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Mixed Media Art Doll For Roben-Marie Smith Design Team

Mixed Media Art Doll – Beautiful

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I am very excited to share my first project for the Roben-Marie Smith Design Team 2018.  I am in love with Roben-Marie’s Art Pops collections. They are so vibrant and colorful. I decided to create a doll using Roben-Marie’s cards, stickers and stamps.  She was really fun and turned out so darn cute.  I invite you to watch the step by step process video. Just follow the link I give above or below this post to Roben-Marie’s blog where you can find all the information you need to watch the video and make your own mixed media art doll.

Thanks for stopping by.

Laurie

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Mixed Media Art Doll – Beautiful
Mixed Media Art Doll – Beautiful

Yes, Another “Junk Your Stuff” Journal

Junk Your Stuff Journal 2

If you saw my video where I created the first “Junk Your Stuff” journal  (you can see that video here) then you will know that I had a lot of leftover paper from the paper pad I used.  was determined to use up that paper so I set about making another journal and I call this one “Junk Your Stuff Journal 2”.  Other than three or four sheets of the paper that I kept aside, I used up the rest of the paper pad.  Yay!!!  In this journal I also used up a bunch of fabric scraps, embellishments, ribbons and odd and end things I have had a while. I bound the journal with rings so it would expand easily and each page has three holes with large eyelets for stability.  Each page of the journal is a 12 x 12 sheet of paper folded in half. Then,  I stitched paper strips, tags, fabric strips and other things on each page. I just kept building layers and each page is different.   I love this journal, it’s so chunky and fun.  I don’t think of this journal as complete because I can keep adding to it. I haven’t decided what to actually use the journal for but I’ll think of something.  

See you soon,

Laurie

Junk Your Stuff Journal 2
Junk Your Stuff Journal 2
Junk Your Stuff Journal 2
Junk Your Stuff Journal 2

Simple Bracelets From Wire And Beads

Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads

I rarely make jewelry but when I was making my beaded charms last year  I thought I would make a few bracelets just for fun.  I made two bracelets using wire to make my bracelet shape.  I took some wire, any gauge you like is fine as long as you can bend it easily, and formed a circle the size I would need to slip over my wrist. Then I made it a tiny bit bigger to account for wrapping various items around the wire.  Once I got the size I wanted I looped the wire ends together and wrapped them around each other. Then I wrapped the wire with fabric and glued it at the end to finish it off. Then I wrapped fibers, trims and twine around the bracelet adding a bee charm to one of them.  I tied the ends off to secure the trims.  Then, I made a third bracelet simply by stringing some wood beads on a piece of monofilament I cut to the size I needed for my bracelet. I finished that one off with a jewelry clasp. Lastly, I made a fourth bracelet using garment pins. I just added some tiny beads to each garment pin and then hooked them together. I left one garment pin empty of beads to use for the closure.  I love that they are so basic and simple. I probably broke a lot of “jewelry making” rules since I was just “winging it” but I’m ok with that. 🙂

See you soon,

Laurie

Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! It seemed like the perfect day to share this heart I made. I took some wire and formed a heart shape then wrapped it with fabric, and fibers.  I also strung some tiny beads on some thin wire and wrapped that around the heart too. I added a large red wood bead at the inner tip of the heart and added a strip of fabric at the top to hang the heart by.  Super easy and fun. I hope you all have a wonderful day today.

Thank you for stopping by,

Laurie

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day
Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Sweet Little Burlap Journal

Sweet Little Burlap Journal

Can you believe January is almost over!!!  All I did was blink and poof, it was gone. lol

I have a little project I worked on last year that I never shared with you guys.  I have some rolls of burlap that I really love and I thought I would use some of it to create a little journal. Inside the journal I used up some 12 x 12  scrapbook paper I have had for a while. I just cut the 12 x 12 paper in half making them 12 x 6 pieces.  On the outside I used a lot of left over fibers I had in my stash as well as fabric, trim and lace scraps.  I used an old button and a piece of twine for the closure and the twine wraps around the journal giving it room to grow a little bit.   The tag on the front of the journal is a tag I used to wipe off excess paint from another project.  I left it in that ‘unfinished’ state and just glued it to the front of the journal. I really like how that looks.  I also added a smaller bit of lace scrap and a button to the tag.  I think it’s really cute and I love all of the texture and color it has.  It’s amazing what you can do with your scraps and leftover papers.  Give it a try.

