Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bullet Bling

Inspiration for crafts can be found everywhere! And, the gun range is no different. On a recent trip to the shooting range with my family, I couldn't resist filling up my pocket with a few spent bullets.
I didn't want a plain bullet hanging around my neck, so I found some filigree style jewelry findings, bent one of them around the bullet, then glued it on with E6000.




My son, drilled a hole in the end and I inserted a head pin.

 I held the head pin with needle nose pliers close to the bullet, then wrapped the pin to make a loop. I cut off the excess wire with wire cutters.


 I cut the loop & jump ring off of a charm I found at Michael's, then glued it into the open end of the bullet.


I added a jump ring to the loop that I formed with the head pin.

 I found a pretty beaded chain at Michael's & threaded it through the jump ring, then closed it with another jump ring.

 Got bullets? Make jewelry!




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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Painting With Stain

Have you ever painted with stain? I don't mean just staining...I mean painting a design with stain. I have seen some beautiful pieces with elaborate designs that use different color stains. I tried my hand at painting with stain with a simple design on a beverage cooler. 

My friend, Chuck, makes awesome coolers using cedar. He had a New Orleans Saints fan who wanted a fleur de lis painted on the front of a cooler. So, he cut the cedar to size for the front of the cooler and gave it to me to paint the design.

I lined up the boards and drew the fleur de lis with chalk. Then I started painting with VooDoo Gel Stain from the Dixie Belle Paint Company. This stain is water based and makes clean up easy.
 I chose the color Tobacco Road.
 I left areas I wanted as a highlight blank.
 I filled in the highlights with Dixie Belle's Bronze Patina Paint, then added some shadows with Dixie Belle's oil based gel stain in the color, Espresso.

 Once I finished my part, Chuck built the cooler and the Saints fan was very happy!
Now I'm waiting on the perfect piece to try my hand at something a little more elaborate!

You can check out Dixie Belle stains and other products HERE .


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Friday, December 8, 2017

DIY "Rust"ic Ornaments

It's beginning to look a lot like a "rust"ic Christmas! 
Creating rust is easy with the Patina Collection from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.
I started with a plain wooden ornament. It had a red ribbon which I removed.
 I gave the ornament a coat of Dixie Belle Paint. I used Barn Red, but the color doesn't matter because in the end it won't show. The patina needs something to grab onto, so that's why you can't skip this step.
 To create rust, I used the Iron Patina Paint. It has metal in it which can settle, so I gave it a good shake then painted one coat of the iron paint onto the ornament.
 I let the first coat of the Iron paint dry completely. Then I painted a second coat of the Iron Patina Paint.
 While the second coat was still wet, I sprayed it with the Green Patina Spray. 

 The spray reacts with the iron to create rust. The process begins to happen quickly, but can take up to 6 hours to complete.
 Look at that beautiful rust!
 I added a sweet little wooden deer to the ornament using E6000. Keeping with the rustic theme, I added jute to hang the ornament.
 You could stop there, but I wanted the deer to blend more with the color of the rust. So, I added Bronze Gilding Wax.
 You can use a brush, but I prefer to apply it with my finger.



 Here's a look at the progression...
 Warning: If you use this product, you will want to rust everything!!!



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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mad About Plaid

Cold weather and plaid go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. Nothing feels better in the Winter  than a plaid flannel shirt or cozy blanket. Add the warmth of plaid to your Winter d├ęcor with this do it yourself frame. 
Supplies:
Wood Block
Paint in 3 colors
Paintbrush
1 inch Painters Tape
Sandpaper
Jute
Glue
Wooden Embellishment (optional)
 Cut a 1 x 6 board to 10 inches long. If you don’t have the tools needed to cut the board, your local home improvement store will cut it to the desired length for you. Sand the ends to make them smooth and remove any splinters.

Paint the block of wood with one of the 3 colors. Let dry.

 Line up a piece of the painters tape horizontally across the edge of the block of wood. Line up a second piece of painters tape along the edge of the first piece of tape. Continue this process until the block of wood is covered.
 Once the block in covered, remove every other row of tape. 

 Paint the exposed rows with a second color of paint. Let dry. Repeat this process vertically across the block. Let dry.



 Place painters tape horizontally across the block to form small stripes that will cross over the original base color and the second color. Fill in with the third color of paint. Repeat this process vertically.


 Place the tape horizontally across the block to form small lines across the second color of paint. Fill in with the base color and then repeat vertically.

Sand the block to give it a worn look. This will also mask any imperfections in the lines.

 Cut a piece of jute that will wrap tightly around the block seven times and secure on the back of the block with glue.


Optional: To add a holiday touch, paint a wooden Christmas embellishment with one of the paint colors, and glue it onto the jute at one end of the block.

Tuck your favorite photo into the jute, place on a table or shelf, and go mad for plaid!






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