This is a really simple technique, but one we’re just trying out for the first time, so we wanted to share it with you. We have tons and tons of acrylic paint, but no fabric paint. We recently wanted to do a Handprint Mothers Day craft with the kids, but didn’t want to purchase several different colors of fabric paint when we already have so much acrylic paint. We knew you could turn acrylic paint into fabric paint by adding a fabric medium, but we’d never tried it ourselves. [Read more…]
We are obsessed with this super simple technique for turning your regular photographs into watercolors. We originally saw this technique on Better Homes and Gardens website, and decided to give it a try. We don’t have much experience with watercolors, or painting in general, but it didn’t take us long to get a technique down and create some pretty cool pictures. [Read more…]
Is resticky even a word? Well regardless, that’s exactly what we’re doing today. Because our Cricut mat has lost it’s mojo. But not to worry, with a little help from one of our craft room staples, we’ll have our mat back to all its former sticky glory in just a few minutes. [Read more…]
We made this Easter wreath last year (prior to starting the blog), but still get so many compliments on it that we thought it deserved its own post. This wreath is so easy to make, even if you’ve never made a wreath before, you’ll be able to make this! [Read more…]
Just a quick note: we do not use this recipe for painting furniture. It’s just an easy way to mix up acrylic paint to have a chalky finish for small craft projects. ~Amy & Vicki
Hi everyone! It’s been a few weeks since we’ve posted a craft (sorry!). My youngest brother Mike is getting married in September, and we’re hand making their invitations, programs and table favors. We had to put the blog on hold for a couple weeks to focus on getting them done.
Today we decided to play around with a recipe for homemade chalk paint. We wanted a paint with a matte or chalky finish to paint a glass jar. We wanted it to look shabby chic and a little worn with a bit of a powdery finish. We’ve seen recipes for homemade chalk paint using Plaster of Paris or Calcium Carbonate, but we didn’t have any of those on hand and didn’t want to buy them just to paint one jar. [Read more…]
Today we want to share with you a really pretty and simple scrapbooking technique for creating texture with sand. We really love this technique. It’s easy, cheap, and adds a lot of interest to your piece. [Read more…]