects using A Vintage Girl? Be sure to check out the rest of the blogs in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop HERE!



Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Blog Hop with Rinea and Designer Crafts Connection

Hello and welcome to our hop!

This hop will give you amazing ideas and inspiration!

We have such a talented group of designers participating in the hop - so be sure to hop over to the Designer Crafts Connection blog to check them all out. 

Rinea is a foiled double sided paper that holds it shape. It is truly amazing!

Since it holds it's shape I wanted to try embossing and sanding to make some home decor and I will say I love the way it turned out!


Supplies Needed:


  • Rinea papers - Available in a variety of colors
  • 2 - 4" X 4" wood blocks
  • Embossing folder of your choice
  • Die cut machine for embossing
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Sand paper - fine
  • Brush
  • Paper towel
  • Folk Art Antique Medium
  • Matte Varnish


First choose your colors and embossing folder, emboss your paper.












Once embossed, adhere Rinea paper to the block of wood. Make sure it is centered. Cut excess off.


Take a fine grit sand paper or block and lightly sand over the paper.


See below how the shine of the paper in some areas are sanded. It still kept it's shape. Now just add antiquing medium to the whole block including the top.


I added a coat of Matte varnish to protect. Let dry and they are ready to display!

I think they are beautiful!




Want more awesome projects using Rinea? Be sure to check out the rest of the blogs in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Watercolor Elephant with Brea Reese

Hello friends!

Today I have a fun little drawing I did, I have been practicing. I thought it would make a great card! It is a Elephant! I love Elephants and I have been practicing drawing them.

So today I added Brea Reese Watercolors and used the Brea Reese Water based markers.


Supplies Needed:



I started with my drawing. So cute, even if I do say so myself!!!!


I wet the inside of the elephant with water and start to add color. I build up color as I go along.


At this point you can start shading and add grass.


I LOVE the way the water based markers and the watercolors work together!

Let dry and come back over with black waterproof ink for eyes and toes if desired!

LOVE this little one!!!


I am going to call this "Never Forget".

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