Friday, September 21, 2018

Sweet Inspiration Party #125

Hey everybody! Fall comes rolling in this Sunday and I think all of us are ready for its' arrival - one way or another! Speaking about being ready, are you ready for our One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Sweet Inspiration Link Party? I know I am! Thank you so much for taking the time to join us and share your wonderful projects, ideas and inspirations! 

The party starts on Fridays @7am EST or 11am GMT and runs through the following Tuesday. Plenty of time to link up your creative ideas! By joining us every week you will be able to grow your blog, meet new blogging friends and have your ideas and inspirations seen and shared by all of us who link up!

The hosts will be visiting everyone who join to share your inspirations, ideas and creativity! And of course enjoy the possibility of being featured by one of the party hosts! We truly appreciate and thank you dearly for joining us each week! 
Michelle @  A Crafty Mix

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Amy @ Health, Home and Heart      
I'm loving these gorgeous, decorative metal garden planters that Serena over at Thrift Diving made for her front porch and the tutorial is so easy to follow too. I can't wait to try make something similar for our garden

I am a pumpkin person but not in the usual way! This black Rose pumpking caught my eye. It is so bold and beautiful! For the how to make a similar one Erlene from My Pinterventures has a detailed tutorial

Pancakes are big at my house. I frequently make and freeze pancakes for an easy and fast breakfast. I love being able to provide a homemade breakfast for my kids, and they LOVE pancakes. So, I can't wait to test out this recipe from Rose Bakes for buttermilk pancakes. I have a feeling it's going to be a huge hit around here!

Would you believe this lovely piece of jewelry is made from a cookie tin? Stop by to see how Crafty Hope altered tin into this beautiful pendant!

I've been thinking of redoing my living room. Well actually doing it is more like it since it really isn't done yet. And these great ideas for displaying art from Carol of Comfort Spring really caught my eye for that wall above the sofa.
And the most popular post is from Eileen and Ash @Just Measuring Up who share their ideas on transforming an ugly space - something we all wish we could to do from time to time!
If you were featured, proudly display this button on your site! Congratulations!

 Let's Get This Party Started!

The Rules:
  • It would be appreciated if you follow us on at least one social media.
  • No link back to our blogs required but it would be appreciated. We have our buttons as “nofollow” links so no to upset SEO.
  • You can link up to 3 posts, DIY’s, Home décor, Crafts, Recipes, anything family friendly goes!
  • Yes, you can link up posts with Affiliate links.
  • Please link up your own work, no ads.
  • Linking gives us permission to share a credited photo on our social media accounts.
  • If you wish to pin the features please do so by going to the original post.
  • No repeat linking up. Otherwise, it will be removed. Click the button to link up below! Get inspired, have fun & share!!!
Disclosure: By submitting a link to the Sweet Inspiration Link Party you are giving the party hosts permission to feature your link/post on our blogs, social media and future round up posts. This includes images from the linked post as well as linking to your social media accounts. Purple Hues and Me and all Sweet Inspiration Link Party co-hosts respect you and your work. Everything will be properly linked back to you and given credit

Please Note:   Linking up with stock photography or using photos without express permission by the photo owner is not allowed. Links of stock photography or photos that are not owned by you will be removed without notification

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Acrylic Paint Pour Using a Strainer

Welcome to the September Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by Erlene @ My PinterventuresThe purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you, too) to not just pin, but to make it happen by trying it out!

This month, I'm into paint pouring! I think this is a new trend that's happening right now. And it's very popular on Pinterest. But I'm going one step further with Acrylic Paint Pour Using a Strainer! I first saw this on a tv segment, Right This Minute and was completely fascinated with the results! Like the show said, "who knew strainers could create amazing art?" And without ever touching a paint brush, too! This is so me! Originally, I wanted to do this using a pumpkin instead of canvas. But I chickened out thinking I didn't have enough paint to cover a good size pumpkin all over! I didn't want just drips, so I played it safe with canvas.

Materials used:

  • Oval canvas - 20"x16"
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints -Cranberry Wine, Brilliant Purple, Frosted Plum, Light Orchid, Cotton Candy, White
  • DecoArt Pour Medium
  • Sink Strainer
  • Disposable gloves
  • Plastic cups
  • Craft stick stirrers
  • Drop cloth
First, it had been raining off and on all week, so I had to do this project indoors. I covered everything possible in the area that I thought would get paint on, including the throw rug on my wood floor. Then, I placed the canvas on top of three empty plastic cups so the paint could drip down and off of the canvas. Next, I put on a pair of disposable gloves and shook-up the acrylic paints and poured all of each one into plastic cups.
 Then I poured Pouring Medium into each color, probably about half the amount to the paint. I didn't think I had enough medium for equal amounts.
And stirred each cup.
I placed the strainer in the middle of the canvas and began pouring in each color of paint.
See the beautiful beginnings of the design!
 I continued pouring colors into the strainer with no particular color order.
The flow of the colors was somewhat slow. Maybe I should have added more pour medium.
So, I picked up the strainer and moved it to another area.
Look at that pattern - swoooosh!
I then placed the strainer down again and added more paint.
It still seemed slow going again, so  .  .  .
 I started tilting the canvas .  .  . back and forth .  .  .
 to make the paint flow to the sides and over the edge.
 That worked! And I didn't have too much overflow paint on the drop cloth, either.
This is so amazing!!!!
 I had a little bit of paint left over in the cups, so I placed the strainer on top of a 8"x10" glass from a picture frame and poured in all of the leftover paint  .  .  . 
 to get this beautiful design!
 Two amazing pieces!
It took a couple of days for the paint to dry completely!
What lovely wall decor!
 If you look at the glass piece on the left, do you see a figure with an eye, torso and hand?  Wow, that's what I see or imagine!
This frame is actually showing the back of the poured paint onto the glass - 
which looks like an explosion of colors, doesn't it!
Oh so pretty! I'm really loving paint pouring - especially using a strainer! 
To join next month's #pinterestchallenge, click here to sign-up ⇒ October Pinterest Challenge

Now let's see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!

Jenny - Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Kristie - Teadoodles
 Beverly - Across the Boulevard 
Debra - Shoppe No. 5 • Gail - Purple Hues and Me 
 Lynne - My Family Thyme   • EmilyDomestic Deadline
Chelsea - Making It Manzanita  
Michelle - Our Crafty Mom • Lisa - Blogghetti 
Debbee - Debbee's Buzz    Shirley - Intelligent Domestications 
Kenyatta - My Design Rules • Kelli - The Olympic Nest 
 Katrin - Kreativ K 
Roseann - This Autoimmune Life • Terri - Our Good Life 
April - StampinFool  •  Lydia - Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen      

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