Faux Leather Découpage Frame

Leather look frame using rice paper, brown paper bags, and (of course) Mod Podge . . .

Despite all of my best intentions, I still really haven’t sunk my teeth into decoupage. This leather look decoupage technique could be applied to a variety of items, not just frames I’m sure. I’m thinking something along the lines of a whole desk set for an office, a set of coasters for the man cave, a set of placemats for the dining room table, etc.

Check out the tutorial over on Amy’s Mod Podge Rocks blog where “Man Podger” Walter breaks it down into steps for you

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Butterflies

While waiting for my software update to finish and for inspiration to hit on my Opposites project, I had a wee play with a smaller canvas tile. I’ve been really wanting to take some more baby steps into mixed media and I have bundles of scrapbook paper that I haven’t touched, so without further ado (or planning) away I went.

I have these great little square canvas panels that I though would be perfectly sized for coasters, or maybe even make a bunch of different tiles and attach them all together in a larger square . . .

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DIY: Water-colour Magnet Shadow Boxes

I just love water-colours – the effects you can achieve and the bright or soft hues that come from the same palette.

It just so happens that I have a set of magnetic spice jars that I’ve never managed to use that looks as though it’ll be just perfect for this little project I found on I Still Love You. I’ll let you know how I go as I go along . . .

Bubble Quilt – Puff Blanket – Biscuit Quilt

I have my cousin and her beautiful 6 month old wee boy staying with me at the moment, and one of his recent achievements is sitting up all by himself. Inevitably, with our polished ceramic tiles, that does tend to end in the occasional face-plant into the cushions that are strategically placed around him. Then I saw this fantastic bubble quilt over at Awaiting Ada and immediately sent it to my  cousin to check out. This looks like a fabulous solution to the face-plant problem, and with the addition of a bit of non-slip material on the bottom, would be a great item in the “take baby anywhere & he’ll be comfortable” arsenal!

We were planning a bit of a craft day which we have, of course, run out of time for. But maybe next time she comes to stay . . .