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.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Create Stain Glass Look Lanterns

Ever wanted to try your hand at stained glass.  Decorating these cute little lanterns was so easy with the Pebeo Vitrea 160 markers. Create Stained Glass Look Lanterns Easily!

Below is my tutorial, Please Check it out:

Check out How to Create 'Stained Glass Look' Lanterns by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pebeo Glass Painting for Crafty Crusaders

My sweet little Water Pot I use to wash my brushes was my favorite but it was plain,
And Now its not only my favourite,
its the cutest thing on my desk.

Check out How to Paint on Glass With Pebeo Glass Paints by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Reclaiming unused, marked down Christmas Cards - cheap cardstock!

Here is some of the fun I have had with the Schmincke AeroColor Inks with my card making.  The beauty and vibrancy of these inks make them such fun to play with.
Below is my tutorial I put together on how well Schmincke helped me reclaim some unused Christmas cards.

Check out How to Create Homemade Recycled Gift Cards by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Another Crafty Crusader Design team project

My son wanted his name Printed on His SAPSASA Jacket. You can get this done onsite at the events but its a bit expensive and you have to wait in line. Once I got my Pebeo Setacolor fabric paints I thought I could maybe give it a go myself with some of my lettering stamps.
It worked a treat.  The Fabric paint stamps really well, you can put whatever wherever you want. Its so cool, I cant wait now to try more stamping on fabric.

  Check out How to Personalise a School or Sport Top by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Create cool individualized gifts with Pebeo Porcelaine 150

My first attempt at Procelaine painting for the Crafty Crusader Design Team, and Oh My what fun! I needed a gift for my mother In law and this is perfect, a Huge serving Bowl and Platter, a matching pair.  She is going to love it. The cool thing about the Pebeo Glass and Porcelaine Paints and Markers is that you can tailor make each item to suit individual tastes. This is exactly her style.
Check out my tutorial on snap guide below.

Check out How to Make Plain Porcelain Servingware Outstanding!!! by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Friday, February 27, 2015

How to Revamp plain Tshirts using PEBEO Setacolor and SetaSkib Fabric Paints

Hi Again,

This time instead of Glass Paints I have been exploring Fabric paints.  Just as versatile and just as fun these Pebeo fabric paints lend themselves to anything you can dream up.

Please check out my tutorial below:

Check out How to Revamp Plain Tshirts Using Pebeo Frabric Paints by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Enjoying Pebeo Vitrea 160 Glass paints and markers

As part of the Crafty Crusader Design team I will be focusing on products from Canson Australia, and presenting different projects to you.  
I hope it will be as enjoyable for you as I know it will be for me.
Using the Pebeo Vitrea 160 glass paints and markers was a totally new learning curve for me, but the more I use them, the more fun I am having.  An entire world of possibilities is opening up to me, and its exciting.  I can't wait to try all the different projects these paints lend themselves to

Check out How to Present a Favourite QUOTE With PEBEO Glass Paints. by Siann Watts on Snapguide.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This piece was also commissioned.  It is an over 1m wide Mixed Media canvas.  What is so cute about this is that the parents bought a rose plant for their daughter when she was born. This picture is painted with acrylic from a photo of one of the first roses from this rose bush.  So it is Gracie's rose.  The canvas has her given name, birth date and specific birth details such as weight, length etc.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Scrapping samples

Acrylic Portrait

This is a commissioned piece I did a few years back
using Acrylic.
It was actually a very difficult piece to do as this poor man had passed away 
and the only photo they could give me was not only very small but very blurry.  So it was a huge challenge for myself to create something I was happy to sell them.  Thankfully they adored it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Prisma meets Scrapbooking

Two of my favourite things.  Well three, my son included.
Here is an interesting way to present one of your favourite pictures in a scrapbook LO.
I glued down my photo on cardstock, then using Prisma colour pencils extended the photo.  I did make it up as I went, but just tried to match the colours as best I could.
It was a lot of fun.  In fact I want to try this again one day but try being a bit freer with the drawing next time.