Archives for March 2013

Sassy Sonoran Stilettos You Can Make!

I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest artist for Second Inspired Soles: A stiletto shoe auction to benefit Artlink Phoenix. The show is back by popular demand among patrons and local artists for its second year.

Local designers, artists and celebrities have custom-decorated the stilettos.

Those of you who live in the Phoenix Metro Area are getting a sneak peek!

Terri O DIY Stilettos
For those of you who are not able to attend but want to add sass to your own stilettos, the instructions are below.

All of the stilettos will be unveiled and auctioned on April 5, 2013, during First Friday in Downtown
Phoenix at the 6th Avenue Gallery (located on the southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and
McKinley, one block south of Roosevelt. The gallery is in the basement level of the
building).

The stilettos will remain on display throughout the month of April.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Artlink Phoenix, a nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and promote the thriving arts community in Central Phoenix.

Sassy Sonoran Stilettos
Level: Moderate
Designed by: Terri O

Supplies:
Plain Black Stilettos
Red Paint (I used Master’s Touch Acrylic in red)
White 3 Dimensional Paint
Hot Fix Rhinestones
Round Sponge Dauber
Paper Plate

Instructions:
1. You will have to do the shoes in stages so that each step dries. First I did the zebra stripes on the
platform of each shoe and let it dry.
2. Paint the bottom red. You may need several coats of paint. Let dry in between each coat.
3. With the round sponge dabber, add the polka dots to your shoes and let dry.
4. Place two rows of hot fix rhinestone to the heel.
5. Keep in mind this was my creation. Yours may look different but that does not mean it is wrong!
Embrace your own creativity!!
6. xo

Tushy Cushion DIY Craft

Terri O Tushy CushionIf you have kids then no doubt you spend hours watching them play sports. Well some of the stadium seats are pretty hard. Here is a way to give your tush a much needed break!Craft Supplies:

  • Two large size bubble envelopes
  • Decorative tape

Project Instructions:

    1. Fold both pieces of bubble wrap in half.
    2. Tape them together with some pretty tape.
    3. Thank me later. 

If you have kids then no doubt you spend hours watching them play sports. Well some of the stadium seats are pretty hard. Here is a way to give your tush a much needed break!

Craft Supplies:

Two large size bubble envelopes
Decorative tape

Project Instructions:

Fold both pieces of bubble wrap in half.
Tape them together with some pretty tape.
Thank me later.

Tips!

You can use any type of tape. For something fun you can use decorative duct tape Or you can find colors to match your favorite team or sport!

Tips!
You can use any type of tape. For something fun you can use decorative duct tape Or you can find colors to match your favorite team or sport!

Lucky Shamrock T-shirt

Super simple green clothes to celebrate your Irish heritage…doesn’t matter if you have a little or a lot (or maybe you are borrowing for a day).

I’m sure you will find this t-shirt is easy to make and I hope  the techniques shared I’m sharing will surely send you on a journey to discover how you can embellish fabric with paint and bling!

Supplies and Tools:

T-shirt

Acrylic paint

Sponges for stamps

Paper plate

Gloves

Heat tool and hot fix beads if you like.

  1. If needed, pre-wash your t-shirt. Make sure you do not use fabric softener.
  2. Place a piece of cardboard in between your t-shirt otherwise the paint will seep thru.
  3. Draw a heart shape on the flat sponge and cut it out. I used two different shapes. You can also cut out a stem.
  4. Add water to the sponges to expand them and pat dry as much as possible.
  5. Use the paper plate as a palette and dip your sponges in the paint and press. Make sure to wear gloves and be careful to not place your fingers on the shirt.
  6. Let dry before you add any crystals.

If you would like to see how it’s done, CLICK HERE.

Leprechaun St. Pat’s Photo Op Craft for Kids and Adults

A Mom on Pinterest inspired me to make this cutout, but you don’t have to be a mom or a child to have some silly fun with it!

 

Tara Hitchcock, my former co-worker from Good Morning Arizona

Supplies:

Large piece of cardboard or poster board

Construction paper

Scissors

Glue

Pencil

Exacto knife

Instructions:

  1. Draw a circle in the center of your board. Make sure it’s large enough to fit a face.
  2. Cut out the face and keep the cardboard.
  3. Use the cardboard to lay on top of the orange paper for the beard. That way you can use it as pattern to trace.
  4. Cut out paper for the hat and glue.
  5. Stick a face in it and take a cute picture (Here is what the Sonoran Living gang did with the cutout!).
  6. Text to your friends. LOL