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Aleene’s Ribbon and Prints Frame by Heidi Borchers

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Ribbons and scrapbook papers combine to create a beautiful combination of prints to cover a plain wood frame. Designed by Heidi Borchers, this eye-catching design is easy! Use Aleene’s Tacky Glue to adhere the strips in place and you have a quick project to match any decor!

Watch Heidi’s Ribbon and Prints Frame YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Wood frame
Acrylic paint or spray paint
Ribbon (colors and patterns of your choice)
Scrapbook paper cardstock (to complement ribbons)

1. Remove frame stand and glass from frame.

2. Paint entire frame front and back. Let dry.

3. Lay out and cut ribbon and paper strips.

4. Glue in place with Aleene’s Original Tacky  Glue. Let dry

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Aleene’s Cute as a Button Cupcake Wall Art by Heidi Borchers

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Heidi Borchers started with a plain cupcake wood cut out and jazzed it up to be cute as a button! It’s easy to glue layers of buttons and beads in place with Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue!

Watch Heidi’s Cute as a Button Cupcake Wall Art YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Wood cut out (cupcake shape)
Pencil
Acrylic paint (white to match frosting, red for cherries and brown to match cupcake bottom)
Paint brush
Buttons (Blumenthal Lansing) – shades of white, red and brown
Beads and trinkets

1. Lightly draw pencil line to indicate pattern line of frosting between cherries and cupcake bottom.

2. Paint top with white, cherries with red and bottom with brown. Let dry.

3. Glue first layer of buttons on wood shape using Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue.

4. Glue additional layers of buttons, beads and trinkets until you have achieved the desired design. Let glue dry.

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Aleene’s Paper Clip Flowers by EcoHeidi Borchers

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A quick trip the office supply store gave EcoHeidi Borchers the inspiration for this project. By gluing paper clips together into flower patterns you can create hanging ornaments and flower stems.

Watch EcoHeidi’s Paper Clip Flowers YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Paper clips
Cardboard (cereal box)
Scissors
Non-stick surface
Flat back marbles
Optional – ribbon or clear fishing line for hanging or magnets

1. Cut cardboard into circle approximately the size of a quarter.

2. Place circle onto non-stick surface. Squeeze out puddle of Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Dip end of paper clip into glue and glue end of clip onto circle. Repeat to glue paper clips all around circle.

3. Glue second layer of clips offset from first layer.

4. Glue marble in center. Let dry completely.

5. If hanging, attach ribbon for hanger. If creating a flower stem, glue skewer to back of flower. If creating a magnet, glue to back of flower. Let glue dry completely.

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Aleene’s Burned Glue Look of Metal Owl by Tiffany Windsor

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A wood owl takes on the look of metal with a favorite Momma Aleene technique. By burning Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue, Tiffany Windsor created beautiful texture. A fan favorite for over 50 years, this finish was originally known as Burnt Brown Bag but we think it looks great on wood too!

Watch Tiffany’s Burned Glue Look of Metal Owl YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Wood owl (purchased at Michaels)
Black acrylic paint
Paint brush
Card stock (for beak)
Scissors
Emergency (or plumber’s) candle
Matches
Paper towel
Antiquing medium (Rub ‘n Buff or Lumiere paints work great)
Large flat buttons (black)
Flat back marbles (clear or color of your choice)

NOTE: this burning technique does produce soot. Work in well ventilated area and take necessary precautions.

1.Cut triangle shape from card stock for beak. Paint black. Let dry. Fold down center to create dimension. Set aside.

2. Paint entire wood owl. Let dry.

3. Liberally spread Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue onto front of wood owl with finger. Glue should be thick enough that you do not see the black painted surface underneath.

4. Light candle. Hold candle in one hand and owl in other hand. Position glue side right above candle flame. Keep moving owl over candle flame until entire surface is blackened from the heat of the flame. (Be certain that you protect work surface because candle wax will drip during this technique.) The heat from the flame will blacken the glue and create a skin on the glue. If any cracks develop in the glue, continue to hold above the flame and blacken that area. You should have a thick skin on the glue with wet glue underneath the skin.

5.  Use paper towel to lightly wipe away the soot and gently push wrinkles and ridges into the glue skin. Because the glue underneath the skin is still wet, it should be easy to create this texture. (If you are unable to create texture, it means that your application of glue was too thin. You can go back and add a second (thicker) coat of glue and repeat the burning process.)

6. Continue to use the paper towel to wipe away any remaining soot. Let glue dry completely.

7. Dip finger into antiquing medium. Use paper towel to remove excess antiquing and then run finger lightly over the ridges in the glue. The antiquing medium will highlight the ridges. Apply as lightly or intense as desired. Let dry.

8. Glue buttons in place for eyes. Glue marbles in place over buttons. Glue beak in place. Let dry.

 

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The Look of Embossing with Glue on Glass Jars by EcoHeidi Borchers DIY Craft

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EcoHeidi Borchers shares how to create the look of embossing with Aleene’s Tacky Glue to upcycle glass jars. A cool technique and pretty way to store all sorts of goodies! Featured on Cool2Craft.

