Dienstag, 27. September 2016

DecoArt - Tutorial - Personalized Graffiti Bag


Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

It's a great pleasure to inspire you with a new tutorial


I'm showing you, how to personalize a faux leather bag into something 
- freestyle graffiti -

Push the button below...


..and you're on the way to the new tutorial.
Happy crafting!

xoxo
Elly

Montag, 12. September 2016

Hanging Light Bulp Planter - Vase

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

I have another project off the list and also a gift for my daughter - in - law




Actually it's not too difficult, if you do watch the safety. I highly suggest to wear gloves and safety glasses!!
Here's a video, how to hollow out a light bulp


Have fun!
xoxo
Elly

Donnerstag, 8. September 2016

Don't Fear The Reaper

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)



Today i'm sharing a quick and fun Halloween project and here's what you'll need:


Some fabric ( an old t - shirt works just fine), a bottle ( can be round, too), some wire, cheesecloth and Powertex fabric hardener. I'm using the black fabric hardener, so i don't need to paint the figure afterwards
Rubber gloves, a plastic container and a non - stick craft sheet


Forming the wire for arms


Cut fabric in strips for the body


Cut strips for sleeve


Cut some cheesecloth or Powertex Stockinette for body


Cut hole for *hood* wire


Form wire for hood
Notice one wire is a little bit smaller


See assembling below for hood
You dont need any glue, because you take out the hood - wire at the end


Finally cut one strip of fabric for hood, maybe a piece of cheesecloth, too


Put your rubber gloves on and start the fun with the first piece of fabric for the body.
Place the bottle on the non - stick craft sheet. Maybe you secure your workplace with old magazines, because working with the fabric hardener can get really messy. Maybe you also need an apron for yourself.


Dip fabric into the fabric hardener and squeeze out, like handwashing a shirt.
Do this two or three times
You want to soak the fabric completely with the hardener...squeeze out and drape fabric over the bottle


See..? The formerly white fabric is black now


Continue with the cheesecloth for the body. Don't forget to cut strips into the fabric before soaking with the fabric hardener


Continue with the sleeves


Drape folds directly, cover the end of sleeve with cheesecloth



Put in the wire for the hood.
The smaller wire behind


Same procedure of soaking the fabric for hood, drape and fold


Some left over strips hang over the sleeve. Let dry over night


When completely dry, take out the *hood* wire



Cutting fabric, forming wire and creating creature within
45 minutes




Happy Crafting!
xoxo
Elly

Samstag, 3. September 2016

Mail Art

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Something funny left my home today.
From time to time i'm participating in a Facebook swap and the theme this time was 
Mail Art
The simplest definition of mail art is...that it is any art ...that's created with the intention of sending it through the mail. Mail art can be include postcards, faux postage, decorated envelopes, friendship books, and the ever popular naked mail. If you have to mail it to complete the creative experience, it's mail art. There are a very few roles and some more interesting about mail art you can read at

I've created serveral examples and at the end i was sending off these two creations and the envelope below




In return i've received this beautiful card from Rosie


Well ..and just for fun..

Thanks for reading my friends and
Happy crafting!

xoxo
Elly