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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Little Pony Perler Bead Art!

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 We love My Little Ponies!  See these shirts!
Especially the Friendship is Magic episodes!
Seriously, they are TOO cute!
 So my daughter and I set to work making little ponies
 out of Perler Beads or Melty beads as I call them!
Here are the main 6 stars of the show...
I did the ponies and my daughter made each of their pets! 

Pinkie Pie and Gummy

Fluttershy and Angel

Applejack and Winona

Rainbow Dash and Tank

Rarity and Opalescence

Twilight Sparkle and Owloysius 
(my daughter writes Owlwishes)

 I took an old canvas...
 And painted over the entire thing!
 Hot glued them right in place!


 I love the texture and the pixilated look!  
It's hanging in my daughters room now!

And, for fun, we created some custom ponies!
Tropical Mist and her frog
   
Lucky Clover and her cardinal
 Peachy Keen and her butterfly
This was a fun project!
It's nice to have a goal when playing with perler beads...
otherwise you end up with a bunch of colorful coasters.
:)



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Monday, July 30, 2012

My Little Pony Tee shirt!

 Thanks to my sister-in-law...we are My Little Pony nerds!
We love MLP, the new Friendship is Magic episodes are sooo cute!
Especially Pinkie Pie!
(full name: Pinkamena Diane Pie)
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 My little Hailee is like Pinkie Pie to a tea!
So we just had to upgrade this plain old dollar store shirt!
 Take one shirt.  Yes, we found this at the dollar store...no visible flaws!

I made a solid silhouette of Pinkie Pie in Photoshop...you can nick it here.


Here's the process for getting an image to cut out on the silhouette!

Drag your image into Silhouette Studio...
 Use the 'Select Trace Area' tab and highlight your whole image...
it will then appear outlined in yellow.
 
 Then adjust the high pass filter, threshold and scale...
so that the entire image is yellow...but not the background.
 Then select the 'Trace Outer Edge' button, should give you
 red cut out lines all around your image!
You can then drag your shadow image over and delete it!
Then you are good to cut if you are doing a normal vinyl or picture project!
 However, on HEAT TRANSFER VINYL,
the images are cut on the backside of the vinyl,
 so reverse everything before cutting!

Select your image...click the mirror left button.
Position it in place and delete the other image!
 Words must also be mirrored if you are going to say anything on a shirt!

Here she is cut out on our heat vinyl in pink!
Weed out surrounding area.
 Place the plastic side up, sticky side down onto your shirt!
I used a tea towel to cover the image and iron on.
After about a minute of ironing (moving it around quite a
 bit to prevent burning) remove the towel and iron directly
 on the plastic...continue moving your iron!
 Pull the plastic off gently!  Make sure edges are
secure, or replace plastic and iron again.
Your Pony will be all giggles!



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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Patriotic Bandana Tablecloth

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I know the 4th has come and gone!
But I love Red, White and Blue all month!

I made this July 1st, and we've been using it all month!
Tons of bandanas...I got them all plus 6 more
 at a yard sale...new in package for $2.
And I only used half of these for the tablecloth!
stitched together...I didn't do a great lining up job though!
Looks better with icy drinks on it anyway!




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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hand painted birds on a branch!


 Birds on a branch are pretty cool these days...
but since I'm not, I had the kids do their own version.
To begin, we had big paper, hands and paint...and a paintbrush.

The kids wanted a blue jay and a cardinal.
 or 2...
 Yes, this was messy...but I helped them one at
 a time and then we quickly washed off.
The minor clean-ups were done with baby wipes.
 Using fingers and thumbs they made eyes...
and a paintbrush for the beak and feet...


 Then painted in some branches where the birds are sitting...
 
 Thumb and finger prints for the leaves...
 Super cute!
 We sprayed a little glitter paint on them
and let them dry in the sun!



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