Category Archives: Staff Projects

Bunny with Flower – Patio Paint

I love living in the Pacific Northwest because we truly get to experience the seasons…although our winter has been fairly mild here, these brisk cold sunny days have me thinking ahead for spring. We all know that spring will be here in a blink of an eye! The launch of our spring resin has me…

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Valentine Signs

I love creating signs for a fun Valentine display at home. I created 4 quick and easy Valentine signs that painters or crafters of any level can do using their own hand writing and just a few stencils. Let’s start with the “Be Mine” Sign: What you will need: DecoArt Americana: Peony Pink Berry Red…

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Valentine Canvases

I love painting for the seasons and special holidays, and I love painting for Valentine’s Day…maybe because my favorite color is red! Our new 6″ x 6″ Canvases (#40206) are great for a variety of projects and were the perfect size when combined with our FolkArt Layering Stencils – Heart (#71928). These are fun and…

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Valentine Door Hanger

I love to have a new wreath or decoration for my front door for each season or special holiday…it is just something I enjoy doing to great family and friends at our house. With Valentine’s Day not too far off, I decided to get a jump start on a few projects. Inspired from an idea…

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Suds Up!

I saw a cool craft idea in a book I was flipping through recently called Watercolor Lettering by Jess Park and I thought it would make a great post for our staff blog. In it, Jess Park briefly explained how to make abstract paintings using just soap and “liquid watercolor”. So I headed over to…

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Where’s Waldo? (Bee with Flower Basket)

Our new spring resin is so cute I had to paint one of them ASAP! I chose to paint the adorable Bee with Flower Basket. I wanted to do a spin on the bee theme, so I chose to do a character known for wearing stripes from the book series Where’s Waldo? I had fun…

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Welcome (Winter)

This is a quick and easy project to celebrate winter. I wanted to make a sign for my home that said something to guests, so I chose a simple “Welcome” just for that. For this craft project you only need a few supplies and a little time!   These are the materials that I used:…

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Paint Pouring!

One of our customer service reps, tried paint pouring for the first time…here is what she said: This pouring experience was fun and addicting. The materials we used were gloves, acrylic paint, pouring medium, a 6’’x 6’’ and 8″ x 6″ wood pallet box and a topcoat. We started with putting a ¼ cup of…

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Quick & Easy Plaid Ornaments

I told you in a previous post that I do love plaid and these Christmas Holiday Ornaments just shouted paint me in plaid! So, since the ornaments spoke, I painted them plaid. If you need a quick ornament for a party or ornament exchange, these are perfect! You could do this technique on any ornament…

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Silouette Ornaments

I love our Basswood Country Round and Birch Ornaments! I have done many designs on them, and I thought they would be great for a silouette project as well. I looked online for silouette shapes of a moose and Santa, sized them to fit the ornaments and then traced them on. You can do this…

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