Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Free Bunny Design from DecoArt & Lydia Steeves

Paint this sweet little bunny following Lydia Steeves' detailed instructions. Lydia has designed this free downloadable pattern for you through DecoArt's "Helping Artists Program". It includes detailed painting instructions, a full list of DecoArt supplies and a downloadable line drawing. We suggest painting on a 4" Rounded Corner Square (or alter the size for a 3 1/2" Plywood Square). View more free designs on DecoArt's site.

View other designs by Lydia Steeves in her books available at www.stockade.ca.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Feature Book: Special Moments by Chris Haughey

Special Moments by Chris Haughey is full of fun designs for a variety of special occasions! You'll find sock monkeys having a birthday party, wedding bells, sleepy teddy bears, and lots more.

The Bear Jack-in-the Box Ornaments can easily be made using Stockade parts: one #CF352 Ornament, three #WH125 wheels and one #WC150 cube. The ears are made with Sculpey clay.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Featured Video: Doll joint tutorial for puppet making

Have you ever thought of making a puppet? Tom from Puppeteers Unite has a fantastic "Beginner Puppet Building" series of video tutorials demonstrating how to make a basic puppet. Video #10 (shown here) teaches how to attach arms to a puppet using doll joints. Browse his blog for a wealth of puppet information.

Stockade has many supplies for doll and puppet making. Choose from five sizes of joints and a selection of eyes.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wedding Couple Kissing Clothespin Design & Tutorial

Brittany from The House that Lars Built designed this cute kissing couple using a jumbo clothespin, a bit of paint and a small piece of tulle. It can be used as a wedding topper, favour or as a table decoration (paint a few for holding table numbers). Her tutorial is featured on Brooklyn Bride linked here. Find mini 1" clothes pins to jumbo 15" clothespins on Stockade's website.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Free Mother's Day Design from Delta Creative

This beautiful set of gardening items would make a great gift for Mother's Day. The design is by the very talented Chris Thornton-Deason and is available as a free PDF download from Delta Creative.

Ceramcoat paints used are Bamboo, Black Cherry, Poppy Orange, White, Pop Pink, OJ, Think Pink, Black and Maroon. Delta mediums are Metal Primer and Satin Exterior/Interior Varnish. Many other free project ideas can be found on Delta's website.

Find all of your Delta Ceramcoat colours and mediums at www.stockade.ca.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Zentangles! Featuring Suzanne McNeill's Book & Video

Zentangle is a creative artform where all you need is paper, pencil and pen! With Suzanne McNeill's Zentangle Basics book and a package of Micron Pigma Pens you will have everything you need to get started. Shown here is a video by Suzanne showcasing just how easy and fun zentangling can be.

To start on this new hobby and find Zentangle products visit Stockade!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Feature Book: Country Treasures by Dorothy Dent

Country Treasures is the newest book from Dorothy Dent. It includes a variety of designs to tempt everyone - beautiful coastal scenes featuring lighthouses, serene lakeside scenes, old barns, butterflies and more.

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