Thursday, May 31, 2018

Playing with Grafix Artist Shrink Film on ATCs & Inchies

I love to get messy and have fun with mediums, paints, mists, stencils, and a new-ish fun item shrink film!!  now shrink film is not new, but it is fun to pull out again and play!!  I just got this new new set of Shrink film in from Grafix from their artist series and they are so cool, so I had to play.


I love these houses.  It is so simple to create with these designs, you just cut, color, and shrink!!  Check out the video to see how I create these fun set of mixed media ATCs.


The Grafix Artist Shrink film is super easy to use.  Just cut out the shape, color with alcohol markers, and shrink in the over or with a heat gun!  This design is called HOUSE and deigned by Art by Marlene.




I added layers of stencils from The Crafter's Workshop (also by Art by Marlene) with their various mediums and then added a couple of fun tags that I misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and then topped with the shrink film houses.


I also used the Grafix shrink film called SCRIPT also by Art by Marlene for the words in the top corner of each ATC.


I love blue and green, and the pops of the mists and the colors on the houses was a perfect blend!


The mediums from TCW are so amazing!  That little bit of metallic paste popping out paired with the stencils just rocks!!



I love making this trio of ATC I had to make more, but why not something a little bit different, inchies!!


They are not really true inchies, but actually 1.25 x 1.25 inch squares, but close enough.  I also used the Nuvo Glitter markers to add that bit of glitter and shine to the shrink film houses.  They look so cool, but I did have to set them with a little spray sealant to secure the marker to the shrink film.



I also made a larger set that measured 2x2 inch squares to fit the larger houses that were left on the Shrink film sheets.


Here is a video on how I made the inchies!!



To hold all the little pieces of shrink film to the layers of mediums, mists, and paints I used the Supertite All-Purpose Universal Glue.  It is perfect for this project as it has a fast grab and hold is amazing!!



I also have a coupon code for Supertite glue, it is the liquid glue I used to hold all the embellishments together and onto the cards and it is a wonderful glue that is so much cheaper than other glues out on the market, plus it has less chemicals!!

Coupon for 10% off your Supertite order of $5 or more 

Supplies Used

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Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine
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Grafix Shrink Film
Grafix Shrink Film
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Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
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Fiskars Scissors
Fiskars Scissors
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Prima Silicone Brush
Prima Silicone Brush
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TCW Lacy Tiles Stencil
TCW Lacy Tiles Stencil
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Stylefile Markers
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TCW Star Stencil
TCW Star Stencil
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Heat Tool
Heat Tool
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Non Stick Craft mat
Non Stick Craft mat
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Black Craft Mat
Black Craft Mat
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Supertite Glue
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Supertite All Purpose Univseral Glue
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Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer Fun Kids Crafts & Activities #locallegends

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I love summer, but that also means the kids are home and I hear the word..... "I'm bored"........ a lot.  So this I am pulling out a few of my kids activities that I have done in the past to help keep the kids entertained and not hear that BORED word so much.  Lets be a Local Legend and have fun from the house!!


Here are a few fun ideas for crafts for you kids to do this summer that will make them Local Legends, a fun program sponsored by Gymboree that is all about doing fun things around your area including some fun at home crafts!!!

Gymboree Sale On Now!

1) Craft Stick Minions

These are so fun and cute to make and you only need a few simple supplies of craft sticks, glue, and paper!!  Be a local legend and make some minions!!

Shirt and Hat from Gymboree

Check out the video here on how to make them with my son and I!!



2) Felt Food

Felt is so much fun to create with and making cute little food shapes is really addicting!!  There are ton of options of what you can make, but today we made cute little mini carrots. Check out the full blog post HERE.  Food crafts are a blast and will make anyone a local legend this summer when crafting!


Here is a video on how to make these fun carrots!!



3) Yarn Chicks

Have some yarn laying around? Make some yarn chicks.  My daughter dressed hers up and adding earrings on hers, too cute!!  Check out the full blog post HERE.  These are local legendary!!


Check out the video on my daughter and I creating some fun yarn chicks!



4) Fish Shells

Going to the beach or have some shells left from past beach vacations?  Turn them into cute little fish!!   See the full blog post HERE.  Be a local legend and bring the beach to your house by making some cute little fish!


Check out my daughter, son, and I having fun creating these cute fish.



5) Felt Swaps

Summer is filled with summer camps, but why not bring the fun of camp home and be a local legend and do a fun camp tradition of swapping handmade pins with the kids in the neighborhood!!  


Learn how to make these cute swaps out of felt in this video.



6) Gift Tags

There is probably some sort of party or event you are heading out to this summer, why not make your own gift tag on the gift bag and be a local legend?  Pull out some felt, stamps, and paper and have some fun!!


Learn how to make these fun and easy tag here.



7) Plant Markers

Summer means playing in the garden and planting yummy veggies and herbs, be a local legend right in your own backyard or in an in door planter.  Why not make some fun plant markers from glass gems and craft sticks?  Check out the full blog post HERE.


