|This one's framing did not turn out as nice as the others. Note to self, when framing cross stitch do not buy the type of frame that stuff has to pop into.|
Therefore do no worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:34
Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. - Jane Austen
If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. -Mary Engelbreit
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Monday, December 29, 2014
- Small glass bowls
- Prices can start as low as $1. I bought two different sizes. I looked at the dollar store but I didn't find anything I liked. If you are feeling uncertain, get a couple at the dollar store first and practice on those.
- Alcohol Ink
- My Michaels sells them in three packs for $10 each. I purchased two packs.
- An ink blending tool
- Not essential, but it makes it easier to distribute the color more easily if you decide to go with the stamping method
- Instead of buying extra stamping pads, go to the felt section, buy white, and cut small pieces at home for yourself. You'll save more the $5 and it will work just the same.
- Alcohol Blending Solution
- Again not essential. The blogs I read stated I could also use distilled alcohol from the medical isle in pharmacy section of a grocery store.
- Krylon spray
- You can find this in the spray pain section. I bought a matte finish and was disappointed with the results. If I do this project again, I will purchase a glossy finish.
- Alcohol ink will wash off, hence why the spray is important to protect the surface and maintain the color.
- Latex Gloves
- If you don't cover your hands, you will stain your skin. I accidentally got a small amount on my arm and it took a day to get it off.
- Wax Paper and Cardboard
- Since I worked on my dining room table, I wanted to make sure I kept the surface safe. I put the wax paper down first and then the cardboard on top.
Monday, November 10, 2014
|I changed up my name tag with some tangles. After meeting a few customers who were interested in zentangle, I now take my CZT business cards to work.|
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
After washing my completed projects with softener, it all feels soft and comfy. I rewashed the items after again because I am not a fan of the smell. After washing and drying the blanket I had to fix a couple squares that came undone. Luckily it is an easy fix.
Even though last week was mid-October, all the Halloween and fall decorations were 50% off. I bought a small craft pumpkin and have been zentangling on it. I found a metallic sharpie in my art supplies that adds a cool contrast.
|I found this AMAZING yarn at Michael's designed by Isaac Mizrahi. It is super bulky and will feel great once it's done.|
|Unfortunately I ran out of yarn since each skein was only 69 yards. Hopefully I will start working at Michael's soon so I can justify buying more yarn in the near future.|
|I started experimenting with the yarn I bought for a rainbow project. It will evolve hopefully over the week.|
|Another art journal entry|
|This funniest thing I have seen all week.|
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
|I played with the v-stitch for the first time and found this yarn extremely difficult to work. I crocheted five rows before stopping. This scrap will be probably stored until yarn bomber asks for my contributions.|
|Throwback: This is the project which the picture above's yarn is from. I don't remember the yarn being nearly as difficult back then.|
|My first experiment with a granny stripe. After doing so many granny squares this was easy.|
|I did not get very far before running out of yarn. I love this yarn. I do not remember what is is called but I know it is designed for baby projects. It reminds me of t-shirt yarn but not quite. I hope to eventually find it again to finish it off.|
|Throwback: This is the project that the previous two pictures' yarn is from.|
|My first scarf. I ran out of yarn so it did not turn out a long as I wanted. I brought another skein today and plan on returning to it this week. I'd like it to be longer and wider.|
|After watching my finish by v-stitch scarf, my mother took by to Michael's and brought several projects worth of yarn for me to make for her. I finished this granny stripe one yesterday.|
|One day after a morning of anxiety and disappoint I felt compelled to work in my art journal.|
Below are several screenshots of things I saw during the week that I found inspiring: