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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a shimmer mist mixture for cards. Begin by filling a small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. Now add about 1/2 tsp-tbsp of Champagne Mist shimmer paint into the spray bottle and shake it to mix it. Users can also use frost white or platinum shimmer paint. To apply the shimmer mixture on a card, spray the mist in the air and wave the card stock into the mist. The alcohol will help dry the paint faster. This video will benefit those viewers who...
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a stained glass picture frame. This video is from Artists Resource. You will need a Marabu GlasArt kit, some white spirit, a china graph pencil, scissors, a ruler, sheets of scrap paper, lead tape and a picture frame. Take the frame and remove the clips. With the ruler and china graph pencil mark off and draw 6” squares. Rub off the center lines with a tissue. This is where the photo will fit. Next you fill the squares with the g...
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!
If street art is your thing, maybe you should make and print your own stickers to post around. Well this user shows us a pretty sweet way to do so. This video shows us how to make, import, edit, and then print our own stickers
In this video, Craftside blogger/author/craftster Stephanie Girard shows us how to make bird-like upcycled sweater bookmarks. Joining Stephanie Girard in this video is Jennie Hinchcliff, co-author of Good Mail Day. We're shown how to use a die cutting machine to die cut some sweaters and recycle them into bookmarks. In this example, we use a felted wool sweater and a Hello Kitty die cutting machine. With this tool it is simple to cut out a bird-shaped piece of the sweater. Then you place it o...
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!
Margot Potter, otherwise known as The Impatient Crafter, provides a thorough examination and demonstration of the ProvoCraft YuDu home screen printing machine from start to finished product (in this case a screen printed tee-shirt). This video is effective both as an introduction to the product and what comes with your purchase as well as tips and tricks as to how to work with home screen printing. The 6+ minute video is entertaining as well as informative and keeps your attention in an irrev...
Putting foam onto a die will allow for a crisper paper cut-out. These dies can be used to easily make stamped images for scrapbooking, card-making, or any other paper design project. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to install foam onto a QuicKutz Revolution die.
Die-cutting and embossing machines may be marketed to be used in the specific machine they were designed for, but are actually multi-purpose. This allows the user to choose from a greater variety of die-cutting and embossing equipment, as well as saves money on buying unnecessary tools and supplies. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use CuttleKid dies in a Cuttlebug embossing machine.
Watercolor looks beautiful, but can make a huge mess. The same effect can be created with both pencils and markers. Stamps can then be colored in with vibrant detail. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to color in stamps using watercolor pencils and markers.
Using embossing enamels to create faux carved stones with molds.
For this Project, You Will Need: A picture (that you've printed, and drawn yourself)
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!
Learn a fun and easy way to decorate your clothes with these iron-on freezer paper stencils. This video will show you how to create stencils perfect for personalizing aprons, tote bags, or t-shirts. With these stencils you can make thoughtful gifts for all of your loved ones.
Freezer paper to make stencils? We're aware that you're probably not used to using the food staple for crafting, but it's actually a super inexpensive way to create beautiful stencils - in this case, monograms - on fabric.
There are so many choices at the craft stores when you go to buy some new stamps! Do you get wood or acrylic? How do you choose the best one? This video shows you everything you'll ever need to know when it comes to stamp types.
This tutorial shows you how to replicate the Rangoli design onto a piece of glass using glass paint. You will also need a few stencils and a pen to trace your design onto. Great for dressing up windows and mirrors!
Proclaim your love for hash tag #Bestof2010 by literally wearing it on your chest! Show off your Twitter addiction in the most fashionable way possible by making this awesome hash tag design t-shirt.
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.
This tutorial shows you how to make a beautiful green embossed Christmas card, featuring the words 'Christ is Born,' for those who celebrate the religious aspect of Christmas. Make sure you have enough stamping supplies and embossing powder for this project!
This tutorial shows you how to make a lovely Christmas wreath out of cardstock, a few gems and some ribbon. You can include this as an embellishment to your handmade holiday cards, or include it in one of your scrapbooks.
Embossing can add an extra touch of beauty and elegance to any card. This tutorial shows you how to make a lovely thank you card (useful for the upcoming holidays!) and how you can use embossing to add an extra detail to it.
This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category which will show you how to make a faux suede looking card with Stampin' Up! Take the creamy caramel card stock and punch out a large star using the large star punch. Now use the bone folder to curl the star you punched out. Flip the star over and repeat on the other side as well. You will see the edges coming apart. Then peel the star apart and what you will get is a piece of card stock that looks like suede and is really soft. Now you can ...
