subway art sign: fall print

It’s time to update my wall art (& yours)!

So, what does that mean for you?

Well, I designed a lovely new subway art inspired sign for you to add to your wall (this time I did it before the actual first day of fall, which is tomorrow, September 22nd) – HA!

YAY me!  I think this is the first time EVER I am ahead of schedule!  It may be small potatoes, but man, it feels good :)

So, without further ado, here’s the pretty little sign I whipped up – ENJOY!

FREE printable fall subway art sign (sized 8×10 with the border).

(click on the button for a printable PDF file):

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printable: all life is an experiment

I am ending mama♥miss experimentation week with a fun free printable :)

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Home DIY: Bread Clay Flower

So, sticking with the bread week & all…I decided to play around with the dough from the Bread Clay Beads a little bit & make it mama project worthy ;)

And by golly I wasn’t going to let the rest of the loaf of white bread go to waste either!

So, the bones of this tutorial are similar to yesterday’s post, with a few little tweaks here & there.

Materials

  • 6 pieces white bread (the super cheap stuff)
  • 3 TBS white glue (I used a generic Elmer’s)
  • clear dishwashing liquid
  • food coloring (I used these neon colors)
  • bead/button
  • E6000 craft adhesive or a comparable heavy-duty craft glue
  • frame (optional)

Tools

  • food processor
  • workable mat (I used an old cutting board)
  • wax paper

So, with this mama bread clay version, since I didn’t have miss V’s little hands assisting me, I threw the bread, glue, and a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid into the food processor until crumbly.

When I did this version, the mama version, the dough came out a very different consistency by combining it in the blender versus just by your hands.  The consistency was smoother & more like modeling clay.

So, go ahead and rub your hands completely in dishwashing liquid to make a seal from the dough’s stickiness.  Remove from the food processor and knead until it is no longer sticky.  Mix thoroughly with your hands, adding more glue if the dough is too dry or more dishwashing liquid to your hands if the dough starts to stick to your hands.

After it is combined, divide the dough into separate batches for each color you would like to make.  Add several drops of food coloring to each ball and blend thoroughly to get the color you wish to achieve; you may need to add more drops for your desired color.

At this point you can either put the dough into baggies & refrigerate it to work on it later or start molding right away.

I molded my clay right away into little balls, then flattened them.  I then molded each petal to make them more organic looking with indentations.  I placed the petals on top of each other going around in a circle, placing and molding in the center to mold together as I went around the flower.  Once I was satisfied with the way my flower looked I added a button to the center to secure its location once dried.  It is important to do this because once the flower is dry you will have that impression in the center which will make gluing it down easier.  Let flower dry for 48 hours on wax paper (time may be less or more depending on the size & clay involved in your flower), then glue down the button with the E6000 glue on the center impression you made prior to drying.

Voilà – you are done – you now have a pretty little clay flower!

I put my little flower on a frame, but the sky is the limit on what you can put this lovely little flower on; a frame, hairclip, headband, artwork, mirror…etc., etc., you decide.

I soooo would love to see your final product & what you came up with!!

subway art sign: beach print

Let’s start Monday off right – still in beach-y mode, with a fun subway art sign! :)

I have been meaning to update my rotating pictures in my kitchen (sad, but true, it’s July & the sign that this new one replaced was about bunnies, you know, as in “Easter bunnies” – HA!)

So, I thought I’d do double duty!  I have a fun new printable I designed for you guys & an excuse to update my frame for summertime.

There is still some time left – I’m cutting it quite close though :) Well, at this rate I’ll leave it up until Thanksgiving & have a new one for you then…heheehe :)

So, without further ado, here’s the pretty little sign I whipped up for ya – ENJOY!

FREE printable beach print subway art sign (sized 8×10 with the border).

(click on the button for a printable PDF file):

Beach Print Free Printable

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