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How To Projects — Paint

Mixed Media Canvas

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Mixed Media Canvas

Supplies:

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

Directions:

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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Shadow Box

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Shadow Box

Supplies:

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

Directions:

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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Free Hugs Cactus T-Shirt

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Free Hugs Cactus T-Shirt

Supplies:

White t-shirt

Acrylic paint in a variety of colors

Fabric medium

Paint brushes

Fabric markers

Project download

Directions:

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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Rainbow Watercolor Sign

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Rainbow Watercolor Sign

Supplies:

Watercolor paper

Watercolor paints and brushes

Download print out

Directions:

Paint with water over entire piece of watercolor paper

Now paint across the page using rainbow colors making stripes of about 2" each

After paint has dried run thru printer using the download OR use brush markers to create your own saying

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Mini Barn Quilt

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Mini Barn Quilt

Supplies:

  • Unfinished wood panel 9x15
  • Painters tape or FrogTape™
  • Paint brushes
  • Acrylic paint in colors of your choice (4)
  • Stain or craft paint (for border
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Pattern download

Directions:

read all directions before beginning!

  1. Stain (or use watered down acrylic paint) and cover the entire surface including sides/edges; allow to dry.
  2. While waiting to dry print the pattern download and decide on your own pattern and colors to use. A blank pattern and the pattern in the sample are both available for download.
  3. Quilt patterns in sample: A-red, B-navy, C-gold, D-cream. Second quilt A-gold, B-cream, C-red, D-navy.
  4. Each wood slat is 1 ½” wide. Using a pencil and ruler use this measurement to tape a 1 ½” border allowing for 2 quilt panels inside the border. Be sure to press the tape down firmly so that paint will be less likely to bleed underneath the edges.
  5. Using the lightest color of choice, paint the entire 12 x 6 area and allow to dry.
  6. Now use a ruler to find the center and place tape down the middle so that only one 6x6 quilt panel will be worked on at a time. When the first panel is completed and dry the center tape line will be removed and placed so that the second panel (6x6”) will be ready to draw lines and paint.
  7. On the first panel use a ruler to draw 2 diagonal lines that will cross in the center. Draw 3 vertical lines that are 1 ½” apart. Horizontal lines are not necessary since the slats are 1 ½” wide. Continue drawing diagonal lines, with ruler, in each smaller square using the pattern print out as a guide.
  8. Next, tape off 1 or 2 triangles at a time and paint (optional- to speed up drying use a heat tool, but don’t get too close or paint will melt and get bubbly) Remember to press tape down firmly to reduce paint bleeding under tape. When triangle is dry remove tape and move to a new area. If paint does bleed under tape, put new piece of tape in position and touch up the edge. It will happen occasionally but not often if you go slowly and press tape firmly each time. Continue working until entire quilt panel is completed.
  9. Decide on colors for second quilt panel and follow the same steps.

 Enjoy!!

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