Showing posts with label Michaels Frame. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michaels Frame. Show all posts

Monday, September 14, 2020

Gothic Halloween Decor Using Paint Poured Canvases

 


I shared last week about the fun I had w/ my husband and son showing them how to do acrylic paint pouring. The canvases I did were always intended for Halloween projects so I'm excited to share what I did with them and am really happy with how they turned out! 




These were the two canvases I did last week. As I mentioned in that post, I was not happy with how the white paint mixed, especially on the bottom canvas, so I decided to do what Makers do and play with it until I was happy with it so here's what I did: 

Step 1: 
Using masking tape, section off where you want to make stripes on your canvas: 

Step 2:
I painted white stripes in the exposed spaces. I ended up using 3 coats to get an opaque white


Once the stripes were dry, I went over the edges with a black paint pen. I didn't care that either the stripes or the edges were clean given the swirled nature of the canvas and I like a "messy" look anyway. 

Step 3:
I found this silicone mold at Dollar Tree last year and used it to create the skull out of hot glue. 


Step 4: 
I debated about doing the whole skeleton but decided to just go w/ the head. Once that was set, I painted white, then dry brushed it with silver. 


Step 5: 
I pulled some stuff out of my stash, little poison bottles and a small frame that I'd picked up a pack of 2  for $1.47 at Michaels on clearance. I dry brushed some silver on the frame and then added rhinestone eyes to the skull. 



It already had some gold so it matched the colors on my canvas perfectly. 

Step 6: 
I added the poison bottles on either side, added some Tim Holz chipboard Halloween themed words and finished with a few silk flowers. 





For the other canvas, I decided to go w/ a Frida Kahlo inspired Quilled Sugar Skull as the focal.


Step 1
I recently ordered some quilling strips from Quilling.com and the colors worked with this project so I gathered my quilling supplies and then cut out my base image on my Cricut Explore Air 2. 




Step 2
As I've been doing with my quilling projects, I cut two images and layered them together with foam tape. I like the depth and sturdiness of doing it this way. I lined the eyes and nose with black. 


Then went around the edges: 

And then started filling in with different swirls and coils: 


In my "Quilling Quest" I've figured out that if you have some spots that aren't perfect you can always stick another coil in to resolve it, so I don't worry about getting the base image perfectly clean. 

Step 3: 
Once I decided I was done gluing my coils in , then I finished by making some coiled roses from crepe paper I had in my stash. "I had in my stash" appears a lot on my blog and should tell you all you need to know about "my stash"! 


And now, despite not being happy when I did my paint pouring, I am thrilled with how these both turned out! 

Stay tuned...more Gothic Halloween fun to come! 


Supplies Skull Canvas
  • Painted Canvas ( I used one I'd already paint poured)
  • Coordinating Paint
  • Paint Pens
  • Masking Tape
  • Silicone Mold , Hot Glue and Glue Gun or Melting Pot
  • Embellishments ( I used Poison Bottles, Frame, Silk Roses and Halloween Words from my stash)

Supplies Frida Sugar Skull Canvas
  • Painted Canvas ( I used one I'd already paint poured)
  • Sugar Skull Base ( I cut mine on my Explore Air 2 or you could use a pre-cut diecut)
  • Quilling Papers ( Quilling.com, Astrobrights Black)
  • Glue (Aleene's Turbo Tacky and Elmer's)
  • Crepe Paper for Flowers ( Lia Griffith Aubergine and Gold) 





 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Quilled Silhouette Self Portrait


My Quilling journey continues so apologies if you're tired of Quilling projects but I'm on a roll! Pun intended. 

I've been doing completely filled Quilling where you don't leave any (or not a lot of) open space and wanted to play with doing only a partial image quilled. I decided to do a "self portrait" which was a royalty free image I found online that was close enough to what a silhouette of me would look like. I googled "Black woman silhouette" and this one popped up. Since I usually wear my hair in a big pony or bun, it was perfect. I chose a palette of silver/grey , yellow and white. 

This is my new "favorite project ever" and my photography doesn't do it justice. I'm really happy with the project but not so much the photos. Sigh. 

