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!
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.
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!
This video will show viewers how to create Elmo and cookie monster using punches made from Stampin' Up stamp punches. In order to make these characters, you will need a blue and an red sculpt circle punch a smaller black circle punch, an orange and 4 white circle punch, and 4 smaller black circle punch. In order to make the cookie monster shape, take the large ruffled circle punch as the head, and cut the black circle in half, placing it on the bottom half of the circle. This will be the mout...
This how-to video demonstrates the right skills for stamping with a watercolor technique. You will need non-running inks to stamp the initial image, a specialty brush pen, and watercolor paper. This watercolor effect is pretty, and can add some different texture to your stamped images. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a watercolor look with stamps.
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.
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.
Watch to learn how to use a Color Coach wheel to choose color combinations that coordinate well.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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!
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 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...
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.
This video tutorial teaches how to make masks out of polymer clay. Learn how to craft and decorate a mask out of polymer clay.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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...
This video by Wowzzydot shows us an easy way to silk screen/stencil a garment. Using either a t-shirt or baby onesie, you can decorate it in the style of our choice. She clearly tells you the supplies you will need, embroidery hoop,sheer fabric, such as a curtain panel, paint and stencil brushes, scissors, Mod Podge or any water solvable glue. Also textile paint or ink and of course, the garment to be decorated. The first step is to cut the sheer fabric about an inch larger around than the ho...
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!
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 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.
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.
Are you ready for the spookiest time of year yet? Get yourself in the mood for macabre (Halloween is in only two months!) by checking out this crafting tutorial for making a cute spider stamp-embellished Halloween box equipped with a ribbon holder.
In this video, we learn how to make crayon resist watercolor background sheets. First, draw a pattern onto a piece of paper with crayons. You can make any kind of pattern that you want. After this, add some water color paint to the picture and use a credit card to push the paint around the picture. You will see that the crayon resists the paint and the paint sticks to the paper instead! Let this dry, then you will see that the crayon is still resisting the watercolor ink. After this, enjoy yo...
This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to make a mini Big Shot Box with Stampin' Up! For this you got to use the Bigz Die Box #2. Cut a Whisper white card stock at 6" x 11", place it on the die box and run it through the machine to get the box template. Cut off one edge of the template along the score line with scissors. This will be the top part of the open box. Now fold the bottom part of the box along the score line. Take a strip of cottage wall desig...
When you hear the word "watercolor," the image of Monet sitting in his garden in Giverny slowly whittling monumental versions of his garden's lillies on canvas probably comes to mind. But you don't have to be a superstar painter to be able to create beautiful watercolor prints.
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.
Caulk is not the first material you'd think of using when crafting a birthday card, but when guided onto the paper in neat designs as created with the help of brass stencils, caulk motifs can be quite beautiful and tactile.
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...