Saturday, July 30, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
This piece I have titled
"Time To Tassel The Tye Dyed You"
Today I am sharing my creation made for
fabric inks back in November of 2015
I also included many bits and bobbles from
I will also include the instruction for you today. ") Please leave feedback on whether this project is something you enjoy or would like more of.
I adored making this necklace...so many elements were used in creating it, it made me feel all arty.
Time to Tassel and Tie Dye Your Bohemian Butterflies!
Amanda Phillips here, and what a pleasure to be able to share with you my fun and stylish bohemian tassel necklace using our Imagine Crafts & Tsukineko and Bluemoon Bead products. I hope to inspire your imagination and help you in making your art a friendlier wearable.
No more icky drippy ribbon! That’s right! I said it! I was out and about and placed upon my lapel I had a pendant made from ribbon, purchased at a local craft fair. Now I loved the unique piece. But along came some rain and washed the ribbon out! This is the bane of the crafters world. We see a product and assume it can do everything we dream…and some times that works out, but mostly the market is flooded with inks and chalks that are not suitable for wear and tear. That is where my project today will help and hopefully with my instruction you can make this lovely Tassel Butterfly necklace to hand down for generations to come.
You will need:
· Tsukineko Memento Luxe ink pad in Bahama Blue
· “ Memento Luxe ink pad in Pear Tart
· “ All Purpose Ink for Fantastix # 80 White
· “ Fabrico Marker Tropical Lagoon
· “ Ink Potion #9 2fl. Oz.
· Imagine Crafts Fantastix
· ¼ Yard of 100% cotton or muslin material (washed) no fabric softener /bleach
· Iron on transfer sheet for your ink jet printer
· Parchment paper
· Sewing machine or needle and thread
· Assorted beads and bobbles from the Bluemoon Bead line NOTE: smaller holed beads will not work (please use your imagination and have fun with this part) It’s Bohemian!
· 22Gauge wire in matching color of the chain chosen
· Eye pins and assorted jump rings
· Chain, Measure your length desired for this, mine due to I am petite is 18” and keep in mind your tassel itself will be around 6” long.
· Small amount of fiber stuffing.
· Jewelry crimping pliers, flat pliers
1. Set Iron on hottest NO steam setting
2. Using 2/3’s of your prewashed fabric start your inky process. Using all the inks listed above begin painting the fabric, spray on the Ink Potion #9 to blend inks in a tie dye pattern that suits your happy place.
When done place a large sheet of parchment paper
1. When done place a large sheet of parchment paper on your ironing board or surface you are ironing on, (This will protect your surface from the ink). Place your inky material on it and add another sheet of parchment over this, further protecting your iron. Material may be soaked with ink as the heat from your iron will dry the ink permanently into it.
2. Iron material, turning and flipping material replacing parchment for further ironing, until material is stiff dry. To soften materials feel free to place under sink and wring out to let air dry. You must iron set ink for it to be permanent.
3. Taking scissors to start rips, start tearing your permanently inked material into ½” strips. Be sure to leave the hanging threads and stretched edges. This will give you more Bohemian character. Place in pile.
4. Using your iron on transfer sheet for inkjet printers, print your butterflies. You will need to make 2 sheets of your butterflies so if pillow bead swivels on necklace the back has the same butterfly as well. I have found copyright free pictures everywhere for this or simply use some you have taken yourself. That would really be a neat heirloom.
5. Fussy cut your butterflies off the paper and follow instructions on transfer paper package, iron on your little butterflies to the remaining material making sure to leave space to cut and make into sewn pillows.
6. Cut material into squares or rectangles. Place two pieces together. Sew carefully around your little pillow leaving a hole for stuffing. Stuff pillows with just a small amount of stuffing (do not overstuff) and sew around entire edge once and again…Trim neatly.
7. Using your wire and strips assemble tassel strands. I made 7 and you may choose to do more or less. Again it’s Bohemian!
8. When trying to get material in a smaller holed bobble or bead I used some of the wire bent over placing strips corner between to needle through the hole.
9. Now all your tassels should be laid out in order that you would like to see them hung, be sure to place together and adjust accordingly.
10. Thread all tassel ends through your main ring (see picture) and using wire wrap the tassel letting ends of material hang with beaded sides. Secure wires wrap with flat pliers to flatten.
11. Attach remaining chain.
TIP: Using your extra tie dye strips to cover a bead that may not match your project is recycling in its finest bohemian form.
I hope you enjoyed and come back for further inspirations
Level: Medium Time: 3hrs.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Hello and Happy Day!
Today I am going to join in the fun over at
with this little ensemble I have titled
I used the little fairies to make this
8" long 6 1/2" tall by 1 1/2" wide diorama
The wings are layered with acetate and the wee little flowers and grass are all individually made.
I hope you love my little band as much as I do and did making them.
Thank you for visiting")
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Hello and Welcome
challenge # 136 has a monochrome theme and sponsored by
Today my example is in the browns using the
Gina Medusa image
Here in the south we have lots of snakes.....lots and lots..."copperheads were my inspiration"
Particularly the ones that seem to be right in front of my house...or in the pool skimmer basket, OH Wait!, That was a pygmy rattler!...so hard to keep um all straight!?!?!
I love the south "(
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Today I am joining in the fun over at
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenges
and what says quirky more than giving the gift of sight....LITERALLY!!!
I colored this little stamp with copics and embellished stitches on the stamp and the surround with real needle and thread, added some bows, riveted patch and glooby eyes and BAM! You have some fun all in a nice neat ATC package!
Putting a little something out there
follow link for stamps
by Oddball art!!!
Friday, June 10, 2016
This week our challenge is being sponsored by
my image here is the beautiful
Our theme for the challenge this week is
My example is watercolored. This company has so many images that I truly hope to be able to paint or color adding to my Morgans Art World collection of masterpieces")
Come Join US!!!
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Sponsored by the arty fun stylings of
The theme this week is
So in that spirit I used a set of watermark stamps from Bo Bunny and distressing ink (vintage Photo). Co'ordinations paper out of my stash, DCWV corrugated paper and most importantly...Copics on the E80 series to give her that USO uniform vibe.
I love this image..sorta I Love Lucy/Vintage named,
follow link to buy
Come join in our fun!
Friday, May 20, 2016
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Today is a continuation of my dolly shoe article over on
But Now I get to show you who is wearing the shoes!!!
She stands a total of 9 1/2" tall
It is none other than
for more pictures of my baby in all her dress please visit this link?
Her hair is made of Makins Clay through the Makins Clay extruder and curled, crimped, cut, then glued using Super glue gel.
I used an entire 120g. package of the Peach Makins clay for her body.
She is folksy and fun!
Good Morning and welcome to another fun project sponsored by
I love dolls ")
Dolly Shoes are the idea behind the madness today!
Fun and versatility in size, shape, color and texture.
What can you do with this pattern in clay?
Please know that there are thousands of version of this shoe reaching back as far as the early 1300's. It is a standard pattern that you may use and manipulate as you please.
Visit the above link to see how these shoes were created and get some fun texture tips as well.
Tomorrow come and back and see who is wearing these dollie shoes.
Have a fun and Makins Clay Day!
Have a fun and Makins Clay Day!
Friday, March 11, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Left of Center Challenges # 119
All about the Bling!
I had so much fun with this one...
Using/Left of center bling and lots of Copic inks.
Often when coloring it is easy to lose sight of exactly how much coloring has been implemented. My favorite part is mixing colors that don't usually fit within the monochromatic chart, here on her skin I used W2Copic and again Chalk or Charcoal pencil, both are a lot of shadowing help. Thank you for visiting today and I hope you come joins us in the challenge fun!
Monday, February 15, 2016
Hello and Welcome!!!
Today I am so happy to share one of my favorite projects with you made with the wonderful and fabulous....
All the bells and whistles (instructions)are at the above link .
Also, This reptilian skin technique has been around for years, I went searching for a video that would show you easily how and the below link is my diverse favorite.
I hope you have a great time getting comfortable in your skin!
Friday, February 12, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Whats todays inspiration??
PLUM REPTILIAN CLUTCH
Why none other than a purse made of clay!
I made this purse using the paper purse pattern that's literally everywhere on the net..The animal skin clay pocket was in fact the funnest (is that a word?) You never know these days how the dictionary seems to change with the more slang that gets spoken. Makins clay was used for 98% of the purses construction as the bottom feet are in fact some metal purse feet found at Joanns.
Plum Clutch by Amanda Phillips©08/06/15
I hope you feel inspired!
And yes...it is usable!
With a good spray sealer your purse closet can go any way you want! ")
Friday, January 29, 2016
This is my
Blue Suede Flower Necklace
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I wanted to share with you what I have been doing while I have been sick. Like most of us right now huh??? Crazy winter so far and dangerous for some! "Sending Prayers and Blessing for all of you.
Now as you know I am seriously dead sick if I am not making something. Laying on the couch makes me feel frustrated and like I have wasted good crafting time.
Early this winter Joann's had a 70% OFF of their flannel fabric line. Can you believe the pricing? Well anywho, as a girl that can not pass up a sale. I bought a TON!!! Enough to make 1 LG. child mermaid tail Blankie/Cozy and count em with me people, 4 Queen sized rag quilts!!! That is A LOT of cutting sewing and above all clipping!
Now I made 3 and all those along with the mermaid tail went out as gifts for christmas...So finally, and because if I didn't do it now, it would set wishing I would pay attention to it in some corner some where...I made mine and my hubbies. It turned out great!
We love it and here is the best part.While I set/ lay on the couch clipping ,sneezing,snuffling and all around whining about my fever, hubby set at the other end of the couch and clipped with me ")
The man is a saint!
So not all is lost and the blankie is wonderfully warm!
and just because she is so cute!
Christmas Morning 2015
Monday, January 18, 2016
This is my
Today I am so excited to share with you my creation made with
and a full assortment of bobbles, gadgets and assorted bows")
I had so much fun with this! It measures around 13" high and 10 " wide.
When I was a young girl my Grandmother dressed bisque and porcelain dolls from all over the world. I might have mentioned this before. The one time I saw her make a miniature pannier (cage skirt) I was hooked! I loved the meticulous work that it took to gather all the little pieces together into a coherent wearable garment. I tried to gather this memory in my piece today.
I hope you enjoy!
I wish you luck in your art world. and do hope you enjoy the inspiration.