How To Projects — Paint
Decorative paper, ephemera and chipboard cut outs
Washi tape and baker's twine
Double sided foam tape and/or foam 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
Acrylic paint in a variety of colors
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
Watercolor paints and brushes
Download print out
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
5 colors of acrylic paint and foam brushes
4-5 different patterns of cardstock for flowers and 4-5 for leaves
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
- 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
read all directions before beginning!
- Stain (or use watered down acrylic paint) and cover the entire surface including sides/edges; allow to dry.
- 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.
- Quilt patterns in sample: A-red, B-navy, C-gold, D-cream. Second quilt A-gold, B-cream, C-red, D-navy.
- 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.
- Using the lightest color of choice, paint the entire 12 x 6 area and allow to dry.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Decide on colors for second quilt panel and follow the same steps.