Hazel & Ruby/Imagine Crafts Blog Hop Day Five >>> Bewitching Halloween Sign

Hello and Happy Friday!  Welcome back to Day Five and our Final day our of our week long pairing with the wonderful team from Imagine Crafts!  All week, we have been sharing  new projects on our respective blogs, showcasing how beautifully Hazel & Ruby and Imagine Crafts products work together.  We have loved the project versatility that the Makery Team shared this week and the endless creative inspiration!

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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 Lindsay Fekitoa gets us going today, with Bewitching Halloween Sign!  What a great project!

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Here in Utah we are surrounded by creative people and we are so lucky! I thrive off of their creativity to fuel mine. That’s exactly what blogs are for, inspiration! I have a fun shop just down the street called Poppy Seed Projects. I bought this vinyl about a year ago before I knew about Hazel & Ruby. I love the composition of it, the words are fun and the way that you can make it any way you want is what is the most appealing to me. In fact, you can create your own composition by designing your words and quotes on the computer and then use Hazel & Ruby’s Cut-Your-Own stencil-mask to cut them on a digital die-cut machine. Then you can use them over-and-over! So instead of just throwing away your vinyl and getting a one time use out of it, you have them to be reusable and can make it over and over for gifts, to sell, etc.

What I wanted to do with this project was to use some of Poppy Seeds Antiqued Plaque and their texture paste, Hazel and Ruby’s new Pass the Tissue – Lace is the Place while also using Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Color Texture Spray in White.

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I prepared the 16×16 piece of MDF with the texture paste. I used a lint free cloth and in technical terms, globbed it on in a swirl motion. I left some thick areas and while it was still wet i applied the tissue paper very gently to keep those thick areas thick. I wanted the texture! I left it alone to dry for about an hour. I then applied another coat of the texture paste but I would maybe use Mod Podge because I did have rips that were unintentional.

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I then placed the vinyl on top of the tissue and I spray painted the MDF in a matte black. Once everything was dry, I peeled off the vinyl and that is when the rips occured. I figured that the vinyl was just too aggressive for the tissue and I hadn’t placed enough coverage of the texture paste. It ended up working in my favor though because when I roughed it up with the sand paper to show the ridges in the texture paste from before it added character to it. I really did end up loving it. That’s where I ended up spraying the irRESISTible Color Spray on the top to add just a little more dimension. It adds just a few 3D dots on top, I did wipe away some a few moments after I sprayed and it made a lighter effect.

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It adds a fun prop to my front step for sure!

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Hazel & Ruby/Imagine Crafts Blog Hop Day Four >>> Wall Art in a Minute

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  Welcome back to Day Four of our week-long pairing with the wonderful team from Imagine Crafts.  Each day, both teams are sharing 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 Heather Gleim gets us going today, with great Wall Art project!  I love how simple and easy this is to create!

 It’s funny how just adding a frame can add importance to any area.

 

We started with Hazel & Ruby’s Typewriter Alpha Stencil Mask.
 
We sprayed a sheet of white paper with this cool Sheer Shimmer Spritz from Imagine Crafts. Next we scribbled around the letters with the Irreistible Pico Embellisher.

 

 The ink is AMAZING!
It puddles and pools and dries really thick.
 
Such great texture.
 
Perfect reminder for me to read more (really it should just say “turn off The Real Housewives of New Jersey”).
Happy Crafting!
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Hazel & Ruby/Imagine Crafts Blog Hop Day Three >>> Spooky Halloween Canvas & Ampersand Decor

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  Welcome back to Day Three of our week-long pairing with the wonderful team from Imagine Crafts.  Each day, both teams are sharing 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.

Today, we have a double for you, Makery Team members Natalie Wagstaff and Tina Walker will get us going. Natalie kicks us off with a super Spooky Halloween Canvas!  Can you tell she loves Halloween?  :)

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the blog this morning! With only a few more days till Halloween I decided to make a spooky canvas to go with my All Hallows Eve decor. This was a fun product swap because I have never used any products like these, ever! All the products I used were:

Hazel & Ruby Patessiere Alpha Stencil Mask
Hazel & Ruby Confetti Pattern Stencil Mask
Hazel & Ruby Pass the Tissue in Quote Collage
Tsukineko Delicata Pigment Ink in Golden Glitz
Tsukineko Memento in Love Letter
Tsukineko Memento in Cottage Ivy
Tsukineko Memento in Nautical Blue
Imagine Crafts irRESISTable Texture Spray
Imagine Crafts irRESISTable Pico Embellisher
Imagine Crafts Fireworks! in Dandelion
Imagine Crafts Fireworks! in Pear Tart
Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold
Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle
11″x14″ Canvas
All-purpose Glue
Black acrylic paint
Sponge Brush
Vinyl Scraper
Tree Stamp

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First I adhered the tissue paper to the canvas using the glue and smoothing it out with a sponge brush. After I let the glue dry under the tissue I put the stencil masks on to spell out “haunted” and one circle in the corner for the moon. Then I painted the canvas black with a very light layer of paint, next I sprayed the irRESISTable Colored Texture Spray from about 18″ away to make it look like the stars in the sky. I took the stencil masks off while the paint was still wet and wiped them clean with a baby wipe, remember the sooner you clean them after you use them the easier the paint will come off.

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After that I used the Dandelion Fireworks! and sprayed the moon so it would be yellow. I waited about 30 minutes for the paint and Fireworks! to dry then I used my tree stamp with the gold Delicata Pigment Ink, I stamped all across the canvas for a little dimension. I was sort of at a road block after this, so I decided to paint a haunted house. I used orange acrylic paint and painted the outlines of a haunted house, at least, I hope it looks haunted. While that was drying I used the irRESISTable Pico Embellisher and drew a tree on the right side of the canvas. This was probably my most favorite product I was given to try out, it dries exactly as it is applied. It is raised off the canvas and completely glossy! I liked it so much that I drew windows on the haunted house with it after.

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Allow the project to dry for about two hours and you’re ready to display it! You can also apply a sealer on top if you’re afraid of the mediums coming off.

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Hi Tina here and I’d like to share with y’all my project created for our  Hazel & Ruby and Imagine Crafts blog hop.

I LOVE Home Decor.  (and if you have followed me for awhile you know that).  I thought it would be fun to alter a wooden Ampersand sign, using Hazel & Ruby “Pass the Tissue, Lace is the Place” paper and several shades of Memento Dew Drops inks.

I started by tracing my ampersand piece on the tissue paper.

 

(This picture really shows the beautiful design in the tissue paper. Love this)

Next, I dabbed my ink dauber on my craft mat and gave it a spritz of water.  I will be using the ink as my paint and will paint the flower design.

The ink became ‘watercolor like’ and I love how the pattern on the tissue paper resisted the ink.  I wasn’t too careful about staying in the lines because I wanted that effect.

Once I was finished ‘ink painting’, I traced the lines with a Stabilo pencil and wet the line.  Once Once the entire design was painted, I cut out the ampersand.

I adhered the tissue paper to the wooden piece with Mod Podge and finished off the edges with white paint. I sanded any rough edges and made sure the edges were sealed.

Here’s some close-ups of the painted areas.

 

 

And the finished piece.

 

No need to be an artist.  Just use the pattern embedded in the paper as a guide to paint.  Super easy!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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