Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 29, 2010
|Boston Terrier Stencil Pattern|
MORE FREE STENCILS ARE AVAILABLE AT MY NEW BLOG:
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- overhead projector film
- laminator film (that's been run through a laminator)
- professional stencil plastic (available online)
- 1 sheet of regular computer paper
- 1 piece of 8.5"x11" cardboard or plastic
- #11 exacto blades and knife (or a stencil burner)
- Cutting mat (or tempered glass)
- Glue stick
- Download stencil template http://www.flickr.com/photos/54281161@N02/5126516448/
- Print image onto regular computer paper
- Lightly glue image ON TOP of cardboard or opaque plastic OR lightly glue image UNDER clear plastic
- EXACTO KNIFE: Place a cutting mat under your work and cut away
- STENCIL BURNER: Preheat burner, place work on tempered glass, hold burner like a pencil and trace along lines with tip. * Keep tip moving at a steady pace so the cut line will be an even width.
- Remove what's left of image and neaten cut sections where needed.
- Cut towards self, rotating as you go
- Cut in long stokes with out lifting blade or burner tip
- To make sharp points use a knife and make 2 separate cuts that intersect slightly
- Cut small areas and inside curves first
- Cut away from bridges
- Cut too far? Patch mistakes on both sides with clear tape and recut
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
|Finished pin-back buttons|
- Button machine
- 48 sets of 1" pin-back buttons
- 1 sheet of lightweight 8.5x11 paper
- Download full resolution file http://www.flickr.com/photos/54281161@N02/5117745967/
- Cut out circles
- Get button making (in other words follow the directions that came with your machine)
Monday, October 25, 2010
|The finished banner|
- Four sheets of mediumweight paper 8.5"x11" - 45lb (170gm)
- 3.5 yards (3 1/4m) ribbon or string
- Single hole punch
- Utility knife (or scissors)
- Follow this link to download the 4 banner templates as well as the instructions http://www.flickr.com/photos/54281161@N02/sets/72157625114949333/
- Follow the steps as directed on instruction sheet .
Friday, October 22, 2010
One of the easiest crafts on the planet is the humble paper lantern. I've experimented with all kinds of shapes and styles but I think simple is best. This is the perfect lantern for Halloween but if you're anything like me, and harbour a secret ambition to be a ghost hunter, it works all year round.
YOU WILL NEED:
- One sheet of medium weight paper 45lb (170 gm)
- Glue stick
- Utility knife (scissors)
- Tea light
HOW TO MAKE:
- Download lantern template
- Carefully cut out the 2 lantern sections
4. Fold flap under (area with printing). Now evenly fold entire section in half matching end edge to the newly folded edge of flap. There are faint grey lines at the centre to help guide your fold. Repeat with other section.
5. Glue each flap to INSIDE of opposite section. All done, easy right!!
REMEMBER: Be sure to use a glass container with your tea light. NEVER LEAVE A CANDLE BURNING UNATTENDED!!!
FLAMELESS CANDLES: I love battery operated flameless tea lights - see above picture. I picked mine up at Home Depot (or google them online).
Friday, October 15, 2010
Halloween Brocade Clip Art