Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back At It

I've been a little absent from this blog lately. There's really no reason why I haven't been blogging, I just haven't blogged. Throughout the day I have intentions of blogging, but then when it get down to it; it just doesn't happen. I get distracted easily, sorry not sorry.

Alex and I came back to school. As of right now we have pretty much the same classes, since I changed my major to Studio Art. If it wasn't for our jobs, we'd see each 24/7. I don't know about you, but I like my alone time. So far I'm not liking this semester and I'll probably feel this way for the rest of the year. I wake up at 6 in the morning to get ready and get to school on time. Traffic is horrible around the Pecan Campus. Your pretty much waiting in line for 20mins on the street the school is. I'm at school from 8:30-8:30 on Monday and Wednesday. I have 4 1/2 break between that time, which sucks. That's what happens when you  procrastinate and register late. I don't want to go all the way home, because then I wont want to come back for my last class.

Despite all that, my classes are all art classes. I get to play on a MAC for my Digital Art class. I love it! Really hope this semester goes by quick. For those who are teachers/students hope you guys have a good semester. Can't wait for Thanksgiving Break. xoxo Alyssa

Monday, August 18, 2014

When You Just Don't Know

 
When projects call for paints, it's a bit tricky to figure out what works on what. Especially if you don't want to waste a ton of money on paint or buy specific paint your only going to end up using once. I've been in that situation and it's so frustrating. Recently I came across FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint, when I was gathering supplies for my DIY Deadpool Shirt. On the back of the bottle, it said it works on fabrics and I hadn't tried it yet. I threw caution to the wind and said What The Hell. To my surprise after two coats of paint and a wash it, stayed on. I also recently used it on my latest project, DIY Ice Cream Corkboard. Some corkboads absorb paint, but I had no trouble. Like anything else you just need 2-3 coats and your good. I have yet to use it on ceramics or glass. I guess a new project is in the works to try it out on other objects. Hopefully for those of you who are planning on working on a project this helps a bit. Happy Crafting! Alyssa

Saturday, August 16, 2014

DIY Ice Cream Corkboard

Summer is coming to an end and school is starting or for some of you, school has started already. I figured why not have a little bit of summer with you all year round. Here's something you can make that you can use and look at to remind you of summer. These Ice Cream Corkboards are the cutest and their extremely easy to make. Here's what you need:
Supplies:
Adhesive Spray
Tape
Paint
Paint Brushes
X-Acto Knife
Corkboard
Ice Cream Print out
Foam Board
Cutting mat or Cardboard

Optional:

Before we start, lets talk about the corkboard. I bought Corkboard Tiles at Walmart for $5, but you can also buy a Corkboard Roll. With the tiles I only made two Ice Cream's and I had to cut the ice cream separate from the cone. Which is why I used the foam board to attach the two pieces together. If you have the roll you can just cut one piece, but you would still need to print out two separate images. Now, let's get started!
First, your going to want to print out an image of an ice cream. Print out the ice cream and the cone separate. They should be the size of your printer paper or a little smaller. Then cut out your images, but when you cut the cone trace the scalloped part of the ice cream on top of the cone.  If your using a corkboard roll you just need to tape the ice cream on top of the cone. When your done cutting, tape the ice cream and the cone to the corkboard. Now, you can start cutting out your images with your X-acto knife. You want to place your cutting mat or cardboard underneath your corkboard, so you won't ruin your table. Use your scissors to clean up any rough edges or little pieces that are hanging. One tip tho, make sure your X-acto knife is sharp enough. You don't want to get any blisters or anything. 

Once, your done cutting you can now paint your ice cream whatever color you want. I painted one strawberry and one mint chocolate chip. You can also paint lines on your cone or leave it as is. Don't forget to paint the sides of your ice cream as well. If your using the roll you can stop here, but if you want your corkboard a little sturdier you can follow the next step. 

When your paint is dry, you can attach both pieces together onto the foam board. If you feel like the foam board might be peaking out from underneath where the two pieces will meet; just paint the color of your ice cream onto your foam board. Go out side and follow the directions of your adhesive spray. Before you spray, figure out how you'll lay out your corkboad. Once, you place on top of the adhesive you won't be able to move it. After, you spray it let it sit for about 30 minutes and then you can cut out your ice cream with your X-acto. Cut as close as you can to the corkboad, without cutting it. Now, your done and all you have to do now is stick them up on your wall.
Aren't these corkbaords the cutest! I just want to eat them. You can put them in your classroom or just keep them for yourselves and put them in your bedroom. If ice cream isn't what you fancy, you can make other things. Be creative! This DIY came out a lot better than I imagined and I hope you guys like it. If you make one take a picture and email it to me at foxbearcrafter@yahoo.com. Post it to my facebook wall or hashtag #foxbearcrafter. I want to see what you guys create. Happy Crafting! Alyssa.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday Favorites #21

Eee! This Charmander cake is the cutest! 
(via: Reddit)

Loving this simple hanging pipe planter.

This picture from Katie's Snapshots is so precious.
(via: Skunkboy)

Loving this restyle on the vintage typewrite cart, especially the color.
(via: Poppytalk)

Aren't these Pop Culture Popsicle awesome? I want to eat one.
(via: Andrew Heath)

Loving this Antonio Marras dress from his Fall 2014 line.
(via: Womens Wear Daily Tumblr & Photo by Davide Maestri)

These Sailor Moon tattoos done by Kimberly Graziano are amazing.

Doesn't she look fucking awesome as Gambit!?!












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