Thursday, March 29, 2012

Feature Book: Simply Wood - 40 stylish projects!

Simply Wood contains stylish and easy-to-make projects sure to inspire you. The author, Roshaan Ganief, shares patterns and instructions for 40 attractive projects that can be cut on a scroll saw with (we suggest top quality Olson scroll saw blades). The projects combine a simplistic, natural beauty with a modern flair and range from chic lighting accessories and wall art to stylish pendants, coasters, candle holders and more.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Free DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Painting Project

DecoArt's versatile gloss paint is perfect for painting your own beautiful glassware. Painting instructions for the Poppy Flower Vase and the Spring Flower Vase are available as free project plans from DecoArt. You can browse other free project plans on DecoArt's site

Use DecoArt's Americana Gloss Enamels (Stockade carries all 37 colours) to decorate glassware, wood, ceramics as well as a variety of other surfaces. Painted glassware may be baked for increased durability. This product goes equally well on porous surfaces (no sealer required). The colours match Americana Acrylics of the same name, so you can use all of your favourite colours for new projects!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Feature DIY Craft: Quilled Tea Cup & Vase

Isn't this tea cup and vase adorable? You will find all sorts of inspiration for quilling projects from Crafting Creatures website including this how-to. Stockade carries a selection of quilling papers and tools. Make this design in pretty pastel colours or brights (found in the Rainbow 100pc paper set). 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Feature Book: Christmastime #7 by Jamie Mills-Price

Christmastime #7 Wintry Heaven is the latest in Jamie Mills-Price's Christmastime Between the Vines books. This book is full of charming patterns featuring petite ornaments with gingerfolk and snowfolk, adorable birch bark snowmen, Santa's and much more. DecoArt Americana Acrylics are used along with Glamour Dust in the following colours: Gold Glitz, Silver Bling, Sizzling Red, Tiger Orange, Limeade, Emerald, Turquoise Sparkle, Purple Passion, Celebration Pink, Ice Crystal, Sapphire Blue and Lemon Drop.


All seven Sweet Petite wooden ornaments are available from Stockade.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Free Springtime Rabbit Design from Renee Mullins

"Springtime is in my Heart" is available as a free PDF download from Renee Mullins' Plum Purdy Designs. This rabbit can be painted on many different surfaces or cut from plywood (a line drawing is available). We think it would look great painted on Stockade's 18" x 9" MDF sign kit:
You can browse more of Renee's free patterns on her site. Browse Renee's books online at Stockade.
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