Thursday, February 8, 2018

How to Paint Dot Mandalas #010 - How to Prepare Your Canvas and Mark Gri...

In this tutorial you'll learn how to prepare you canvas with background paint and add grid lines with a variety of tools. Starting with a good foundation is essential to clean dotting! Joyful dotting!!!



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Dritz Quilting See-Thru Drafting Ruler -
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Fiskars Fabric Circle Cutter -
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Squeeze Condiment Bottles 16-Ounce With Red Cap Set -
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Susan Bates Crystalites 12408 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set -
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Susan Bates Crystalites 12409 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set -
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5pc 2 Way Dotting Pen Tool Nail Art Tip Dot Paint Manicure kit -
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Paint Brushes -
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Paint Palette -
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Ruler
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How to Paint Dot Mandalas #009 - Micro Dot Spring Garden Heart Necklace

In this tutorial you'll learn how to paint a spring garden dot mandala Heart Necklace. You’ll also learn about different types of glue on bails, glue to use and how to apply the bail. Use unique tools and dot painting techniques to create a colorful spring garden mandala dot painted Heart that would be perfect as a magnet or the necklace in this project. This would make a thoughtful handmade gift.


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Tools:
Susan Bates Crystalites 12408 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set -
http://amzn.to/2zFCPER
Susan Bates Crystalites 12409 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set -
http://amzn.to/2yAgx3W
5pc 2 Way Dotting Pen Tool Nail Art Tip Dot Paint Manicure kit -
http://amzn.to/2iTQ9Ly
Paint Brushes -
http://amzn.to/2yBmnSB
Paint Palette -
http://amzn.to/2z0cn9z
Ruler
Compass
Spray Bottle
Water Bucket
Materials:
Wood Hearts – 1.7” – from local store
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint -
http://amzn.to/2hpnZb0
(search for color on the DecoArt page)
NOTE: You don’t need to use Gloss Enamels. Any acrylic paint will work. I just had these on my table. 😊
DecoArt DASK267 Americana Gloss Enamels Trend Sample Pack -
http://amzn.to/2EaGAFO THIS SET INCLUDES ALL THE COLORS I USED EXCEPT THE FESTIVE GREEN. Good value for the price.
DecoArt Gloss Enamel Festive Green -
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GSHypo Cement -
http://amzn.to/2BMcXc3
Glue on Bails -
http://amzn.to/2C2OBqe NOTE: This is a package of 100 pieces, what’s nice is that there is a variety of colors/sizes/styles. However, you can find these in small packages at your local craft store.
General Pencil 5582BP Charcoal White Pencils 2/Pkg-2B -
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Sandpaper
Varathane polyurethane - Gloss
Cotton Swabs
Water
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How to Paint Dot Mandalas #008 - Micro Dot Heart Necklace

Hi All, In this tutorial you'll learn how to paint a dot mandala, spiral and random dots on 1.5” wood hearts for a sweet Valentine’s Day necklace. Use unique tools and dot painting techniques to create a one of a kind necklace. This would make a thoughtful handmade gift.


Sweet Willow Designs Shop - https://www.amazon.com/shop/sweetwill... Find great products for your projects in my shop or local craft/art stores. Tools: Wolf Tools Groovy Looping Pliers with Grooves, 5 Inches - http://amzn.to/2E5VSKW Wolf Tools Groovy Chain Nose Pliers, 5-3/4 Inches - http://amzn.to/2E8pFmg Susan Bates Crystalites 12408 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set - http://amzn.to/2zFCPER Susan Bates Crystalites 12409 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set - http://amzn.to/2yAgx3W 5pc 2 Way Dotting Pen Tool Nail Art Tip Dot Paint Manicure kit - http://amzn.to/2iTQ9Ly Paint Brushes - http://amzn.to/2yBmnSB Paint Palette - http://amzn.to/2z0cn9z Water Bucket Scissors Materials: Wood hearts – 1.5” – check out your local craft store or http://amzn.to/2EAkdGD . DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint - http://amzn.to/2hpnZb0 (search for color on the DecoArt page) NOTE: I used Gloss Enamel but it’s not necessary. Use regular paint and add a gloss varnish. • Gloss Enamel True Red DAG129-30 - http://amzn.to/2BMOXRQ • Gloss Enamel White DAG01-30 - http://amzn.to/2DQspRN General Pencil 5582BP Charcoal White Pencils 2/Pkg-2B - http://amzn.to/2idnFgp Paper Cotton Swabs Water Jump rings - 9mm and 6mm Clasp Chain SUBSCRIBE: Subscribe to my Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SweetWillow... SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SweetWillowDsgn Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SweetWillow... Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=SweetWil... Blog: http://www.sweetwillowdesigns.blogspo... Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I participate in the Amazon Affiliate program. That means I receive a commission when products are purchased through links posted on my videos. (At NO additional cost to you.) This allows me to bring you more videos! Thanks for supporting my channel and art work!