See you soon,

Laurie

Sweet Little Burlap Journal

Fabric Bead Charms

Fabric Bead Charms

Last week I made my first fabric beads.  You can see those in the previous blog post.  Of course I had to use them in some projects. I made some charms and a key chain.  I just love them.  They can hang anywhere. I plan to hang one on my purse.  I also used one of my beads on a long hat pin.  I forgot to take a photo of it but you can see it in the video and the link for the video is below.  I really enjoyed making these and I just love the way the beads I made and the other beads I used look together. I especially love the fibers on the beads I made.  I have a few other projects I am working on where I used my beads and at some point I will show them in a video and/or on my blog post. Until next time have fun creating!

Laurie

You can watch the video HERE.

Fabric Bead Charms
Fabric Bead Charms
Fabric Bead Charms
Fabric Bead Charms

Making Fabric Beads

Fabric Beads

A month or two ago a YouTube subscriber asked me if I had a video on making fabric beads.  I did not have a video about it because I had never made any paper or fabric beads before.  She asked if I would mind showing my take on making fabric beads and I said I would. When I had some time, I sat down and started making some fabric beads using scraps from my scrap bin. I found it relaxing and fun to do. Once I had a few beads made I then made some charms with them.  They are so cute.  So, there is now a video on how I make my fabric beads and next week I will share how I made my charms.  A link to the beads video is below.  Use up some of your scraps and make some pretty beads. It’s fun. 🙂

You can watch the video HERE.

Fabric Beads
Fabric Beads
Fabric Beads
Fabric Beads

“Forgive” Art Journal Page

I was going through the photos on my computer and moving some of them to a backup hard drive when I came across this art journal page I created some time ago.  I left it on my computer because I like the colors so much and I love how the page turned out.  Also, it’s a tiny reminder to me of why I created this page and how on days I need it most to choose to  forgive and not hold on to anything bothering me. It is a gift I give myself and every time I do it I am free to go on with my day and enjoy the wonderful things it has to offer.  I thought I would share the journal page with you.  I hope you are  having a wonderful day.

Laurie

“Forgive” Art Journal Page

Creating Pages In My “Junk Your Stuff” Junk Journals From Paper Bags

My Personal Junk Your Stuff Journals

I decided to create a Part III video to the “Junk Your Stuff” Junk Journal From Paper Bags project. I wanted you to see how I work in my journal and hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration for working in yours journals.  I also mentioned in one of my videos how the “Pockets and Posies” pockets would look great in these journals.  I made one and love it. There will be photos of it below.  Here are some photos of the pages I created in my junk journal as well as a link to the video showing you how I created it. I hope you feel inspired.

Junk Your Stuff Journal Page
Junk Your Stuff Journal Page
Junk Your Stuff Journal Pages
Junk Your Stuff Journal Pages
Junk Your Stuff Envelope Journal From Paper Bag
Junk Your Stuff Envelope Journal From Paper Bag (Inside)
My Personal Junk Your Stuff Journals

“Junk Your Stuff” – Junk Journals From Paper Bags

Junk Your Stuff – Paper Bag Junk Journals

A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out a cabinet in my kitchen where I keep plastic and paper bags. When I saw the stack of paper bags (see above photo) I had kept from grocery shopping trips I thought, hmmm, I don’t need all these bags so I will throw them away.  At the time I was saving them I was thinking I really wanted to make something artsy with them but the stack kept growing and nothing artsy was being made.  So, I grabbed the entire stack and set them on the counter to be tossed out when I was done.  When I was finished with the cabinet cleaning, I walked over to the paper bags and picked them up to carry out to the trash can.  But I hesitated. The crinkly sound the bags made and the feel of the paper was sooooo appealing. lol  I thought, ok, I need to make something with these bags. But I made myself a deal. I could keep the bags as long as I actually used them to make something. If I didn’t start using them that week they were going in the trash. So, I took them up to my art studio to await their fate. lol  The very next day I started making my Junk Your Stuff journals.  I worked my way through each and every paper bag.  Then, I went through my drawers and storage containers and pulled out all kinds of stuff I have been wanting to use up to decorate them.  I have to say I am very pleased that I used all of the bags and I love how they turned out.  I hope you enjoy the photos below and there is also a link to the video where I show you how I made them.  Now, go Junk Your Stuff! 🙂

Laurie

Junk Your Stuff – Junk Journals From Paper Bags
Junk Your Stuff – Junk Journals From Paper Bags
Junk Your Stuff – Junk Journals From Paper Bags

“Junk Your Stuff” Intro – Junk Journals From Paper Bags Part I

“Junk Your Stuff” Intro – Junk Journals From Paper Bags Part II