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Mixed Media Canvas

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Mixed Media Canvas


8x10 canvas

5 colors of acrylic paint and foam brushes

Washi tape

Background stamps

4-5 different patterns of cardstock for flowers and 4-5 for leaves

3 buttons

Glue gun and glue

Glue stick or tape runner

Distressing tool or scissors


Place 5-7 pieces of washi tape on canvas

Spread 2-3 colors of paint over tape using foam brush or credit card; speed dry with heat tool; be sure to go around the edges of the canvas so no white is showing


Spread acrylic paint onto background stamp and randomly stamp; use at least 2 different background stamps and 2 colors of paint. Set aside to dry

Cut out graduating circles in a variety of coordinating colors and patterns; distress the edges. Make enough to have 3 flowers with 4-5 circles in each

Glue circles on top of each other and glue button on top

Place flowers on canvas and use pencil to draw stems on each


Cut leaves in a variety of colors and sizes and glue in place

Glue flowers onto canvas

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Succulents on Display

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Succulents on Display


6x12 unfinished wood box

Acrylic paint and paint brush

10-12 different succulents and wire cutters

Forest moss

E6000(R) glue and glue gun and glue sticks

Battery Operated LED String Lights

Double sided tape


Paint box and set aside to dry

Begin cutting and arranging succulents in box keeping in mind variation in color, texture and height

Begin in one corner of the box gluing each succulent in place; use a combination of E6000(R) and glue gun. Glue gun for quick dry and E6000(R) for durability.

As you go add some moss under the succulents so the back of the box can't be seen in between the plants; if necessary glue gun moss in place

When box is full put batteries into LED String Lights and weave around the succulents. Use double sided tape to attach battery pack to the back of the box

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Shadow Box

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Shadow Box


Shadow box

Decorative paper, ephemera and chipboard cut outs

Washi tape and baker's twine

Double sided foam tape and/or foam dots

Glue dots

We R memory keepers (R) Frame punch board

Glitter, beads and tiny bottles


Cut paper and glue into back of each section

Use washi tape to attach ephemera to box

Attach chipboard pieces using several layers of double sided foam tape

To stand ephemera in box glue a folded 1/2 x 2" piece of cardstock (it will form an "L") to back of ephemera and then attach to box with foam tape

Use punch board to create frame for photos

Fill tiny bottles with beads and glitter and attach to box using glue dots




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Ladybug Apron

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Ladybug Apron



Black craft felt (2)

Pink craft felt (1)

Red pompoms (2 medium and 1 small)

Wiggle eyes

Scribbles paint (white)

Super Tacky glue and Fabri-Tac Glue

1/2 yard of jumbo black rick rack


Cut face out of black felt (make pattern on a piece of scrap paper)

Use white Scribbles paint to make mouth on felt face and set aside to dry

Cut out 8 2 1/2" black felt circles

Cut out 1 pink heart (approx. 3 1/2")

Glue rick rack onto upper edge of pocket along the stitching, fold ends to the back and glue as well

Place black circles and heart on apron and then glue in place

Glue face at the top of the apron and add pompoms and eyes

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Free Hugs Cactus T-Shirt

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Free Hugs Cactus T-Shirt


White t-shirt

Acrylic paint in a variety of colors

Fabric medium

Paint brushes

Fabric markers

Project download


Prewash and dry t-shirt

Print project download and place inside t-shirt, center image and trace with pencil; remove image

Place a piece of plastic or heavy paper inside of t-shirt so paint does not bleed thru to the back of the shirt

Follow fabric medium bottle instructions and mix each paint color in separate containers

Begin painting each element of the image starting with the cactus first, then flowers and pot with words last

After paint has dried trace all pencil lines with black fabric marker following package instructions


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