This is a unique idea you can use to make a card for a dear friend - or anyone you want to express your admiration for. Make a handmade card which features beautiful butterflies and pansies. All you need is some basic crafting supplies.
In this tutorial, we learn how to add texture to stamped images using rubbing alcohol. First, stamp on your image with a regular stamp to a piece of paper. After you do this, you will take a cotton ball and dip it into ink, then dab this on the images. From here, you will dip that into rubbing alcohol and then dab on top of the images as well. Allow this to dry and if you don't have time, blow dry it evenly. Then, use embossed ink to raise the images up from the page. When finished, you will ...
In this tutorial we learn how to stencil your own t-shirt. Start off by grabbing your plain shirt and placing paper inside of it so it doesn't bleed to the back. After this, paint your background on the shirt in your desired color. From here, place what stencil you want on the top of the shirt and then paint inside of it. When you are finished painting it, carefully remove the stencil from the shirt. After this, you will need to let the shirt dry completely so it doesn't bleed at all. You can...
Make a beautiful and spooky Halloween card using the masking technique! Masking technique? It's really not that hard! This card making tutorial shows you how to use masking to create a 3-D effect on your card - all you need is some Post-Its and scrap paper!
Whether you're looking for something extra to hand out to your trick or treaters, or party favors for a Halloween party, this tutorial shows you how to make a cute treat bag. You can make this bag using just some mini paper lunch sacks at the grocery store, plus a few extra paper crafting supplies.
Here's a fun technique you can use to create a unique background for your next greeting card, scrap book or other paper crafting project. All you need is some bubble solution and a few drops of re-inker in your favorite color.
This is a quick tutorial that shows you how to take a small bottle of shimmer paint and then mix it into a spray bottle so you have shimmer paint, which you can spritz onto your projects for a little extra sparkle.
Send your best Halloween wishes to friends, family and zombies! This tutorial shows you how to start with some card stock and spiderwebs stamps, and end up with a crafty and creative Halloween greeting card, complete with bats flying around!
Make your own thank you note cards to send to friends, family, gift givers or hosts. This tutorial shows you how to create cards using cardstock and designer paper along with a few stamps to create your own lovely fall themed stationery.
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.
Start with a clear glass locket, and then follow these instructions to make a few cute paper inserts to put inside your locket. Add a few personal touches, and you have a versatile and creativity-inspiring accessory that lets you dress up your wardrobe in a unique and clever way.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do the glitter windows technique when card making. First, you will need to pick an area in the card where you want the window to be at. Then, grab a piece of card stock and stamp the areas out where you want the empty space for the window to be. Next, set this aside and grab another piece of paper in a different color. Apply glitter to this, then let it dry before attaching the cut out piece onto this. Now you can use this for the rest of your card and have a...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make Ebenezer Scrooge using Stampin' Up punches. First, you will need to grab the guide that tells you which punches to punch out to make the character. Once you have all the colors and shapes punched out, then you will be able to put them together. The hat should be tall with a holly leaf and berries on it. Around his face should be a beard and a scarf around the neck. He should be wearing long sleeves with two buttons down the middle. Use a black gel pen to...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a flamingo using Stampin' Up punches. First, you will need to punch out two five petal punches (black and pink), pink scalloped punch, large oval pink punch, 1/2" circle punch, and 2 long window punches in pink. Also, four green star punches. First, put the long lines together to make the legs, then attach to the oval shape and another long one to make the neck. After this, make the beak, head, and wings of the flamingo as well. To finish this, draw on e...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Tractor using Stampin' Up punches. First, you will need to punch out a black scallop circle, another black circle, two yellow circles, a yellow square, and four green square shapes. After you have these cut out, you will glue the black scallop circle to the yellow circle so it's underneath. Then, take the green piece and glue it with the other yellows to create the shape of the tractor. Glue the circles at the bottom to make the wheels, then save this ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a clown punch using Stampin' Up! products. You will need: a red scallop circle, green key punch, orange scallop circle, heart shape, circle, oval, red circle, flower, black eyes, and a yellow small circle. After you have these punched out, make the hat out of the green large and oval shapes, then apply the flower to the top of the hat. Next, glue the circle behind this, then cut up the orange and red scalloped circles to create hair on the sides. Next, a...