Category Archives: Tutorial

Craft home decor – Cake and embossed squares

¬†Craft Home Decor Items Craft home decor items are on topic today. As you can see from the photo above, I’m posing with a cute cake ornament and the two main craft supplies that were used to make the cake. … Continue reading

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Glitter Snowflake Ornament Project

Rescue those ugly ornaments from the clearance bins! I found these rather “blah” snowflake ornaments at the dollar store. They seemed to be saying, “please cover me in glitter and make me pretty!” Ironically they look better photographed than they … Continue reading

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Snowflake characters – work in progress

Snowflakes in summer, oh my! Right now I’m working on a series of watercolor snowflake characters. The photos of the snowflakes above are an assortment of cutout paper snowflakes that I used for my snowflake patterns for my characters. In … Continue reading

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Playful Penguins Process, part 2 – the finale

And the penguin saga continues! My last post ended with a couple of pics of the penguin mock-up with the straw and glass. The following picture shows my penguin nestled in the middle of the inner tube. I placed it … Continue reading

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Playful Penguin Process, part 1

Here’s a peek at how I created my Playful Penguin piece that’s lounging on a polka-dotted innertube. For the inner tube under structure, I used some wire to shape it into a circle. Then, I covered it with some scraps … Continue reading

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Glass tile pendant starter kit!

For quite some time I’ve wanted to try to make my own glass tile pendants. The other week I found this great Etsy store, Candy Tiles 2, where there is a nice assortment of materials needed to make glass pendants. … Continue reading

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Life of an Artful Pen from beginning to end, part 3 the "finale"

Ta-da, it’s the “finale” of my Artful Pens in process series. Now you can see my Bee Artful Pens “buzzing” through my blog in living color. But first things first. My last entry ended with the process of mold-making. Now … Continue reading

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Life of an Artful Pen from beginning to end, part 2

In my last post I demonstrated how I make my Artful Pens up to the point where I make a silicone mold of my original piece. And now the demo continues into the fun and challenging and sticky, messy process … Continue reading

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Life of an Artful Pen from beginning to end, part 1

I wanted to try to give you a glimpse into how I make my Artful Pens. So here goes. The photo above shows 4 of my pens at different stages of it’s “life.” Pen “A” is the pen before it … Continue reading

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