Sunday, March 16, 2014

Nail Polish Marbled Hanging Ornaments

Paper marbling is method which dates back hundreds of years and the intricate patterns created by skilled crafts people are stunning.  I've experimented in the past with marbling on water using more traditional materials such as alum and prepared paints.  Even the "mistakes" look impressive!

Have you ever tried using nail polish as marbling paint?  Just regular nail polish will float on water and allow you to do a bit of manipulation to it before it dries!

You do need to work fast though, as well as using a small surface area because the polish will start to dry on the surface within a minute.

Cardstock easily absorbs the nail polish design that you drip on the water, and I've found using some metallic polish adds an interesting, shimmery accent.

Watch the quick Nail Polish Marbling demonstration on my channel Giddy Up Workshop for how to do create these hanging Easter egg ornaments in no time.  :)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Funny Bunny Pom Poms

Okay, I admit that I'm addicted to pom poms.  There are much worse things so I figure I'm still ahead of the curve, right?  :)  I believe having a love of pom poms kinda comes with the crafting territory.

Now that Spring is officially here, and Easter coming up, bunnies have been on my mind.  I was playing around with pipe cleaners and came up with these adorably nerdy pom pom bunnies.

Follow the links for full video instructions for Pom Pom Bunny with Glasses, and the video for Pom Pom Bunny with Bowtie from my Youtube channel Giddy Up Workshop.

Pom Pom Bunny with Bowtie tutorial.

Pom Pom Bunny with Glasses tutorial.