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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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...
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
Copic markers have a slightly involved numbering and indexing system, but this how-to video offers advice for using them. Since Copic markers are so expensive, there are tricks for multi-tasking the pens to get more colors out of fewer colors. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use Copic markers with stencils and card making.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This video tutorial teaches how to make masks out of polymer clay. Learn how to craft and decorate a mask out of polymer clay.
For this Project, You Will Need: A picture (that you've printed, and drawn yourself)
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...