This video tutorial instructs how to use marbling techniques to make a faux wood finish out of polymer clay. Learn how to manipulate different colors of polymer clay to create a fake wood effect. This tutorial teaches how to make a faux wood polymer clay picture frame.
Why spend money on embossing folders when you can make homemade ones for cheap? This video tutorial shows the process of making your own embossing folders easily and cheaply. You can make your own designs or you can use die cuts that you already have made, and make coordinating folders for them. All you need for this crafts project is card stock and glue. You can save a fortune!
Self-adhesive foam inside the QuicKutz squeeze will allow for a more crisp cut from the embossing and die-cutting molds. Make sure not to accidentally adhere the foam piece to the paper that is being embellished. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use QuicKutz 2x2 dies in a QuicKutz squeeze embossing and die-cutting machine.
Spring-loaded clothespins are used for more than just clothes. If you looked in anyone's home, you'll see these springy wooden clothespins used for things like chip clips, photo holders and even for attaching sports cards on bicycle spokes. They're even used in the film industry (called C47s or bullets) for clamping colored gels or diffusion to hot lights on set. So, there's a million uses for these wooden clamps, but that doesn't mean they have to look the same— drab and unoriginal.
Multilayer stencils require a little bit more planning than a single layer, but are still easy to make, especially with the the help of Photoshop. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to digitally modify an image to create a multilayer stencil.
Funky Foam? This product is for kids and can be found in any arts and crafts store, and it's the key to making homemade stamps in this video crafty project. See how to make your own stamps with funky foam! It's cheeps and oh so simple. You can either create your own designs or convert your die cutters into coordinating stamps for embossing, etc. Quick, easy, and super cheap stamps!
Taking the negative of an image in photography brings out its major contours and creates a powerful graphic contrast between white and black. The same sort of effect happens when you construct a card using only the "negatives" and no other colors.
This video tutorial teaches how to make masks out of polymer clay. Learn how to craft and decorate a mask out of polymer clay.
While embossing machines are marketed to be used brand specifically, all those Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders are completely compatible with a Sizzix Big Kick embossing machine. Make the most of your stamping materials without having to purchase to much of everything. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders to make die cuts with a Sizzix Big Kick.
While embossing machines are marketed to be used brand specifically, all those Cuttle bug dies and embossers are completely compatible with a Sizzix Big Kick embossing machine. Make the most of your stamping materials without having to purchase to much of everything. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use Cuttlebug dies and embossers to make die cuts with a Sizzix Big Kick.
Polymer decorations are easy to create and beautiful to exhibit. These amazing polymer clay flowers can be used as a beautiful assortment of decorations or just a little keepsake for yourself or for a friend. They don't take long to make and all you need is some polymer clay, a stencil cutter for your petals, and a tool to round off your petals. This video will demonstrate how to make these amazing polymer clay flowers great for any occasion. Enjoy!
While embossing machines are marketed to be used brand specifically, all those QuicKutz and Revolution dies and embossers are completely compatible with a Cuttlebug embossing machine. Make the most of your stamping materials without having to purchase to much of everything. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use QuicKutz and Revolution dies and embossers to make die cuts with a Cuttlebug embossing machine.
A waterfall card is a cute and clever interactive card you can give your friends. Pull the tab at the bottom, and watch a series of small cards cascade down the card. Starting with a series of card stock and your own stamp collection, this explains how to make a lovely waterfall card using Halloween stamps.
If your bags have seen too many highways and byways, treat them to a first-class upgrade with this idea from Rust-Oleum and ReadyMade: Give world-weary luggage a new lease on life with Rust-Oleum paint and hit the road, stat. Spray paint a stenciled image on your suitcase to update and personalize your look! You will need an image, rustoleum spray paint, a utility knife, masking tape, spray adehsive, rubber gloves and a mask. Cut out your bold simple design and use as a stencil. Use a spray p...
GardenOfImagination demonstrates how to make clay molds. To make clay molds with rubber stamps you can use your scrap clay. First, you need to condition your clay by working it in your hands. This will make it easy to work with and get all of the wrinkles in it. Then roll it into a ball and flatten it out just a tiny bit to get it ready for the rubber stamp. Next, pick out the rubber stamp you wish to use for your mold. Make sure that the clay is spread out to the size that you need. Then tak...
This how-to video stamping tutorial demonstrates two methods of heat embossing using a heat gun or heating tool, stamping powder, a rubber stamp, Versamark watermark ink and a pigment ink. Heat embossing is a great technique to multi-task rubber stamps and create some texture in card-making or scrapbooking projects. Learn how to do two different methods of heat embossing with an embossing tool by watching this how-to video.
This simple video tutorial shows how to make a single layer stencil on Photoshop. Learn how to take any image and digitally modify it to make a stencil for silkscreening, tagging, or even craft projects.
Tea Benduhn shows you how to iron on a transfer design to fabric. Great for making t-shirts.
Father's Day cards that tell you up front that they're Father's Day cards are pretty boring. After all, about 95% of these cards either say "Happy Father's Day" on the front or inside.
