Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DIY Gingerbread Zombie Ornament Tutorial

Hey Everyone! Who's ready to make some handmade funky Christmas ornaments? I had some pieces of cardboard laying around so I put them to good use For this project you are going to need the following materials: recycled cardboard, scissors, pen, & ornament hooks
Start by Drawing your Ginger bread Men on the cardboard
Next cut it!
Use a small nail or screwdriver to punch a hole on the top, this is where the hook will go in.
Now its time to Decorate them! you can make them into anything I made Smiling ones, Zombies and Gingerbread Hookers lol
If you make a ton of them you can make a small tree using cardboard circles to display them in :)
I Hope you Enjoyed this tutorial! If you dont feel like doing the work I might be selling these at my Etsy Shop Have fun with it Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Plans for Winter

One of the things I want to learn this winter is to learn how to Ice Skate!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween!!



So Halloween is right around the corner and i still don't have any exciting plans for it, I think I work that day :( but that wont get he out of the Halloween Spirit so im gonna go ahead and celebrate it by making a coupon in my Etsy Shop
So stop by and get yourself a nice Halloween piece :) use Code "Frankenstein" to get 25% off ur order :D
Good till Halloween!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

MikeDestructive

Today im featuring the Awesome Mikedestructive

Mike is a fellow independant artist that makes kickass Urban/Pop Art,
All of his pieces are full of color and have a nice graffiti feel to them
here are some of my favorites from his shop







You can find his Shop over at Etsy
hes currently having a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SALE! so take advantage and buy yourself some cool original Art from a Great Artist!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tutorial- Turn an Empty Pretzel container into a Solar Powered Garden Lantern

Hey Everyone,
today I was feeling a bit crafty so I put myself to work and came up with this cool lantern, its perfect to put on your apartment balcony or your porch !

it takes only 6 easy steps and a few items than can easily be found around the house.

Materials:
empty plastic container
old solar powered garden light
acrylic paint
a tea light
scissors
rocks


Step 1
Get a hold of a big clear plastic container with a lid. I had this pretzel jar handy.


Take out all the pretzels and carefully remove the label using a small blade or razor.
wash off any glue residue using soap and water.

Step 2
Dry the container using paper towels and give it a few coats of acrylic paint, i used a nice shade of turquoise, but also a ligth baby blue or yellow would look awesome.

Step 3
Allow the background color to dry then add on a simple design using a darker color. I used dark brown and added some naked branches using a small brush.


Step 4
Grab the scissors and light the tea light. Use the tea light to heat up the tip of the scissors and puncture a small hole on the lid of the container, make sure the hole is big enough to fit the LED.



Step 5
Put some rocks or sand in the bottom of the jar, this will help it stay sturdy on windy days.
place the solar powered light on top of the lid and place your lantern in a nice sunny spot during the day so that the battery can charge


Step 6
Wait for the night to arrive and enjoy your lantern !





I hope all of your lanterns come out great! feel free to message me to show me your creations!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Day in Chicago ChinaTown- Ups I forgot it was Lent

Today I spent an awesome day in Chinatown.
I had never had a chance to explore it like I did today
it all started with taking the Metra down to Union Station,



Off we headed to Chinatown!
Once there we were hungry so we headed to Joy Yee's noodle were i got the the lemongrass pork chops w a glass of warm fruit tea mmmmm Delicious! but I completely forgot that it was lent!... no wonder the lady besides me was giving me awkward looks like I killed her cat!



anyways afterwards we wandered around to some of the shops, I bought a small lucky bamboo, a tea diffuser pot, some "Mango Tea"(it tastes nothing like mango lol) and a cool kimono style shirt that was on sale :)





Afterward the fruit tea started to make effect... i forgot tea is a diuretic so we got the task of finding a bathroom, we couldnt find one anywere! we ended up in Saint's Alp teahouse, and since we were there we decided to have some tea. I got the peach tea and it was AMAZING!



The place was very colorful!


I got a cappuccino too!

afterward we wandered of into some more stores like the Pacific Furniture Inc! full of So many cool things! at Great prices!



And the HoyPoloi Art Gallery!



we also wandered into a grocery store that had fish tanks with LIVE Fish, lobsters and dungenes crabs! yes! cant get more fresh than that.... talk about the smell, needless to say we didn't spend much time in there :)



afterward it was starting to get hungry and it was getting dark and cold out so we searched for a dinner spot, so many choices! we ended up going back to the tea House and there we had some more peach tea sweet n sour soup and some Taiwanese h'orderves, that included shrimp balls, chicken wings and tea eggs :) check out more of there menu

After that it was time to head back to Union Station to catch the 8:30 train back home. I made it on time with plenty of time to spare.
I had a great day, I cant wait till the weather gets nicer here in the Chi so that i can go back and explore more of the cool restaurants and shops Chinatown has!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Back to Basics

I know I have said this before but once again I'm gonna go back to what got me started into Art in the first place ACEO collectible Art cards! I have been neglecting them lately and its time to give them back the respect they deserve, so you will be seeing a lot more new pieces from me soon.

on another note, I was in the etsy chat the other night and my friend "vintagehillbillies" gave me instructions on how to make a treasury. I have always wanted to make one so i'll definitely give it a shot. Any suggestions for it?



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