Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bible Journaling in Bonney Lake


Have you heard of Bible Journaling? It is extremely popular now and a great way to be creative and highlight the words that stand out to you. 
We have a great selection of supplies to help you study the word creatively.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Daniel Smith Watercolor Demo in Bonney Lake


May 6, 2017; 2:00 - 4:00pm
Stop by to see our Daniel Smith Watercolor demo!
Scott Stevenson from Daniel Smith will be in our store Saturday showing our new artist grade watercolors, and the versatile Watercolor Ground. There will be a make and take, also.

Watercolors are great to take with you on a vacation since you need only the paint and water. They are small and take up only a small space.





Have you heard of Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground? It is an amazing product that let's you turn almost any surface into a toned or black ground for watercolor painting, as well as collage, pastels, pencils and mixed media work. It comes in Iredescent Gold, Pearlescent White, Buff Titanium and Mars Black. Now, with this exciting new ground, anything you've dreamed of painting with watercolor can become a reality. It’s easy to use—just brush it on—and incredibly versatile.




Better than an eraser...
Titanium White, as well as turning any surface into Watercolor Paper, allows you to rescue areas within a painting done on Watercolor paper! It’s so easy to apply Ground over an area within a painting that needs rescuing—or for working on different compositional areas. You can also lift and scrub without damaging the painting surface.

Just brush this heavily pigmented, acrylic-based ground onto absorbent and non-absorbent surfaces (for best results abrade the surface with sandpaper or steel wool before brushing on the ground.)

One coat works on most materials—allow the surface to cure for 24 hours before painting. Once dry, it will not reactivate.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Friday, April 21, 2017

DIY Patriotic Pallet

Make a Patriotic Pallet using DecoArt Vintage Effects Wash Paint. We just brought in this new crafting and home decor paint and we are sure that you are going to love it. It will give your project a paint wash effect without diluting your colors.


Christy painted the entire pallet sign with white paint. After it was dry she painted the blue in a square at the upper left corner. You can place a star template down and paint over the rest, or freehand around the edges of a star if you feel up to it. After the paint has completely dried, paint in the red stripes.



This video will quickly show you how easy this paint is to use.



Vintage Effect Wash™

Use over raw or finished surfaces to achieve a light and washed-out look. Nordic design trends are inspiring this semi-transparent, pickling wash on everything from furniture to home decor items. Its transparency gives makers complete control over the color intensity and amount of weathering, and it doesn’t hide the natural wood grain.

  • Look of weathered stain, control of paint
  • No sealer required
  • Semi-transparent
  • Water-based
  • Non-toxic
  • Soap and water clean-up


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Make A Stump Fairy House

Everyone loves fairy decor! Ann made this adorable Fairy House out of a decorative stump and our packaged windows and door kit.


 A front door was glued on the slope of the wood stump. Wood pieces were glued down next to create front steps.
The windows were glued on the sides of the stump and then wood pieces were added for windowsills. Gluing decorator moss to the windows and door finished off the homey look.






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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Win A Vintage Style Metal Sign

Enter to win this metal sign in our Facebook Win It Wednesday Giveaway!

This week we are giving away one 3 foot Think Happy Metal sign and one 4.5 oz Benjamin Dollar Chocolate Milk Chocolate Bar.
To participate in our April 19, 2017 Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway, COMMENT and LIKE this week's post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish. (This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.)
https://www.facebook.com/BFranklinCraftsBL

The winner will be announced on Thursday April 20, 2017. The winner must claim this prize by contacting our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822 ext. 123 and will have 14 days to pick up this prize in our Bonney Lake, Wa store before it is considered void. Please be prepared to show identification.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Save Money With Tax Day Coupon


Today is the deadline for taxes to be filed and paid. We would like to help you stretch your dollar today with a coupon from Bonney Lake's Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop. Receive 40% off from one regular priced item Tuesday April 18, 2017.



Stop by and see us, we are sure that you will enjoy wandering our aisles filled with crafting ideas.

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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Monday, April 17, 2017

DIY Love Notes Plaque


Supplies:
One Oval Wood Plaque
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Blue Watercolor
Decorating Your Life I Love You Vinyl
Blue Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge
E6000


Instructions:
Trace the shape of the plaque on to the paper.
Paint the wood plaque with blue paint and allow to dry.
While the paint is drying, cut out the oval shape of the paper.
Glue on the plaque with Mod Podge and allow to dry.
Apply the vinyl to the paper on the plaque.
Glue the clips to the plaque with E6000 and allow to dry.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter from Ben Franklin Crafts in Bonney Lake


The entire Ben Franklin staff would like to wish you a Happy Easter!
We hope you have an great holiday with friends and family.

Our store is closed today in observance of this special day and we will return to our regular hours on Monday.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822


Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Sale Ends Saturday!



Our Easter Ad ends this Saturday and we are closed on Easter Sunday.  Stop by for great basket stuffers and other creative project supplies to keep everyone crafting this weekend!





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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Thursday, April 13, 2017

DIY Grandma Plaque


Mother's Day is right around the corner! Make a special God Created Grandmas Plaque - it's the perfect gift for Grandma.

Supplies:
One Natural Wood Plaque with White Moulding, Large
One Natural Wood Plaque with White Moulding, Small
God Created Grandmas Vinyl Phrase
Pack of Wood Butterfly Embellishments
One 12x12" Scrapbook paper
White Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge
E6000 Glue

Instructions:
Paint 4 of the butterflies with white acrylic paint and set aside to dry.
Trim the edges of the scrapbook paper so that it fits just inside of the large plaque.
Spread Mod Podge and then press the scrapbook paper inside of the plaque.
Burnish the vinyl inside of the small plaque and gently peel of the backing.
Glue the small frame inside of the large one with E6000 adhesive.
Glue the butterflies to each corner of the frame and allow to dry.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822