JUMBO Stamp Art

Terri O

Say that the chairs in your guest room or the couch in your living room are a print that you love but looking around the room you wish you could simply and inexpensively bring that design element into the rest of the room.

It is super simple to make your own matching accent canvases to decorate your home! Here’s how:

Supplies

  • 8 x 10 framed canvas. (I used the one inch think.)
  • Thick craft foam
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glue gun
  • Brushes
  • Paper plate
  • Inspiration (mine was the fabric)

Instructions

  1. Terri OFirst decide on what kind of pattern you want make. I did a flower. I drew out my design on a piece of paper then cut each part of the flower out. There were about 4 or 5 pieces to the flower. The center, a long petal, a short petal and a leaf. Use the paper cut outs as your pattern.
  2. Lay your pattern on a sheet of thick white craft foam and trace around it. Cut out each piece. Use some of your scraps and glue them onto your foam cut out pieces to make a handle. Just glue them on top of each other.
  3. Before you start stamping you might want to try out a design on a piece of paper. That way you can see what colors work and experiment with different designs.
  4. When you are ready paint each piece with some acrylic paint and stamp your design onto the canvas. If your Terri Ostamp does not leave a perfect impression don’t stress! I kind of like that look. But if you don’t you can easily go over it with a paint brush and make it perfect.
  5. If you decide to layer colors you will want to make sure that the paint is dry before stamping over it.
  6. Let your canvas dry and hang it on the wall for all to see and marvel over.

And if you want the video tutorial from Sonoran Living, click here.

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Rustic Room Divider

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Wood, Before and After

Room dividers give you a chance to update your space in just a couple of hours.

Plus, this rustic wood technique is simple to create on other surfaces in your home!

Time: A couple of hours

Materials Needed:

An old wooden door
Chicken wire
Tapered candle
Wood glue
Sandpaper
Disposable bowl
Disposable paintbrush
Acrylic paint
Brass or metal accessories

Step 1:

Saw door in half lengthwise. My door had removable panels that I pulled out. I started my project by marking it up with a candle. Tip: Straight lines work best.

Step 2:

Once you have the wax markings you want, lightly apply strokes of acrylic paint. I chose a sage green color first (Be careful — it dries fast!). Gently sand. The areas with both wax and paint will come off, giving the door a nice, rustic look.

Step 3:

Repeat the candle marking (step 1). Next, lightly apply another coat of acrylic paint. This time I chose sandstone. Once dry, gently sand again.

Terri OStep 4:

I filled in the panel areas with chicken wire, but “rusted” them first using a quick coat of coffee bean and sandstone. I used wood glue to attach the wire to the door.

Step 5:

Accessorize with trinkets or whatever fun pieces you have in your home!

Create Mosaic Stepping Stones for Your Garden

One of the things I love about making a house into a home is how the garden and patio area evolves over time—that area needs a tree, and that’s the perfect shaded area for an extra bench and I think I will plant dahlias this year, or maybe Gerber Daisies. There’s a spot where I naturally step to turn on the hose so I can give my roses a little extra drink. The spot is bare making it the perfect place for a stepping stone!

Super Simple with Terri O

Mosaic Stepping Stones

It’s simple to make a stepping stone (or stones if you are planning a path) ,easy to complete in a weekend!

Materials Needed:

Cement stepping stone
Versabond bonding mortar
Polyblend sanded tile grout
Ceramic tiles
Hammer
Towel
Large ziplock bag
Water
Sponge
Newspaper
2 disposable buckets
2 disposable stirring sticks

Step 1: I think it’s easiest to have your tiles broken before you start. Place ceramic tiles face down on newspaper and cover with a towel. Gently – but firmly – break tiles using your hammer.

Step 2: Mix mortar according to directions on bag using one of the buckets and stirring sticks. Spread out a thick layer across top of cement stepping stone. (Or, work in small sections as you go.)

Step 3: Start placing your tile pieces along mortared top of stepping stone. You’ll have about 15 minutes or so to work before mortar starts to dry. Continue until top is covered with tile pieces.

Step 4: Once tile is set, you’ll have to let the mortar dry for a couple of days before grouting. Follow instructions on bag.

Step 5: To mix grout: Follow instructions on back of bag.

TERRI TIP: Pour mixed grout into a Ziplock baggie. Slice off a corner and you’ve created a pastry bag. This is a great way to grout a project like this. Place a thick layer of grout across top of tiles. Using your sponge, wipe excess off tiles and make sure grooves are filled in.

Take time to inhale the sweetness of spring!

Terri

 

 

 

Thank a Teacher

Spend a few minutes showing your favorite teacher how much you care. Your creativity will last a lifetime.  Watch how I made this pencil vase HERE!

Rub-ons

This quick tip will help you decorate for any occasion in just minutes.  Click HERE to watch my video.

Beaded Wine Glasses

This project is by far one of the most popular projects to date. The reason why is that it is so super simple to do. NO CRAFT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Of course I try to offer easy projects all the time but this one is not only easy but you can enjoy the results of your creativity. Check out the segment and print the instructions. I promise you will thank me later!