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Silly Super Hero Mask by Candace Jedrowicz

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Do you remember wearing a towel like a cape and pretending to fly like Superman when you were a kid?  Candace Jedrowicz never stopped doing that.  She can be seen flying around town all the time.  Not really, but she’d love to!  Candace shares a fun and easy super hero costume that can be made with things you have around the house!

Watch Candace’s Silly Super Hero Mask YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials:

Felt in a light and dark color or paper plate and markers/crayons
Aleene’s No Sew Glue or Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Scissors
Glitter
Black eyelash yarn or colored paper
Glittery foam or paper plate for the crown and chest emblem
Gems or whatever your super hero wants to decorate with
Long sleeve shirt
Letters for the chest emblem – foam, paper. felt. wrapping paper, etc.
Headband or ribbon
Clothespins
Gator clip
Super Hero Printout 1
Super Hero Printout 2

1. Print out the patterns and cut them out.

2. Use regular paper to measure the mask for the eye holes before cutting on your material.

3. Glue the mask to the bottom of your crown and decorate with gems or glitter.  Cut pieces of eyelash yarn or paper to fit under the upper eye hole.  Glue in place.  If you use paper, it’s a good idea to cut the lash slits before gluing on.

4.Whether you are using material or paper, glue a piece of material to the inside of the headband. Cover the outside of the  headband and material with glue and wrap the mask and crown around it.  Make sure it’s not too close to the eye holes.  Use clothespins to hold it together as it dries.  If you don’t want to use a headband – make holes on the outer points of the mask and use ribbons for ties.

5. Make your chest emblem any shape you want and glue on letters, or a logo or anything at all  Glue the gator pin on the back, reenforce with material.  I used felt on the back with a slit so that I could slip the clip through.

6. Use your imagination do the magic and have FUN!


 

 

Molded Glitter Heart Beads by Candace Jedrowicz

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Glitter and hearts aren’t just for little girls anymore!  These easy to make polymer clay beads are pressed into a mold that you make yourself!  Candace Jedrowicz will walk you through the process and you’ll come out all kinds of sparkly!  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Candace’s Glitter Heart Beads Necklace YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Polymer clay – any color(s) you like
Polymer clay molding compound
Fine glitter – in the same colors as your clay1
Needle tool or toothpick
Crochet needle to smooth the clay
Talc powder
Spray bottle with water

1. Make a small flattish heart shape from clay and bake it according to directions.

2. Dust the heart with powder. Condition a piece of the molding compound and press it over the heart.  Remove the heart and bake the mold according to the directions.

3. Condition clay by smashing it in your fingers and rolling it in your palms.

4. Roll the soft clay in glitter and repeat the conditioning to work it in. Repeat until it’s glittery enough for your liking.

5. Spritz the mold and press a small amount of clay in it.  Pop the clay out of the mold and repeat.

6. Put the 2 hearts back to back and smooth the edges with the crochet needle.

7. Use the needle tool to make a hole in the bead for stringing.

8. Bake according to directions.

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Layered Photo Fun by Candace Jedrowicz

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Grab your photos, camera and scissors and get ready to make big fun!  Candace Jedrowicz shares an easy layering method for creating whimsical family photos.  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Candace’s super cool Layered Photo Fun YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Printed photo of anything – I used a photo I took of the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas
Digital camera
Card stick (to print on)
The ability to re-size a digital photo
Scissors
Pop dots
Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner
Aleene’s Tacky Glue Pen
Glitter

1. Using your printed photo as a guide, take photos of family members in positions that will work well with your subject.  Since the Luxor Hotel has giant sphinx in front of a pyramid, I had the kids wear an Egyptian headdress and pose as though they were riding the sphinx, holding his beard and leaning against him.

2. Upload the posed photos.  Take measurements for where you want your figures to fit in the photo and re-size them.

3. Print as many photos of the original photos as you need to make your layers.  I needed a layer for the sphinx and one for the pyramid, so I could put a little one riding the sphinx.  I was able to cut out the sphinx’s face from the first layer, so I didn’t need a whole additional print.

4. Print, cut out your figures and arrange them in the layers.

5. Add pop dots to areas that will stand out and secure the layers together with Tacky Tape.

6. Use the glue pen and glitter for highlights.

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Valentine Tag Book by Lisa Fulmer

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1 21 13 Lisa Valentine Tag Book Valentine Tag Book by Lisa Fulmer

Nothing beats a good 70’s rock ballad for telling someone how you feel. Gather up a few lines from your favorite songs and create a little heart-shaped tag book with a rusty and distressed feel. It’s a perfect valentine for a man or a woman.

Watch my super cool Valentine Tag Book YouTube video tutorial!

