Cloth Paper Scissors has a free eBook on image transfer to paper, fabric, and other techniques. In order to get the eBook you will need to provide your email address. I have several of their eBooks and they are a wonderful resource for a variety of techniques and utilizing many mediums.
For your copy be sure to visit, How to Make an Image Transfer to Fabric, Paper, and Other Photo Transfer Techniques.
The 36th Avenue
The 36th Avenue tutorial is great for the above project. It is very detailed. I saw one that was similar to this in a jewelry store. It was much bigger and had a vintage frame around it.
A peg board for my jewelry and jewelry making is on my wish list to make. My husband and I even visited Home Depot so I could show him the parts I needed. It is going to come to fruition once we move.
Please visit The 36th Avenue for details and beautiful photos of the process.
Have you heard of Santos Dolls? You can read about the history, here. The name is taken from the Spanish word, Saint. The dolls flourished during the 1700s and 1800s.
I had never heard of them, until I signed up for the Creatively Made workshop. We will be making these dolls. I went to Hobby Lobby today and did not find the supplies I needed for this project. However, I am going to look online and see if I can find the supplies.
If you have made these before, I would love to hear from you or perhaps you can share a link with a photo. Once I have completed the project, I will post a photo.
Photo Courtesy of santoscagedoll.com
Photo courtesy of santoscagedoll.com
The first part of December I wrote about snow globes and some DIY projects I found on other blogs that used the snow globes from Anthropologie as inspiration. You can find the original post here. Well, I have created my own version of these easy to make snow globes.
To do this project you will need:
1. Mason Jars which can be found most anywhere (second hand, Walmart, grocery stores, etc.)
2. Small Trees (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, second hand, Walmart, Kmart, etc.)
3. Fake Snow or Glitter (again most craft stores have this. I saw it at Walmart and Kmart too)
4. Small Pine Cones
4. Hot Glue Gun
5. Bows are optional
Hot glue the lid to the screw on ring then glue the tree to the inside of the lid. Next, glue a few pine cones. Place fake snow on top of that and add a few more pine cones if you want more. Screw the lid into place and you are done. The bows are optional.
Have fun and enjoy!
These snow globes are so cute! I have a ton of jars and think this will be one of the ways I use them. I would like to give some as gifts and then keep a couple for our Christmas decor.
Anthropologie Snow Globes from their website
The snow globes above are available at Anthropologie ranging from $18.00 to 38.00 for one, not the set. Below, is a DIY from a couple of fellow bloggers and the cost for creating your own is at a much lower price. They look fun to make and there are so many options for adding your own ideas.
A Beautiful Journey Snow Globes
It's Overflowing Snow Globes
Be sure to visit the blogs; A beautiful Journey and It’s Overflowing for more ideas.
Snowmen by Sue Pelletier
Do you have some fun and funky bottles? What about knick-knacks and gathered treasure waiting to become an art piece?
Sue Pelletier has created the snowmen pictured here and also offers workshops. Sue is a mixed media artist and has been published in Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, and Art at the Speed of Life, just to name a few.
More Snowmen by Sue Pelletier
Be sure to check out her website and have fun creating!
I discovered a blog that features “Reclaimed Furniture.” The artist transforms pieces and updates them. Since I have been posting about furniture transformations, I thought I would share this blog with you.
The photo below is what caught my eye on Pinterest. The blog is called, Before Meets After.
Before Meets After
Happy Thanksgiving. I will not be posting tomorrow. Please enjoy your time with family and friends.
Have you heard of Pinterest? I discovered this workspace table there and then visited the blog of Girl Inspired. The table is modeled after a Pottery Barn table.
Workspace Girl Inspired
Courtesy of Pottery Barn. White Bedford Project Table.
Courtesy of Pottery Barn. Espresso Bedford Project Table.
Isn’t this a great idea? I love the shelving on the sides and then the nice big workspace on top. This is a project I would like to accomplish after our next move. Currently, I am using an old buffet table that I have painted white and still need to add new nobs.
Kitchen Buffet Before
Kitchen Buffet Transformed (still needs nobs)
The photo below is what inspired me to alter the buffet table. I really like the stenciling, but am not sure I want it for the top of my art workspace. The stenciling would quickly be ruined. I think metal or plexiglass/glass tops are the best surface for art workspaces, do you agree?
Inspiration from another Blogger. Before and After.
If you would like, please share your favorite workspaces or ideas in the comment section.