Monday, January 26, 2015

How To Color Your Glitter With Alcohol Ink

Alcohol Ink (color of your choice)
Extra fine glitter - white
Stampendous! Shaved Ice glitter (what I used)
Plastic cup
Popsicle stick

Step One:
Prepare your glitter in a plastic cup.
Step Two:
Choose your alcohol ink color.

Add 2-3 drops of alcohol ink into your glitter and mix with your popsicle stick.

Step Three:
Let your glitter mix dry before adding your glitter into any project.
 And your done!

Have a Craftastic Day!
-Julie @ Enchanted Lakes

Monday, January 19, 2015

How to create a gradient background on a metal bezel

Aleenas Tacky Glue or Aleenas Clear Glue
Metal Bezel (your choice)
Glitter (your choice)
Toothpick or Needle tool
Scratch Paper

Step 1:
Choose your bezel and glitter(s)

Step 2:
Squeeze 3 dots of glue (clear glue works best) on your scratch paper.  Next to each glue add some glitter and mix.

Step 3:
Take your tooth pick or needle tool and spread glitter glue mix onto bezel.


  Let it dry for 20-30 minutes (depending on the amount of glue used) and your done.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!
-Julie @ HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts Enchanted Lake

Friday, January 9, 2015

Crankin' Out Crafts ep403 - Communication Board Part 3: Marble Magnets

JFlo finishes up our Communication Board project by creating easy and unique marble magnets.

Scrapbook Paper
Glossy Accents

These magnets are not only a great way to customize and personalize your Communication Board, but can be used also on your fridge or any magnetic surface! Make some for your home and office space to post up reminders and notes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Crankin' Out Crafts ep402 - Communication Board Part 2: Distressed Frame with Chalky Paint

Join us today as JFLO shows you how to distress the Communication Board frame using the dry brush technique with chalky paint by Americana Decor.

JFlo shows you how to dry brush on a wood frame with Chalky Paint

wood frame
chalky paint - Treasure (Americana Decor)
chalky paint -Vintage (Americana Decor)
12x12-in. chalkboard

We'll be back on Friday to finish up our Communication Board project with Marble Magnet accents!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Crankin' Out Crafts ep401 - Communication Board Part 1: Adding Tin Sheet & Decorating

JFlo demonstrates how to get started on a great new project to help you get organized for the New Year - A Communication Board!

Learn how to make your very own Communication Board!

4x4-in. tin sheet
E6000 glue
12x12-in. chalkboard piece
DecoColor Acrylic Paint Marker (for writing text & border designs / Permanent)
Ribbon (Optional Embellishment)

Stay tuned this week for our next episodes as we continue our Communication Board project.