Learn how to make these fun sticks here.



8) DIY Pompom Socks

Have some fun trims laying around?  Why not dress up your socks and make them super cute and be a local legend that makes his or her own fashion accessories?  Check out these fun pompom socks and teach a little sewing in the process!!

Dress and Shoes from Gymboree  - click HERE to see some amazing deals

Learn how to make these cute socks on this video.


9) Pull String Art

This is such an addicting fun art that any age and do, be a local legend and show the kids in the neighborhood how fun this string art craft is!!  My daughter could do this for hours!!

Dress and Headband from Gymboree - click HERE to see some amazing deals

Learn how to this fun abstract art with my daughter and myself in this video.



10) Slime

Slime is always a big winner, but why not make it fluffy unicorn slime and be a local legend and have a slime party in our driveway?  This stuff can get supper addicting!!


Learn how to make this fun slime in this video.



11) Playmais Kids Crafts

These kits are super fun and easy and the designs are endless!!  Great for any age, even get eth adults in on the crafting and be a local legend!!!


Check out the video of my daughter and I creating these fun and EASY crafts.



12) Fun Foam Art Monsters

Pull out that clay, floam, dough, or fun foam and make all kinds of fun shapes from monsters, bracelets, plants, and so much more.  Let their imaginations go wild and have local legend creative driveway party!!


Check out my kids and a neighbor friend make some really fun creations in this video.



13) Painted Rocks

Painting rocks in all kinds of fun designs is so much fun, from ladybugs, donuts, trolls, monsters, and so many other fun shapes the ideas here are endless!!  Then you can hide them around your neighborhood for other kids to find!   Start the trend in your area and be a local legend.  For more rock ideas see full blog post HERE.


Here is a video on how to make these fun troll rocks.


Here is even more inspiration on painted rocks.



14) Shell Flowers

Still have a few leftover shells or have plans to get some more?  Make some beautiful shell flowers to be a local legend that makes amazing beach art!



Learn how to make these fun shell flowers in this video.



15) Dino Eggs

Using a little plaster or concrete mix make some faux dinosaur eggs!!  You can make them small or large, have fun with it, and also learn a little about dinos too, be that local legend that teaches kids in your area about fossils!



Learn how to make these fun eggs with my son and I in this video.



BONUS CRAFT

Using some dollar store noodles and felt make some light sabers!!  May the Force by with You!!  be that local legend that has a neighborhood lightsaber party!

Shirt, Hat, and Shorts from Gymboree - click HERE for amazing deals

Here is a video on how to make these fun lightsabers and also my kids playing with them!!



So now when you kids get bored, pull out some of those crafts and supplies and create!!  Kids make amazing art!!

Shirt, hat, dress, and headband from Gymboree - click HERE for amazing deals 

Staying home during the summer is all about begin a local legend, be the local craft legend!!!  

#locallegends



Gymboree Kids Clothing Newborn to Size 12


Supplies Used
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Xyron Mega Runner Refil
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Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
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Fiskars Scissors
Fiskars Scissors
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Deco Art Paint
Deco Art Paint
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Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug
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Cuttlebug Plate C
Cuttlebug Plate C
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Xyron tape runner
Xyron tape runner
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Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Mega Runner
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Non Stick Palette
Non Stick Palette
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Activa Clay
Activa Clay
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Tattered Angels DIY & Decor Paint
Tattered Angels DIY & Decor Paint
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Jute trim
Jute trim
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Cardstock Printer Paper
Cardstock Printer Paper
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Kunin Felt Classic
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Kunin Felt Premiun
Kunin Felt Premiun
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Etchall Dip n Etch
Etchall Dip n Etch
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EK Punch
EK Punch
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Sharpie
Sharpie
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Mixed Media Journal
Mixed Media Journal
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CCB 12x12 Cardstock
CCB 12x12 Cardstock
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Dollar Tree Craft Sticks
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Makin's Clay
Makin's Clay
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Xyron 3
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Google Eyes
Google Eyes
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Non Stick Craft mat
Non Stick Craft mat
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Expo Lolita Pompom trim
Expo Lolita Pompom trim
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Dollar Tree Glass Gems
Dollar Tree Glass Gems
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Love Knitting Paint Box Yarn
Love Knitting Paint Box Yarn
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DCWV 6x6 Paper Pad
DCWV 6x6 Paper Pad
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Black Craft Mat
Black Craft Mat
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Supertite Glue
Supertite Glue
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Supertite All Purpose Univseral Glue
Supertite All Purpose Univseral Glue
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Supertite Multi-Grab 360
Supertite Multi-Grab 360
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Round Stamp Block
Round Stamp Block
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Dare 2B Artzy Birthday Stamp
Dare 2B Artzy Birthday Stamp
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Echo Park At the Pool Die Set
Echo Park At the Pool Die Set
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