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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Crafting Fun at Bug Club with Hazel and Ruby Stencils!

Every 3rd Wednesday we have a class that we call "Bug Club."  It is a class that we have had for years now and basically we are just a fun group of crafty women who meet each month, share our creations, learn a new technique, eat a few snacks, and just enjoy each others company!  Can anyone be a part of it...YES!!  Cost is $25 and that gets you a Kit, the class project and lots of laughs!!

Here are a few photos of what we did last night!  Each of us got to choose a rectangle or a square wood "canvas," which we painted with the base color of our choice.
Next we applied one of the Hazel and Ruby Stencils.  That was the hardest part!  There are TWO sheets in this set and they are all good!!  It was really neat to see what everyone put together!

After the stencils were applied, we then painted our second color which would be the main color that everyone would see when they were complete.

 Finally we were ready to peal up the stencils to reveal the color underneath!!  Everyone we so please with how they turned out!!

Materials used:  Hazel and Ruby Stencils, Wood Canvases, Deco Art Multi Surface Paints
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Glass Etching with Vinyl!!

I just got this little toutorial from Susan at SRM- and I just had to share it with you!!  AND... we just happen to have a bunch or their new vinyl coming too!! 
Many customers have asked about Vinyl and Glass Etching.  You use matte vinyl as a stencil!  Yes, that's one of the many great things that you can do with vinyl.  Today I'd like to share with you a fun and fabulous project from Kristen Swain, a long time user of vinyl and a great friend and fan of SRM!  

It's a coffee mug etched with the words I {heart} COFFEE and filled with sweet treats.  Kristen loves the look of etched glass.  She used Armour Glass Etch in this project and matte vinyl in any color to create a stencil.  

After cutting your vinyl, apply your stencil to your cup or glass. 

Wear gloves and protect your surface.  Dab etching cream onto the class in the open spots on the stencil.  You may need to adjust the stencil vinyl to conform to your round shape. 

Completely cover the stencil openings.  Allow to sit according to directions, then scrape off excess.
Remove remaining etching cream in the sink with water.  Then peel off vinyl.

And here's your finished cut with sweet treats inside.  

Thanks to Kristen for this wonderful tutorial.  She's a vinyl star!  You can see more about this project on her blog: