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Beaded Mickey Ears Tutorial Part 1

I have been seeing some gorgeous wire and floral hand made Mickey ears in videos and on Etsy so wanted to put my own spin on them

so here is the first Half of my hand Beaded Mickey Ears Tutorial

Please subscribe to My YouTube channel if you would like more of this kind of tutorial from me

 

A Washi Tape Card

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This card was done super quick (and I mean like in about 20mins). It was for my Nieces birthday even though it turned out far more Masculine than I intended for it to.

I have been playing with decorated masking tapes and washi tape cards lately using my score board to get the lines needed to cover over. Though you can tell I was in a hurry as one of my lines is still wonky even with a guide.

I used my envelope guide and did my lines 3/4″ appart 3 on each corner then added the washi tape over the lines. Pretty simple but effective and something I will try again the next time I need a masculine card.

A little bit of Experimenting

I signed up to do Creative Jumpstart 2013 and was really inspired by one of the mixed media journal tutorials (I sadly can not find the tutorial) but her is a link to Jumpstart

The gist of the technique (there were 3 in the tutorial as with most of the cjs ones) was that you wet your watercolour paper and just sort of splodged on colours, let them blend and sort of create a bit of what you want ie maybe sky and grass but ultimately just splodge bits on,

then walk away and let it dry.

Come back and look at it grab a sharpie and outline your bits to create things such as flowers

then you went around the outside of these with gesso or white paint. I could not find my gesso or white paint so I used picket fence crackle on the bottom of mine and some snow cap pain dabber around the top,
then added some more water colours over the top.

It was quite fun to play and I love how when you outline things in sharpies or fine felt tip markers it actually can turn something a bit meh into art.

Here is what I created:

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I went a bit splatter happy and not everything I tried worked but I really enjoyed the process and hope to use it in my art journaling at some point. I love stepping out of my crafting comfort zone into more arty persuits especially as I was very lucky to receive a gift last year of some Winsdsor Newton Water Colours which I use quite a lot.

Hand Dyed Recycled Flowers

Hi and welcome back to Heavenly Craftings today’s tutorial is a very simple Child friendly one.

You only need a few Materials and the results will amaze you. This is a great way to recycle old books that are just lying around. Great for both the environmentally conscious crafter and the budget crafter.

Some flowers made using the end product of this technique

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YouTube Tutorial (please like and subscribe to my ever evolving channel)

So let’s get to it.

Materials:

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Flower Dies

An old romance novel

A die cutting machine

Assorted Distress Re-Inkers

A plate or shallow container

A water mister

 

How to:Photobucket  Tear out your book pages into sets of 8 pages (you will only need about 6 sets to make plenty of flowers.

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Arrange as many as you can and then cover with the book paper and cut them out. Do this until you have a nice pile of flowers

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 Mist your container until rivulets form
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  Drop in a few drops of each colour of Re-inker into your container
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  Mist your container over the re inkers until the drops start to bleed into each other.
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      Scatter your flowers over the ink until you have a thick layer of flowers and cannot see any ink
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 Mist the flowers until they are all well dampened
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Push down on the flowers to allow them to absorb all the ink.

 

Allow them to soak up the ink for a few minute

 

Turn the flowers over and mist them generously again

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Push down on the flowers

Take your flowers and separate them onto your craft mat. You can leave some in clumps of a flower type.
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Allow to dry  overnight or place in small batches in a box and dry with your heat gun

 

These make great rolled roses, scrunched flowers or individual blossoms.

Now for the give away! There is a bag of Mixed Dyed Blossoms ready for you to make your own flowers ( a combination of the ones Tiana made on youtube and others I have made using this technique) Just comment on this post for your chance to win

Secondly there is a Bag of Undyed flowers up for grabs simply follow this blog and go into the draw

I will leave this open till just after New Year 🙂