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Bird Inspired Vintage Pendant by Linda Peterson

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Vintage Pendant slide Bird Inspired Vintage Pendant by Linda Peterson

This pendant has a “twist”, it’s interchangeable!!  Creating pendants with bottlecaps and magnets means you can have a new pendant to fit your mood or wardrobe in minutes.  Linda Peterson shows you how!  Featured on Creative Life TV.

Watch Linda’s super cool Bird Inspred Vintage Pendant YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Aleene’s Magnetic Tacky Dots
Filagree Findings in various shapes and sizes
Bottle caps (with image inserted and filled with resin or a resin dot sticker)
Charms in any theme of choice – I chose bird and floral charms
Alcohol based markers
Jump rings
Head pin
Miscellaneous beads
Cording or stringing material of choice
Pliers

bird show vintage pendant 1 300x180 Bird Inspired Vintage Pendant by Linda Peterson If needed glue images to inside of bottle caps and fill with resin or for a quick and easy solution, simply press on a clear resin dot sticker.
bird show vintage pendant 2 300x179 Bird Inspired Vintage Pendant by Linda Peterson Press magnetic dot to back of filigree finding.
bird show vintage pendant 3 300x180 Bird Inspired Vintage Pendant by Linda Peterson Apply color to charms with alcohol marker and let dry.
bird show vintage pendant 4 300x179 Bird Inspired Vintage Pendant by Linda Peterson Attach jump ring to top of pendant with pliers.
bird show vintage pendant 5 300x180 Bird Inspired Vintage Pendant by Linda Peterson Thread beads on to head pin and loop top.  Attach to bottom of pendant with pliers.
bird show vintage pendant 6 300x180 Bird Inspired Vintage Pendant by Linda Peterson String pendant onto cording of choice.

Wax Resist Art Canvas featuring Cool2Cast by Tiffany Windsor

Cool2Cast Wax Resist on Canvas by Tiffany Windsor

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When asked about her favorite project this year, it was an easy choice for Tiffany Windsor. This wax resist technique on Cool2Cast makes her heart sing! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Wax Resist Art Canvas YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Cool2Cast Fibre Plaster
Mold (I used the Wilton mini brownie bites mold)
Crayons (colors of your choice)
Heat gun
Acrylic paint (colors of your choice to complement your crayon colors)
Wet wipes
Art canvas (3″ x 3″ mini canvas)
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer

Tiffany Wax Resist 1 Wax Resist Art Canvas featuring Cool2Cast by Tiffany Windsor Pour the Cool2Cast pieces according to package directions (or purchase pre-poured from the Marketplace at Cool2Craft) and let them dry overnight. Gather your materials and place on heat proof surface. I use a large floor tile.
 Tiffany Wax Resist 2 Wax Resist Art Canvas featuring Cool2Cast by Tiffany Windsor There are several different ways to apply wax. First, if you have not used a heat gun before, I suggest that you just heat up the Cool2Cast piece until it is warm enough for the wax to melt when applied to the surface. When the wax no longer flows, heat up the surface again and continue to apply the wax.If you are experienced with a heat gun, you can point the heat gun to the surface of the Cool2Cast while moving the crayon around the surface. BUT, only attempt this method if you are experienced with a heat gun because it can get REALLY hot – BURNING hot – if you direct it at your hand rather than the Cool2Cast.
 Tiffany Wax Resist 3 Wax Resist Art Canvas featuring Cool2Cast by Tiffany Windsor When desired, change colors to apply more wax to surface of Cool2Cast. Let cool before moving to next step.
 Tiffany Wax Resist 4 Wax Resist Art Canvas featuring Cool2Cast by Tiffany Windsor I like to use a wet wipe to apply my acrylic paint to the surface of the Cool2Cast piece. Just dip the wet wipe into the paint and rub onto sides and top.
 Tiffany Wax Resist 5 Wax Resist Art Canvas featuring Cool2Cast by Tiffany Windsor If desired, apply several different colors of acrylic paint to surface of Cool2Cast. Set aside to dry.
 Tiffany Wax Resist 6 Wax Resist Art Canvas featuring Cool2Cast by Tiffany Windsor To color the canvas, you can use the same wet wipe to apply acrylic paint. Add more colors if desired. Let dry.
 Tiffany Wax Resist 7 Wax Resist Art Canvas featuring Cool2Cast by Tiffany Windsor To apply a glossy coat to the top of my wax resist piece, draw a line of 3D around outside top edge and then fill in until entire top surface is covered. NOTE: Do not touch the tip of the 3D bottle to the surface of the Cool2Cast – keep it raised slightly above the surface. When the 3D is completely dry, it will be clear (this usually takes overnight.) Sometimes it takes two coats to get a smooth surface over the wax resist.
 Tiffany Wax Resist 8 e1322438067347 Wax Resist Art Canvas featuring Cool2Cast by Tiffany Windsor  Position Cool2Cast piece on canvas and glue in place with Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue.

Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz

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Candace Jedrowicz is like a bird when it comes to shiny, colorful objects.  A blue water bottle caught her eye and the creative recycle bling wheels were set in motion.  Candace shows how to create gorgeous blue and copper earrings from a water bottle, rubber stamps, a heat tool and copper wire.  Featured on EcoHeidi TV.

