Saturday, July 22, 2017

Stamped & Glazed Canvases & Cards

Stamped & Glazed Canvases & Cards

Stamping supplies and art supplies can be married together to create some beautiful and original pieces of art!  Let’s get your art flowing in my July tutorial for Craft Project Central by combining your stamps and ink with gesso and glazing liquid!  In this tutorial you will learn how to use stamps and some of the lids from your stamping supplies to create amazing texture on canvases.  You will also learn how to create original works of textured art on Watercolor Paper to decorate your card fronts.  These techniques are fun for adults and children alike! Let’s get your art flowing!  Get the full step-by-step instructions by subscribing to the month of July at Craft Project Central!

Monday, July 17, 2017

So Many Shells Summer Ensemble by Beth Rush

So Many Shells Summer Ensemble by Beth Rush

Summer is here and many think of time spent on family vacations or just relaxing at the beach.  These projects are meant to evoke the feeling of the beach in all its sandy splendor. This tutorial will show you how to make a pretty beach themed card, perfect for any occasion, as well as a scrapbook page with holder and Memory Bottle. You’ll learn how to make a ‘Glitter Splatter’ accent that resembles a splash of sand, as well as some stitching detail.  Get the full step-by-step instructions by subscribing to the month of July at Craft Project Central!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Christmas in July by Karen Hallam

Christmas in July by Karen Hallam

If you want to get a head start on some Christmas projects this summer, here is an adorable boxed set of cards and tags that you can make up for someone special (it looks like a Christmas present!). This compartmentalized box holds three or more standard sized cards, three or more 3” x 3” card/tags, and three or more regular gift tags. This boxed set will get you singing Christmas carols in the middle of summer!  Get the full step-by-step instructions by subscribing to the month of July at Craft Project Central!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Collage Identity

I attended a wonderful workshop at the Art Students League of Denver that was a part of the Visiting Artist Series.  The workshop was led by artist Xochi Solis who currently has work on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.  She created such a wonderful environment for experimenting and playing with collage!  The afternoon session focused on the theme of Identity.  This is the collage I worked on...I still am not sure if it is done, but I decided I would share it with you anyway :)  I haven't played much with collage and I'm beginning to wonder if it might be a great challenge for me to create a collage a day for 30 days...I will let you know what I decide :)

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Butterfly Frame & Card by Sue Lehrer

Butterfly Frame & Card by Sue Lehrer

Do you ever worry about giving someone a handmade gift because it may not match the colors in their home or office? Well, worry no more. This 12” x 12” Butterfly Frame was designed using neutral colors that will fit any d├ęcor. The butterflies look like they are in flight, with their wings fluttering to and fro. The frame can stand on a bookcase or it can be hung on a wall. There is also a coordinating butterfly greeting card.  Get the full step-by-step instructions by subscribing to the month of July at Craft Project Central!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Street Poetry

At the Cherry Creek Arts Festival this weekend they had an interactive exhibit.  A box filled with word blocks and an invitation to create poetry on the street with the blocks.  This is the poem I gave to the street.  I had to.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Creating Pretty Cards – Card Sketch #73! – Regina Andari

Creating Pretty Cards – Card Sketch #73 by Regina Andari

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!! To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!  For every ten cards submitted, they’ll pick one winner of a free one month subscription! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! Head over to Craft Project Central to learn more and submit your creation!!