Archive for the 'DIY' Category

Art Journal Inspiration by Guest Artist Heather Jacob

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Hi everyone. My name is Heather Jacob and I live in Australia I am so excited and grateful to have been invited to share one of my Art Journals with you. I have journaled most of my life and love to look back and read about my memories, words, and feelings. In 1999 my treasured […]

Sarah DIYGuest ArtistHow-ToProject of the WeekSomerset MemoriesSomerset Studio ,,,,,,,,

Hi everyone. My name is Heather Jacob and I live in Australia I am so excited and grateful to have been invited to share one of my Art Journals with you. I have journaled most of my life and love to look back and read about my memories, words, and feelings. In 1999 my treasured […]

Trending: In Love with Lace

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

What’s this summer’s biggest trend? Hint, everyone from your mom to your great-grandmother has worn it, but none of them have worn it like this. That’s right, lace is the next big trend in summer fashion. There are many different types of lace — crochet, bobbin, cutwork (even macramé can trace its roots back to […]

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What’s this summer’s biggest trend? Hint, everyone from your mom to your great-grandmother has worn it, but none of them have worn it like this. That’s right, lace is the next big trend in summer fashion. There are many different types of lace — crochet, bobbin, cutwork (even macramé can trace its roots back to […]

6 Bezel Projects — Necklaces, and Bookmarks, and Bracelets, Oh My!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Bezels are one of the most versatile pieces in jewelry making. You can decorate them with anything — patterned paper, photos, and text, or even chalkboard paint and glitter! These projects all use bezels in a unique way. From necklaces to journal wraps to bracelets, they can be used to display your personal style like […]

Sarah DIYHow-ToProject of the WeekThe Studio ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Bezels are one of the most versatile pieces in jewelry making. You can decorate them with anything — patterned paper, photos, and text, or even chalkboard paint and glitter! These projects all use bezels in a unique way. From necklaces to journal wraps to bracelets, they can be used to display your personal style like […]

Metal Stamping Project Inspiration

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Metal stamping projects are the hottest trend in jewelry making right now. Hammering the tags and blanks can be a great way to add a personal touch. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing letters and shapes appear in the metal after a good, solid thud of the hammer. Here is a collection of metal stamping […]

Sarah DIYHow-ToProject of the WeekThe Studio ,,,,,,,,

Metal stamping projects are the hottest trend in jewelry making right now. Hammering the tags and blanks can be a great way to add a personal touch. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing letters and shapes appear in the metal after a good, solid thud of the hammer. Here is a collection of metal stamping […]

4 Projects Using Wax Bags and a Giveaway!

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Our unbleached wax bags are a blank canvas for all your artful living projects. Make goodie bags, seed packets, sandwich bags, or gift bags. Punch a decorative border into the edges, tie a bow at the top, or stitch them shut. The possibilities for these bags are endless — decorate them with all the details […]

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Our unbleached wax bags are a blank canvas for all your artful living projects. Make goodie bags, seed packets, sandwich bags, or gift bags. Punch a decorative border into the edges, tie a bow at the top, or stitch them shut. The possibilities for these bags are endless — decorate them with all the details […]

The Meaning of Life: A Mixed-Media Art Journal Page by Guest Artist Kate Crane

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Today’s project is by Guest Artist Kate Crane. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project. As a fairly prolific and long-term art journaler, I am always looking for new ideas to try out in my journals. However, there are recurring and repeating features that always seem to appear – bright […]

Sarah DIYGuest ArtistHow-ToProject of the WeekTechniques ,,,,,,,,

Today’s project is by Guest Artist Kate Crane. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project. As a fairly prolific and long-term art journaler, I am always looking for new ideas to try out in my journals. However, there are recurring and repeating features that always seem to appear – bright […]

9 Dina Wakley-Inspired Projects to Spark Your Creativity

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Dina Wakley’s signature style is full of bright, pops of colors and grungy goodness. With these projects from The Studio, you can capture Dina Wakley’s look, and find inspiration for creating your own grungy canvases, tags, and cards. Each of these tutorials use Dina’s Stampington-exclusive art stamp line, featuring beautiful script, stunning silhouettes, and edgy […]

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Dina Wakley’s signature style is full of bright, pops of colors and grungy goodness. With these projects from The Studio, you can capture Dina Wakley’s look, and find inspiration for creating your own grungy canvases, tags, and cards. Each of these tutorials use Dina’s Stampington-exclusive art stamp line, featuring beautiful script, stunning silhouettes, and edgy […]

Happy 4th of July! 6 Americana-inspired Projects

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

This 4th of July, bring a touch of  red, white, and blue to your celebration. Inspire your patriotic side by making handmade decorations for your backyard BBQ or 4th of July festivities. Get an added dose of good, old-fashioned Americana with these free projects from The Studio.   4th of July Projects These collaged Mason jars […]

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This 4th of July, bring a touch of  red, white, and blue to your celebration. Inspire your patriotic side by making handmade decorations for your backyard BBQ or 4th of July festivities. Get an added dose of good, old-fashioned Americana with these free projects from The Studio.   4th of July Projects These collaged Mason jars […]

Stitched Girls with Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer

Friday, June 12th, 2015

  Today’s project is by Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project. Of all the crafts I have tackled in my lifetime, I always claim that sewing is the #1 thing I do and could probably do with my eyes closed … I kid you not! […]

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  Today’s project is by Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project. Of all the crafts I have tackled in my lifetime, I always claim that sewing is the #1 thing I do and could probably do with my eyes closed … I kid you not! […]

4 Projects to Get into the Summer Spirit

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Summer is the time to hit the beach, throw a summer BBQ, and enjoy life. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to stretch your creative muscles. Without the pressures of getting the kids to school or trying to be home every night by 8 p.m. to watch your favorite TV show, there’s loads of […]

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Summer is the time to hit the beach, throw a summer BBQ, and enjoy life. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to stretch your creative muscles. Without the pressures of getting the kids to school or trying to be home every night by 8 p.m. to watch your favorite TV show, there’s loads of […]