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When Do You Ever Have Enough Craft Supplies?

As I was going through my supplies that live in various boxes and drawers, I thought of a craft I would like to try. I did some searching for videos and how-tos but did not find anything that really resonated with what I wanted to accomplish. I did, however, take note of the supplies I would need even if I took my own route with the project. Back to my drawers and boxes. I found most of what I needed but there was something missing (actually two things missing). I did not have the right glue and I did not have a pattern that I thought would work. The pattern is easy enough as I will come up with my...

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Choosing the Right Pen Matters

Artists love to create (with Sakura), draw, use pen art, and do calligraphy. The results are so amazing, even if it is in the first iteration of the artwork. Using the right tools and materials can make a difference when it comes to the final result. Using knock-off or sub-standard materials will often ruin a piece or make it look like it is not your best work. WATER AND INK Let me explain. Recently I viewed a video in one of my favorite Facebook groups of a person who was looking for the best price for Micron pens. She found some on Aliexpress and immediately ordered them to use in her project. The pens arrived, she started her piece and was...

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News from Copious Crafts - DIY Watermelon Stamped Doormat

 I love a good doormat and at Copious Crafts, creating your own designs or simply following a pattern is a lot of fun. Why stick with one craft when you can do so many different things. Here is a fun project you can try. Found This at eHow   Materials plain welcome mat large, all-purpose sponge sharp scissors detail paintbrush paint containers such as plastic plates pink, green and black paints. Directions use the scissors to cut the all-purpose sponge into a watermelon shape.  You’ll need to cut two stamps — one to mimic the wedge shape of the watermelon’s pink core, and a second to represent the thin, curved green rind of the watermelon.  Find More Here

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News from Copious Crafts - DIY Rope Wrapped Candle Holder

  Found This At Stone Gabble Blog   Materials glass cylinder candleholder organic looking rope (mine was 3/8 inch) beachy elements like starfish or shells Directions Using hot glue, adhere the rope to the bottom front of the glass cylinder. Wrap the rope around the glass cylinder gluing as you go. Find More Here

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