Archive | October 2011

Halloween Party Steampunk Tile Tutorial

You really have to go and see Cindi’s tutorial on these. I love them. I don’t have any small tiles handy, but found some 20cm x 20cm tiles and I am going to use my new Crafter’s Workshop templates some how on them. The larger size will make nice trivets.

Anyway go and check out the tutorial and let me know if you make any! I’d love to see them.


Wizard of OZ Coasters

Hi again

I made some very basic coasters yesterday with the Graphic 45 Wizard of OZ Paper. I bought the coasters (MDF) from ETC – Kaiser Craft Shop the other day – 12 for $2.

Anyway I was playing around, and probably not new to anyone, but anyway, I wanted to use distress inks on a project but now know that adding gel medium over the top, even when heat set, it smears/runs.

So I thought, now how can I get a distress ink look without using distress inks LOL

So I got out one of the distress pads that you use with the ink tool. I dabbed that in acrylic paint and sort of swished it around (trying to pretend it was ink!), then I dabbed the other end of the foam pad in water and went over that in the same way and it came out looking like it had been distressed with ink.

I’m thinking of connecting them with wire and just using them as a wall hanging in my craft room, just to brighten the place up a bit.

Halloween ATC

Here is my ATC for the Halloween Challenge on OWSE Yahoo Group for October. Just a quick one but at least I am crafting LOL