Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mini Altered Composition Notebooks/Journals

 Measuring in at 4.5"x3.25", these little notebooks are sure to put a smile on somebody's face.
 They are just the right size to put in your pocket or purse.  They make great gifts, stocking stuffers, door prizes, party favors, etc.
 I can design them in just about any theme, with 3D embellishments and possibly even a ribbon closure!
I never make two exact same items.  Every item is unique and hand-crafted just for you!
Click on my ETSY shop in the side bar to go to my shop and order as many as you'd like!
You're going to love these so much, you'll want one or two for yourself!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wooo Pig Sooie!! DIY Canvas

This was a fun project that I did for a friend.  I picked up a few canvases on sale at Michael's and had them put away for a while.  I decided it was time to get busy with them!
I used acrylic paint and gave the whole thing a layer of gray and let it dry.  Then I randomly placed several round stickers all over the canvas.  I then painted a layer of black over the whole thing.
When that was dry, I carefully peeled the stickers off the canvas.  I was a little disappointed that some of the paint bled through the edges, but I rolled with it.
I then printed off a picture of the beloved Razorback Hog.  You can trace this or draw it out on your own.  I carefully cut it out and then Mod Podged it down.
I used foam letter stamps and acrylic paint to add the Wooo Pig Sooie!!
My final step was to sand the canvas a bit on the edges.  I just prefer that look, but you don't have to do this.
I am going to be working on another canvas this week where I do a photo transfer.  I will try to remember to take pictures of the process as well.

Have fun and let me know if you try a canvas of your own!