Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Ikonart and more

 Hello    It is good to be back after taking some time off in November and December.  When I say time off I mean from card making as I don't ever quit crafting in one form or another.  In November I got a new gadget, new to me anyway, called Ikonart Stencil Maker.  This cool unit makes re-usable screen print stencils that can then be used with paint, chalk paint, torch paste, and glass etch.  So, I spent most of November working on projects using this new gadget.  I etched four bud vases for gifts for friends. 

It is really difficult to get a good picture of etched glass so I hope you get the basic idea of how this looks.

Next I used DecoArt ceramic paint to put our Women's Ministry logo on four coffee mugs for our team and then made the Mug Box from Dreaming Tree SVG for packaging.  For these I used Americana Multi-surface satin paints.  After stenciling and allowing to dry I baked them in a 350* oven which is supposed to make the top rack dishwasher safe.  I will have to give you an update on the durability at a later date.

Next I made these cute little "wood burned" ornaments for my tree. I made 80 of these all with various designs and phrases mixed and matched.  To make these I used the stencils with Torch Paste.  I got the wood ornaments from Amazon 80 for $15.00 I think.  The Torch Paste I linked to is a bit more expensive but the alternate brands were too runny and didn't work as well so I recommend getting the real deal.  Just note, it doesn't take much to make the ornaments.  I made 80 and used about a half of the jar.

I used my Cameo 4 cutter to make all the stencils for the above projects.  Then I cut some vinyl to make 5 of these wall hangings.  They are placed on ceramic tile scraps that a friend had left from an install they had done.  I placed a couple of saw tooth hangars on the back for hanging.

Then I made 35 of these little snowman tote boxes, put some candies in them and gave them out at my ladies bible study and to the worship team at my church.
For home decor I made this tissue box cover using a file from Dreaming Tree SVG.
So as you can see, even though I haven't been making cards and videos I have been busy making lots of different things.  I just know that most of you card makers out there also do other crafts as well and I hope you enjoyed seeing what I've been up to while I was away.

Stay tuned, cards are coming.  The January to June Stampin' Up! mini catalog and January-February Sale-a-Bration catalogs go live January 4th and I will be posting cards using some of the new products.

I also received a new "gadget" for Christmas and I am encouraging you to try and guess what it is.  If you are already a subscriber, just reply to this blog to let me know what you think it is.  If you get it right I will send you a small gift that I will make using my new gadget.  Share my blog with someone, let me know who you shared it with and if they subscribe to my blog I will give you another chance to guess.  

Here are a couple of hints.  I had to change the layout of my craft room to make room for it.

The piece with the white spot is where it will go.  Here is one more hint.  This is the box it came in.
That's all you get, for now.  More clues may be coming.

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