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.
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.
Stencils allow you make an image for easy duplication. The stencil can be used for tagging, fabric painting, t-shirts, or whatever else you want. Follow along with the steps in this video from Piece of Craft. You will need an X-acto knife or a wood burning tool (for advanced stencil makers), stencil plastic, tracing paper, a cutting board, and the image to be stenciled. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to make a stencil.
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!
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...
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!
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.
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.
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 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...
Here's a great craft project you can do with kids or in a classroom. You can use an apple half to stamp apple shapes onto everything from lunch bags to tote bags. This is an easy and cute project to do for the fall.
Stampin' Up Dawn shows how to use Stampin Up to create original gift card holders and sleeves in this craft tutorial. The tutorial shows how to create the Bashful Blue gift card holder. However, it should be noted that the Certainly Celery card does not utilize the scalloped edge design. The third style, Elegant Eggplant, uses ink #10510 and card stock #105126. You will need a strip of bashful blue card stock cut 4.5" by 7 3/4" scored at 3/4 and 4 1/4. Fold the score lines to create the sleev...
If you like arts and crafts then this video is for you. Watch and learn how to make a simple, creative, and fun paper ice cream cone with strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate ice cream scoops. Great for scrap-booking, covering diaries, keeping children (or anyone who is bored) busy, or anything else you can think of doing with a paper ice cream cone. You may not be able to eat your finished ice cream cone, but you'll definitely enjoy making it.
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.
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 ...
This video tutorial shows how to make a post it note key chain. Learn how to make a practical but cute key chain that will carry post it notes.
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.
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.
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.
For this Project, You Will Need: A picture (that you've printed, and drawn yourself)
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 use the rubber stamp technique wet paper watercoloring. This is easy and fast and it will create a water colored background on your cards! First, dip your stamps into the watercolor and then stamp them onto your paper. Either wait for these to dry or dry them with a blow dryer. Once it's dry, go over the image again with the stamps and the watercolor. From here, it will appear more bold and decorative. Then, let this dry and start to decorate with ribbon, gli...
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...
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.