Wednesday, October 16, 2019

My album that i made to give away at our family reunion this year.

This book was made about my Great Grandfather, with whom I never met. 
Just let me say that it isn't easy making a book about someone that you do not know. lol
Thank goodness my aunt Patty could help some.

Mini album makers challenge
All of this album has a base of Paper Grocery bags and fabric sewn to it.

I was so happy to be able to make and give this album away. 

Monday, October 14, 2019

The craft bazaar is coming quickly

 I've signed up for 2 Craft Fair/Bazaars for November.  The first is Nov. 9th at the Greencastle Middle School and the second is for Nov. 16th at the Spencer Middles school. I've been busy, busy, busy creating things to sell and am sooooooo excited. These are so much fun!!! It does require a lot of work also. lol. Anyway, I thought that I'd share a sneak peak of some of my projects that will be available. 
Here is the whole shebang!
These are some of the tags that I made before I packaged them pretty.

These are some of my Handmade ornaments before I packaged them completely

This is the cute little roll up pouch for a backpack/Car that I'm calling , "Be prepared kit"

This is one of the bowl cozies that I sewed.

Well if I get more time in the near future, I'll share some other items that I've been making.
Have a great day!!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Homemade Molding Paste Tutorial

Make your own Molding paste for Stenciling
By: Deonna Bemish
Baby Powder
School glue or Modge Podge
White Acrylic Paint
Air tight container to store in
1/4c. Measuring Cup
Measuring spoon in Tablespoon size
Spatula to stir and apply to stencil
Stencil of choice
Photo Basic Supplies
1. Measure 2 Tbsp. of White Glue and 2 Tbsp. of white acrylic Paint together in container.

2.  Pour 1/4c. Baby Powder into your 1/4c. (May need More)

3. Mix together completely by adding small amounts of powder at a time. If too thin, add more powder. Add until consistency is What you like.**** You can also add drops of ink from your refills to give it some color if desired.

4. Store in container with plastic wrap and then the lid snapped tightly.

What can i use this for? This molding paste is awesome to use with Stencils to give your project a little texture. Here's how.
1. Prepare your supplies: Remove the lid and plastic wrap from your molding paste, Choose your stencil, Cardstock or DP and tape the stencil down over your Cardstock.

2. Using your Spatula, spread the paste all over the stencil area. *Make sure that you scrape off all extra paste and smooth all over your stencil with the flat side of your spatula or an old Credit Card. You can reuse this by placing it back into container.

3. Remove Stencil immediately and set aside to dry.

Other examples

Tutorial- Making your own stencils using dies

Creating your own Stencils using dies
Supplies needed 
Folk Art Stencil Plastics by Plaid- I found at Walmart
Sizzix Die- Tim Holtz Alterations- Gadgets/Gears
Big Shot or die cut Machine

1. Measure your die and cut your Plastic Stencil sheet to cover the image that you want to create the stencil with. I was able to just cut mine in half, so that it would cover the image that you want a stencil of, fit through the machine and have enough to make another stencil. I just used my scissors to do this. 
2.  Take your Plastic Stencil sheet, your Die (mine Gadgets/Gears) and your Big shot and layer your Multipurpose Platform opened to Tab 2, Acrylic Plate, die-face up, Stencil Sheet and then second Acrylic plate. Run it through your Big Shot.

3.  After running it through your Big shot, you should have both the positive of the stencil along with the negative.  This is awesome because you can now layer your pieces using different colored paint or even Modeling paste to give more dimension. I love mixed media and this is a great way to use your stencils.

Aluminum tape Distressed borders Tutorial

Creating your own Aluminum Tape Distressed Borders

Spellbinders Border die
Big Shot Machine
Embossing mat
Aluminum Tape- Duck Brand HVAC foil repair tape- I found at Walmart
Black Acrylic Paint
DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Radiant Red

1.  Measure and cut a strip of aluminum tape the size of your die using scissors.

2. Place in your big Shot using the following stack: Multipurpose Platform open to Tab 2,Acrylic Plate, Aluminum Tape with shiny side up, Spellbinders border die face down, and then second Acrylic Plate.  Run through Machine. This is cutting your border.

3.  To Emboss it, Open your Multipurpose Platform to tab 1,  Acrylic Plate 1, Die face up, silicone rubber mat, and then Acrylic plate 2.  Run through the machine and you've finished your embossing. Photo 6,7

4. Distress your tape by painting it with black acrylic paint, let dry.

5. Apply  Radiant Red Metallic lustre using your finger to smear it on the raised Embossed areas. Allow to dry and you have completed your border.

These borders are wonderful for anything that you want to distress and give a little Pizazz!