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Today I decided to try something new.   Recollections water-color markers with my stamps.  I have never actually used water colors or the water color markers.  I have seen work that I think is beautiful where people have used them.  It made me want to try. I bought these markers at Michael’s Craft Store using a 50% off coupon which made them a good deal for a first timer like me.  I love flowers and butterflies.  I took out one of my favorite butterfly stamps and went to town coloring.  That is when things went south lol.

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OH DEAR! DON’T LAUGH!! okay you can laugh. I admit I did. lol


I butchered the poor pretty butterfly,  but I didn’t give up!!!  I washed my stamp off and tried again after watching a few tutorials.  I was determined to make a pretty butterfly.  TRY being the keyword..  I tried two more times…  Still  I didn’t quite get it and then by the 3rd try I was thinking THAT IS CLOSER.

This was my 2nd and 3rd try.

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So off to the sink to wash my stamps I went AGAIN.

This time I sat down and tried something a bit different which seemed to work better for me. That something was wetting the stamp only and not the paper.  It gave me a better stamp. I was doing both before.  Then I tried wetting just the paper but I didn’t like how it made the paper look.  ( I was not using water-color paper) Which I know would affect it but I don’t always have that on hand.  So I just colored my stamp and used the water pen to wet the inked stamp.  This was my end result.

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In the end I tried a flower for practice.  I really do like the affect and I will continue to try to master this technique.  Helpful hints and pointers always welcome!!!! =)

Happy Weekend everyone!


Love these Teacher Gifts

Yesterday I woke with a horrible migraine.  Probably the worst I have ever had and ended up in Urgent Care for 4 hours.  I received my first ever migraine shot.  Can you believe it only got rid of maybe 65% of my migraine but by the end of the night I was almost headache free.  Today I feel much better.  I have been back to doing my favorite thing.  Crafting. These have been my creations for the day.  Teacher appreciation week and the end of the school year are coming up.  Check out these Teacher appreciation inspired gifts. Hope y’all love them! =)

Have a great day!!

Tammy @ Crafty Boutique By Tam


Mother’s Day Craft: DIY a Faux Concrete Succulent Planter

So Awesome. I just had to share!!! =) Enjoy

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Nobody needs more work, especially moms, right? This easy Mother’s Day craft is made with faux succulents, so nobody has to keep one more thing alive. The faux concrete planter is super easy for you to DIY, too. When I painted my Faux Concrete Eggs, I painted an extra egg for this Faux Concrete Succulent Planter. If there are others in your life who can use an easy-care “thank you” gift, you might want to paint a few extra eggs, too.

DIY Faux Concrete Succulent Planter Making this faux, concrete planter is easy, and the faux succulents are easy-care, too.

To make a Faux Concrete Succulent Planter, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • 5” egg
    • Block, cube or other scrap piece
  • Faux succulents, 3 – 5 stems (the number will depend on the size)
  • Folk Art Faux Concrete Finish
  • Acrylic craft paint in pink, or other color of your choice
  • Mod Podge
  • Low-temp glue…

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