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GESSO IS SO EXPENSIVE. AND NOW YOU CAN MAKE IT FOR PENNIES. DIY - Gesso: 1/4 cup Talcum Powder, 1 tablespoon White All purpose School Glue, 1 tablespoon White Craft Paint & Some Water.

take things found in your yard (sticks, rocks, leaves, etc.) then add different kinds of dried beans, marbles; tie some of the sticks with raffia, cording, fabric...use your imagination to create and make your own collage

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Fotos als Wasserfarbe

I tend to work fast so I enjoy applying a layer of texture or pattern in my mixed media surfaces quickly. Inspired by my own creation a while back (see here) I have started using my cardboard rolls to roll on my texture and pattern. I cover the surface with all kinds of everyday things. Bubble wrap makes for great polka dots!

Ugh, how many wire hangers have I thrown out? All the things I could have made!

from Eclectically Vintage

How to Turn any Photo into a Watercolor

artist cheat sheet: How to turn any photo into a watercolor - no art skills required!

What a great idea!! Do you know how many things we could do with this idea?? colored paint on white shirts, or use bleach in a spray bottle on colored shirts. I may need a 2nd job to pay for my crafting habit :D

technique: Gesso Brick Technique 1. mist base area with a golden toned glimmer mist 2. mix equal amounts of gesso + GLASS BEAD GEL and spread over brick template 3. lift template and let dry 4. take embossing ink and rub it over bricks and brush metallic powder pigments over it (perfect pearls)

Make your own embossing plate out of old cereal boxes! Using ModPodge to seal the surface....hmmmm....

from BuzzFeed

41 Ways To Reuse Your Broken Things

41 Ways To Reuse Your Broken Things


How to make Faux Stained Glass with Acrylic Paint and Glue

Faux Stained glass created from school glue and acrylic paint!

from Crazy Little Projects

25 things to do with Fat Quarters

Why are fat quarters so tempting? Do they tempt anyone else? I mean, fat quarters are for quilters right? And I don't even quilt, but I still find myself buying