Last year I took photos for my Halloween Test Tubes. I made a video about them but I didn’t post any photos. I posted them for my Etsy store and not one sold, so sad boo hoo. I think what I need to do is make them SVG only and maybe that will sell… Hopefully!
However this year I know for a fact that the dollar tree will having “test tube” again and I thought I let you all know to pick them up.
This is what you guys can make:
I have found a few wonderful tutorial you can make on YouTube:
I have been seeing a lot of back to school stuff for teacher such as card, and treat bags, mini tote’s, and boxes. But to be honest after seeing the cost of just buying something for my son teacher. I thought it best to make it at home then going to the store and making it.
So I looked on line for inspiration. I came across these picture online and thought to myself I can totally make this on my silhouette. It took me a bit but it didn’t come put half bad
My first prototype didn’t come out quite like hers . I had the closer on the bottom which I thought was fine, but after some time opening and closing I figured the teacher would have a hard time keeping any treat in if she lifted up.
My second attempt looks more like Lori Whitlock image. Now I know the paper looks flimsy. That because I used plain copy paper. I didn’t want to use up my good card stock on a project that didn’t line up or one side was higher than the other.
As you can see the one left looks slightly taller then the right that because if I wanted to have the box open up from the eraser part, I need to make the base bigger which made the pencil a little taller.
Let see it’s been about a year that my husband took me to SCRAP in San Francisco. This is where I found my super cute mini bottles for under a dollar. I hope to go there again but since my husband has informed until I use up all my supplies there is no need to go get more. Bummer!
So I decided to do just that. I looked on Pinterest as it seem to be my go to place for inspiration. I found myself looking at two things, Art Nouveau and charms. Since I never really worked with small mini glass jars before I thought it best to search the topic. What I found was a borage of images that had my mind going 20 different directions. My mind was in a state of orgasmic explosions that it literally was bursting full of ideas. (he he he…) But in all seriousness I had to turn away from the computer and relax my mind otherwise I would be in a fetal position.
So I turn off Pinterest and went on to deviantart.com, which had a better direction on what I really wanted to do. After scrolling down a bit I found what I was looking for I found an artist called ArchanSoul. Who had posted this:
I was stunned at how simple and beautiful it was, I was inspired to make it! But since this artiest didn’t have any description on how to do this I just went on sight alone. And this is what I came up with.
Once I’m done painting it and adding glow-in-the dark clay or paint I will post it. I love how this turned out. I going to rummage through my supplies to see if I can find more mini charms and see what I can come up with.
I have to say I love Gina’s Challenges over at My Scrap Room. The theme is Christmas in July and project is Christmas Planner. Below you will see the materials I have used to make this lovely project. Further below you can check out her challenge.
Materials I used:
Recollections Holy Joy 2014 Christmas Paper
Recollections paper – Dark Green, Light green, white, & metallic red
Glue Gun & Sticks
Penny Black Christmas Stamps that I converted into Digi’s
Wow I am a really big polymer clay this week. I was looking at Sweetorials on YouTube and she made this super cute Kawaii book. I thought to myself “self, you can do that right?” to which I stop myself before talking to myself and say “yes.” But I didn’t want to waste clay since I don’t work very cleanly.
So I got my scrap clay and began rolling it out and following her instructions. After I baked I noticed it looked darker then needed to. At least the white part did. I am not sure if I over baked or my oven burn it. Even so this is what it came out:
Well there truly is no rest for the wicked. My week seem to be going full steam with no stop insight. (Sigh) Ah well…. Here is the update I have done for Nae Nae’s Challenge – Superhero 2.0. I hope you guys enjoy.
I was going through my email and I was looking at one of my subbies that I follow and I saw that Nae Nae was having a challenge. Now I know I this started way back on June 15th, but I have been busy so I didn’t see this until yesterday. So if you don’t want to do this challenge I still strongly suggest you make a bookmark and send it to Nae Nae so you can give it to her local library. Here is her info:
Now below are four bookmarks I have completed which seems like nothing. But I made three set of each so that twelve bookmarks total. If you can’t see the greeting I will be putting it underneath.
Batman – Greeting
Batman maybe a superhero however did you know he was also a well-read detective. Who studied not only his opponent but his situation. He is a hero that not only trained his body but his mind.
Flash – Greeting
Did you know the Flash was a scientist first and a superhero second? Yup, that’s right he has a Master Degree. Which means he read and studied super hard.
Wolverine – Greeting
Did you know James Howlette Logan aka the Wolverine was a miner, in the circus, then served in the military for many decades. He traveled a lot meeting new people, cultures, creatures, and other people like himself. And he did it all before he became a superhero.
Wonder Woman – Greeting
Wonder woman may have been born and Amazon Princess. However she also was an army nurse, ran a mod clothing boutique, and then was a laywer. You don’t need to be just a superhero you can be awesome!
Sorry to day is not a crafty video. Nope today is the first day I have ever received “Loot Crate”. My husband got this for me as a surprise. And boy was I I coudn’t wait to open it. However my kids where awake, which meant I couldn’t make a video. So here I am 12:37am posting this. Feel free to check it out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A38ErLcZ1yg&feature=youtu.be
I have taken a small break on my Silhouette and started working with clay for a bit. In honor the movie Pixel I have made my own Pacman and Inky. Now this is my first attempt at making this out of polymer clay.Not bad, but not great. I just followed MegaCraftmania on YouTube. This is how it came out:
Sorry for the bad lighting but there you have it.
I didn’t have that roller cutter like she did, so I used my needle tool and poked holes and my knife to shape the ends. I also felt like painting it rather then adding layers. If you want to take a look at the tutorial the link is below.
This latest request came from the Egyptian underworld. Yes you guess it’s from Anubis Prime. Now I had a hard time pronounce this ship, its spelled Gila. But the pronunciation (He-la). Now my Hispanic side was all over this trying to pounce this as it look as in (Gii-laa) or (Geee-laa).
Anyway that not the point… The point is the ship is done..er ships. But I was torn between making it 1.One solid 2. Stencil looking ship or 3. Make it more street art. So I just made all three.