September 28, 2010

Photography Props ~ Tammy's Picture Perfect







I had a local photographer Tammy Hefford contact me over the summer for a few props that she could use in her photo shoots. Here are a few pictures that she was kind enough to share. Her business name is Tammy's Picture Perfect, located in Barrie, On 705-791-2457



September 23, 2010

Busy, Busy...Sneek Peek!






















September 13, 2010

How to Make Paper out of Dryer Lint







If you have a clothes dryer, then you can make beautiful handmade paper. I remember my art teacher in high school made her wedding invitations out of lint she saved from her dryer and thought, how amazing is that!

It's very easy and cheap to do. Here is the how to:

Materials:

Plastic lid from a margarine container
Dryer lint
Water
A piece of old sheet
Towels
Dish Pan, large cake pan, etc.

Directions:
Take the butter tub lid and poke small holes all over it from the inside. Don't make them too big. Make as many as you can without ripping the lid apart.

You should do the whole project outside where you can get messy, place one folded towel down on the pressing surface.

Put water in the dish pan. Add dryer lint until its like a moderately thick soup. Take the margarine container lid you are using for a deckle and swirl it in the soup of water and lint. Remove. Place it on the folded towel. Cover with the old sheet. Cover with the second towel and press the water from the lint paper. You can create patterns on it now by pressing shapes on it.

Pick up the covering towel and sheet. Now you can see the nice round piece of paper laying there. Flip the lid over to tap what is now paper onto a surface to dry, any flat dry surface will do. Let the paper dry --- and use for art projects!! This is really artsy...I love it!

Keep repeating the process until the lint is used up. The paper may take a day or two to dry out. You can hang to dry or lay out on a screen so mildew doesn't develop.

Enjoy!

September 8, 2010

A Few Things We've Been Up To...


























We have been really busy! Lots of great things are happening in our life, I'm hoping the same for you all! If you would like to share just leave a link and/or a comment below. Don't forget to enter this months contest sponsored by SalleBelleDesigns check out my last post for contest info.