Wednesday, August 24, 2016

29Faces Challenge - Ayala Art


Ayala Art hosts a 29Faces September 2016 challenge to try new mediums to draw/paint/create faces.  I've been exploring mixed media and want to add some drawing so, I'm giving this a go!  Join in the fun.

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Find out more about this challenge here:  http://29faces.blogspot.com/2016/08/29-faces-in-september.html

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Join Shemi Dixon, Pam Tanino, Ina Solsbery and myself as we set up for our joint craft show and talk about what went well and what we would do differently.  So much fun.  Hope you enjoy.

Shemi's Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCevxBFazIzvpJK_TmP8Fmmw
Pam's Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/pTanino
Ina's Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpMQ6gHsfYiGlau9xoiJXlg

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

How to Have a Successful Craft Show/Fair

How to Have a Successful Craft Show/Fair.  See the video with Shemi Dixon as we discuss tips and tricks for a successful craft show/fair.

Friday, July 29, 2016

How to Have a Successful Craft Show/Fair - Upcoming Live Stream Events

Learn the ins and outs of a successful craft show/fair.  Join Shemi Dixon and me for two live stream events on how to prepare for a craft show/fair.  We'll talk about inventory, pricing, how to find a craft show, displays, money, set up, and much more!  Hope you join us.

Shemi's channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCevxBFazIzvpJK_TmP8Fmmw
Shemi's FaceBook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/shemidixon123

Time Zone Converter:  http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html



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Friday, July 1, 2016

Polymer Clay Tutorial Silk Screen Hamsa Hand Pendant

Join me to make these colorful silk screened polymer clay Hamsa hand pendants.  We'll use a silk screen and DecoArt Americana paint to lay the base pattern and then add colorful bits of clay to add zing!    The Hamsa hand is thought to be a protective sign. It is also thought to bring it's owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.  Hope you enjoy this project.



Hamsa hand cutters:   http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/262064978807?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true

Sculpey Silkscreen Kit:  http://amzn.to/29c7avN

DecoArt Paint Peacock Teal:  http://amzn.to/29xOeax

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Tools:
Hamsa hand cookie cutter or paper template
Sculpey Silk Screen kit or silk screen of choice
Oven:  http://amzn.to/29a3sE5
Pasta Machine:  http://amzn.to/298Jho9
Clay blade
Craft knif
Paint brush or applicator for varnish

Materials:
Clay Premo! Sculpey: Ecru PE02 5093 and small amounts of colorful scraps
Paint DecoArt Americana Peacock Teal acrylic paint DA326
Varathane varnish matte:  http://amzn.to/295MRxN
Varathane varnish gloss:  http://amzn.to/29a5jca
Jump rings
Necklace findings
Plastic wrap

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Guy Card Collaboration - Turn it Up to 11 Dad - Guitar Themed Cards

Hi All, It's always fun to reach out and explore new art expressions. Trying new things keeps you fresh and you'll almost always learn something that can be incorporated into your artwork. I'm branching out to try card making by participating in a collaboration video HOP on YouTube that will have a contest that YOU can enter to win one of three prize packages. We have put together quite the group of YouTubers to inspire your Guy themed cards!


There will be 26 videos starting May 23rd through June 5th. We will do this hop style, so you will watch the first video on Maymay Made It's Channel then you will hop to the others using the description box  for links to all 26 creators.

This video hop has three fabulous prize packages available.  All you have to do is watch each video for the name of a tool from their dad's tool box.  Each creator has a letter in the alphabet for their tool.  Collect all 26 and see Gareth's video on the last day for details on how to enter the contest.  Open internationally to persons 18 years and over.  My letter is W for WRENCH.

Go ahead and subscribe to all these wonderful channels!  Hope you enjoy this video hop.

Monday the 23rd First Day
Maymay - Maymay made it crafts http://www.youtube.com/maymaymadeit

Tuesday 24th
Dana Kersey Joy - Got Joy https://www.youtube.com/user/mzdanajoy
And
Shae Leigh - Shae206 - https://www.youtube.com/user/shae206

Wednesday 25th
Esther Carver - Craft Corner with Esther C https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzvHue7UJHPLAxLtWY5wUZw
And
Tracey Philips - Gift Basket Appeal - https://www.youtube.com/user/giftbasketappeal

Thursday 26th
Nicky Parr - Carsondcatslife https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7IvT1nC2KNkFN1lg4-Op9g
And
Fleurette F Bloom - Fleurette Bloom - https://www.youtube.com/user/fleuretteart?app=desktop

Friday 27th
Lisa Jones - L.J. Creations - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO_zad8-5Vfqu3Vb5JnwYPg
And
Cindy Brown Nemec - MiMi mixed bag - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK0VRdBpYhWUmFkw02YMHjw

Saturday 28th
Christopher Alan - Christopher Alan designs https://www.youtube.com/user/christopheradesigns
And
Sheila McShea - Sheila McShea https://www.youtube.com/user/macsheilam

Sunday 29th
Darrel Faris - Cutter Punk https://www.youtube.com/c/CutterPunkCrafts
And
Edith Wray - Scrap Booking with ME - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnYzHGkfDfTgXoQ16Z_6GYg

Monday 30th
Donna Clerkin James - Little Spaceman paper crafts https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLE75gJkYUsj5dgmoN8_zrQ
AND
Jenny Barnett Rohrs - Craft test dummies - https://www.youtube.com/user/crafttestdummies

Tuesday 31st
Ken & George - Crafts by Two https://www.youtube.com/user/CraftsByTwo
And
Ken Hess - Ken’s Kreations - https://www.youtube.com/user/hesskr

Wednesday 1st
Sarah Crankshaw - The Cranky Crafter https://www.youtube.com/user/crankygang
And
Georgia Ann Gibbs Carl - Georgia’s Crafty Creations https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UCYgns0fTt6wJjTrzZaLLCrQ/videos

Thursday 2nd
Michelle Ratcliffe - Creative Chellebear https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ1znvR2gavhEBeklJW0VNw
And
Pam Tanino - pTanino - https://www.youtube.com/user/pTanino

Friday 3rd
Melody Lane - Melody Lane Designs https://www.youtube.com/c/melodylane
And
Maria Clark - Sweet Willow Designs - https://www.youtube.com/user/SweetWillowDesigns

Saturday 4th
Lorrie A Nunemaker - https://www.youtube.com/user/LONU2008
And
Lyne Schnable - Blodgett - Lyn Every Day ideas - https://www.youtube.com/user/lynnseverydayideas?app=desktop

Sunday the 5th Last Day
Gareth Frewer - G’s Creations https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYIySKqyi8vaIb7fDbeD9iQ

GUITAR IMAGES:
http://www.gograph.com/clipart/acoustic-and-electric-guitars-gg61296034.html

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Polymer Clay Tutorial Buttons Buttons Buttons

Learn to make polymer clay buttons with regular button holes and two ways to make shank buttons.  This is such a fun project to make custom buttons to match a fabric, purse, special outfit or use in button jewelry and mixed media projects.  Hope you enjoy.



DIY Marking Template Video:  https://youtu.be/CTfJIOETth4

PRODUCTS
Some of the following are affiliate links to products used in this video.  By using these links I receive a small commission (no extra charge to you) which helps support me in bringing you new videos each week.  Thank you!

20 Kemper Clay Cutters -- Circle, Teardrop, Square, Heart - various sizes
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Makin's USA Clay Cutters, Heart, 3 Per Package
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Darice Embossing Folder, 4.25 by 5.75-Inch, Henna
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Jacquard Pearl EX Set (Series 2)
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Button shank 10mm round, silver plate
http://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h207826fn


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