Part 1 of this project
is up on the
Part 1 of this project
is up on the
Stop by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog
and see what I did with some of
This altered tin is one of the projects featured on
Check out the details on this
an adorable back to school project by
Although I've been working with
for years, I'm joining the team in a new capacity . . .
as one of their Educators.
As a Prima Marketing Educator,
I saw this crown as a match made in heaven.
Gina (the owner) designed this crown and I immediately was in love.
Every girl deserves a crown!
It starts out like this:
and with the addition of
Prima Marketing Paints & Jewels
it turns into this:
You can find the step-by-step instructions
and a supply list here:
How cute is this!
I have adored Gypsy wagons ever since I saw my first one.
I was 18 years old and traveling with my cousin and Grandparents through Northern Spain.
We passed a Gypsy wagon on a country road and I was in love.
The Gypsy life . . . carefree, traveling and seeing Europe on your own terms in a tiny house.
This 18 year old saw it as a somewhat romantic way to travel.
Now, the 66 year old in me wants a 5 star hotel room with room service!
(ok, it doesn't have to be 5 stars)
In any case, once I saw this Gypsy Wagon from
memories came flooding back and I was in love with this project.
Of course, the perfect pairing for this project is
I mixed several collections, both old and new
and set out to decorate the wagon
To paint the wagon, I used
I chose the Weathered Bronze kit for painting most of the wagon
including the wood and the tint on the shutters.
I added strokes of Glimmer Glaze to the roof
making the wood look a bit old with a dash of patina.
all from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
I've created a tutorial so you can easily see the steps I took to create this project.
Find it here:
Gypsy Wagon and have a great time decorating!
This past weekend I had the privilege of teaching at two wonderful Indiana stores.
Friday night was spent with new and old friends at
We started with a Carte Blanche blank slate.
Added beautiful Prima papers (everyone chose their own)
and then painted
Each one was finished off with
They all turned out beautiful and unique to each artist!
Not to be missed, are Prima's beautiful gold doilies!
Next I traveled about an hour up the state to
for two Prima projects:
First up, a 6x6 Memory Hardware mini-book.
Can you tell it was a very cold, windy day?
But we had fun inside this beautiful store chock-full of great goodies!
We decorated the books using a couple of cool techniques
and many chipboard shapes from
The paper is from Frank Garcia's Collection: Vintage Emporium
as were the flowers.
Mel and Hannah make everyone feel right at home
and did I mention they ship for one (very low) price?
Hannah and Mel have one little section with
really cool jewelry and purses.
Yep, bought a couple. Did you see the price on that purse? $9.99!
OK, on to altered art.
For the 2nd workshop at Doodlebug
we began with Prima's Watercolor 12x12 Panel.
A blank canvas was painted using
Not saying this because but . . .
these are the best oil pastels I've ever used.
They mix easily with water,
come in a ton of colors
and one pack of 24 colors is only around $20.
I think the gals that used them this weekend would agree!
We also tried the beautiful
Opal Magic Paints and found out they are definitely magic!
We painted with Art Alchemy paints
and finished off projects with detailed
Once the base canvas was painted, we layered it with
Using Art Extravagance Texture Paste - Crackle Mediums were a big hit!
Of course, we also added Adhesive Rub-Ons and Rub-On Foils.
Each canvas is beautiful and unique to the creator.
Mel and Hannah had prize giveaways in each class:
Gotta love Comfort Craft Tools!
Thank you Indiana! I had a great time visiting and teaching for
Yesterday at Checkered Cottage I enjoyed a full days class with wonderful ladies.
We made the Bird on a Box
Graphic 45 papers.
Fussy cutting those gorgeous papers.
We used Graphic 45's Botanical Tea.
Finished Bird on a Box
and the houses inside
What a great fun day!
Thank you so much to a wonderful group of gals!
PS: To those taking my workshop next Saturday,
you do not need a palette knife.
(I'm losing it!)
See what to bring on my class list here:
Bird In A Box Spring @ Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood MO
You will need to bring:
Paper Trimmer (12" recommended)
Scissors: precision tips for fussy cutting and stamp edge scissors
Adhesive: both wet & dry
Crafty Foam Tape (dimensional pop-ups)
Pencil & Ruler (recommend Tim Holtz ruler)
Ink and applicators to match project papers
small paint brush (flat)
Ink Pads Used: Distress Black Soot and Vintage Photo
Baby wipes or something for paint clean-up.
IMPORTANT: Would you consider bringing your lunch?
We have tons of work to do today and would love to see you finish the project.
Bringing your lunch would save lots of time.
See you there!
Monday's workshop at Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO
10:30 am and will probably last most of the day.
Please bring to class:
See you at Checkered Cottage!