Watch the entire Green Bling Episode of EcoHeidi TV

Materials:

Blue water bottle
Craft knife
Scissors
Rubber stamp
Copper pigment ink
Needle tool
Wire cutters
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
1/8″ Hole punch
20 Gauge wire

 Blue Bling Earrings 2 300x194 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Keep both circles and squares with the curved side down during the whole process. Cut two 1″ circles and two 1″ squares from the bottle.Punch 1 hole at the top of the circles and 3 holes at the bottom.
 Blue Bling Earrings 3 300x279 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Cut each square into 3 odd shapes for the dangles.
 Blue Bling Earrings 4 300x210 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Punch a hole in the top of each dangle.
 Blue Bling Earrings 5 300x228 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Ink the stamp with the pigment ink and press both circles on to the stamp. Lay the dangles together to stamp.
 Blue Bling Earrings 6 300x229 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Holding each piece with a needle tool, heat with the heat tool held about 5″ from the table. Keep the heat on until the piece curls up a bit.
 Blue Bling Earrings 7 300x212 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Use the needle tool to gently press the piece while heating with the heat gun, until it is only slightly curved. If the ink rubs off, it needs more heat. Keep the heat at a 5″ distance until the ink looks super shiny.
 Blue Bling Earrings 10 300x194 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Use 6 jump rings to attach the dangles to the circles.
 Blue Bling Earrings 11 300x154 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Use 2 pliers to hold each jump ring. Bend the ends of the ring to the side, slide a dangle and one hole of the circle onto the ring and close tightly.
 Blue Bling Earrings 12 300x245 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Cut a 2 1/2″ wire for each ear wire. Using the round nose pliers make a ring on one end.
 Blue Bling Earrings 13 300x252 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Bend the wire perpendicular to the ring.
 Blue Bling Earrings 14 300x205 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Slide the circle onto the ring and close. Slide a tiny bit of coiled wire on the wire and make a sharp bend above the coil so it won’t slide off.
 Blue Bling Earrings e1320265535798 Blue Bling Earrings by Candace Jedrowicz Bend the remainder of the wire over the handle of a pair of pliers. Gently sand the sharp edges of the wire ends.

Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers

Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers

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EcoHeidi Borchers crafts up a vintage favorite paper doily angel. Made from paper doilies that you find in the cake decorating department of your favorite craft store, these angels are adorable by the dozens on your holiday tree, tabletop display or package toppers. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Heidi’s awesome Paper Doily Angel YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue in the Gold Bottle
Paper doily (I used 4″ doily)
Scissors
Toothpick
1/2″ wooden bead
Acrylic paint – flesh tone
Paint brush
Yarn – white
Yarn needle
Gold novelty ring (from wedding department at your favorite craft store)
Black permanent marking pen – ultra fine tip

Doily Angel 1 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers Cut one doily in half.
Doily Angel 2 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers Apply glue along edge of one half of doily (wrong side).
Doily Angel 3 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers Overlap to create angel’s dress. Press along glue line for a few moments until glue sticks.
Doily Angel 4 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers To create arms, cut edge from other half of doily. Cut center in half. Apply glue along one edge and fold to create arms.
Doily Angel 5 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers To create wings, cut another doily in half. Cut two wings using doily pattern as guide for cutting line.
Doily Angel 6 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers Apply paint to wooden bead. Let dry.
Doily Angel 7 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers Thread yarn onto needle. Pass needle through bead center leaving approximately 5″ tail. Loop needle around and around through bead center until approximately 1/2 of bead is covered with yarn. Cut off end of yarn (keeping original 5″ tail intact.)
Doily Angel 8 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers Apply glue on top of head around 5″ yarn tail.
Doily Angel 9 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers Twist yarn around top and into glue to create hair bun. Trim off excess yarn and glue end in place under hair bun.
Doily Angel 10 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers Dip end of toothpick into glue and insert into neck end of bead. Insert toothpick into top of dress. Apply glue inside dress to hold toothpick in place.
Doily Angel 11 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers To attach halo, slightly split ring and insert one side of ring into one loop of yarn on back of head. Close ring and apply glue at split then slide ring around and tuck the split under the yarn. Adjust ring on front of head.
Doily Angel 12 Paper Doily Angel by EcoHeidi Borchers Cut wings from doily and glue in place. Glue arms in place. Draw facial features with pen.

 


Simplicity Bias Tape Maker Giveaway Cool2Craft + FaveCrafts

October 2011 Simplicity GiveawayCool2Craft + FaveCrafts

October 2011 Simplicity Giveaway Simplicity Bias Tape Maker Giveaway Cool2Craft + FaveCrafts

Head on over to FaveCrafts.com to enter this giveaway and learn how you can earn extra entries!

This is so COOL! Cool2Craft is giving away a Simplicity Bias Tape Maker. You can create your own 1-inch, single-fold bias tape! The Simplicity Bias Tape Maker makes the process of creating your own customized tape unbelievably easy. With this handy machine, quilters and fabric crafters can make up to 35 feet of their own bias tape. In fact, you can make 12 feet of bias tape in just 60 seconds – how cool is that? Even craft beginners will love the versatility of this project and the easy-to-understand features.

This machine also doubles as a carrying case so it is easily transportable. There is a handle on the lid which allows you to take your light-weight machine to classes and craft gatherings.

Head on over to FaveCrafts.com to enter this giveaway and learn how you can earn extra entries!

And while you are there, be sure to sign up for the Cool2Craft Newsletter. It’s the COOLEST!

Contest ends October 31,2011. Winner will be selected November 1, 2011.

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Cynthia Gagen on Cool2Craft LIVE TV

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