Supplies

Rust-colored card stock
White card stock
Textured cardboard
Scrap of copper metallic sheet
Rust-colored glass paint
White craft paint
Heart and polka dot stencils
Pouncer and foam blender
Rust and purple chalk pastels
Copper-color chisel-tip paint marker
Aleene’s Spray Acrylic Sealer
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Self-adhesive rhinestones
Chipboard letters
Rust-colored fine glitter
Jump ring and ribbon
Hole punch
Song lyrics printed from your computer

1.  Stencil polka dots on to a sheet of rust-colored card stock with white paint and a pouncer; allow to dry.

2.  Draw and cut a skinny heart shape from white cardstock. Use it as a template to trim out 3 more hearts from the polka dot paper.

3.  Use a foam blender to color the white cardstock with rust and purple chalk pastels on both sides. Spray lightly with acrylic sealer and allow to dry. This will be your cover heart.

4.  Stencil 4 small hearts with rust-colored glass paint on to the scrap metal sheet, allow to dry, then trim out.

5.  Use the pouncer to dry-brush the rust paint over a sheet of textured cardboard; allow to dry.

6.  Trim each song lyric down to 3 small strips, and cut 4 pieces from the textured cardboard slightly larger than the lyrics to act as a frame.

7.  Color the edges of cardboard and lyrics with paint marker and glue into place on each polka dot heart, allowing some of the cardboard to peek off the edge like a tag. Glue the last cardboard piece to the back of the cover heart.

8.  Paint some glue on to chipboard letters “l” and “o” and “e” then sprinkle with rust glitter; allow to dry.

8.  Glue a metal heart on each of the 3 pages. Use the 4th metal heart as the “v” in the word “love” and glue in place with the other chipboard letters on the cover.

9.  Accent the cover and pages with rhinestones.

10.  Align all the hearts in a stack and punch a hole in the upper left corner. Insert a jump ring and tie a ribbon on the ring.

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Glitter Shoe Dangle Earrings by Savannah Starr

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Savannah Starr sparkles up plastic shoes to create fabulously fun earrings. Pick your favorite glitter colors and you can be rockin’ these sparkly dangles too! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Savannah create these super fun Glitter Shoe Earring YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Plastic shoes with hanger hole (available at shopcool2craft.com)
Non-stick surface
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Glue brush
Glitter – colors of your choice
Paper plate
Toothpick (to apply glue for rhinestones)
Rhinestones – colors of your choice
Jewelry chain, fish hook earrings, jump rings
Jewelry pliers

1. Brush glue onto inside and outside of shoe.

2. Hold shoe over paper plate and sprinkle with glitter. Shake off excess. Repeat with each shoe. Set aside to dry. Return excess glitter to container.

3. Cut 2 pieces of chain to desired length.

4. Insert jump ring into hole in shoe.

5. Attach shoes along chain so that they dangle down the chain.

6. Attach fish hook earring to top of chain. Repeat for matching pair.


Sparkly Advent Boxes by Tiffany Windsor

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Advent boxes are fun to make! Tiffany Windsor transforms plain white favor boxes into glittery Advent boxes with Aleene’s Tacky Double Stick Sheets and Tulip Glitter. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Sparkly Advent Box YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Tacky Double Stick Sheets
Tulip Fashion Glitter Assortment – Primary
Favor boxes (found in wedding section at craft store)
Die cutting machine and die with numbers
Paper plates (one for each color of glitter
Soft brush (for brushing away excess glitter)

1. Cut numbers with die cut machine. Be sure to put the Aleene’s Tacky Double Stick Sheets shiny side down onto the die so that the numbers will face the correct direction after cutting.

2. Leave favor boxes flat. Remove paper backing from die cut numbers and place onto lids of favor boxes.

3. Remove paper from numbers to reveal adhesive. Hold over paper plate and sprinkle with glitter. Gently use fingers to rub glitter to all edges of adhesive. Shake off excess.

4. When changing to a new glitter color, use a clean plate. When you are finished glittering and cleaning, return excess glitter to container.

5. Fold boxes along scorelines. Fill with goodies and arrange into desired pattern.


Aleene’s EcoCool Glittered Purse Earrings by EcoHeidi Borchers

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It’s cool to glitter your garbage! What started out as packaging discards ended up as eco-cool earrings! EcoHeidi Borchers dug into her recycle bin to transform plastic packaging into sparkle and glitter earrings. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Heidi’s super cool Glittered Purse Earring YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

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Earring cards or plastic packaging (I used the plastic piece from a bottle of Tulip Liquid Dye) or you can cut a thin cardboard shape with scissors
Glue brush
Glitter – colors of your choice (I used pink, black, silver)
Hole punch (small for jump ring)
Rhinestones
Tweezers
Scissors
Jewelry findings – jump rings, fishhook earring
Jewelry pliers

1. Round corners of cards with scissors to create shape of purse.

2. Punch hole at top of each earring for jump rings.

3. Brush Aleene’s Tacky Glue onto handle area. Sprinkle with black glitter.

4. Carefully brush glue onto purse flap area. Sprinkle with silver glitter.

5. Carefully brush glue onto purse front area. Sprinkle with pink glitter. Let dry completely.

6. Pick up rhinestone with tweezers. Apply small dot of Aleene’s Tacky Glue to back of rhinestone and press in place. Repeat to glue all rhinestones in place.

