Monday, December 26, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Idea #1 Purchase plain glass ornaments and pour your favorite colors of acrylic into the center and twirl it around!
*gather magazine papers in similar colors, decorative papers, or newspaper
and tear into small to medium size scraps.
*remove metal cap at top of ornament for hanging
* mod-podge the papers onto the ornament using a sponge brush, let dry.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
One of my recent thrift finds was this little chest at a garage sale for just 5 dollars. I couldn't believe the unique charm that this chest had, and I knew that it was a perfect candidate for a cool paint job! So here's the transformation...
Monday, November 28, 2011
* I used my grandmother's scratch red velvet cake recipe ( most just use a box) and baked it in a 9x13 pan.
* let it cool then using a fork, smash cake into crumbs!( how often can you do that?)
* mix crumbed cake with cream cheese frosting
1pkg cream cheese
1/2 stick of butter
pinch of salt
2 tsp of flour and approx. 4 cups powdered sugar- or until peaks form.
* form into 1 inch round balls and place on a cookie sheet, refrigerate at least 2 hours
*remove from fridge, melt baker's chocolate and dunk or drizzle (you pick)
*coat with your favorite toppings and let chocolate harden.
* I served them in mini cupcake liners!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I sort of a had a cake decorating party the day before Thanksgiving. I had been wanting to experiment with fondant for a long time- and once I started everyone wanted to join! You can make almost ANYTHING with fondant and so we decided to take that to extreme- constructing a cake complete with a replica of our home, a turkey, ice cream, a hot dog and several trees. Shane, my sister, brother and I spent more time than we would like to admit crafting turkeys' out of fondant. It made for a super fun time- so I definitely recommend it for a date night, or just a fun time with the family!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I realized I never shared our recent remodel. For the past year we have loved the open, loft-like feel of our home- but it became a slight problem with Shane and I on such different schedules each week! So our solution...add a wall! During the process we were slightly worried about the end result and if things would feel too closed in- but it's actually perfect! After the wall completion I decided we needed something- I have forever been wanting to create a photo collage straight on the wall, no frames. So I did it. Hot glue and some of my favorite photos. I realized I probably won't always have completely wooden walls that I can do almost anything to, so I went for it. It's still in progress but here it is so far..
|wall in progress....|
|after (living room side)|
|photo wall progress...|
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
So occasionally I post about my family, they are crazy creators themselves and are always up to something. My brother especially. He has recently made 2 longboards by himself- with a little help from my dad, and ME for the artistic design. I think it looks pretty awesome if I do say so myself. This board was made out of birch wood, and we drew and cut out his designs for the board on grip tape!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I just had to share some images of what's been happening in the art room the past month or so. I am so impressed with the art these kids can make :) And the best part... they are SO proud of their work!
|2nd grade Wayne Thiebaud oil pastel drawings|
|Art Club crayon art|
|5th grade 1-point perspective cityscapes|
|Kindergarten Kandinsky Collage|
|2nd grade drawing from observation|
Kindergarten Texture Burgers
|3rd grade value drawings in oil pastel|
|4th grade value drawings from observation|
|5th grade value drawings from observation|