Saturday, March 30, 2013

Crayon Art


One of my daily rituals is browsing the DIY section of Pinterest. If any of you do the same, then I’m sure you have seen the melted drippy crayon art. Intrigued by the concept of melted wax, I started playing around with crayons and hair dryers. I thought the “Drip” was cool, but over done and a bit boring. By exploring different methods of heating and blowing, I came up with something pretty cool and unique. Below is my process along with some tips and tricks.... OR if DIY isn't your thing just Click to Buy!



Supplies You'll Need
LOTS of Crayons {I suggest getting the cheap kind at the $ store}
Hair Dryer
Heat Gun {Optional}
Exacto Knife or a sharp kitchen knife
Paper Plate or piece of cardboard



I suggest separating the colors {Red, Green, Blues, etc.} It keeps things organized, and its much easier way to pick the right color tones.  I then shell the colors I want. I use an exacto knife and make an incision in the paper jacket. If you don’t have an exacto knife use a small sharp knife.



Grab your canvas and a color and start!! I suggest starting with a corner, its easier to build upon. If you want a watercolor look, start with a dark shade like navy blue and layer with a lighter shade of the same color. If you want a dramatic shade contrast add a little white at the end. 



Tips and Tricks for Heating and Blowing
You pretty much always want your heat level to be on hot, but high and medium speeds melt the wax in different ways. Medium speed is slightly more controlled and will allow you to thicken up a color by layering. High speed will give you a spray effect and is good to achieve the watercolor effect.  If you want to use a heat gun put it on low and about 75O degrees. I usually use a heat gun to puddle a color and then I use a hair dryer to move the wax in a certain direction. Heat guns are also key for the drip effect.


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This post is thanks to Artistic Junkie


Every person can make a difference in the life of someone….


John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head...but they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair.. The girl is coming along with her healing.

He is a real Star of the war, and the hero of peace.

This, my friends, is worth sharing. Go for it!! You'll never see things like this in the news. Please keep this going. Every person can make a difference in the life of someone even if it is one little girl.


Happy Easter Weekend!



I hope everyone has a great Easter Weekend! I wish that you are all able to spend time with family and friends. I hope everyone also remembers the real reason we are celebrating.


Friday, March 29, 2013

God changes



God changes

caterpillars into butterflies

sand into pearls

and coal into diamonds

using time and pressure.

He’s working on you too.

Rick Warren


Water, branches and candles - simple and beautiful ♥


I love this look! It says water, branches and candles but some are saying the water may actually be gel wax. Once I move I am going to try to create this so pretty!

This post is thanks to I love creative designs and unusual ideas


Wednesday, March 27, 2013



DIY project complements Jodeze Gifts N More E- Bay Store

As we all know, a new coffee table is quite expensive, so today will show a solution that with a little skill and creativity you can do it yourself. There are several options for materials, but depending on the table size, you can choose pallets or wine crates. If you choose wine crates follow the steps below … and belive me you can create a very atractive coffee table …

What you will need:
4 Wooden Crates
2 1x2x6 planks of recycled pallet
4 Caster Wheels
Screw Driver
Stain or Paint your choice
Satin Polyurethane

How to make it:
1. Stain or paint the crates and let them dry.
2. Create a frame with planks, bringing them together with nails, as in the photo. Secure the cross in the middle to the frame using L brackets. This will be the base of your table.
3. Arrange the crates and nail them to the frame. Don’t worry about the hole in the middle. We’ll take care of it in the next step.
4. Measure the dimensions of the hole, cut two pieces from the planks to fit and screw into place on the sides and bottom.
5. Flip the construction upside down and screw a wheel at each corner.

This post is thanks to My Honeys Place


Monday, March 25, 2013

Life is like a camera,


Life is like a camera,

just focus on what’s important

and capture the good

times, develop

from the negatives

and if things don’t work

out, just take

another shot.

This post is thanks to Truth Emerges


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Faith is the bridge between…..


Faith is the bridge between where I am and the place God is taking me.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11: 6

This picture and post is thanks to I am a Man of God


Monday, March 18, 2013

You can’t stay in your corner



You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. by A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

This was one of the photos I had taken while walking at Providence Metropark with my family


Sunday, March 17, 2013

My Primitive Décor-Kitchen



I found these for around $20 in a catalog about 5 years ago. I believe it was LTD Commodities.


My Primitive Décor-Kitchen




I found this cutting board at a craft show. I think it was $25. I bought it over 15 years ago so it was well worth the money. The 2 signs in back I purchased at another craft show. They were only three dollars each.


EASTER Sugar Cookie Flowers


I can’t wait to make these EASTER Sugar Cookie Flowers

Roll a ball of sugar cookie dough in colored sugar.
Snip it in half with scissors and then snip each half into three petals.
Gently spread the petals apart and lay flat.
Place an M&M in the center

This is thanks to ** Everything Holiday **


Monday, March 11, 2013

My Primitive Décor-Misc. Items




I found this in a catalog I think it was just around $10.00. It says Welcome Friends. I have moved this from room to room.


My Primitive Décor-Kitchen




This was our old kitchen. I have kept all the items pictured except for the curtains. I am trying to decide how to decorate our new kitchen.


Primitive Décor-Signs




This sign says Count Your Blessings. First we had it in our living room but later I decided to move it into our kitchen. I found this at Hobby Lobby.


My Primitive Décor-Misc. Items




Here are a few more things that we had in our kitchen.


My Primitive Décor-Kitchen



I found this at Kohl’s. It was half off so I got it for around $15. I love it!


My Primitive Décor-New Curtains


I think I found some that I like thru a online catalog company. With the new house we are building we are going to have oak Shaker type cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms. We are going to have black countertops in both kitchen and bathrooms. So I am considering these.  The good news is they only cost $7.95 each!