Supplies: 
  • Grey 12x12 Scrapbook Paper
  • Yellow, White, Grey Quilling papers (Juya available on Amazon)
  • Silver Vellum Paper (had in my stash and cut my own quilling strips)
  • Black 12x12 Cardstock
  • Quilling Tool
  • Glue (Aleene's Turbo Tacky and Elmer's)
  • Tweezers 
  • 12x12 Shadow Box Frame (Michaels 2 for $29.99)


I uploaded the image into Cricut Design Space and cut it from black cardstock on my Cricut Explore Air 2. I wasn't originally going to offset it but once I cut it and it was sitting on my desk like that, once again...welcome to how my brain works! 


I set the negative aside, made a bunch of tight and loose coils ( just like my big hair!) and some teardrop shapes as shown. Then I just played with laying them out on the image until I had a plan. 


I laid it next to the negative again to make sure that's still what I wanted to do and it was. Glued down the negative to the grey background paper and then glued the Quilled image in place. 


I used the teardrop shapes as a kind of crown and the silver vellum coils as a kind of necklace. Finised with a swirled flourish using all the colors from the project. You can see I took pics before the glue dried, but it dries clear! 


To finish, I framed using a 12x12 display case frame (Michaels). 


Was able to get a little better picture outside before my canine assistant had a chance to topple it! 



Friday, December 16, 2011

Framed Glitter Ornament

This week's BFF Open House link party is still going on here and will be up through Sunday. 

I thought I'd post an idea I recently shared over at The Scrap Shoppe where Michele has had a wonderful Handmade Holiday series going. This week is recipes so you should definitely check it out! It wraps up tomorrow but there have been some wonderful ideas shared. 




I was excited  Michele decided to do another Homemade Christmas and thrilled to be invite  to share a  fun , easy, and inexpensive piece of Christmas d├ęcor : A Framed Glitter Ornament

Dollar Tree Ornament Frame

I really enjoy making things using inexpensive materials. Largely that’s because I can justify buying more supplies, but I’m also a firm believer that you don’t have to spend a lot to have pretty things around you. Like so many crafters, one of my go to places is The Dollar Tree.

On one of my trips I found a pack of glittered reindeer ornaments. Five for $1! Had to have.Right next to them was  a pack of red tissue paper “hot stamped” with silver. Also a must have!
Dollar Christmas Decor
One of my other stash staples are unfinished wood frames from Michaels. Yep you guessed it. They’re $1.

I took one sheet of the tissue paper and traced around the frame and cut out. Covered my frame with Ranger’s Glue N Seal and then put my tissue paper on. You could also use Mod Podge. I chose not to seal the top since I wasn’t sure if it would dull the shine of the silver foil.
Dollar Chrismas Decor
Don’t worry if you don’t get this exactly measured to your frame. Let your adhesive dry and then I file around the edges with a piece of fine sandpaper or a package of emery boards that you picked up at Dollar Tree!

Waste not want not, so I covered the cardboard that came with the frame with some scrapbook paper:
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I covered both sides because it just gives a nice finished look since there’s no back to the frame.

Took one reindeer from my package of ornaments, cut off the string used to hang and then hot glued it to my finished frame, offset so the feet and antlers are glued to the frame vs onto the paper. I liked the dimension this gave.
Dollar Tree Framed Ornament
I cut the letters JOY from black vinyl using my digital cutter but if you don’t have one of those, you could easily use alphabet scrapbook stickers or letter stamps.  Embellished those with red self adhesive rhinestones I had in my stash.
Dollar Tree Ornament Shadow
Another reason I like the effect of gluing the reindeer to the frame vs the paper is this shadow effect. The glittered snowflakes I also had on hand and came in a package of 12 for $1.99 at Michaels.

My total cost for the supplies for this project was about $3!
  • $1 frame
  • $1 Tissue Paper ( over 4 sheets left over  so lots more crafting!)
  • $1 Ornaments ( really $.20  for this project since I used one of five)
Let’s say you decided to spend $4 more on frames and make a total of five of these so you used up all your ornaments. Price per project would be around $1.40!! And I guarantee you’ll still have tissue paper left over.
Dollar Tree Ornament Frame

If you're looking for a last minute decor idea or gift, this is a fast an easy way to whip something up.

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