26 11 / 2012

Sign for my Rose Buddy!

Sign for my Rose Buddy!

09 8 / 2012

Lilly Pulitzer Piggy Bank!
I felt like spicing up my piggy bank I save all my quarters for laundry in.
Supplies:
Paint brushes of various sizes
Acrylic paint
Minwax polycrilic sealer
Piggy bank
Step 1: Decide which lilly print you want todo and obtain a sample of it. You can print them from the interwebz or just bring your Lilly planner.
Step 2: Decide which colors are in the print and purchase them or lay them out. In this case I used navy, white, a bright pink, pastel pink, and green
Step 3: Paint your pig the base color, in this case navy. It may take several coats and you should wait at least one hour between coats.
Step 4: if you have every done a cooler you know you should mod podge between every later of detail which you totally can do just to be safe but mine was fine without that.
Step 5: Look at the print. Lilly usually has a background and then shapes that are 1 color with multicolored details. Here I realized all the shapes were white with their color inside. So I took a small brush and painted all the shapes in white. It took be 2 layers for the white to look right.
Step 6: I then added the color to the shapes filling in so the white remained an outline. This also took me two layers.
Step 7: once everything is dry and you are satisfied you can seal it using the minwax which you can find at Walmart, lowes, and home depot.
Good luck!

Lilly Pulitzer Piggy Bank!

I felt like spicing up my piggy bank I save all my quarters for laundry in.

Supplies:

Paint brushes of various sizes

Acrylic paint

Minwax polycrilic sealer

Piggy bank

Step 1: Decide which lilly print you want todo and obtain a sample of it. You can print them from the interwebz or just bring your Lilly planner.

Step 2: Decide which colors are in the print and purchase them or lay them out. In this case I used navy, white, a bright pink, pastel pink, and green

Step 3: Paint your pig the base color, in this case navy. It may take several coats and you should wait at least one hour between coats.

Step 4: if you have every done a cooler you know you should mod podge between every later of detail which you totally can do just to be safe but mine was fine without that.

Step 5: Look at the print. Lilly usually has a background and then shapes that are 1 color with multicolored details. Here I realized all the shapes were white with their color inside. So I took a small brush and painted all the shapes in white. It took be 2 layers for the white to look right.

Step 6: I then added the color to the shapes filling in so the white remained an outline. This also took me two layers.

Step 7: once everything is dry and you are satisfied you can seal it using the minwax which you can find at Walmart, lowes, and home depot.

Good luck!

07 8 / 2012

Sorority (or any sort of customized) Cork Board
Difficulty: easy
Supplies:
Acrylic Paint
Paint Brushes (various sizes, the smaller the brush the easier it is to do details)
Cardboard or tissue paper
and a sharpie
Step one: Plan! What do you want on your cork board? On this one there is a polka dot rose, the letters of my sorority, and strands of pearls. I also figured out what colors I wanted to use at this point. It’s nice to do a color and then a darker or lighter color to accent so it isn’t as obnoxious.
Step two: The bottom layer I started with my rose. I printed a rose clip art out off my computer and traced it onto tissue paper. I then lay the tissue paper on the cork board and traced over the lines with my sharpie. It seeps through and leaves a light colored line on your cork board. It may take several traces for you to see a line.
Step 3: Now you can paint your base color for your rose. I used light pink and it took me 3 layers to get to the desired look. Make sure to wait at least 1 hr between coats.
Step 4: Now you can accent the rose. I first took a very small brush and outlined all the petals with a darker pink. Then I took the end of of paint brush’s handle and dipped it in the paint to make uniform small polka dots all over my cork board. This step didn’t take more than one layer for me but it may take more depending on your supplies. Still wait one hour between coats and also one hour before advancing to the next step. Step 4: Make a stencil for your letters or trace into gift wrap. I found it less time consuming to use and exacto knife and print Greek letters off, trace them on the cardboard, and then cut the traced parts out so I had a very quick and easy way To paint the letters but you can use the same method you did with the rose and trace the letters onto tissue paper and sharpie over to get the lines on your cork board.
Step 5: Once again you are going to fill in the lines with the base color you chose for the letters. It took me another 4-5 coats especially since my letters overlapped my rose.
Step 6: Enhance the letters and make them pop by outlining them (in this case a darker green) and then do any sort of a pattern on them or leave them blank. I free handed roses and our letters all over trying to emulate a Lilly Pulitzer type of print.
Step 7: Now the pearls. I just took white paint and painted tiny white circles in a random pattern all the way around so it looked like the pearls were winding around the outside of the cork board. It’s a pretty easy craft the worst part is the waiting! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to message me!

Sorority (or any sort of customized) Cork Board

Difficulty: easy

Supplies:

Acrylic Paint

Paint Brushes (various sizes, the smaller the brush the easier it is to do details)

Cardboard or tissue paper

and a sharpie

Step one: Plan! What do you want on your cork board? On this one there is a polka dot rose, the letters of my sorority, and strands of pearls. I also figured out what colors I wanted to use at this point. It’s nice to do a color and then a darker or lighter color to accent so it isn’t as obnoxious.

Step two: The bottom layer I started with my rose. I printed a rose clip art out off my computer and traced it onto tissue paper. I then lay the tissue paper on the cork board and traced over the lines with my sharpie. It seeps through and leaves a light colored line on your cork board. It may take several traces for you to see a line.

Step 3: Now you can paint your base color for your rose. I used light pink and it took me 3 layers to get to the desired look. Make sure to wait at least 1 hr between coats.

Step 4: Now you can accent the rose. I first took a very small brush and outlined all the petals with a darker pink. Then I took the end of of paint brush’s handle and dipped it in the paint to make uniform small polka dots all over my cork board. This step didn’t take more than one layer for me but it may take more depending on your supplies. Still wait one hour between coats and also one hour before advancing to the next step. Step 4: Make a stencil for your letters or trace into gift wrap. I found it less time consuming to use and exacto knife and print Greek letters off, trace them on the cardboard, and then cut the traced parts out so I had a very quick and easy way To paint the letters but you can use the same method you did with the rose and trace the letters onto tissue paper and sharpie over to get the lines on your cork board.

Step 5: Once again you are going to fill in the lines with the base color you chose for the letters. It took me another 4-5 coats especially since my letters overlapped my rose.

Step 6: Enhance the letters and make them pop by outlining them (in this case a darker green) and then do any sort of a pattern on them or leave them blank. I free handed roses and our letters all over trying to emulate a Lilly Pulitzer type of print.

Step 7: Now the pearls. I just took white paint and painted tiny white circles in a random pattern all the way around so it looked like the pearls were winding around the outside of the cork board. It’s a pretty easy craft the worst part is the waiting! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to message me!