Monday, January 23, 2012

Get Your Faux On -Part 1 Blog Hop Winners

Come on down!

If you see your name below, CONGRATULATIONS! You are one of the 3 winners from our "Get Your Faux On, Part 1" blog hop. Please send your email address to and we'll give you the info you need to redeem your $25 eclectic Paperie gift voucher.

From Sherry Cheever's Blog:

From Linda Ledbetter's Blog:

From the eclectic Paperie Blog:

THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! for joining the E-Team on this new blog hop series featuring Faux techniques. We really appreciate the time you take to visit each blog and leave a comment/feedback. We are working on our next one but let us know what other FAUX techniques you would like the E-Team to feature. 

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 20, 2012

New E-Team Blog Hop: Get Your Faux On, Part 1

Are you ready for a new E-Team blog hop series? We are going to get our Faux on as we begin a new series featuring faux techniques. There are so many out there and we thought it would be fun to try them and see what we could come up with it. 

Part 1 is featuring a technique that we all fell in love with thanks to Wendy Vecchi. About a month ago, Wendy shared what she called "faux crazed porcelain" that featured Ranger's Glue n Seal plus Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint. You can see the original post HERE and also HERE. With a little drying time, some inks, and your imagination, you can create some projects. Take a look at what the E-Team came up with:

Daisy Sparks (You are Here)

  • Visit each of the E-Team members and leave them some feedback about their creation.
  • 3 winners will win a $25 eclectic Paperie Gift Voucher;
  • You can visit and leave the E-Team comments on their blogs beginning today through Sun, Jan 22nd.
  • Winner's will be announced late Mon, Jan 23rd on the eP blog.

I got out my Glue n' Seal, some Distress Crackle Paint (Rock Candy) and found something to start my project. It was fun trying to figure out what to do with this little glass bottle I bought at the craft store.

My mom's birthday is this weekend so I will be giving this cute little vase to her. I think it can go on her desk and I will put some fresh daisies in it. I just have to do it, right?

Playing with the Glue n' Seal was kind of addicting. It's a great medium to use as a "primer" of sorts on surfaces that just need a little teeth so you can apply something over a smooth surface. Once you get started, you'll just want to use Glue n' Seal on all kinds of clear glass or plastic surfaces.

I found these glass candle votives, started to paint them, and then came up with this idea as to their purpose. With Valentine's approaches, I thought these two cute holders can sit near our family computer area when someone needs a little TLC.

It is a little hard to see with the red Hershey Hugs & Kisses against the Fired Brick Distress Ink applied to the crackle paint surface. Here's another photo so you can see a little of the ink that highlights the cracks from the mediums used. 

The "faux crazed porcelain" technique is really a fun and versatile way to use the Glue n' Seal and some Crackle Paint. Experiment between using inks or Distress Stains for color. You will want to see what else you can apply this medium on and try out different colors. I think clear buttons and those Starbucks Frappaccino bottles would be some good surfaces to try this techniques out. 

Don't forget to visit each of the E-Team ladies and their blogs to see their projects. Leave a comment here and also let me know what other "faux" techniques you would like the E-Team to feature in future E-Team Blog Hops.

Happy Friday!
"feed your creativity"

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cheers to a Brand New Year!

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year! May 2012 be filled with lots of ink, stamps, & eclectic paper adventures!