Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sunflower Plaque

                     Sunflower Plaque

Material List:
Wood Disc
Drawing Pencil
Wood Burner
Watercolor Ground transparent
1 Flat Brush
Daniel Smith Watercolors Green, Yellow, Orange and red
1 Round #10 Brush
Sticklets Green and Yellow
Clear Acrylic Spray

Draw a picture on the plaque. If you do not know how to draw. Use transfer paper.
Go over your drawing with the wood burner
Brush on the transparent ground over the whole plaque and set to the side to dry.
When dry paint your flower. I paint it with the yellow and highlighted with the orange and red.

I painted the leaves green. Let dry
Torch the edges going towards the middle.
Using the Sticklet’s and some glitter to the highlighted areas of the flower and let dry.
When dry spray on the Acrylic clear spray and let dry.

           Joy @ Hilo Ben Franklin

Saturday, August 11, 2018



Piece of Glass 8x8
Mat board 8x8
River rocks- you will need about 8 flat (Big to little)
Hot Glue and Glue sticks
10” inches Packing Tape
6x6 piece of blue paper
Orange paint
Paint brush
Tooth pick

Hot glue the edges of the piece of glass. So it won’t be sharp
Paint one orange fish on the glass
Make oval shape with the hot glue and fill it in.
Glue rocks (Regular shape) around the oval leaving a space for the flat rock.
Glue the biggest flat rock down in the open space. Then glue the rest of the flat rocks on. Use a little E6000 with the hot glue to bond the rocks together. You decide how high you want the waterfall to be .Before you put the last rock on. Put the Packing tape on the rock and then attach the bottom of water at angle. Put the last rock on top of the tape.
Use the Hot Glue gun and pour down the tape. Keep putting glue until you get the desired amount.  While the bottom is still hot, take a tooth pick and poke into the glue while it is drying.
Glue Moss in between the rocks and around the rocks.

Joy@ Hilo Ben Franklin

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Shell Art PLanner

                     Shell Art Planter

Wall Art Bark Planter 30182327
Shell   Crush Shell Nat Mop Large 30191699
Shell Turris 30173016
Small World Mix 30058888
Decorative Scrap Net
Hot Glue
Boug-Lavender/Fern 30195424
1 Pearl from Bead Soup

Hang and glue net to the back of the planter
On the bottom of the planter glue the crushed shells all over it.
Then take a small piece of net and glue over the crushed shells.


Using a crushed shell as your base, the take the turris shells (use the bigger ones for the outside). Glue 7 to the base. The using a smaller size one, Glue one in between each of the 7. The last one glue in the middle...
Make a big one and a smaller one.
Repeat the same with purple clams
Take 2 white clam shells and glue them together, leave opening. Put the pearl in the opening and glue down.
Glue the Smaller Turris flower at the top of the planter, the bigger one in the middle at the side.
Hot glue the Lavender fern inside of the planter.
Glue the Starfish behind the Lavender fern but so you can see it, the clam flower at the top of the opening of the planter next to the fern.

      It was fun to make    Enjoy

Joy @ Hilo Ben Franklin