Rainbow_blanket_knitting_patternBlankets, Free patterns, Knitting and Crochet

Rainbow Knit Blanket Pattern

Social Sharing ButtonsI’m sharing a colorful Rainbow Knit Blanket Pattern that is easy to make with an unique texture/stitch. For my Rainbow knit Blanket Pattern, I wanted a nice chunky blanket, that was quick to knit but yet had some kind of texture to it. With my previous Handknit Color Blocked Afghan, I had used a garter stitch already, and with the …

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How to make a Rainbow costume: No sew Video

Social Sharing ButtonsLearn how to make a Rainbow Costume for your kid with this easy, no sew VIDEO tutorial. In case the video box isnt visible below, here is link to watch this video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2NDSYkuLG0 You will need some basic supplies for this- cardboard for the base of the costume, fabric to cover it, some ribbon for the ties and …

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DIY rainbow artDIY Crafts, Make it with your kids, Sew, Wall Art

DIY Nursery Wall Art; Felt Rainbow on Canvas

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Nursery EmbroideryLearn how to make an easy colorful rainbow wall art that is perfect to decorate your kids room or nursery! A step by step photo tutorial included.DIYRainbow

How to make it
Step 1: Paint your canvas. I chose a bright blue and gave it a streaky white look by using a dry brush with a little white paint.

Paint easy canvasStep 2: Prep for your Rainbow. Cut long 0.5 inch wide strips from the different colors of felt. I used the 8 inch Amplify shears for this and you can easily cut multiple sheets of felt at once.

Amplify Scissors fiskarsStep 3: Start by placing the smallest arch of the rainbow onto the canvas. For me here it was the purple colored felt. Sew into place using simple straight stitches. Repeat this for each color of felt.

sew on canvas embroideryStep 4: Using the smaller embroidery scissors trim the excess felt to shape the rainbow bottom. I initially cut all of the felt strips the same length, and trimmed them to size accordingly after sewing them onto the canvas.

vibgyorRainbow felt DiyStep 5: The clouds. Handcut the clouds from some white felt sheets. Cut four cloud shapes per rainbow, two smaller than the others and adhere them onto the canvas using generous amounts of fabric adhesive.

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This little canvas ALWAYS makes me smile. It is the most cheerful item I have ever made. I have 6 of these listed for sale in my shop here. And all the kids who see it absolutely LOVE it!!

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Craft SuppliesOne 8 by 10 inch canvas, Craft Felt sheets in Rainbow colors, Embroidery floss in Rainbow Colors + needle, Acrylic paints – a sky blue color and white + a paint brush,Tacky Fabric Adhesive, Scissors- A small embroidery scissor and another long sharp one. I used the Fiskars Amplify Shears here, they are perfect for this.

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Happy Colorful Mixed Media Canvas TutorialArt Techniques, DIY Crafts, Hand lettering, Wall Art

Happy Place: A mixed media tutorial

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Making a happy, unique, colorful canvas to brighten up your walls can be easy and simple. This Mixed Media Tutorial will walk you through the steps of this #diy mixed media painting. It’s time to get crafting!

Happy Colorful Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

How to make it


Step1: Lightly draw out the words onto a canvas. I don’t prep my canvas in any way and like using a grey colored pencil  instead of a regular pencil.

happy3Step 2: Use acrylic/craft paints to fill in the area around the words. I’m using an inexpensive foam brush because it works really well and I don’t have to worry about cleaning up my brush later! This teal color- I’m slightly obsessed with it 🙂
happy4Step 3: Now comes the mixed media part! Add some random points of interest using stamps and inks. This stamp by Fiskars is my go to texture adding stamp because I love the script.

happy6Step 4: Cut into patterned papers to adhere around the canvas. Choose bright fun patterns that will add pops of color to your painting. Add stickers or anything you feel like at this point. Most of the paper supplies I used on this canvas came from a Studio Calico kit called Penny Arcade.
happy5Step 5: Time to color in your lettering. This is my favorite part and boy does this bring the canvas to life! Scribble in color using the Faber Castell Gelatos and then carefully spread the color using some gesso and a brush.happy7Step 6: I wanted to bring in some black onto the canvas, so I punched little hearts from this patterned paper using the Fiskars Teresa Collin heart punch.happy8Step 7: Punch scalloped circles from doilies using the Fiskars Teresa Collins Scallop Circled Punch . I love punching shapes from doilies, they always look so pretty! Scatter these punched shapes around the canvas and glue them down with gel medium.Happy9Step 8: Add doodling using a fine tip pen all over the canvas. This is how you add your own unique flair to your painting. My favorite pen for doing this is the Faber Castell Pitt Pens. Finish off your canvas by adding buttons to the painting.

all done
Ta da! This canvas is 16 by 20 inches in size and I had to photograph it outside to capture its true colors. Scroll down further to see how it looks in my craft room!

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happy_canvashappyplaceThis canvas used to hang above my sewing machine for a while…

happy_sewBut then I found the perfect spot for it- on top of my Raskog cart (from ikea) right by all of my happy craft supplies 🙂

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Craft Supplies

The beauty of a mixed media canvas is that you can use whatever supplies you have on hand and get creative with them. But for your reference, here is a list of things I am used

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Free Printables, Wall Art

Free Printable Rainbow Quote

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Grab this Free Printable Rainbow Quote “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” that you can print at home and enjoy!

This Free Printable Rainbow Quote was hand colored by me! I love rainbows and for the past couple of months, I have been a guest designer over on the Design Memory Craft’s blog and today is my last post there. I have loved loved loved using their Faber Castell mixed media products, they are just so me.

Free Printable Rainbow Quote

I made this easy, colorful, bright, inspirational quote and you can see how to make these with my instructions on their blog here. Simple coloring with Gelatos.

But, for those of you who just want to frame this onto your wall, I also made this printable version. And it’s free. Just click below. This simple print brightened my day. I hope it does that to your day as well. Enjoy!

Free Printable Rainbow Quote

Click here to download the Free Printable Rainbow Quote

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