Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from June, 2013

Project 7

My hubby has his own "crafting" that he does, he tears apart and rebuilds cars.  He bought a Mazda RX7 when we first arrived in Germany and he is turning it into his own little race car.  The only way I can understand it is to compare it to my crafting and he gets just as excited over car parts as I do over crafting supplies, so it must be a really awesome thing to him LOL!!!!So I wanted to make him something to recognize his project.  
I took that canvas that I messed up the first canvas transfer on and I gessoed it until you could no longer see the attempt at the image transfer.
First I used my Faber Castell Gelatos, metalic gold, squid ink, and silver and I randomly added them to the canvas and blended them in using my finger.  I also used my black gelato to distress the edges of the canvas and blended it with my finger.  Then I used a gears 6x6 mask from Crafters' Workshop and covered it with modeling paste and let it dry.  Once it was dry I used some Viva Decor Ink…

Diaper Trike

Back in February I threw a surprise baby shower for a girlfriend of mine here in Germany.  It was her third child and finally a boy, but she had never had a baby shower because it is not a something that they do here in Germany.  Their custom is to visit the mom and new baby in the hospital and bring a gift then.  She is married to an American so we thought we would share an American tradition with her.  
She was so surprised!!!!  I had her convinced that we were going shopping so I could buy her somethings that she needed for the baby.  Her hubby and another one of our friends offered to watch my 3 boys and their 2 kids, my hubby was doing training in the states so he wasn't here to watch our kids.  So I picked her up to go "shopping", which she had told her hubby she wasn't feeling like going and he told her, "It's free stuff for the baby, you're going"  LOL!!!!  After I picked her up I "realized" I "forgot" my cellphone at ho…

Image Transfer onto Canvas

Hello followers!!!!
I wanted to try doing an image transfer onto a canvas, and what better way to try it then to do something for my wonderful hubby??!!
So I took one of his favorite pictures of his car and I flipped it using Photoshop so that I had a mirror image. Then I printed it off on normal printer paper and got to work.
My first attempt was a fail!!!!  I used too much glue n' seal and it washed out the picture.  That's ok though, I gessoed that canvas and used it in a later project.  
Then I picked a 6x12 canvas and tried again and this one was a SUCCESS!!!!   I wanted to decorate it up some but my hubby likes things plain and he loved it so much that he wanted to hang it in his office at work.  So I opted to leave it "plain" so that he could have it the way he wanted.  I did paint the canvas around the outside of the picture and along the sides with charcoal colored acrylic paint to cover the white of the canvas.

Happy Crafting!!!!

Valentine's Day

I'm so far behind on blogging and I apologize for that!!  I get busy watching all the wonderful crafters on YouTube and I forget to come over here and update you all.  Well let me spend some time this evening getting you all up-to-date on what I have been doing.
Lets start with the Valentine's that I made for my kids classmates and teachers.  Here they are:

I made matchboxes for the boys, they are actually red, but the color seems a little washed out to look pink in the pictures.  And I made little mini purses for the girls!!  These really are pink.

For the teachers I made a larger purse!!  I absolutely LOVED how these ones turned out!!!

I'd carry one of these everyday if it could hold everything I have in my purse!!!

And of course they were all FILLED with yummy goodies!!!!  Everyone loved them.  My oldest's teacher even took them to the teachers' lounge to show them off at lunch time before they passed them out.  My sons were so excited that everyone loved their…