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      Saturday, November 05, 2016


craftstuff
03:19 PM - 11/05/2016

The topic: So, crafty!

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It was so long ago that I spoke of this, but here's the outcome.

I made my labels.

Not just for the Brusho watercolors, but for my homemade alcohol inks.

Here are the alcohol inks, in steeping mode. You can see the marker innards in the bottle.

I spritzed a little of each color on a sheet of cardstock.

I numbered each section and numbered the tops of each bottle cap.

Then I cut out rectangles of the color, places a piece of Scor tape on the bank and used the inch circle cutter for each one and placed them on the bottles. I used a tweezers to get the marker pieces out of the bottles.

And then there are the Brusho bottles. They're not very big, but the top doesn't come off, there's a little hole in the top that you sprinkle the powder through. So, I did the circle cutouts with the Scor tape on them, put a very small amount of powder in a little paint thing, put a couple of drops of water with it, mixed it up and then painted a circle. I did this for each container, then attached each circle to the top of the bottle and used push pins to poke holes through the paper and seal the bottle. The hole made by the push pin is plenty big enough for a fair amount of powder to shake out of the bottle.

This is my paint container. With my little set of water colors (Amazon add on), acrylics (Walmart) and the Brusho powder. I also have a set of brushes (Walmart) and a couple of sets of water brushes (Amazon). The water brushes open up and you put water in them. The little white things a the bottom right are the color trays. Amazon.

I have amassed a plethora of rubber stamps, acrylic stamps and wooden stamps. I've been thinking of a practical way of storing them and have decided to use the Sterlite drawers I have in the garage, where I store all of my crafts (beads as well as the paper crafts). I had vinyl covers custom made for these little chests of drawers and don't want to have to bother with those (the cats really put a damper on what normal crafters can do). So, what I'm going to do is just cut out the part of the vinyl that's in front of the first four or five drawers of each chest. These will be high enough to not get marked by any of the cats and will be readily accessible to me. 

I'll do that tomorrow.

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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