Find the Humor October 28 2015, 8 Comments

Well it has been a very busy few weeks trying to create some new products for my online shop. I had taken the summer off and spent time at camp while my house was being renovated. It was a beautiful summer weather wise and I spent 3 months relaxing. Don't feel bad for me ha ha.... I really had no choice but to relax and enjoy my much needed time off with the home renovations after all. Oh so hard to take!!!  Now it is time to scurry and get things done for the holiday season. I have been spending time making a variety of new signs which I will be posting soon. I did however post a few signs that have a quirky sense of humor about them. Of course I headed to the graphics fairy website where I knew I would find exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for these great images there is never a shortage of ideas to create new projects. Hope you enjoy these new signs.



CRATE TUTORIAL April 29 2015, 17 Comments

I am hooked on finishing crates lately. I love the rustic look and using stain and other paint techniques to give the crate an aged appearance. Of course the images over at the Graphics Fairy website are always a hit in making crafting so much more fun!

First a picture of the crate BEFORE along with some finished crates.First step is getting yourself organized. I had 6 crates and wanted a different look on each. I chose my images over at the graphics fairy then photo copied each on my laser printer.  Of course you want to be sure any images with script be mirror imaged or you will land up with a bunch of backwards mumbo jumbo!! Trust me I have forgotten and made that mistake before.

STEP #2   For this project I chose a dark stain. I used a paint brush and rag to brush and rub the stain into the entire crate. I like to leave more stain in certain areas and less in others until I get the aged look I am happy with.

STEP #3  Choosing my images. This crate is my favorite. I loved the 2 images and thought they worked well together on my crate

.STEP #4 The first image was taped down onto the crate where I used my blender pen and old library card to transfer and burnish the image onto the crate. The Lord Calvert Coffee can image I mod podged onto some cardboard then attached to the side of the crate with raffia.  See EASY PEASY you now have some fun rustic storage.


I also decided to paint  the sides of some of the crates with some useful ideas. MORE PICS

THE END! Thanks for viewing.