Thursday, March 26, 2015

Deco Art Quick Chalky Tins

Who doesn't love chalk paint!  I do!  Here's a quick afternoon project, simple and fun!
I recently asked to join and was accepted to join the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program!  Basically, I come with an idea, select some product and once accepted it gets mailed to me!  Here are the Chalky Finish paints I requested.  Aren't they delicious :)


I started with these AWESOME enamel tins I found at the $1 Store for $3 each!  LOVE THEM!


A little paint goes a long way here!


I painted long strokes staying even.  These paints build so multiple thin coats are best.  I painted a few coats leaving the little lip the creamy enamel color it came with.  


I painted the little handle too.


Then with a baby wipe I took off the excess.  Dry time is quick!


I picked up a set of 3 tins.  Paint with the DecoArt Chalky Finish Paints is a beautiful subtle accent, perfect for my style!


For the black chalk paint labels I used Eileen Hull Sizzix Kitchen Labels Framelit dies.


These labels are a great fit!


I made these to store some craft room goodies.  But on a kitchen counter with sugar, coffee and tea!  OMG SO CUTE!


The painted matching handle is a subtle burst of color.


These will store on one of my shelves in my crafty space.  


If I change what's inside I simply write a new label with chalk.  Love that.


Check out the whole line of DecoArt.  Watch for more projects on my blog using these awesome goodies!  Thanks for checking out this easy project.


 
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Focus- Distress Paints

Happy Friday!  I'm hosting this round of Friday Focus on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!  This time we are focusing on Distress Paints!  YAY!!!! 
 
Here's a little peek at my project.  To see more swing by Frilly and Funkie!  Be sure to check out the latest challenge, get inspired and take advantage of the great Friday Focus sale!
 
 
Below are the thumbnail links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for all the products used in my project.   Don't forget, we sell at 20% off MSRP for almost all our products.  Here's a look at the products I "needed" to create! 




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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bling...or maybe just a little!

I know you're looking at this and wondering where the "Bling" is for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge.  I have my moments of bling but generally I'm not what one might call a Bling Crafter.  Even my wedding ring has 2 tiny diamonds.  My MIL couldn't understand why I didn't want a BIG diamond.  Hehe...
 
I've been wanting to make an altered clipboard for awhile.  I recently saw the very talented Brenda at Bumblebees and Butterflies altered clipboard and loved it!  Now, she went all out on hers and it looks AMAZING BALLS!!!  I plan on using mine so I couldn't go all out.
 

 I started with a clipboard from the $1 Store.  This is what mine looked like...I googled the image since I didn't take a photo.  Pretty...
 

To get a worn leather look I glued some glue n' seal onto the board then applied tissue paper.  I went to town stamping with a bunch of my script stamps. 


To alter the chrome clip I used distress paints broken china, peeled paint, pumice stone and weathered wood.  To finish off the grunge I combined alcohol inks and blotted.


One of the ways I added some bling... a yummy gumdrop.  See, it's there!


I cut with the postage die, inked, stamped more subtle bling, clear rock candy distress ink.  Just adds a little shimmery look.


At the bottom I glued the frameworks honeycomb.  Since I made this for where I work...I needed it to be functional.  Not just grungy.


Come share your blinged out projects with everyone at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!  Thanks everyone for popping in to see!  Can't wait to see what you make. 

Click the link and have fun shopping! 


 
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