Watch EcoHeidi’s Look of Embossing with Glue YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer – Matte
Glass jar with lid
Craft sticks
Transparent tape (to create nozzle for glue bottle)
Hair dryer (for speeding up glue drying process)
Rustoleum Flat White spray paint
Craft chalks (colors of your choice)
Stencil brush – small (cut bristles to 1/4″)
Paper towels

1. Clean jar inside and out.

2. Apply tape nozzle to glue bottle.

3. To keep round jars from rolling, lay two craft sticks on worktable. Spread apart to hold glass bottle in between.

4. Working one section at a time, hold nozzle about 1/4″ above surface of glass jar and draw random floral designs or squiggles and lines. NOTE: you can also draw patterns onto paper and secure inside jar to follow pattern lines with glue.

5. To keep glue from dripping as you work, use hair dryer to speed up drying process on glue to form skin on glue. Then, you are ready to rotate bottle slightly and continue drawing pattern. You will need to let sections dry completely before moving on. You can also add glue lines to the lid. If desired, glue Cool2Cast embellishment in place on lid.

6. Let dry until glue is completely clear.

7. When glue is completely clear, with lid on jar, in a well ventilated area, spray entire jar and lid with white spray paint. Let dry.

8. To apply chalk colors, scrub brush into chalk and then scrub into pattern sections on jar. Blow off excess chalk dust. Clean off brush between colors by scrubbing onto paper towel.

9. Repeat until entire design and background are colored with chalk.

10. Spray entire chalked surface with Matte sealer.

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Aleene’s Happy Day Flower Basket by Tiffany Windsor

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Tiffany Windsor transforms a plain white cardboard pail into a Happy Day Flower Basket.  It’s easy to decorate this pail with scrapbook paper and Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray. Alphabet letters spell out a happy sentiment! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s Happy Day Flower Basket YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Celebrate-It ™ White Square Pail with ribbon (Michaels)
Scrapbook papers of your choice
Pencil
Scissors
Wood alphabet letters
Acrylic paint (to match scrapbook paper)
Paint brush
Rivets (optional only if letters have holes)
Embroidery floss
Wire (heavy gauge for handle)
Round nose pliers
Toothpick
Wax paper
Paper towels

1. Once you have selected the words you want on your pail, lay them side by side, face up on paper towel.

2. To create ombre painted effect, pour several drops of acrylic paint on wax paper. Thin paint slightly with water.  Brush paint along bottom edge of letters. Dilute paint with more water to create a lighter shade and brush along top of letters. Set aside to dry.

3. Remove ribbon handle from square pail.

4. Lay one side of pail down onto back of scrapbook paper. Trace around edge with pencil. Cut out and mark side of pail and back of paper with corresponding number. (Each side will be shaped slightly different so you will want to keep the pieces numbered.

5. Repeat tracing, cutting and numbering for each piece.

6. Working in a well ventilated area (I prefer to spray outside), lay your paper pieces, wrong side up on protected work surface. Spray with Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray according to bottle directions.

7. Immediately glue each piece to each side of pail. Smooth and press to adhere firmly along all edges.

8. Use toothpick to punch through paper to re-open rivet holes.

9. Cut wire to desired length for handle adding approximately 2″ to each end for swirls.

10. Working from the inside out, insert one end of wire into first hole. Use pliers to swirl end of wire. Bend to shape handle and insert other end of wire into second hole. Use pliers to swirl end of wire. Adjust as needed.

11. Line up alphabet letters side-by-side over embroidery floss. Working one letter at a time, glue to embroidery floss with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Let dry.

12. Lay pail on side. Lay words in place and glue ends of embroidery floss in place with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Let dry.

13. Tie embroidery floss into small bows and glue in place with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Let dry.

14. Fill small jar with water and arrange flowers.

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Celebrate Your Hawaii Memories Wood Art Panel by Lisa Fulmer

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“Ho’olaule’a” is the Hawaiian word for “celebrate.” It’s the perfect word to embellish this lovely wood panel, which would make a wonderful gift for anyone who has been to Hawaii or is having a luau party. My good friend brought me these floral papers and embellishments from a cute little craft shop she visited in Maui recently.

Watch my Hawaii Memories Wood Panel YouTube video tutorial!

Supplies

  • 8″ square wood art panel
  • Light walnut stain and brush
  • Decoupage medium
  • Non-stick parchment paper and brayer
  • Hawaiian-themed papers and embellishments
  • Matching card stock and ribbon
  • Chipboard letters
  • Paint markers
  • Self-adhesive photo corners
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue and small brush
  • Aleene’s Tape Runner
  • Flower rubber stamp and white opaque ink
  1. Apply walnut stain to art panel on front, back and sides; allow to dry.
  2. Stamp white flowers around edge of panel as desired; allow to dry.
  3. Brush front and sides of art panel with one coat of decoupage medium; allow to dry.
  4. Trim foundation paper to 6.5″ square and adhere to panel with 2nd coat of medium.
  5. Cover with parchment paper and use brayer to press and smooth the sheet against the wood.
  6. Apply topcoat of medium over foundation paper.
  7. While still tacky, press lengths of ribbon along the edges of all four sides of the paper, adhere ends of ribbon around to the back of the frame with glue.
  8. Adhere top sheet of paper in position on foundation paper with tape-runner.
  9. Use paint markers to color the edges of a small piece of cardstock, add four photo corners, and adhere the cardstock frame in position on the top sheet.
  10. Embellish panel as desired by gluing on straw flowers, shells and stickers.
  11. Color the chipboard letters with paint marker, and use a small paint brush to glue into place beneath the cardstock frame.

