Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Several months ago I saw a fun and sassy sign in a consignment store that said, “Procrastinate it frees up time to craft!” I knew then and there that I would be making something using those words!
I made up several of these for Christmas gifts. It was perfectly suited for a choice few of my friends. (wink, wink, I won’t name names!) It starts with a simple frame (mine were purchased at the Dollar Tree). I cut scrapbook paper to fit behind the glass and then cut the words from vinyl with my Cricut and rubbed them onto the glass. The flowers and ribbon were applied using Zots 3D dots.
The process of creating the flowers was so much fun! I went on a four day crafting getaway and made these during much of that time. Addictive? I should say so! This is how they came to be:
Step 1. Lots and lots of flowers were cut from heavy scrapbook paper using my “Tattered Florals” Tim Holtz die and Vagabond cutter. The finished flowers are layered so it takes 2 or 3 cut flowers to create one finished dimensional flower.
Step 2. I rolled the petals around a skewer to shape them.
Here are several of the die cut flowers shaped and ready to get dipped into the hot UTEE
Step 3. Holding a flower with teezers I dipped it into the melted Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel also known as UTEE.
Step 4. Once the entire front of the flower is coated with UTEE I lift the flower out letting excess drip off. It may still be a little gloppy but that gets fixed in the next step.
Step 5. I placed the gloppy UTEE coated flower onto a craft sheet and began heating it with a heat tool. The excess embossing enamel melts away and forms puddles on the sheet. Using tweezers I moved the flower out of the puddle and continued to heat until all of the petals had a smooth glossy finish. Lastly, I sprinkled some micro beads onto the flower while the petals were still melty.
Here are several of the smaller flowers all beaded up.
Step 6. I layers the different shapes and sizes onto one another using Zots 3-D Dots. Here’s a whole pile of finished flowers ready to go onto the frames.
I really like how much texture and dimension the micro beaded petals have! I think choosing a really heavy scrapbook paper that had some printed texture on it really added to the success of this project too. Let me know if you give it a go!
Hugs and Happy New Year!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sometimes the little guys have to work extra hard to get your attention. We don’t have big advertising budgets and many small businesses like us are a one woman show. So here it is plain and simple. Shop on our website anytime on Saturday from midnight to midnight and you will automagically get free shipping anywhere in the US with orders of $30 or more!
And enjoy free shipping!
We have lots of wonderful ideas for homemade gifts on our online tutorials page. My favorite is the 3D Star complete with free templates for three different sizes. It has a big “wow” factor and can easily be completed in under two hours. Stop by and see what inspires you!
Make your Christmas sparkle with micro beads from Pennywise Arts and support a small shop!
Hugs and Happy Holidays! Suzanne
Small print: International orders will receive a discount equal to the domestic shipping cost.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Creative Classes In Paper Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts
There is still time to join me at Art 'n Soul in Olympia this Sunday for TWO fun classes!
Bottle Cap Pendants $25 (12:00 noon)
Using supplies from Pennywise Arts and Bottlecap, Inc. we will complete 5 pendants of different design in about 90 minutes.
Class kit includes ball chain and beautiful clear lid gift boxes for all 5 pendants. So easy and so beautiful! Check five friends off your Christmas gift list lickety split!
These incredible three dimensional stars are over 13” across and are made completely of paper! Learn how easy it is to create one of your very own with templates from Pennywise Arts! Students will be given additional templates to take home, including bonus pages with a variety of star sizes.
Students may wish to bring their own basic supply kit with scissors, cutting mat and craft knife to reduce any waiting time for shared materials.
Call Art ‘N Soul to get registered! 360.357.6820
Art ‘N Soul is located at 909 Sleater Kinney Rd SE Ste 12, in Lacey, WA.
Hope to see you there! Hugs, Suzanne
Other class offerings can be found on our website: http://www.pennywisearts.com/classes.php
Private art parties are available at my place or yours!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Just a quick update for everyone who has placed a pre-order for our O’So Sticky Paperback Tape Sheets – it’s COMING! Based on tracking info we should see it here late this week or early next. I’ll package it up as quick as I can and hope to have all the pre-orders shipped by next Friday!
Thanks to all who helped make this possible! Your support and patience are so appreciated!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I taught a fun little watercolor class this weekend and boy did we ever make some gorgeous works of art!
Upper left by Kathy Lewis, Upper right by Sheila Leitch, lower two by Sandy Johnson.
The “zen” part of this class is creating the watercolor backgrounds. It’s so easy to lose yourself in the process. We used pigment inks, O’So Sticky Powder, Clear Ultra Fine micro beads and a single flourish stamp from Stampers Anonymous for the focal point on all of the cards. Each student made about 15 little canvases.
It’s always interesting to see what others think to try and I am totally inspired by these ladies! It’s hard to believe this is a beginner class, isn’t it?!
P.S. I am happy to schedule it again for anyone who couldn’t come this time. Just email me and let me know you’re interested! Don’t forget, I will come to you if you want to get a group of your friends together for a class! Ü
Friday, October 19, 2012
When I was going through my artist trading card collection I stumbled upon this wonderful atc!
The window in the middle is cut out and transformed into a small shaker box filled with orange and black micro beads. Unfortunately the card wasn’t signed and my memory has failed to recall who gave me this fun card. If you recognize it as yours, please let me know!