Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Free Valentine's Love Potion Design from DecoArt

Decorate a glass bottle for a fun Valentine's decoration with this free project plan from DecoArt. Project requires a small glass jar, Titanium White, Lavender & True Red Americana Paints, Purple Passion Glamour Dust Glitter Paint, Jute and a small wooden heart. Find more glittery paint on our website at www.stockade.ca.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fuzzy Heart DIY Art for Valentine's Day

Fuzzy Heart Art is a fun and funky Valentine's craft which you can make easily with only a few supplies. Ashley from "Writing Chapter Three" created this fun art piece with hot glue, pom poms and a basswood round. Create your own colour pallet with a variety of pom poms and even a bit of glitter. We'd suggest using a 2" Nailless Hanger (lightly hammer into the back of the plaque before decorating for the easiest attachment) for easy hanging. Cute!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Feature Book: Country Pathways #8 by Annette Dozier

Inside Country Pathways Volume 8 you'll find several barns, interesting bridges and woodland scenes along with a unique pattern for a tropical paradise. The designs recommend using oils or acrylics (sometimes both) and Annette has included an acrylic/oil conversion chart. Find more books by Annette Dozier on Stockade's website.


Friday, January 18, 2013

DIY Valentine's Day Photo Frames

Have fun creating keepsake Valentines that are sure to warm the hearts of your friends & family! These ornaments were made using only a few colours of paint and two laser cut wooden shapes. Once Valentine's Day has finished they can be tucked away for December when they can hang on a Christmas tree. Standard school photos (2 1/2" x 1 3/4") fit the centre perfectly but other photos would work well too.

Simple shading and embellishing were created using Americana Royal Fuchsia, Peony Pink and Poodleskirt Pink. Glamour Dust in Celebration Pink was applied to the entire surface of the 4" Circle of Hearts Ornament. Once the paint and varnish have dried, cut your photo to size (approximately 1 3/4" round) and attach to the centre of the ornament. Run a light bead of glue around the 2" Wooden Ring and lay over the photo. Multiple ornaments can be strung together (great for showing off grandchildren!) using jump rings or wire. Hang from a simple piece of ribbon or string and display proudly in your home.

Feature Book: Rebecca's Collections #3 by Rebecca Trimble

Rebecca's Collections Volume 3 is filled it with 24 beautiful, folk art designs. There are ports, churches, farms and landscapes painted on a variety of surfaces (including canvas and wooden boxes). Three fabulous Halloween designs with Jack the Pumpkin King and several designs with snowmen are also in this book. The charming New England nightlight project would brighten up long winter nights.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Feature Book: Tuttles Touches #8 by MaryJo Tuttle

This is the 8th volume of MaryJo Tuttle's "Tuttles Touches" books. In addition to her adorable snowmen and Santas you will find Fall characters, Winter items, beach and sewing designs (including a nice grouping of sea shells).

Shown above are a few of the wood items MaryJo's designs are featured on. Find them here: Spoon #RR2560, Ornament #RR9697, Ornament #RR9696 & Ornament #RR9695.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Feature Book: Country's Edge Volume 8 by Shirley Koenig

Inside Shirley Koenig's latest book, Country's Edge Volume #8, you will find many favourite subjects to paint (butterflies, scissor-tail bird, rooster, quail, red poll bird, sparrow, tractor, shoes and much more). Shirley's favourite is the close-up of the red rooster featured on the cover. Several projects in this book are painted on 8" x 10" Canvas9" x 12" Canvas and 6" x 6" Canvas. Find this book and more by Shirley at www.stockade.ca.

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