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Halloween Cupcake Stand

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I am in love with my die cutting machine.  It’s a simple hand crank model, but I can cut tons of stuff with it!  I won the Sizzix Cupcake Stand die when they had a big release bash for Eileen Hull’s new designs!  Sweet!  I LOVE it!

Materials:

Sizzix Cupcake Stand Die
A Halloween themed tissue box
Heavy card stock for the base
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Aleene”s Tacky Double Stick Sheets

Cupcake Stand 1 300x295 Halloween Cupcake Stand The Cupcake Die has 4 pieces, but you only need 2 of the shapes.You will need 1 cut of top and 4 of the base.

I used a side panel from a Halloween tissue box.

I had a really lovely black satin finish card stock with shiny black polka dots for the base.

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Glue the top of the base to the back side of the top.

Cupcake Stand 3 300x284 Halloween Cupcake Stand I added glitter glue to the edges of the top and base.
Cupcake Stand 4 300x292 Halloween Cupcake Stand I didn’t have a cupcake handy, so I set the tiny table with Tootsie Roll cheeseburgers and fries.

Look of Copper Enamel Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers

Look of Copper Enamel Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers

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EcoHeidi Borchers shares a favorite Momma Aleene vintage technique to create a look of copper enamel journal! With Aleene’s Tacky Glue and acrylic paint, you can decorate many different craft surfaces. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Heidi’s fun and fabulous Look of Copper Enamel Journal YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Blank journal
Cardboard – I use cereal box cardboard
Scissors
Acrylic paint – three colors of your choice
Craft sticks
Toothpicks
Wax paper
Optional: Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer – Gloss

Copper Enamel Journal 1 Look of Copper Enamel Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Remove cover from journal. Paint with acrylic paint. Cut cardboard to desired shapes and sizes.
 Copper Enamel Journal 2 Look of Copper Enamel Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Pour three puddles of Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue on wax paper. Squeeze acrylic paint into each glue puddle.
 Copper Enamel Journal 3 Look of Copper Enamel Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Stir together with craft stick.
 Copper Enamel Journal 4 Look of Copper Enamel Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Place cardboard onto wax paper. Use craft stick to pick up background color and spread onto cardboard.
 Copper Enamel Journal 5 Look of Copper Enamel Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers Dip toothpick into next color and drizzle over base color. Repeat with each color.
Copper Enamel Journal 6 Look of Copper Enamel Journal by EcoHeidi Borchers To create marbelized effect, use pin to draw through drizzled lines of paint. Set piece aside on clean piece of wax paper. Repeat to color each piece of cardboard. Let dry overnight. For a glossy finish, spray with Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer – Gloss. Glue onto journal cover in a mosaic pattern.

 


Look of Embossing Fish Magnet by EcoHeidi Borchers

Look of Embossing Fish Magnet by EcoHeidi Borchers

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EcoHeidi Borchers uses a favorite Aleene’s vintage technique to create a beautiful detailed design on a fish magnet. With Aleene’s Tacky Glue you can create the look of embossing to create the coolest designs. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Heidi’s super cool Look of Embossing Fish Magnet video tutorial!

Materials:
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Magnetic Tacky Tape or Aleene’s Magnetic Tacky Dots
Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer (gloss or matte)
Cardboard (I used cereal box cardboard)
Pencil
Fish pattern
Scissors
Spray paint – flat white
Alcohol inks
Small paint brush

 Heidi Fish Magnet 1 Look of Embossing Fish Magnet by EcoHeidi Borchers Transfer fish pattern to cardboard. Cut out along pattern line.
 Heidi Fish Magnet 2 Look of Embossing Fish Magnet by EcoHeidi Borchers I like to use a tape tip in order to create a narrow line of glue. Click for tutorial. Draw along the entire outside of fish and on inside pattern lines with Aleene’s Tacky Glue.
 Heidi Fish Magnet 3 Look of Embossing Fish Magnet by EcoHeidi Borchers Let glue lines dry until completely clear.
 Heidi Fish Magnet 4 Look of Embossing Fish Magnet by EcoHeidi Borchers Spray paint front of fish. Let dry. Spray paint back of fish. Let dry.
 Heidi Fish Magnet 5 Look of Embossing Fish Magnet by EcoHeidi Borchers Apply drops of alcohol ink over painted surface.
Heidi Fish Magnet 6 Look of Embossing Fish Magnet by EcoHeidi Borchers Use brush to dab and blend ink. Let dry. If desired, spray with acrylic sealer. Cut and apply a piece of Aleene’s Magnetic Tacky Tape to the back of magnet.