Monthly Archives: January 2016

Paint with me LIVE today! Dandelion fluff in Watercolor/Colored pencils!

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Hi friends! I have another live painting tutorial for you today!

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We will be using watercolors and colored pencils on this easy painting. You can watch the show live, or the reply on the player below but if you want to ask questions or hang out with other painters in the chat you will need to watch on the YouTube watch page.

Supplies available at out sponsor Jerry’s Artarama:

I can’t wait to paint with you today! I do hope you stop…

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Stamp School: Intro to Mixed Media & Watercolor Powders!

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Hi friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week! I had a really fun time working on tonight’s project. It is a mixed media card and the thing I love about mixed media is that anything goes!

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I even used the scratch paper that protects my table to make the envelope! Watch the video to see how!

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Hot Deal!

  • Supplies can be found at our sponsor Lost Coast Designs.  Mention TheFrugalCafter in the comments if ordering any stamps or watercolor powders from Lost Coast Designs and save 15%! Discounts will be deducted before they run your credit card or refunded if using PayPal.

Supplies:
Borders, flower and words stamps (Lost Coast Designs)
Waterprook black inkpad (Ranger Archival)
Gold pigment ink pad and gold embossing powder
Heat tool and iron (optional)
Nuance watercolor powders
Watercolor paper (hot press)
White Cardstock
Scrap paper to protect your work…

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I’ve got more stamps to give away!!!

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Well, hey, that is a pretty good way to start a Friday, Huh? After the wonderful response from the last stamp giveaway the fine folks at About Art Accents asked if my readers would want to win some of their new Halloween stamps…well duh? Of course they would! So, you know the drill, just leave a comment and you might win this set of 2 stamps from About Art Accents that I used in these cards. Hey, if you want to shop at About Art Accents or Art Neko use my coupon code: Lindsay10%

Bonus! I just got permission to add another discount!  Free shipping on RUBBER STAMP orders over $50! In the PayPal shopping cart, there is a Customer Comments box where they can ask for the free shipping and mention Lindsay Weirich or The Frugal Crafter.  Your shipping will then be refunded.  They just put all of the Halloween…

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I don’t often post haul videos…

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…but when I do they are a doozy! Hi friends, today I want to share some products that I will be featuring in upcoming tutorials. I will share links to the goods below (if available) as well as discount codes that can save you cash. Let me know what products you would like to see me use first in the comments below.

Warning, this is a haul video and may make you want to buy things…

Here is where you can find the stuff I showed today:

  • AC Moore
  • Stampin Up (Wendy Cranford)
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry *20% off any order of $10 or more of peg stamps and sets (so it does not apply to inks, tools, etc), coupon code:  RST16
  • Lost Coast Designs *Mention The frugal Crafter in the comments section of your order and get 15% off  (will be refunded if ordering on PayPal or deducted before running…

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Look what I did today…

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Hi friends! I thought I would get a couple of these live shows under my belt before I made a big to-do about it but it was so much fun that I had to share. Last week was the first episode of a 12 week series called Video Entrepreneurs on the Video Creators YouTube channel. It is a panel discussion with 6 full-time youtubers where we discuss the business of YouTube and how to improve our channels. Each week a different creator is in the “hot seat” (my turn is next week) and can ask advice of the others. This series is designed to help other creators improve their channels too. Here is a replay of todays live show:

I hope this helps other creators, if nothing else it might be interesting for anyone wanting to know a little more about what being a full time youtuber is like. It’s…

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Edible Bouquet for Valentine’s Day!

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Hi friends! Make this sweet treat for a classroom or office full of friends using supplies from our sponsor Papermart!

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Watch the video to see how!

Supplies:
Pretzels
Chocolate candy wafers
Clear cello bags or plastic wrap
Crepe Paper
Washi Tape
Mason Jar
Ribbon
Flower & leaf dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Directions:
1. Place pretzels in clear bags or wrap with plastic wrap.
2. Die cut flowers and leaves from crepe paper. Fold flowers into quarters and snip off point. Unfold and slide on pretzel.
3. Secure flowers with washi tape. Shape and tape on leaves.
4. Place in mason jar decorated with a ribbon.

Here is a tutorial on making the pretzels.  I hope you try this fun craft and let the kids help, mine love making the pretzels and they are such a fun treat to share with classmates on Valentine’s day! Happy crafting!

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Brush Marker Comparison!

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Hi Friends! Today I am comparing 6 of the most popular brush markers on the market to see how they hold up and if they play nice together.

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Honestly I like all of these but they each have unique qualities that different artists might prefer. Here is a handy checklist to print and record notes on as you try other brands yourself. brush_marker_comparison_chart

Now watch the video!

Here are the markers I used today (affiliate links used when available, thank you for your support:)

So now that you have the information you can go forth and color. Also, if you already have a bunch of chisel tip markers you can use them with your brush markers. I suggest you…

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