Showing posts from February, 2017

Waterbrush Ombre Calligraphy and Lettering!

 Waterbrush Ombre Calligraphy and Lettering! This is one of my most favorite techniques! Create gorgeous works of art for display, cards or just to stick on the fridge. ~ I used Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Ink pack...and I got it from Oriental Trading. Did you know they carry high quality art supplies?  You will also need: Watercolor Paper Water Brush Plastic Palette And you'll need a mantra or something fun to write out. I generally stick to 3-5 just looks better on the paper and doesn't take as long to write. Remember, you can do hard things! I start, pour a few drops of each ink into the palette. Fill the water brush with water. It does not need to be squeezed, but it adds a subtle amount of water to your ink and makes it write smoothly.  These brushes are a dream for watercoloring! Just dip tip in the ink, write part of the letter, blot if necessary and dip in the next color. When you paint wi

St. Patrick's Day Charm Necklace!

 St. Patrick's Day Charm Necklace!  I love this fun necklace filled with all sorts of "don't pinch me" charms!  I got my materials from Oriental Trading, They have everything you need for parties, holidays, weddings, crafts, novelty toys, kids, religious, and high quality art supplies! You will need: Silver chain Lucky Clover and Wish Charms Jewelry pliers jump rings Green crystal beads Tassels Vintage Shamrock charms Just use the jump rings and put charms all over as much of the necklace as you like! I did the tassel in the center because it is the heaviest and will likely shift that way anyway. Then filled in with different charms and beads. Slide a crystal bead or 2 on the rhinestone eyepin.  Cut it with the pliers and then curl the remaining part of the eyepin to make a loop for hanging on the chain. Not too tricky! I love it and it's perfect for anytime of year, but especially now! This post published on

Doctor Who Birthday Party

Doctor Who Birthday Party! It is time for a big Dr. Who Party! I had a super fun Doctor Who party for my birthday last month! I got some fun things from Oriental Trading! They have lots of fun British themed items! I got these cool paper lanterns and 5 pounds of gummy bears (jelly babies) Plus Red, White and Blue rock candy, candy sticks and blue chocolate balls! There's lots of great bulk candy at Oriental Trading. Plus I used the Fourth Doctor's scarf as a table runner! Here's some other things I used: Cinema Light Box Tardis String Lights Tardis Cookie Jar Lots of stars, bowties and little adipose baby pops! I used lots of fun stuff that I had from previous parties! We had lunch. We had sandwiches and sushi! And the fish fingers and custard were a hit! I did this in a party a couple years ago and used sugar cookies. This time, I used actual fish sticks--and vanilla pudding! It's really a good combina