Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday Favorites: 12

Going to go gather flowers to try out this awesome tutorial.

Loving Betty Felon's Wonder Woman Booty Heart Brooch.

This quote.
(via: tumblr)

Totally getting Alex to do this to our stool.

Adding these little wooden boxes to my wishlist.

Bah! Why Danny!?!?! (The Mindy Project)
(via: tumblr)

Awe! Batman cookies and little Batman.
(via: Yale Stewart)

Haven't gotten anything done since Netflix added, HOUSE.

How cool is this Moon Map Wrapping Paper.

Crying, because how great this trailer looks and can't wait for the movie.

xoxo Alyssa









Monday, April 14, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY Doctor Who Banner

Last month Meg Allan Cole made a banner on HGTV Handmade. When I saw the video of her making it, I thought it was the cutest thing and wanted to make one also. I wasn't so sure what I wanted to put on it tho. So a couple of weeks later I was on the Hot Topic website and saw this Doctor Who shirt. A light bulb went off in my head and I went straight to the craft store.
Supplies:
Paper
Dowel
Pencil
Silhouette image of your favorite Doctor
Paint brush
Foam Brush
Twine
Double Sided Tape
Tacky Glue
Paint: Blue, Black, White
Water
Something to cover your surface

Optional:
Sharpie
Small Paint Brush
Purple

I cut my piece of paper 18 inches x 14 inches, because I wanted something small. You can cut your piece of paper any size you want. For the Doctor's silhouette, you can google Doctor Who silhouette and in the images a bunch of pictures will come up. Print out the image and cut out the silhouette. Choose whatever Doctor is your favorite, I chose the 10th Doctor. For the dowel, mine is cut down to 18 inches long. You can cut yours to whatever size you want. Use gardening shears or a hand saw. Now to start your banner.
1. Take the top piece of your banner and fold it down 2 inches. Put a thin line of tacky glue (whatever glue you have on hand for paper) along the top edge. Fold it over and press down, firmly. The fold creates a slit for your dowel to go through. 2.Find the center of your banner and stick your silhouette with double sided tape to your banner. 3. Grab your foam brush, black paint, and start painting. Paint away from the silhouette, so the paint will have less chance of going under your image. Let it dry completely. 4.Once, the black paint is dry you can splatter some paint onto your banner. Here's how to do the splatter effect: Use a paint brush, pencil, paint, and a glass of water. Dip your paint brush in the water and then dip it into the paint. Then make a cross shape with your pencil and brush, with the pencil being underneath. Tap the brush on the pencil and go in circular motion around the banner while tapping. Depending on how big you want the splatters, put more paint or less paint on your brush. Do this with the blue paint and then the white. In then end I ended up adding a bit of purple to it as well. Let it completely dry and once it's dry, slowly remove the image. If you notice some of the paint went under the image, just simple grab a small paint brush and paint it over with white paint. It happened to me, so don't worry about it. 5. Slide the dowel through the slit in your banner. Cut some twine and tie it to both ends of your dowel. Now you can hang it on your wall.
I love this banner! It came out way better than I thought. Even the splatters outside of the black adds a little touch to it. I was going to put a quote from the 10th Doctor(my favorite) inside the silhouette, but once I peeled away the image I realized it was perfect just the way it is. If you want to put a quote, go ahead. Just write it out with a pencil and then trace it with a sharpie. Simple as that! Hope you guys have a great weekend! What Doctor is your favorite? Happy Crafting! Alyssa



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Life lately...

So last month for some reason I decided I wanted to do all these projects this month and Alex also wanted to work on some stuff too. As well as catching up on my TV shows and tackle all the books I borrowed from people. I've been working on a knitting project, also re-doing a cabinet, and shelves. Plus, Alex and I started doing this 30 Day Drawing Challenge. Later this month I'll share with you guys some of our drawings. So I've been a little busy lately, I think I deserve a bottle of wine. Here are some pictures from the past week or so.
 I never fail at getting dirty when I work on projects.
 Ginger decided she wanted to stay dirty after I gave her a bath.
 Alex helping me figure out measurements for my next DIY.
Ginger and Pepper just sitting next to me while I blog.
Barnes and Noble date with Alex.
Some badges I made for Table Top Day.
Some wine and games on Table Top Day.
Pizza, I drew for the 30 Day Drawing Challenge.
Decided to start using my Dremel again, after buying it over 4yrs ago.
Alex sanding our cabinet.

I hope you guys enjoyed this little photo dump of mine. If you guys want to see more pictures like this you can follow my personal Instagram: sleeplesslyssa and don't forget to follow the blog's Instagram: foxbearcrafter. I post more on my personal Instagram tho. Hope you guys enjoy the rest of your day! xoxo Alyssa




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