Tutorial: No Scrap of Wood Left Behind – #EtsyCIJ #EtsyCraftParty 2016

Contributor post by Catherine from DesignsbyCnC

“Tutorial:  How to make a Valentine’s Day Primitive Hanger” by Barb from barbsheartstrokes

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“What Color(s) Inspired This Tutorial? Please Share Your Advice For Creating Stunning Color Combinations.”

“When it is January and grey and 7 degrees outside I start looking for some color in my world! Good thing Valentine’s Day is around the corner. RED is one of my favorite colors and makes me smile!

I started with RED, then thought this color would look good on pink. Since this little hanger has a primitive look I wanted the color to POP out and give a hint of fun.

I have added brighter colors to some of my primitive pieces and I am loving the look! Never be afraid to add/mix and play with colors!”

Introduction

Having been raised by parents who were raised during the end of the Great Depression and then WWII I was taught nothing should go to waste. So no scrap of wood can be left behind after my Dad drops off a truck load of scrap lumber. I have all these different sizes and thickness of wood so I tried to put my frozen brain to work and come up with an idea for these 2 x 3 inch pieces of wood. Here it goes. Sand the wood out in the garage with the temp at 7 degrees at noon one day. (I did not last long out there.) Tack cloth the wood free from frost and saw dust. Paint the wood with Burnt Umber acrylic paint. Let dry.

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Tutorial Directions

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Paint roughly with Decoart Melon color or a pinkish color of your choice leaving the edges paint free giving it a primitive look. You could also paint the wood first and then sand the edges and stain with an oil base stain but that meant going back out to the garage. I did the simpler version avoiding the outside.

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Now with Decoart Country Red stencil some hearts here and there on the wood.

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I just wrote on the wood with a #2 pencil “Be Mine” and a heart to dot the letter I. Now you can paint this black with a 10/0 liner brush or use a Sharpie Marker to do the lettering.

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Inside the house, using the Dremel, I drilled two holes at the top and then added rusty wire for a hanger. I have all these fun keys so I used white organza ribbon to attach the key to the wire on this one.

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Here is one with red organza ribbon with a different key attached. I sprayed these with a clear coat finish and are now ready to give as a small gift. I may even add these to my Etsy shop.

Conclusion

Not sure how creative these are when you are freezing but I needed to paint and start using my brain for some creativity. Hope you enjoy!

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Supplies – All Things

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Supplies. Just say the word and all things supplies come to mind. Inspiring supply items from members of the EtsyChristmasInJuly Team and their stories fill my mind with ideas! Please enjoy!

Veronica Fritsch from AVAArtsSupplies shares that when she had her son she  spent a lot of time at home because he was sick. To fill that time she took a lot of pictures of their son. Veronica would then scrapbook them into a large scrapbook. It was a nice time filler. It was something she could pick up and put down easily. They had lots of stickers, paper, and ton of imagination. She drew a lot of their decorations and cut out random shapes. Friends and family would pick up stickers or supplies at yard sales or from friends who didn’t need them. She personally think it kept her sane for that first year!

1st Birthday Scrapbook Stickers From AVAArtsSupplies

1st Birthday Scrapbook Stickers From AVAArtsSupplies

Carolyn Eady from SproutPressDesigns has Journal Adventure Kits in her shop. This kit was designed originally as a way to use up her off cuts of fancy papers, but ended up being much more. Since there’s a hand bound notebook, tags and envelope with little surprises included, it’s more of a prompt or starting point of inspiration for crafty folk or those on the outskirts of creativity, wanting to join in.

Journal Adventure Kit From SproutsPressDesigns

Journal Adventure Kit From SproutsPressDesigns

Barb from barbsheartstrokes has a few stamping supplies. One of the crafts she thought “YES” I can do this! But for her it was a bit of a challenge getting the right colors, paper, stamps to look good together. It is harder then it looks and some out there make it look so easy! It is it’s own “talent”. She is  going to sell all the stamping supplies and try her hand at something different. Barb is not sure what it will be though! Maybe needle felting, knitting, or crocheting? So many options!

Stampin Up Two Step Stampin Flash Florals From barbsheartstrokes

Stampin Up Two Step Stampin Flash Florals From barbsheartstrokes

Jeanne from CedarwoodCreations a few years ago made up some DIY Kid’s Personalized Necklace Kits for a friend’s birthday party and they were a huge success! She decided to start selling them in her Etsy shop and she has been thrilled at the response she has received about them. Jeanne tries to find charms to suit any themed children’s party she can think of.

DIY Kids Party Favor Princess Crown Personalized Necklace From CedarwoodCreations

DIY Kids Party Favor Princess Crown Personalized Necklace From CedarwoodCreations

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital has been creating her own digital printable supplies for card making and scrap booking for several years now. It’s so fun to make backgrounds and clip art to match! Sherri has made birthday cards and even Christmas cards for friends and family for several years now. She absolutely love paper crafting, and being able to make her own printable papers makes it that much better!

Butterfly, Dragonfly, Flowers Clip Art From ButterflyFeetDigital

Butterfly, Dragonfly, Flowers Clip Art From ButterflyFeetDigital

Apryl from MaddieBsCreations inherited large quantities of this beautiful lace. Although she does a lot of sewing, she hasn”t found a good use for tons of lace. Apryl is still trying to come up with a “brilliant” craft that will utilize all this lace. In the mean time she is offering it in her shop in a variety of colors.

Purple Lace From MaddieBsCreations

Purple Lace From MaddieBsCreations

Tracy from LittleShopofColor has lots of digital papers in her store and she’s working on adding more alphabets, frames, and clip art. The brighter and bolder the colors the better. Tracy loves these pretty stars papers because of the variation in color and texture. She is always experimenting and learning new techniques! These papers were just one experiment that came out beautiful.

Bright Abstract Painted Stars Digital Paper Pack From LittleShopofColor

Bright Abstract Painted Stars Digital Paper Pack From LittleShopofColor

Bella Vida from Hope Printables shares the specifics on this digital download. This is a little bit product and a little bit kit. These are 4 digital download prints. They can be framed and hung anyway the buyer chooses. They can even be separated and put in various rooms of the house for more inspiration. They were originally inspired by the peaceful, hopeful and spiritual words of the advent season and the colors softened and adapted for the nursery.

Peace Love Hope Joy Inspirational Word Art HopePrintables

Peace Love Hope Joy Inspirational Word Art HopePrintables

Sarah from TheFeltCollector has been collecting felt for a long time, first for herself and then to share with others. Some printed felt is hard to find. She enjoys hand dying felt, especially animal printed felt sheets, to get really cool or pretty colors. The blue paisley was inspiration for her shop banner, it’s such a nice design.

Blue paisley Felt From TheFeltCollector

Blue paisley Felt From TheFeltCollector

Oksana from LaFiabaRussa really loves working with natural materials and making toys.

Extra Virgin Wool From LaFiabaRussa

Extra Virgin Wool From LaFiabaRussa

Elizabeth from ElizabethLovesGlass envisions flowers for you to incorporate into your crafts.

3D Felt  FlowersFrom ElizabethLovesGlass

3D Felt FlowersFrom ElizabethLovesGlass

Heike from Belambolo offers some easy to follow patterns for doll clothes – sewing, knitting, crocheting in her shop belambolo.

Pattern For Knitted Doll Sweater From Belambolo

Pattern For Knitted Doll Sweater From Belambolo