Love the idea of collaborations, but especially ones for my YouTube channel! Been trying to work out a schedule so that I can actually try and do at least one every other month! I've gotten quite a few requests for different kinds of videos. Many people have asked to see videos for beginners, as a lot of folks feel overwhelmed and just don't know where to start when it comes to scrapbooking. My friend Melanie Ham, came to the studio - the photo above was snapped as we wrapped up and I was helping her take stuff to her car. We worked on getting her started with some scrapbook pages in this video.
We also filmed a bit for Melanie's YouTube channel while she was over and I am just so blown away by the results of the project. She is amazing and love that she made this projects really simple (she just used two fat quarters - you know, those lovely folded up fabrics at the fabric store) yet completely customizable based on what tools you want to put in it! Check out her video here.
I am totally blown away at how awesome this thing is, I just love carrying it around with me. I should actually film some of the reactions to seeing this because it's really priceless. Both crafters and non-crafters have been so in awe of it!
And that's a wrap! Have a wonderful weekend!
If you're a crafter, you know how difficult it can be to make something your guy will actually want. Not that JC doesn't appreciate my craftiness, it's just that sometimes my intentions of creating something simple and neat doesn't always see it's way through to execution. When Mollie Makes asked me to contribute a project for issue 60, I got excited about making something modern and cool enough for any man.
The full tutorial is in the magazine - which I still need to get my hands on - hopefully you can check it out!
Remember the mug press I wrote about in this post? Well it turns out you can use the same press for printing on water bottles! I was really excited about trying a simple black scripted quote/doodle on the aluminum canteen from Pro World. I practiced my scripting with a waterbrush and Adel watercolors in a corner of the paper pad before miraculously only having to script the design just one time. I'm pretty sure that has never happened before!
Once completely dry, I took the piece of paper and placed it into my new scanner, which I am really liking, BTW.
Then I resized the image and decided to put two onto the page in case I messed up on one, mirrored the image, and printed it out on Texprint paper using the sublimation printer from this Pro World starter bundle.
I cut the design and used the heat resistant tape to attach it to the canteen.
I placed the silicone heating sheet around it and then followed the instructions.
Once complete, I carefully removed it using an oven mitt (to be safe!) and peeled off the tape. The design was revealed and looked like I painted right on the bottle!
I feel like the possibilities are endless, especially for customized gifts. Would love to hear from you - what would you put onto a mug or canteen?
This post is part of a collaboration with Pro World. As always, all words and opinions are my own.