Thursday, July 17, 2008

MSLO Bluelines Blog

Say it ain't so! The Blueprint Magazine Bluelines Blog closed up shop today!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Martha Stewart Crafts Now at Wal-Mart

According to Market Watch and many other sources online, Martha Stewart Crafts can now be had at... of all places... Wal-Mart.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Photo Tutorial - Coasters

Craft Project: Coasters

Plain Tiles
Stencil Paste
Stencil of Choice
Acrylic Paint of Choice
Plastic Spoon/Knife
Plate to mix on
Clear Polyurethane

Directions: Place stencil on tile. If it doesn't have a sticky film on it already, then spray with repositionable spray adhesive. Scoop amount a small amount of stencil paste and place it on your mixing plate. Next, squirt a small amount of acrylic paint onto the paste and mix together. If you prefer to have a white design, you can skip this step. Now you're ready to begin applying the image to the tile. Slather on a glop of the mixture onto the tile and work it onto the entire stencil. Once the entire stencil is covered, you can begin scraping some of it off so that there is a layer just thick enough to not see the tile through the paint. Carefully lift the stencil up. If there are spots that need to be touched up (paint went under the stencil?), just gently wipe it away with your finger or a baby wipe. If you decide you don't like how the design turned out, no problem! You can wipe the tile clean with some soap and warm water and start again. Once you are happy with your tile, set it aside to cure overnight. Seal with a clear polyurethane and you're done!