Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sweet Sugarbelle back To School Cookies

It's Wednesday again and time for our weekly Win It Wednesday Facebook Giveaway.



This week we are giving away a Sweet Sugarbelle prize. One lucky winner will receive one Back to School cookie cutter set that includes templates and instruction card, 4 nesting rectangle cookie cutters, one pack of food safe markers and one 4 pack of Kraft cookie boxes. This is perfect for PTA meetings, making teacher gifts, bake sales, or adding to kids lunches.

To participate in our July 27, 2016 Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway, COMMENT and LIKE this week's post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.
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The winner will be announced on Thursday July 28, 2016 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. For questions please contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

#DIYcookiedesign  #Sweetsugarbelle

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DIY card Making with House Mouse Stamps

This adorable card is perfect for many occasions! Stop by to see our selection of card making stamps and inks.


Stampendous:
HMR46 Kitty Cleaning
SSC1222 Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps™
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Plus:Orange Peel Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Patterned Paper
Copic® Markers (B000, BG13, BG15, G24, G28, YG11, YG15, YG17, YG21, YG38, YR04, E21, E31, E33, C1, C3, C5)
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Chevron Ribbon by May Arts®
Buttons

Instructions:

  1. Create 6 X 4 1/2 inch top-fold card from orange cardstock.
  2. Stamp sentiment at bottom of square panel of patterned paper with black ink. Adhere panel to card.
  3. Stamp image on panel of white cardstock. Color and shade with markers. Adhere to card.
  4. Wrap and tie ribbon around top of card.
  5. Embellish with buttons.

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#HouseMouse  #Stampendous #CardMaking 

Monday, July 25, 2016

DIY Lost Ocean Canvas Wall Art

The coloring canvas can be used for paints, markers and ink. Today Christy tried out the ink technique.

Lost Ocean Coloring Canvas


Pigment IZink and Cut-n-dry pen nibs


Use the pen nibs to "paint the ink" on the canvas. The color adheres well and will give your art vivid color.


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#coloringcanvas  #DIYart

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bonney Lake Custom Framing

Elevate Your Art with Designer Custom Framing.


Artwork by Ian McRae

We used Arquati moulding with an Anvil fillet.


Art establishes the mood of the room, make yours reflect your style.  Visit our frame shop to see the large selection of custom framing mouldings in the current home decor trends.

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253-862-6822
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#customframing  #Arquati



Friday, July 22, 2016

DIY Room & Dorm Decor

The brand new coloring canvases by Johanna Basford come in a variety of designs from her Secret Garden book in 12x12" and 24x12" sizes. These canvases are primed with acid free acrylic gesso and ready for markers, pens or paint. Spend relaxing time coloring and when you are finished you will have art for your dorm room or bedroom.




We have a new line of high quality pens that work well with the coloring canvases.  The new Staedtler triplus fineliners come in a 36 count set and have a wide range of colors. These pens have a brush pen feel, good line quality and are dry safe which means you can leave these pens uncapped for days and the ink will still be fresh and flow freely.


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253-862-6822
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#LostOcean  #ColoringCanvas  #adultcoloringbooks

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Blowout Bead Sale in Bonney Lake

50% off on bead strands - back wall only. Perfect for personal projects, farmers markets, craft shows and holiday bazaar projects. Stop by to see the great selection of bead strands and other items.

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#beadsale  #Bonneylake  #holidaycraftshows  #bazaars 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Win a Color Me Journal and Pens

Win It Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - we are giving one lucky person a Color Me Journal filled with lined pages, designs to color and inspirational quotes. and 60 pieces gel pen set. The pen set contains a large range of colors and includes primary, pastel, metallic, neon, glitter.


To participate in our July 20, 2016 Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway, COMMENT and LIKE this week's post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.
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The winner will be announced on Thursday July 21, 2016 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. For questions please contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822.


Color Me Journal - Inspirational Quote

Color Me Journal - Lined Pages


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253-862-6822
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

DIY Jewelry - Photo Transfer on Polymer Clay

Make your own personalized jewelry! Use the photo transfer technique to create pieces that are unique.


Polymer Clay Photo Transfer Directions:
Open the package of polymer clay and knead until it is soft and pliable.
Roll out the polymer clay until flat and about 1/4" thin. You can use a rolling pin or a pasta attachment on your mixer. Cut the clay to fit the size of finding you are using.
Choose a photo or clip art image you want to use. If there is a definite right side you will want to reverse the image orientation on your computer. Size it to fit your project.
Print out an image on a printer that uses toner, office supply stores are very inexpensive for a print or two. (Home printers are typically inkjet and that will not work.)
Get the polymer clay wet and place the paper over it, image side down, then gently press down. Allow to dry.
Wet finger and gently rub the paper off they clay. Continue wetting finger and rubbing until all of the paper is gone and the image remains.
Place the polymer clay in a 200 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Now create the jewelry -
Glue your clay piece into the rectangle finding.
Glue to finding to the filigree.
Finally, glue to filigree to the leaf and allow all to dry completely.

Add a jump ring to attach to a necklace or glue a pin to the back to wear as a pin.

Here are some other samples of polymer clay photo transfer projects. I love the way the clay holds the bright colors.





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#polymerclayphototransfer  #DIYjewelry

Monday, July 18, 2016

DIY Mermaid Wall Art

The mermaid trend is very popular this summer and we are having fun creating projects to share with you. This one is very simple, but looks great.


Supplies:
One Pallet Board Sign
Acrylic Paint - White, Blues and Purples
Roll of Thick Jute
Brown Kraft Paper
Glue Gun


Directions:
Water down white acrylic paint and paint a wash over the entire board.
While the board dries, cut out a tail shape from the brown paper to use as a stencil. (You can also draw the shape freehand.)
Draw the tail on the board.
Paint in the tail by starting with one color, then blend in others to give it depth.
Add a couple of white paint lines to give the tail a highlight.
Allow to dry.
Outline the tail with your glue gun, pressing the jute into the glue as you go.
Cut small pieces of jute and glue on the board in half circle to form the scales.
When the project is completely dry your wall art is ready to hang.




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#DIYsigns  #mermaidwallart


Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer Furniture Rehab with Milk Paint

It's Friday - that  means some of us will be heading out to garage sale shop this weekend. If you are looking for furniture to refinish then this post is for you! Introducing our new line of paint FolkArt Milk Paint.  The new Milk Paint by FolkArt is sure to be the next favorite product for furniture rehab.

FolkArt Milk Paint - Brushes like a stain, looks like a paint

Achieve farmhouse chic decor with FolkArt Milk Paint and Finishing Oils. A true casein-based paint, FolkArt Milk Paint comes in a convenient premixed, ready-to-use formula that brushes as smoothly as a stain but dries to a dead, flat finish—perfect for vintage furniture restoration and modern rustic decor pieces. Pair with FolkArt Finishing Oil to seal and protect your raw, stained, or milk-painted project.
- See more at: https://www.plaidonline.com/milk-paint/brand/detail.htm#sthash.UzdRKkrD.dpuf

 Plaid - "This line of gorgeous colors are true casein-based paints that brush on as smoothly as a stain but dry to a beautiful flat finish. Unlike the typical powdered ready-to-mix milk paint, FolkArt Milk Paint won't spoil, nor will it fade over time or chip and peel because it was specifically formulated to absorb directly into a porous surface!"

Here is a video of a furniture makeover using Milk Paint.




Milk Paint projects - Plaid's roundup of 8 projects.

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