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Make Wheat Paste

How to Make Wheat Paste. This mixture of vegetable starch and water has been used as an adhesive for centuries. Street artists and concert promoters use wheat paste to put up posters, craftspeople use it in papier-mâché or decoupage, and p.

do it yourself divas: DIY: Decoupage Q Can be used as fabric stiffener too. Elmer's Glue All and water= matte finish and water resistant. And a little varnish too= glossy finish.  Seal it with polyerythane= water proof. Just be careful on photos as apparently some Elmer's glue contains acid. Brilliant.

do it yourself divas: DIY: Decoupage glue water, shake and done! guess who will be saving a lot of money this summer!

A recipe for air-dry colorful clay, made from ingredients found in the kitchen

A recipe for air-dry colorful clay, made from ingredients found in the kitchen; cold porcelain clay, microwave to mix ing.

Press leaves then draw designs with a metallic marker. From Family Fun magazine.

7 Crafts to Do with Kids over Christmas holidays

Autumn Art: Use beautiful fall leaves as canvases for doodle designs. Press colorful finds inside a heavy book for about 10 days, then draw on them with metallic paint markers. To add a bit more strength and shine, seal the finished leaves with Mod Podge.

17 Insanely Cool Things You Can Do With A Hot Glue Gun

17 Insanely Cool Things You Can Do With A Hot Glue Gun

DIY: enamel dots - They make such a pretty and easy embellishment to use in cards or any crafts! Make bead with gluegun and paint flat backside with acrylic paint

Wait, you can make glitter? - DIY glitter: Preheat the oven to 350. Place salt (table salt/sea salt) into a small bowl. Add drop of food coloring and mix with the salt. Spread mixture onto a baking sheet in one layer. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Let cool, then transfer into a storage container for use.

DIY Glitter- Preheat the oven to Place salt (table salt/sea salt) into a small bowl. Add drop of food coloring and mix. Spread mixture onto a baking sheet in one layer. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Let cool, then transfer into a storage container for use.

this paper mache clay recipe was developed by an artist who has been working in this medium for over 30 years .. THE CLAY IS INCREDIBLE TO WORK WITH ... love, love, love it

Paper Mache Clay Recipe I recently developed a new recipe for a sculptural material I call “paper mache clay.” This material is so easy to use and so easy to make that I now use it exclusively for all my paper mache sculptures.

Do you use the nail trick?  Puncturing a few holes in the rim helps drain your paint so it doesn’t collect in the lid.  When you go to close your paint up, it makes for a cleaner seal!

The BEST Painting Tips and Tricks

Keep paint can rims drip-free: Do you use the nail trick? Puncturing a few holes in the rim helps drain your paint so it doesn’t collect in the lid. When you go to close your paint up, it makes for a cleaner seal!

diy bookbinding, pamphlet: http://www.designsponge.com/2013/03/bookbinding-101-five-hole-pamphlet-stitch.html

DIY: Bookbinding tutorial on how to do the five hole pamphlet stitch. Share with Cadettes earning their Book Artist badge.

Cold Porcelain:1 C School Glue, 1 C Cornstarch, 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice, 1 Tbsp. Baby Oil  Place in a microwave safe bowl.  Mix until smooth creamy paste, microwave 30 seconds. Remove & stir, microwave for 30 seconds. Stir & microwave 30 more seconds. Carefully remove & place on a corn-starch cover-ed surface. Knead dough carefully. (It will be hot) til you get a consistent tex-ture. Place in closed ziplock bag & cool (overnight) Divide dough and color with  2 drops food coloring or acrylic…

Air dry clay or cold porcelain - 1 Cup School Cup Tbsp. Lemon Juice or Tbsp. Baby Oil or regular oil

Stash some photos and record your favorite summer memories in our DIY handmade book.

Make a handmade book from a sketchpad

DIY Handmade Book: make a book using a sketchpad and basic Japanese stab method for the binding. It is fun to have a homemade book

"Scratch-off"paint (like on lottery tickets) - one part dish soap, two parts acrylic craft paint. who knew!?

"Scratch-off"paint (like on lottery tickets) - one part dish soap, two parts acrylic craft paint. who knew!, Best DIY Projects, "Scratch-off"paint (like on lottery tickets) - one part dish soap, two parts acrylic craft paint. who knew!

DIY Farmhouse table. Yep. This is the one I want. Love the bench, too.  finally a table that could maybe fit the whole family!!!!

DIY Farm Table with Blueprints - I love this table! If we didn't already have a dining room table that I adore I would totally add this to hubby's project list.

Tutorial on making a mini center-stitched book - (Great idea to give a friend who is struggling with words of encouragement at top of some or all of the pages? )

DIY miniature center-stitched book**maybe make a book of the kid's drawings? stitch the binding.

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