The Dremel Stylus tool is ideal for any wood worker or wood crafter. This versatile and easy to use tool can let you carve or whittle any number of projects out of wood, such as a wooden relief. This video demonstrates how to carve a piece of ivy onto a wooden box.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a four leaf clover pattern. First, fold your paper in half, then fold it in half in the other direction. Next, fold the edges making a point and then cut a half an inch along the edge, making a cone shape. end the shape on the right side, making a heart shape. When you unfold, you will have a four leaf clover! You can use any size of paper to make this, just make sure you use green paper to keep the theme Irish. This is a great project for kids to learn ...
These adorable cards are perfect for gifting your daddy-o on Father's Day, but you should by no means limit yourself to just that one holiday. These collared shirt and tie cards are also suitable for your dad's birthday, or even for your boyfriend on his birthday.
Basic paper punches do two very extraordinary things for crafters: 1. They minimize your workload and save your fingers from completely drying out and falling off from weilding scissors at oblique angles the whole day, and 2. They create perfectly cut, perfectly uniform shapes and can be used over and over again.
Feeling inspired? Looking for a place to express yourself creatively through art? Why not take to the streets, and use the city walls as your canvas. This video shows you how to make a stencil, just like the ones the international star Banksy uses.
First of all you need an acrylic block, stamping pad, packet of rubber bands and a piece of paper. Open the rubber band packet and then you have to choose several rubber bands which are of same size. Now you have to get these rubber bands on your acrylic block. You can also use a wooden block or an old stamp instead of acrylic block. Now you have to sort out the rubber bands so that they are placed in order with a gap of around a quarter of an inch between each one. You also have to adjust th...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make molded paper. The materials required are toilet paper and stamps. Begin by wetting the toilet paper under some water and lay it down. Use about 10 layers of 2 ply toilet paper. Now press the stamp onto the wet toilet paper and then press down on the stamp with a towel or cloth. Remove the stamp and heat dry the toilet paper. Now let the toilet paper dry fully overnight or half of the day. This video will benefit those viewers who are intereste...
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a stained glass mirror. This video is from Artists Resource. You will need a Marabu GlasArt kit, some spirit, a china graph pencil, scissors, a ruler, masking tape, a container to mix your paint, an object to draw an oval shape, Marabu outliner paint, a mirror and peel off dolphin stickers. Take a few dolphin peel offs and stick them on the face of the mirror; on the edges, to form a design. Place the oval shape object in the cen...
Demonstrator Dawn Griffith offers a short tutorial on how to make a simple and cute birthday card. First you will use white paper to make your base card. Then use a scallop edge punch to scallop some green designer paper, which you will glue to the top of your card. Tie some white ribbon around the top and trim for a clean look. Use a greeting stamp to stamp a message onto the bottom right front of your card. Create a center image by adhering white paper on black card stock, stamp the white p...
This video tutorial teaches how to use powdered pigment on polymer clay. Learn how to manipulate powdered pigment and how to make your own colored powders for use on polymer clay.
Do you have some plain clothes that need a touch of your personality before you can wear them out? Watch this video and learn how you can make any shoe (or just about anything else) your own, by customizing with cute decorations.
Brighten up a rainy day with a beautiful painted umbrella. You'll stand out from the crowd, even in a downpour, if you follow this video's instructions on making stencils to decorate an umbrella. Heads will turn when you show off your fun design!
Daddy doesn't have to be the only man in the house who wears a tie. Let your little one engage in some debonair "Mad Men" action by making this super easy stenciled necktie onesie.
These cute little flowers can make the perfect addition or accessory to a gift, scrapbook or other similar project. Start with a few pieces of designer paper and then follow these instructions to end up with a lovely five petaled paper flower.
Make a lovely and cute Halloween greeting card with stamps and craft paper. Follow the steps in this tutorial, and you'll end up with a fun and wicked cool card with spiderwebs, witches and a few colored bats on your card!
A shadowbox card is a lovely three-dimensional card you can use to showcase a particular design or picture. Starting with some card stock and cutting tools, this video demonstrates how you can create your own elegant shadowbox card the next time you need a gift.
You can engrave just about any surface available, as long as you can press your engraving pen over it. Watch this tutorial to learn how to engrave stones from your garden or the beach with gorgeous floral designs or names. If you have a party coming up, you can create stunning party favors or stylish decorations by engraving pretty designs onto common garden or beach stones!
Even as early as first grade art class, you learn that watercolor/painting is an entirely different category from stamping, which basically requires a stamp pad and rubber stamp. But this tutorial blurs the line between the two art forms in the most attractive way possible.
In order to make a Cuttlebug Smoosh Card, you will need the following materials: card stock (at least 3 different prints or colors), a ruler, distress tool, double sided tape or glue, distress ink, watermark stamp pad, decorative accessories, and scissors.
In this seven-part video tutorial, learn how to carve your own stamping printing block for your creative projects. These stamps can be used for anything from scrapbooking to art journaling and make for a wonderful addition to your project. For more information on how to construct these stamps, go here.
Ever wish you can have your own custom stickers? Well its not that hard and you can find everything you need at many major supplies stores. This video will show you exactly how to make professional vinyl stickers to stick anywhere!