Skip to main content

Activa Projects on the table!

Is the month of December getting away from you?  I know the feeling.  There is so much to do in such a short time.... somehow it happens every year, things get put off until December and then suddenly everything needs to be NOW! 

First, I have been working with Activa Fast Mache.  I have decided to make napkin rings for my Christmas dinner table!  I will be using candy molds purchased for crafting.  I will be pressing the Fast Mache into the mold.     Fast Mache is a fast drying instant paper mache and perfect for projects that you don't have days to wait to dry.

Activa Fast Mache
Container for water
Plastic bag
Paper towels
Craft mat - protect the table
To finish: Dew Drops, Glitter, Paint

There are several recipes for mixing Activa Fast Mache, per instructions for pressing in molds I used 3 parts Fast Mache to 1 part water.  Pour the ingredients directly into a plastic bag and mix well.

Dust the candy mold lightly with corn starch, tap out the excess.

Work the Fast Mache mixture into the mold, set aside to dry. Once dry gesso and paint, then decorate!!!  Can't wait to show them to you!
Second if you remember my earlier post HERE I was working on hot air balloons!
The second balloon is going to be covered with book text!  Strips of Vintage Text Papers were torn in strips approximately 1/2 inches.  For the length of strips: measure from the top of the balloon to the bottom add about an inch.

Using a non-food dish pour Tacky Glue and water it down...  with a paint brush apply to the dry Artiva Ridge Wrap balloon.
Starting at the top center apply strips, tucking about 1 inch inside the opening of the balloon,

Over lap each strip as you add them.

The balloon is ready to set aside to dry! 

Once it is dry I will be adding:




Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Get on Over!

We like having you visit,  Make sure to subscribe... Just click here - easy peasy November will be filled with Die Cut ART,  join us. Embellish premade pieces art by Barbara Rankin Cut your own pieces Paint or Foil to add interest art by Lyneen Jesse Combine Die cuts in a variety of mediums art by Jean Moore Create with your manual die cutting machine  or buy premade
 Handy Tip for Artists, Recyclers and Neat Freaks! I have a follow-up to the Citra-Sol method for creating fabulous background pages and collages.   I bought a big bag of navel oranges and realized I had the ingredients to make my own solvent!   Simply take a clean glass jar, peel the rind from the oranges and place all the rind/peels, without the pulp (tangerines, oranges, navels) into the jar.   Pour enough vinegar over the peels to cover them.    Allow the jar to sit for a week or two and VOILA!     You have made your own solvent for literally pennies.    You will notice the liquid getting a bit thicker than the plain vinegar and it does not smell bad!!! I now have a  HUGE jar on the window sill!       Be careful and only use this after testing on a safe spot.

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 &q