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.
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.
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.
This week were hangin' out with the creative folks over at ReadyMade Magazine.Where we're gettin' the scoop inside their latest Re-Fashion issue, and taking on one of their super rad D.I.Y projects.
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!
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!
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.
This how to video teaches how to use gold and silver leaf on polymer clay. Learn how to manipulate gold and silver leaf to decorate and give a unique finish to polymer clay.
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.
Here are some instructions on heat embossing on polymer clay. This video includes tips for embossing both baked and unbaked clay. You will need polymer clay, a rubber stamp, pigment ink, embossing powder and a heat gun. Roll out the clay onto a nice thin sheet of clay and bake the selected piece. Then stamp the baked clay with ink as desired. Sprinkle the embossment powder onto the stamped area, and tap off the excess powder. Next, heat the embossed area with the embossment gun and watch the ...
With some vinyl, matte, and a printer you can make customizable stickers to post anywhere. This is a really quick and easy method and this video shows you exactly how to make durable, custom stickers.
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
Stencils can be made in lots of ways, but using Adobe Illustrator gives a more professional finish. Acetate sheets and an X-acto knife are also required to cut our the image. Learn how to make a stencil by watching this tagging how-to video.
This stamping tutorial teaches how to ink craft stamps with markers. Learn how to use marker ink to color stamps instead of traditional stamp ink.
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.
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...
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 ...
Grave rubbing is more than just an art. It's a record of the past, one that so many people would just rather forget. And graves are the one way to reconnect with that world. Discover the ancient art of gravestone rubbing to record beautiful headstone images or to enhance your genealogy studies. It only takes a few simple tools and you’re on your way.
Stampin' Up! with Dawn presents a video on how to make a cute snowman ornament that is perfect for the holiday season. The design was made by one of her viewers and she was able to get all the proper measurements and instructions needed to make this piece. She shows us how to do it step-by-step and shows us which materials and techniques should be used in order for the snowman to come out just right. By following the instructions in the video you can make an adorable magnet yourself without h...
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.
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.
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...
Sue from Paper Source demonstrates rubber stamping techniques. Rubber stamps are a versatile tool for decorating card, scrapbooks, or any paper design project. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use rubber stamps and ink.
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...
Handmade cards are a great way to show someone you love you care about them. In this video hosted by Stampin' Up! expert Dawn, learn how to create fun mini thank you notes! Give one as a return thank you for a gift received or give one to that special someone to thank them for being in your life.
Dawn5377 teaches you how to create a flower brooch using the Big Shot tool. Start with the flower folds bigz die. Apply pieces of material over each flower and cover it all with a piece of acrylic. Pass it through the Big Shot tool and you will have flowers made of that material. Now use the basket and blooms bigz die and cut small circles with the process described above. Fold the flowers in half and create groupings of 3 or 4 flowers with different textures. Use a punch hole to cut pieces o...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a monkey with Stampin' Up punches. First, you will need to punch out all the appropriate punches that you need to make this. Once you have them, start to assemble by starting with the head. Place the eyes and the mouth on the appropriate spots, then use a black pen to add in further details on the face. As you continue, make sure to glue the different pieces together until you reach the bottom. Once you are done, add any additional details with the black...
This video shows you how to stencil a t-shirt with inks. Tape the t-shirt onto a piece of cardboard with masking tape. Lay the stencil on the t-shirt and tape some blank paper at the edges to ensure that there is no splashing on the sides. Some mist paint in blue Hawaiian is used. You do not need to apply a lot of it. Add some orange paint too. To make the print permanent, you must take out the cardboard put the t-shirt on the ironing board with the design uppermost. Cover the design with a c...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This video tutorial teaches how to use alcohol-based dye inks on polymer clay. Learn how to mix the ink with the polymer clay to change the color of the clay.
Create your own glass etchings! You will need some pieces of vinyl, your Cricut machine, etching solution and the glass you want the design on. It's very easy, and all you need now is to pick the right graphic or design!
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...
This video tutorial teaches how to use Jones Tones foil paper with polymer clay. Learn how to burnish foil paper onto polymer clay to create a unique effect.