7. Finish off with jump rings and fishhook earrings.

 


Glitter & Mica Greeting Card by Lisa Fulmer

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Lisa Fulmer uses Aleene’s Tacky Spray to create a pear mask in a background of gold mica flakes. It’s easy to ink, color and glitter with Aleene’s Paper Glaze. This organic and curvy design is perfect for swerves of glittery texture. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Lisa’s super cool Glitter Pear Greeting Card YouTube video tutorial!

Aleene’s Crystal Clear Tacky Spray
Aleene’s Glear Gel Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Paper Glaze
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Adhesive foam squares
Patterned card stock
Coordinating solid colors of card stock
Rubber stamp and multi-colored stamp pad
Fine clear glitter
Gold mica flakes (option: mix in a little chunky colored glitter)
Black chisel-tip markers
Paper trimmer and small scissors
Large sheet of scrap paper and blue painter’s tape
Small paint brush, pouncer, tweezers

1. Trim patterned card stock to 7” x 10” and fold to 5”x7”.

2. Trim two coordinating solid colors of card stock for frame panels: 3-7/8” x 4-1/2” and 3-1/2” x 4”.

3. Trim another piece of patterned card stock to 3” x 3-7/8” for the mask card.

4. Stamp your image twice on to desired color card stock; allow to dry then cut out both images – one will be for the mask and the other will be your embellishment.

5. Use small piece of painter’s tape to adhere image to the mask card, and another piece to adhere mask card to large sheet of scrap paper.

6. Saturate the mask card with generous, even coverage of Tacky Spray.

7. Immediately cover the card with mica flakes and tap off excess (TIP: use a sheet of non-stick parchment to gently press the mica flakes into the card to ensure good adhesion) then carefully remove the image from the mask card and set aside to dry.

8. Use a pouncer to shade your embellishment with ink from the stamp pad as desired, then ink the edges with a black marker and allow to dry.

9.Paint some Clear Gel Tacky Glue and/or Paper Glaze to highlight desired areas of the inked image, sprinkle with clear glitter, tap off excess and set aside to dry.

10. Use Original Tacky Glue to center and adhere each frame panel to the folded card, then adhere the mica mask card on top.

11. Apply adhesive foam squares to the back of the glittered image and position on top of mask card, allowing some the of open space of the mask to peek out like a drop-shadow.

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Glittered Pears Tabletopper by Savannah Starr

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Savannah Starr glitters up some plastic pears for a sparkly tabletop setting! Go elegant or have some mustache fun! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Savannah’s super cool Glittered Pears Tabletopper YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Plastic fruit (pears or fruit of your choice)
Spray paint – silver metallic
Glitter – silver
Paper plate
Aleene’s Tacky Double Stick Sheets
Aleene’s Tacky Dot Singles
Tinsel
Glass plate, bowl or vase
Optional: felt mustache, black glitter dots (for eyes)

1. Spray paint fruit. Let dry.

2. Apply Tacky Dot  Singles, spacing around entire pear. Remove clear liner to expose all adhesive. Hold over paper plate and sprinkle with glitter. Shake off excess. Return excess glitter back to container.

3. To create glitter lines, cut Double Stick Sheets into strips. Apply to pears. Apply glitter.

4. If desired, add felt mustache and black glitter dot eyes to create a fun and funky decorated pear.

5. Display in bowl, on plate or in vase with tinsel

Designer note: I created the last pear by mistake! After I sprayed with color, I accidentally dropped the pear into sand. I liked it so much I let it dry and then applied a second coat of spray paint over the sand.


 

Double Snowflake Rings by Savannah Starr

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Savannah Starr celebrates the snowy season with double snowflake rings. Joined by chain, these rings are easy to create and fun to wear for the holiday season! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Savannah’s super cool Snowflake Ring YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Glitter snowflake ornaments – small or medium size suitable for rings
Adjustable ring findings
Jewelry chain
Jewelry pliers
Jump rings
Snowflake buttons
E-6000 Glue
Toothpick – to apply glue
Plastic water or drink bottles. Mark and cut off the top of bottle approximately 3” from top. You will use these to hold rings while drying.
Scissors – to cut off water bottle top
Rhinestones and/or glitter dots

1. Glue snowflake ornament or snowflake button to ring finding with glue. Let dry face down for 1 – 2 hours until glue starts to set.

2. Set rings into water bottle tops to hold steady while completing next steps.

3. Add jump ring to hole in ornament or end of snowflake. (Watch video for suggestions on how to add jump ring to snowflake.)

4. Attach each end of chain to jump rings with pliers.

5. Glue additional layers of snowflakes to ring. Top off with rhinestones or glitter dots.