Monday, December 8, 2014

DIY Sno-Cone Lip Gloss - Peppermint Lip Balm (Beeswax) Recipe




Materials Used:

Printable Sno-Cone Template - (Above)
Bead Containers - http://www.joann.com/bead-storage-container-w-30-small-cylinder-boxes/9035866.html#q=bead+container&start=29
Hot Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Mold Putty - http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/mold-putty-698290/
Resin - http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/8-ounce-easycast-casting-epoxy-840645/
Sea Salt
Food Coloring
Popsicle Sticks

Plastic Cups (for mixing)


DIY Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt Lip Balm - Beeswax Lip Balm Recipe




My little sister was upset that I didn't make her a Starbucks lip gloss, so I decided to make a few special ones for her!

Resizing the printable cups: The easiest way to resize the printables is in a word document. Measure the height of the cup you'll be using, and resize the printable cup to the same height :)

Here are the materials I used to make them :
Pinkberry Printables (above)
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks
E600 Glue (Or any similar glue)
Mini Cups - Dollar Tree
Polymer clay
1M Icing Tip
Saran Wrap
Acrylic Paint
Hot Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Bead Containers - http://www.joann.com/bead-storage-container-w-30-small-cylinder-boxes/9035866.html#q=bead+container&start=29



Friday, November 7, 2014

DIY Starbucks Lip Gloss - How To Make Sweet Lip Balm Coffee Cup Drink - Polymer Clay Tutorial






So, I wanted to make a gift for my friend, that is obsessed with Starbucks, and this is what I came up with. A mini Starbucks coffee, that's actually lip gloss!


Materials Used:

Starbucks Cup & Sleeve Printables (Above)
Cardstock Paper
Plastic Shot Glass - Party City
Bead Container - Joann Fabrics 
Scissors
Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks
1M Icing Tip - Hobby Lobby - Cake decorating section
White Polymer Clay / Salt Dough

Light Brown Fabric Paint - Hobby Lobby/ Michael’s


Have fun making your own!
Toni

Friday, October 31, 2014

Watercolor Pencil Drawings!




So I got some watercolor pencils.. and here are my first attempts. I've got more practicing to do, but I'm so inspired! I love this new medium. Next, I'll try regular water colors. But for now these pencils are amazing :)

Also, the sketch pad is made for watercolors (the brand is Windpower Watercolor), and I got it at Sam Flax.. but you can find them almost anywhere.

I've gotten so excited I think I may make a video!

Well that is all.. Happy Halloween :)
-Toni 

The Little Supermarket - Shopping / Grocery Basket & Food in Miniature - Polymer Clay 1/12th Scale Tutorial


A miniature shopping basket I made of wire, with tiny groceries inside!


The miniature food printable is below : ) 











Follow along with the video tutorial below, or on my youtube channel : http://www.youtube.com/user/ToniEllison


Materials Used________________

Wire Form - Mesh Wire
White Cardstock Paper
Scissors
Scotch Tape
Glue
Paper & Pen / Pencil
Ruler
Needle Nose Pliers
Wire (22 gauge)
Wire Cutters
Exacto Knife / Blade
Clear Plastic Wrap
Drawing / Chalk Pastels
Paintbrush
Acrylic Paint: Green - Red - Orange - Purple
Needle Tool
Ball Tool / Dotting Tool
White Gel Pen
Aluminum Foil
Tiny Rocks / Brown Craft Sand - Mixed into mini fake bread @ Hobby Lobby
Miniature Cattails - Mini fake plants / Moss
String / Twine


Polymer Clay Colors________________

You can find polymer clay at craft stores.

Cashews: Tan - White - Translucent Clay Mixture
Almonds: Tan - White - Light Yellow / Brown Clay Mixture
Carrots: Translucent Clay
English Muffins: Tan - Yellow - White - Translucent Clay Mixture
Raisins: Dark Purple Clay
Cherry Tomatoes: Red & Green Clay
Salad: Green, Deep Purple & Translucent Clay
Kale: Dark Green Clay
Salmon: Orange - Light Pink - Translucent Clay
Multigrain Bread: Brown - Yellow - Translucent Clay







Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DIY : Halloween Jack-O'-Lantern Pumpkin : How To Make Salt Dough : Clay Recipe







Salt Dough / Clay Recipe:

2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
3/4 Cup Water

Materials

Paint
Glass Bowls - Dollar Tree
Paint Brush - Dark Orange & Light Orange
Flameless Candles - Dollar Tree

Baking:

Bake Pumpkins for 20 minutes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit, or until dough is hard, and no longer moist.

Here is the video tutorial:


Friday, October 17, 2014

Miniature Water Bottles - UV Resin Magic Glos (Lisa Pavelka) Tutorial





I've been trying to make these mini water bottles for so long, and finally I'm finished!

Initially I used resin to make the bottles, but the resin reacted with the purple mold putty I was using and caused tons of unwanted bubbles. So, I switched to Magic-Glos (after months of going back and forth because of the cost).

Magic-Glos cures in sunlight or with a UV light. I found the Magic-Glos and the UV light at Hobby Lobby. I got the UV light for 1/2 off with the coupon, so YAY!

I added the labels for each bottle above. I made them in Photoshop for fun, so you're free to use them, share, and make your own :)

Have Fun!
Toni