How to Paint Dot Mandalas #007 - Wine Glass

This beautiful dot mandala wine glass was such a great project. I think you'll love the finish of the paint and the overall colorful design. The glass is beautiful inside and out. You can use inexpensive dollar store glasses and turn them into works of art. Use unique tools and dot painting techniques to create a colorful mandala dot painted wine glass that would be perfect handmade gift or maybe just for yourself. Hope you enjoy.
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Susan Bates Crystalites 12408 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set -
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Susan Bates Crystalites 12409 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set -
http://amzn.to/2yAgx3W
5pc 2 Way Dotting Pen Tool Nail Art Tip Dot Paint Manicure kit -
http://amzn.to/2iTQ9Ly
Paint Brushes -
http://amzn.to/2yBmnSB
Paint Palette -
http://amzn.to/2z0cn9z
Ruler
Compass
Spray Bottle
Water Bucket
Materials:
Wine Glass
Alcohol
DecoArt Americana Gloss Acrylic Sampler -
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• Purple Cow
• Lavender -
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• White -
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• Vivid Violet -
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• Calypso Blue -
http://amzn.to/2DnnYkw (wasn’t available individually on Amazon but this set includes Lavender and Calypso Blue as well as other colors you may love
• Festive Green -
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General Pencil 5582BP Charcoal White Pencils 2/Pkg-2B -
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Cotton Swabs
Water
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

How to Make a Polymer Clay Necklace Faux Wood Slice Snowflake and Pinecone

Hi All!  You can learn to make this polymer clay faux wood slice and faux wood burning necklace with pine cones.  This is a fun way to celebrate the winter season.  See how to make the wood slice and create a snowflake pattern.  Use multiple wood slices to make a real statement necklace or use just one for a neat mixed media pendant.  Hope you enjoy.  Check out some of the products I use in my studio that I think you'll love!



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Susan Bates Sock Set 5 of each size: 000, 00, 0, 1 US size - http://amzn.to/2CFvL9l

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Dremel 8050-N/18 Micro Rotary Tool Kit with 18 Accessories
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Monday, December 4, 2017

How to Paint Dot Mandala #004 - Christmas Ornament Special Tip Painting a Curved Surface

In this tutorial you'll learn how to paint a dot mandala on a Christmas ornament.  Use unique tools and dot painting techniques to create a colorful mandala dot painted Christmas ornament that would be perfect on an ornament stand, Christmas Tree or other home decor.  This would make a thoughtful handmade gift. 


Find great products for your projects in my shop or local craft/art stores.

Tools:

Susan Bates Crystalites 12408 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set - http://amzn.to/2zFCPER

Susan Bates Crystalites 12409 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set - http://amzn.to/2yAgx3W

5pc 2 Way Dotting Pen Tool Nail Art Tip Dot Paint Manicure kit - http://amzn.to/2iTQ9Ly

Paint Brushes - http://amzn.to/2yBmnSB

Paint Palette - http://amzn.to/2z0cn9z

Ruler

Compass

Spray Bottle

Water Bucket

Materials:

Glass ornament – purple matte – from local store

DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint - http://amzn.to/2hpnZb0
(search for color on the DecoArt page)
• Peacock Pearl - http://amzn.to/2BDxEnb
• Splendid Gold - http://amzn.to/2ApKuY4
• Matte Medium - http://amzn.to/2AO3K28

General Pencil 5582BP Charcoal White Pencils 2/Pkg-2B - http://amzn.to/2idnFgp

Cotton Swabs

Water

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Friday, December 1, 2017

How to Paint Dot Mandalas #003 - 8" x 8" Canvas Panel

Here's a new mandala dot painting tutorial!  In this tutorial you'll learn how to paint a dot mandala on an 8" x 8" canvas panel.  Use unique tools and dot painting techniques to create a colorful mandala dot painted canvas panel that would be perfect as a gift or home decor.  If you'd like to purchase the written pattern in my Etsy shop.

Purchase the digital pattern for this project:  https://tinyurl.com/yca7839m

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Find great products for your projects in my shop or local craft/art stores.

Tools:

Susan Bates Crystalites 12408 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set - http://amzn.to/2zFCPER

Susan Bates Crystalites 12409 Acrylic Crochet Hook Gift Set - http://amzn.to/2yAgx3W

5pc 2 Way Dotting Pen Tool Nail Art Tip Dot Paint Manicure kit - http://amzn.to/2iTQ9Ly

Paint Brushes - http://amzn.to/2yBmnSB

Paint Palette - http://amzn.to/2z0cn9z

Ruler

Compass

Spray Bottle

Water Bucket

Materials:

US Art Supply 8 X 8 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panel Boards for Painting 12-Pack (1 Full Case of 12 Single Canvas Board Panels) - http://amzn.to/2jBkYVB

DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint - http://amzn.to/2hpnZb0
(search for color on the DecoArt page)
• Chalky Finish Black - http://amzn.to/2yyNcXv
• Lavender - http://amzn.to/2jB2Co3
• Irish Moss - http://amzn.to/2BB3ktg
• Sapphire -- try to find locally, it's pricey on Amazon - http://amzn.to/2i6xb4E
• Titanium White - http://amzn.to/2AHDALE

General Pencil 5582BP Charcoal White Pencils 2/Pkg-2B - http://amzn.to/2idnFgp

Varnish/Sealer - http://amzn.to/2z0cW38

Cotton Swabs

Water

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