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Have you “liked” my Facebook page? You should! I post up green crafts, Ideas, and such almost daily. Click on that fun green button above and check out my page and then like it so I know you care
But for those of you who aren’t on facebook or if you aren’t on often here are my green craft favorites from the last month of facebook posts.
Have an old t-shirt you want to do something with here is a great vest you can make, thanks again Wobisobi!
Have an old plate some paint anda large advertising magnet? Make your self a pin dish!
Have any extra wallpaper laying around? Make yourself some pretty beads!
Yesterday I posted this project up on the Expressions Vinyl Blog. I’m on of their montly guest posters. Check it out often so see everyones great ideas! One of my current simple favoites is the “Days Until Board”
Also I’m looking for ideas that you want to see done in vinyl so please comment below and let me know what you would like to see done in vinyl or e-mail me lifelovegreen at gmail dot com.
I’ve been wanting to make this bag for a while and I’m really excited how it turned out. However there were a few bumps along the way. Even with the bumps it was a pretty quick and easy project. But just in case you have the same problems I decided to show you how I over came them so sit back and enjoy the show.
Start with some iron on vinyl and your bag, see simple right?
Then cut out whatever you want it to say, here’s a little advice on the vinyl itself, how to place it on the cutting mat and how to reverse your text on a gypsy.
The embed code is being weird so here is the link if it dosen’t work.
Then go ahead and iron it on, I had a few snags with the cut outs but I’ll let this video explain, really all in all it took me an extra 2 min to fix the errors.
Then you have your bag! Cute huh?
I’m a new featured blogger on the Expressions Vinyl Blog have you seen it yet? You should they are getting some fun projects going. Including one of mine! Check out my cute new painted sign that I have in my office:
I really like how it turned out.
If you want to make one for yourself or anything else with vinyl I have good news. Expressions Vinyl is having a sale until July 12th 10% off your order using the code: SHADY.
So Blogmania is coming up on April 9th and I thought it would be fun to show you some of the amazing prizes you could win.
The first sponsor I want to talk about is Cutting Edge Stencils. They are giving away a stencil from their website worth up to $50.00!
They are so fun and easy, I even got a pretty detailed one and had no problem. Check it out!
The process is pretty straight forward, start with your supplies. Paint (either craft paint or latex,) Brushes (roller or stencil,) Painters Tape, and Elmers Craft Bond Spray (optional.)
Then as suggested I did a test run on some cardboard. I’m glad I did because I didn’t like the pink I was getting mixing the red and white. Honestly the instructions were a little overwhelming at first but then I realized it was simple but specific so I could get the best results possible. They offered a lot of ideas for products (paint brands, rollers and the like) and how to place the stencil.
So I bought a few new pinks (that happened to be on clearance!) and hung the stencil. We decided not to use the Craft Bond since edges were pretty sharp in my trail run without it. I unrolled the stencil the night before (as suggested) so that it was flattened. Then the next morning I started painting.
I did the branches with a base color and then shadowed with a darker shade. To keep the edges sharp with out using the adhesive spray make sure you go backwards over the loose edges to keep them down as you paint.
Then I got to work on the flowers, White first, dark pink at the base, light pink around the edges.
Come back on April 9th to see how you can win a stencil for yourself!