Showing posts from February, 2018

Sealed Alcohol Ink Plate

I had hoped to post about sealing last week's plate post on Thursday, but it was so rainy and dark that it took until the weekend to get good photos. So you'll get them on your regularly scheduled post day, but I have a new project that I'll post on Thursday! This plate turned out pretty neat, so I knew I wanted to seal it. The best option for decorative dinnerware is the dishwasher safe mod podge . I've used it on a few crafts now and it does work, it just takes a month to cure. It's also a bit thicker and takes longer to dry than regular mod podge. I opted to use a paint brush with soft bristles over my usual mod podge applicator of a foam brush because I was worried that brush strokes would be very visible on the glass. I applied three thin coats allowing plenty of time between to dry. If you look at the plate's back, you can easily see the sealer, but if you set it on a table or even hold it up in the sun, it's pretty much invisible--

Flamed Alcohol Ink Glass Plate

I might be a bit obsessed with starting alcohol ink on fire. I tried it out recently on a ceramic tile and then again on a mirrored candle plate . After a recent trip to Dollar Tree, I had some plain glass plates. I decorated one with mod podge and a napkin for Valentine's day, but I had some leftover, so I just HAD to try the flamed alcohol ink technique again. On my previous attempts at flamed alcohol ink, I cleared off my ceramic stove top...which is probably the best option, but it was full of dishes, and I was being lazy, so I set up on my kitchen table. I was, by now, familiar with how much flame comes off of the ink, so I cleared the table, set out a Teflon craft mat (they are designed for using in heat presses, so they they are heat safe) and to protect my table from the heat, a cork trivet, then I set my little old cookie sheet on top to keep everything contained. I had my alcohol inks set up to apply to the plate, but I moved them away when I brought out

Valentine's Day Collection of Crafts

Check out all of Sarah Jane's Craft Blog's Valentine's Day Craft Tutorials here: Valentine's Day Craft Collection

Pop Art Spock Valentine

As we're getting closer to Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share some Valentine's I made for a card exchange. I wanted geeky and friend themed, so Spock seemed like the obvious choice. :) I searched on Google images for pop art Spock designs and found this one by Tobias Woelki (follow the link to buy his prints). I used Word to add Spock's famous quote "I have and always shall be your friend," but added "Valentine" to the end. I used a font called Star Trek Future with a glowing effect that you can create in Word. You can find the font here: Star Trek Future Font Download. I printed out my altered version of the art onto some card stock and neatly trimmed around it. Then I added double stick tape and applied it to a half-page printable greeting card blank . I smoothed the design onto the front of the card and then went to work on the inside. I used the same font with a glowing effect and wrote "Live long and prospe