We are so glad you are here! Happy Tuesday and and huge hug and welcome from Hazel & Ruby to all of you joining us on the blog hop! We are thrilled to have been a part of Creative Spaces, Vol. 3, and I have to say, this issue is one of my absolute favorites! This will be an issue that you will want to keep in your archives for years to come! If you haven’t had the chance to hop around to all of the talent featured, in this issue, you MUST carve out some and do it today…or at least this week! The entire blog hop list is featured at the bottom of this post :)
I created a couple of really great DIY wall art projects that are featured in the magazine (you can find these on pages 119 and 120). We have developed some really fun and innovative products that help you create beautiful DIY projects. Our popular Stencil-Masks and Pass the Tissue & Wrap It UP paper rolls are inspiring people all around the world to live handmade and do even more with their creative lifestyles. We have seen hundreds of AMAZING projects and we can’t wait to see more!
Here is how I created the Love Deeply, Laugh Loudly piece featured in the issue.
1. Choose a frame – something old or something new, either works great as long as it has the glass piece intact. This frame is a 16×20 size.
2. Take out the glass piece and wash and dry well. Using painters tape (we like Frog tape best) mask a border around the outside of the frame.
3. Next, using the Broadside Alpha Stencil-Mask and the Blindside Stencil-Mask, lay out your design according to the image on this screen. I used a lace heart applique in place of a letter, but you could use either, or even something else and it would be beautiful! To line up my letters, I generally will place a ruler underneath the glass to help keep me on the straight and narrow.
4. Here is the fun part! No glass etching required! I used Glass Frosting, by Krylon. You can find it at most craft stores or even Home Improvement stores. You are going to gently spray the entire glass surface (be sure you remove your applique first if you are using one). It is a very subtle color difference and is hard to see at first. You will want to give the glass two coats. Be sure to spray the glass on a flat surface, so that it doesn’t run A tip for spray painting. Start from the left upper corner and move straight across the glass to the left. Do this in one continuous steady motion. Repeat until you get the entire glass covered.
5. Let it dry for at least 45-60 minutes before you pull up the letters or they will curl. To get underneath each letter, use a small pin to lift up and then gently use your fingers to pull it the rest of the way. Place letters back on the sheet!
6. Once completely dry (give it at least 6-8 hours, put back in the frame. To adhere to the frame (which I spray painted a champagne gold) you will want to use a hot glue in each of the corners and in the middle of each side of the frame. It’s a good idea to have a buddy help you to place the glass while using hot glue, so that you don’t burn yourself.
You can find even MORE inspiration in The Makery gallery on our web site. We are always adding more ideas and would to add your project ideas too!
Thanks again to the wonderful staff at PaperCrafts & Scrapbooking Magazine for including Hazel & Ruby in this incredible issue!
If you excited to get creating with our products, you can find us in Michaels Stores nationwide and in Canada. Also, please check with your local retailer. For those of you who have a hard time getting to any of these stores, just for our blog readers today, we are doing a special 25 percent off your entire order in our Shoppe when you use code: CreativeSpaces. This offer is good through July 4th, 2014!
Now…get hoppin friends! You’ve got to check out all of these amazing DIY’ers, bloggers, crafters and manufacturers for mind-blowing inspiration! I seriously can’t get enough!
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine:
Cathe at Just Something I Made:
Kristi and Kelli at Lolly Jane:
Beckie at Infarrantly Creative:
Haeley at Design Improvised:
Tracie at Cleverly Inspired:
Carola at Boxwood Cottage:
Lina at Fancy Frugal Life:
Jen at Tatertots & Jello:
Jill Yegerlehner/Jillibean Soup:
Elle Price/Elle’s Studio:
We R Memory Keepers:
Fancy Pants Designs: