Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Why Pay for expensive fabric dyes when you can use acrylic paint to change up items of your clothing that are looking a bit faded or have a stain or discoloured. You can mix any colour you can dream up, and apply it any way you want to.  I haven't done Tie Dye since I was in school so I wanted to have another play with it.
Here is a rejuvenated Tshirt that was long and narrow that we will use as a nightie. This was a lot of fun, and now I am looking through our drawers for more items we can play with.

  Check out How to Tie Dye With Pebeo's Acrylic Paint and Stencils. by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Crafty Crusader Project with Pebeo Porcelaine 150

Oh how I love Pebeo's Porcelaine 150 Markers. They were perfect for this job.  I was asked if I could paint on a serving Platter as a farewell gift for our minister and their family. After much thought I decided that it couldn't be just pretty, it had to have a nice quote that suited us and also serve as a reminder for them of all the good times we had, so they couldn't forget us. And They loved it, which is always good.
So here is how it turned out-
Check out How to Create a One of a Kind, Personal Farewell Gift by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

I just wanted to put this little craft project up that I did for the Crafty Crusader Design team because it was so enjoyable for my kids, and I have to say myself included. Why not add a little White Christmas to our hot Summer Christmas. To top it off there is no special preparation or supplies needed.

Check out How to Make Snowflakes for Christmas. by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Dress Up Your Decor

I cant believe the enjoyment I have found in Pebeo's Glass/Ceramic and Fabric, paints and markers.  I would never have thought they were for me, Nor did I think that I wanted to own anything that was painted on with these mediums.  How wrong I was!
I have enjoyed creating each project, I have enjoyed creating original, unique gifts for family and friends, AND I love how these paints have rejuvenated, and recycled and made Cool my kids clothing. How plain used ceramic dishes have become pieces of treasured artworks.
These Pebeo Paints are seriously cool. (I was guilty of thinking the opposite) but not now.
The possibilities are endless and exciting.

My latest project involves taking my plain 10 year old cushions and painting a couple meaningful quotes on them. I Love them now, and it has made my living room look very cool.  I love text!!!

Anyway Check out my tutorial below:

Check out How to Dress Up Your Decor by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Create cool Artworks with the Kids using Mepxy Markers.

This is a really cool quick way for the kids to create a piece of art for their wall that is very easy and yet so effective with even a simple image...
Give it a go with your kids next holidays, you'll be surprised how good they turn out.
The Mepxy Markers colour beautifully on the foil.  Check out my Tutorial below.

Check out How to Kid Art With Mepxy Markers by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mepxy Marker Colouring In!!

Here is another of my Projects for Crafty Crusaders. This time using Mepxy markers in a different way. Using stamps create your own Colouring In page, then utilize your artwork by making it into original and special gift cards.


Check out How to Mepxy Marker Thankyou Cards by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Friday, September 11, 2015

A Crafty Crusader Project, but this time with the, New to Me, Mepxy Markers. And I would have to say that I love using them.  The Brush markers are particularly fun.
One of the ways I am enjoying using these brush markers are for the first stage of a drawing.  It is so quick to block in the colour and the shadows, then to follow with pencil for the detail.  They are Brilliant for getting the depth of colour that usually takes ages with pencil alone.

Here are some of my sketches using the Brush Markers followed by pencil.

Check out How to Block in Colour With Mepxy Markers by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

This is an idea I first saw on Pinterest and I love it.  The idea that a plate has no home because it is continually circulated from home to home full of Home baking to give someone a hand or show them that you care, is SOOO cool.  I love it! I just had to make one, Or three!!!

Check out My Tutorial How to Make a Giving Plate by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Fabric painting again for crafty Crusaders and Jeans for Genes Day!!!

Good Morning!
What better day to have a ball painting your boring Jeans than on Jeans for Genes Day! Pick out your plain jeans and entertain your children for a fun time crafting. With the added bonus of creating a funky pair of Jeans that are a complete original walking masterpiece!

Check out How to Jeans for Genes Day by Siann Watts on Snapguide.