Posts tagged Paint
Posts tagged Paint
You can use your marbled paper for so many things! I choose to make some cute little name cards as well as some little stir sticks.
Step 1: The preparations
ONE mix together 2 cups of liquid starch with 1 teaspoon of alum and pour in the bottom of a cake pan.
TWO water down a little paint so that the paint is just slightly thinner. Add a tiny drop of dish soap to it, this helps the paint to float on the starch. mix well.
THREE construct a ‘comb’ with wooden dowels cut to 2 inches, or with toothpicks.
FOUR using a paint brush, shake drops and splatters of paint onto your starch. Do this with all colors you’d like to include.
FIVE using your comb, comb the entire pan in one direction.
SIX Then repeat in the perpendicular direction.
Carefully place your cardstock onto the top of the paper. Lay it down starting at one corner instead of straight down so that air bubbles don’t get trapped underneath. Once the paper has made full contact, lift by one of the corners and remove from the paint/starch mixture.
Dunk the swirled paper into another pan of clean cool water (don’t worry! The paint will stay on). Then hang on a string with clothespins over newsprint to dry.
* Photo & Design Credit: House of Earnest
Guest Blog: Erin Souder
It’s no secret that I love gold, and you know I could use a good cocktail on a Friday. I made these little gold confetti tumblers after seeing so many similar versions in the market. These aren’t too intense, but are pretty easy and are oh-so-cute!
Fill them up with a little pomegranate juice, some Zonin prosecco, and basil and you’ve got yourself a perfect treat.
ONE tape off the bottom of a glass with blue painters tape and stick some dots onto the bottom, more concentrated at the top and less concentrated toward the bottom.
TWO cover the top of the glass with a sandwich bag and tape it down on the same tapeline as before.
THREE spray paint the bottom of the glass with a bright gold spray paint.
FOUR using a gold leaf pen, carry the dot motif up onto the top of the glass. More concentrated at the bottom and sparse toward the top.
I think they’re so fun and sure do look festive for spring, right? Grab just a few ingredients, have a cocktail and Happy Friday!
So, as a disclaimer, I am using spray paint on food and beverage item which isn’t recommended for food contact. I felt like being on the outside of the glass I was comfortable with that, but if you’re not, please use your discretion.
* Photos & Design by House of Ernest
Lucky little four leaf clover bags make an adorable accessory for any event that needs a little extra green.
You will need:
Punch a clover out of a piece of freezer paper. With a clothes iron, iron the freezer paper square, wax side down, onto your muslin bag. Place a scrap piece of paper inside your muslin bag to prevent the paint from soaking onto the back. Paint over the clover punch. Peel off the freezer paper and allow your bag to dry.
You can make as many clover prints on your bag as you want, just repeat the instructions above and allow the paint to dry in between each clover. This same idea can be repeated on a bigger tote, shirt, scarf or basically anything you might want to wear on St. Patrick’s Day!
*Photography, and styling by Sara Schmutz.
Guest Blog: Jen
Start by cleaning your mugs and wiping them with rubbing alcohol to prep the surface. Then write GROOM or MR or whatever your heart desires…
Then of course, the BRIDE or MRS or whatever you would like…
After the first writing has dried, write your special message to your fiancé on the other side of the mug.
…and have your fiancé write a message on your mug as well!
Super cute and just darling to drink out of on the morning of your wedding!
Perfect for photo ops as well! You could also could make these for all of your bridesmaids!!!
Guest Blog: Michelle Cangemi
The tutorial I have for you today is for creating note cards with sponge stamps. Did you ever think a technique you used as a kid could be used in your wedding plans? Sometimes even the most simple DIY projects can have really cute results! These cards would make great thank you cards. You could also put together sets of 4-5 cards and give them to your guests as favors!
Note: I found a pack of 50 colorful blank note cards with envelopes on sale at my local craft store for under $5!! For any DIY wedding projects, be sure to look for sales and coupons. It can make a huge difference in the total cost of your project!
Step 1: Draw- Using your marker, draw the shape you’d like to use for your stamp on your sponge. I decided to use a heart.
Step 2: Cut- Cut out your shape. (And be careful!)
Step 3: A Splash of Color- … Or, white. Time to add your paint! Squirt some paint onto your paper plate and dip your stamp right in. Since my cards were brightly colored, I chose to use white paint for most of them. You might want to grab a piece of scrap paper to test the stamp out a few times before using it on your cards. Sponge stamps provide a lot of texture. You’ll get different looks depending on how much or little paint you use. The test runs are helpful for getting the look you want.
Step 4: Stamp- Start Stamping! If you’re planning to group together sets of cards as favors, it can be fun to stamp them in different positions on the card to add a little variety.
If you have more sponges on hand, why not create different designs? Create different stamps and mix and match cards for your favors or to give each of your bridesmaids a custom set of note cards. You could even keep them for yourself and use them as thank you cards after the wedding!
* Photos & Design Credits: Michelle Cangemi
Looking for a fun way to direct guests to their respective tables? Grab a few old fashioned wine bottles, chalkboard paint, and chalk (you choose the color) and spell out “I Love You”, “We Do” or another cute phrase and assign each group a letter. It’s a fun twist on tradition that’s sure to put a smile on the faces of loved ones.
Are you looking for a way to enhance your tablescape without breaking the bank? Well, here is your solution… cheap glassware, a little paint, plus fancy frosted glass finish and tada, you have a perfectly personalized glass jar… great for any occasion! Fit for a candle, flower arrangement or anything your heart desires… get your gear and let’s diy…
Clean your paintable glass surface with alcohol before you start taping and painting! Tape off the area of your glass that won’t be painted with your colored paint…
…using any type of tape, sticker or label that you choose. Press firmly to create a cute relief design!
Get creative with your placement! These jars feel nautical… but yours could be modern or shabby chic!
Using the Martha Stewart Spray Paint Kit, mix the paint and spray medium as directed on the package. Of course you can always use a regular type of spray paint, but this technique is just so much fun! Spray your glassware as desired… in a safe area, like your backyard!
If you need to turn, touch the taped areas…
Wait about 5 to 10 minutes before carefully removing the tape. Removing it before the paint dries completely will help prevent paint from lifting off the glass.
If your paint does lift off… use a paintbrush to touch up before you add the frosted layer.
After the first coat of colored paint is completely dry, then spray on the Frosted Glass Finish… this is my favorite part! I sprayed three light coats onto the jars. When this paint is wet, it looks wet – it takes like a minute to fog up and then just looks amazing!
So fun… and gives off such a romantic light!!! The frosted look will go perfectly with any color scheme!