Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Prickly Portrait!

Summer's going by so fast!
We're excited for the fall but trying to enjoy these last summer nights!
Craft night!

We're dying rice again and making prickly portraits!
We dyed rice last year, here's how we did it!

After we drew our cactus, we painted the cactus part with Mod Podge then sprinkled green rice on-pressing it down to help it stick.  Then shook off the excess rice...repeated with each color.  
Using tweezers helped!

Holding on to that summer heat!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Making a home for Buster.

We won our goldfish, Buster, at a street fair here in Astoria.  We love him so so much and have become quite attached to this little guy!
To celebrate his 3rd birthday we decorated a bigger bowl for him to move into!

We've been seeing this technique around for a while now and had the idea to try it on the bottom of Buster's bowl!
We used Martha Stewart's glass craft was fairly easy, but the paint dabbed on sloppier than we expected.  We're still pretty happy with the outcome.

First, clean glass surface completely with rubbing alcohol.
Once the glass is dry, start "dotting" using q-tips or pencil erasers.
Let it dry for 48 hours.
To seal the deal, place into a cold oven, turn the temperature to 200 degrees. 
Bake for 30 mins, turn off the oven and let the glass completely cool inside.

Moving day for Buster!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jot it down!

Doesn't it feel like back to school time even if you're not a student anymore?!
Get into the school spirit with these "Camooposition" covered No. 2's!

Camooposition definition: Composition print that looks like camouflage as well as cow.

Photocopy the back of a composition notebook. 
Cut paper into strips about two inches wide.

Mod Podge to your pencil and tightly wrap the strip.
Coat your wrapped pencil to prevent the ink from smudging.

I love you from the bottom of my pencil case.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

No more boring frame!

This is a totally copy cat from an overpriced frame we saw.
We knew we could make our own!

On an Ikea frame we tapped out a line, sanded and painted the top white with acrylic paint.

From cheap to chic!
Thanking you Ikea!