Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sort of New

I wanted to share with you one of my designs I created at the beginning of the year, but never added it to my shop. I remembered just recently about this design. I will be adding them to my shop soon. I think they would go perfect in a child's room!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Design

I was inspired to create this design, because they remind me of the beginning of spring time. Everything is fresh with new possibilities during this transition of seasons. These cards are now available in my Etsy shop. They are blank inside, so you can jot a special note to a loved one, or friend.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Shrimp Etouffee

My mom who is from New Orleans made this dish for some guest she had come visit her home. I decided to give it a try for my family for dinner. Since my mom doesn't follow a recipe, I looked up this dish from Emeril's recipe on Food Network that is pretty easy to make. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tutorial and Blog Winner!

I decided to add a little flair to this white t shirt with the stamp I made a few weeks ago. Come take a look on how it was done.

I carved out a drawing that I had made before. I reversed the image on some parchment paper before tranferring onto the stamp block. I used a pencil to draw all over the back of the paper the image so I could transfer the image. Then I carved out my stamp with Speedball carving kit.

I placed a piece of chip board in between the shirt, so to protect the back.

After I finished carving out my stamp I used acrylic paint with Delta Creamcoat Textile medium. The textile medium transforms the paint to become a textile paint. I randomly placed the flowers down the shirt.

I added a second row of flowers and allowed the shirt to dry. I let the shirt cure for seven days before steam heating on medium on the back of the shirt. That's it, simple and unique fashion tee for the summer!
The winner of the tote bag is Little Sistah Studio. Congratulations!