Hazel & Ruby/Imagine Crafts Blog Hop Day One >>> Foxy Art Journal Page

Hello and Happy Monday!  This week we’ll be pairing with the wonderful team from Imagine Crafts to bring you creative Inspiration and DIY how-to’s.  Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our respective blogs, that will be showcasing how beautifully Hazel & Ruby and Imagine Crafts products work together.

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Leave a comment here each day for a chance to win a Prize Package from Hazel & Ruby.  International participants are welcome.  (Comment period will end October 26th at midnight MST).  Be sure to also visit the Imagine Crafts Blog each day for more Design Team inspiration.

Makery Team member Katie Smith kicks off the week with a Fabulous Art Journal page!  Let’s check it out!

Hey everyone, Katie here! I’m super excited for this hop between Hazel & Ruby and Imagine Crafts! For my project, I decided to create an art journal page documenting my love of Autumn.
I kind of messed up my quote, it should be “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” instead of “with”. Oh well, it’s not too big of a mistake.
I started by adhering some Hazel & Ruby Tissue & Wrap It Up papers into my page and going over them in gesso to tone then down a bit.

 

I’m loving the fox trend, so I lightly sketches a fox into my page with a pencil and then went over it with Imagine Crafts Irresistible Pico Embellisher in tuxedo black. I love using the Pico Embellishers for doodling. I also used it to write out my quote.
I colored in my fox using a variety of Imagine Crafts products- I dabbed some Love Letter red ink onto my fox but then decided I wanted him a little more orange so I painted on a little bit of orange irresistible spray.I went around him with some Delicata Golden Glitz ink and adhere on some Hazel and Ruby sequins.
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Think Outside the Box Mixed Media Canvas

This is such an easy craft room decoration!
 
 We used a blank canvas and Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks.
 
 Place the lettering.
 
 Slap on some paint.
 
Remove the letters and then we outlined with black ink.
 
We added vinyl letters above to spell “think”…we “think” it’s pretty cool…and we “think” you’re awesome too!
Have a great week!
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Hazel & Ruby Furniture Make-Over

Hello and Happy Monday!  Tina here today with a fantastic DIY project!  I am so excited to be able to share this with you today!

My friend Lisa, had an old dresser she found a local yard sale for only $10.  When I saw it, I knew it needed a major makeover, Hazel & Ruby style!  This was such an easy project to finish and I am completely in love with the results.

I didn’t prep my surface at all.  I wanted to retain the old, vintage feel and look.  Lisa has 2 gallons of left over interior house paint, so we used it to paint our dresser.

The first step was to cover the entire dresser with the lighter color..a light grey.  I got so excited to start this project, I completely forgot to take a picture of the dresser, with drawers included…so this is the first picture capturing this step.

Dresser with base coat of paper applied.

 

Lisa decided on the quote she wanted to use, so we played around with the placement and font size till we were happy with the result.

Tip:  Since the stencil-masks are re-positionable, no need to put them in the ‘perfect’ spot until you have decided on the final placement.  Also, for placement, you can use place-holder letters if you run out.  You can see this in the words ‘IN LIFE’ and ‘REALIZE THEY’.  

I wanted a distressed look, and I had been dying to try distressing with Vaseline…so this was the perfect time to try it out.

Before painting the top coat, apply Vaseline on the areas where the piece would naturally be worn and aged.  (corners and edges)

Apply your top coat.  We used a bluish/grey.

When painting the drawers, I removed the stencil-mask (after painting) before moving on to the next drawer.  To clean up my stencils, I put them in the sink in a shallow amount of soapy water.  The paint cleaned up with ease.

Once the top coat is completely dry, ‘sand’ over the areas where you applied Vaseline with steel-wool.  The Vaseline acts as a resist and the paint is removed very easiely.

 

 

 

 

 

Hazel & Ruby Stencil-Masks used:

Central Park

Blindside

Broadside

We added new glass knobs to finish off the make-over.  LOVE THIS!

I cannot wait to find some more furniture to up-cycle and re-do.   I am hooked!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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