Skip to main content

Lisa Fulmer published another awesome book!

Did you know Lisa Fulmer has published another book? 
“Stylish Craft Foam Projects”
Lisa Fulmer is a well-known craft industry professional and she shares how to work with craft foam. In her new book, Stylish Craft Foam Projects,” she describes the differences between foams available to use when crafting. She describes what the purpose of each of type of foam and products that work best with each of them.  Lisa's book is packed full of great projects to inspire your creativity throughout the year! Signed copies of her book are available here!
I had the privilege to review Stylish Craft Foam Projects and was so inspired I pulled out some SmoothFoam ornaments from my stash.  Following Lisa’s suggestions for working with SmoothFoam I found it much easier than my past trial and errors!  If you like to craft with foam I highly recommend adding this book to your library! Learn more about Lisa Fulmer and books on her blog HERE!
Christmas ornaments with SmoothFoam


Two tips I will share with you that I used making my ornaments...
the first, sanding the edges before painting.
The second, working with the foam on skewers.... there is so much more in the book... worth the read!

Supplies used:
Bell - Paint, ribbon, twine and decorative embellishments (pinecones & holly)
Snowman - Gesso - Top Hat, eyes, toothpick nose, beads, buttons and fiber
Tree - Paint, twine and Dew Drops 
WINK of STELLA was paint on each to give them some sparkle! 

Popular posts from this blog

DINA WAKLEY Featured Artist

We are SO Proud to present Dina Wakley with her ART and February Tip  (oops, she says she is totally disorganized, so there is HOPE for all of us!)

Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. Dina is passionate about teaching art. She teaches both in-person and online workshops.  She is a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, where she gives tours to school groups and gets kids excited about art. As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more. Look for the Dina Wakley Media Line by Ranger at a store near you.  Dina's books Art Journal Freedom and Art Journal Courage are available now. Also look for three new North Light DVDs starring Dina, available this month: "Art Journal Mark Making and Throwing Ink," Art Journal Color Courage," and "Art Journal Stenci…

Rolling with my Gel Press

I love experimenting with different ways to create texture and interest on my Gel Press and for many years now I have turned to fun foam to help do this when monoprinting.  I love to team the fun foam with my dies to create my own stamps and texture plates.  I used this techniques for my prints in January that I shared here on the blog. There are lots of dies that have detail, meaning lots of scrap pieces which you can randomly stick onto cardboard giving you a stamp as well as using the actually die cut shape as a stamp.  Another idea is using them attached to a toilet roll to create a brayer like roller was shared at my local scrapbook store and on a video by Birgit Koopsen last year.  I love playing with this method. The toilet roll is slipped over a paint roller handle.

Here you can see some of my texture creations that I have on hand for my play today.

One texture I love is created using a piece of burlap ribbon, which I have stuck onto a toilet roll. My first layer above used th…

The Gift Card Card

Robin here and today I have a project for you that is a fun way to give gift cards or cash.  

You will need two envelopes for this project.  One is what the post office calls the 6 1/4 Commercial envelope.  When I was growing up we just called it a letter envelope.  It's a smaller rectangle than the #10, being just 3 5/8" x 6 1/4".  The other is a standard A6.  I chose the A6 because it fits inside the letter envelope when it's folded in half and it's also large enough to hold a check or cash, as well as a gift card.

With the flap against the body of the envelope, fold it in half from side to side.  Cut the flap in half and trim the inside cuts at an angle so that they don't interfere with the fold or get bunched up. 

Decorate the flap side of your envelope.  This will be the inside of your card.  Fold the envelope again and decorate the side that will be the front of your card.

Cut a panel of card stock to fit inside the 6 1/4 Commercial (letter) envelope.  Att…