Beading

Attaching Clasps to Beaded Jewelry
Bead Board - makes beading easy!
Beading tips
Beading F.A.Q.
Knotting with Tweezers
Stringing Cords
Stringing Wire
Birthstones
Crimping & Crimp Cover Instructions
Easy Ear Wire
Knowing Your Beads



Crafts

Bow Making
Candle Burning
Decoupage with Mod Podge
Folding the American Flag
Floral Tablescaping
General Tips
Melted Crayon Art
Photo Booth with Props - How to set up
Sculpey
Styrofoam
Tillandsia Care (Air Plant)
Vinyl Lettering



Framing

Conservation Framing
How to Hang and Care for your Pictures



Needle Arts

Knit with Milly Video: Blocking
Knit with Milly Video: Cast On
Knit with Milly Video: Cast Off
Knit with Milly Video: Knit Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Purl Stitch
Knit with Milly Video: Knit a Starbella Scarf
Knifty Knitter Looms
Knitting & Crochet Abbreviations
Knitting Instructions
Yarn Weight System



Painting

Acrylic Paints: which one to use?
Basics of Brushes
Clay Pot Preparation
Coloring Items Using Alcohol Ink
Crackling
Glitter, Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine
Painting Mediums / Products Information
Painting Surfaces
Painting Tips
Sealers
Tin Preparation
Wood Preparation



Paper Crafts

Accu-Cut Die-Cut Machines
Creative Card Making
Distress Inks with Tim Holtz
Getting Started on a Scrapbook
Glossary of Stamp Terms & Techniques
Inking 101
Marbled Look Created with Alcohol Ink
Masking Techniques - Rubber Stamping
Scrapbooking on the Wall - Canvas Art
Taking Gift Tag Art One Step Further
Tear Paper, HOW TO
Twinkling H20's



Sewing

Blanket Stitching
Choosing the right THREAD
Fabric Conversions
Fabric and Sewing Project Tips
Glossary of Sewing / Quilting Terms
How to Wash your Fabric and Quilts
Stuffing (Fiberfill)

Scrapbooking on the Wall - Canvas Art

Scrapbooking on the Wall
Canvas Art

Scrapbooking on canvas is the newest art form for displaying photos and memory type items, while maintaining a very personal touch of the event. Here's a list of finishes, attachments and mediums you can use. But please, don't stop with this, come in our store and talk to one of our associates to learn more about this new "Scrapbooking on the Wall" technique!






Photo Transfer: Scan in and print your pictures onto photo transfer paper. Cut them to the size you desire. Iron them onto the canvases following manufacturer's directions. Let the transfer sit until it's completely cool before handling it.



Stencil
: Use stencil to trace letters or shapes onto the back of the paper. Remember that you must trace the letters backwards for them to appear correctly when you cut them out, so place the stencil front down before tracing. Or simply stencil on cardstock and adhere it to the canvas. You can also stencil directly to the canvas if you wish.



Stamping
: Use paint with larger stamps and apply directly to canvas, or stamp on paper or cardstock and adhere to project.
attach ribbon


Embellishments
: Limited only by your imagination! Attach any of the following in any combination to enhance and personalize your project: clock face, memorabilia, wood or metal letters or shapes, Fun Foam, ribbons, silk flowers, lace or fabric, fibers, beads, eyelets, jewelry, buttons, charms, stickers, die cuts, tags, post cards,  small toys, game pieces, seashells or other items from nature . . . you name it!



Hardware
:
add hinges - Attach screw eyes to hold projects together when using several canvases. Or tie ribbons and eye screws to connect the components.
- Attach canvases together with hinges or clips to create a tri-fold display.
- The combination of canvas and hardware allows a simple towel hanger to become an integral part of canvas art.
- Attach a simple hook in the bottom part of the canvas to turn it into a great addition to any room.




Faux Finish:

Faux is a French word meaning "false" or "fake". Creating a faux finish on any surface allows you to give the appearance of a surface being something other than what it is. Use a sponge, a crumpled piece of plastic wrap, or an old rag, to create a different look and add texture to your project.



Scrapbooking on the Wall - Canvas ArtCrackle
: Crackle is not just for walls and furniture. Crackle can also provide unique coordinating corner accents. Try to think "outside the box" when you experiment with this fun medium. You can get some great textures and nearly any color you want. Remember, the wetter the crackle paint is and the heavier the crackle is applied, the larger the cracks will be on your finished project.

Special thanks to Design Originals for permission to use pictures from their book "Scrapbooking on the Wall 2".