Tuesday, October 3, 2017

It Is Time For The New October Mood Board At Craftin Desert Divas!

I love this mood board. It just says everything Fall, leaves changing apples, pumpkins,you can almost feel the cool Fall breeze. Who wouldn't be inspired by this? Well I cartainly was. Here is my first take on it.

This adorable image is called Owliver and he can be found here. Isn't he a cutie! I also used Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies which can be found here.

Here is the mood board for you to work with! Come check it out!

Join us over on the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook page for more info on the Mood Board Challenge!
I can't wait to see what you create!

Glaze And Glue-The Sequel! And A Denver Visit!

Hi All! Today I am going to share with you a bit more about Glaze and Glue and show you another way to use it with your Craft Fantastic Products. But First!!!!

Have you had a chance to see us at one of the many shows we do throughout the year? I had a chance to do a quickie road trip and get to say hello to our road warriors! These ladies do an amazing job and they are definitely worth the trip! If we are in your area, or even kinda, sorta, close, come out and say hi!

And now for that Glaze and Glue continuation...
I have been a huge fan of Glaze and Glue for many years and I really do use it for many things. One example of that is that I have used it on paper crafting which I have shown you before on cards, but I have also used it for some intricate papercrafting as well. Here is a little something that would not have been possible without it.
All that delicate die cut paper on the front was glued to the wood shadowbox with Glaze and Glue and it holds better than anything else I have found.

But wait, theres more...for this I was curious. I am totally in love with our bling, and I had an idea. So I took our large round pendant tray and put a puddle of Glaze and Glue directly into the tray.

I then took one of our new larger bling pieces and put it in the center of the tray and filled in around the center with seed beads. I did use my finger to push the seed beads into the glue ( a tool of some sort would probably been better than my finger but I am a crafter) and let this set for a while, probably close to an hour.

It dried rock solid! Now, bear in mind I was experimenting so I will tell you that my finished piece is not as perfect as I would have liked. I actually used a little too much glue. It would probably have been better to use less and add as I went, even layering the glue a bit. I think the edges would have been cleaner around the center bling. Also you could change out the colors of seed beads if you go slower and do more layering.  But...it worked!

Try it and play! I would love to see what you come up with!

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