• Home Decor,  Tutorials

    How to Screen Print onto Canvas with YUDU

    Screen printing on a canvas can be a challenge because the surface is not completely flat; when you squeegee the paint through the screen, the paint may not apply evenly because of the gap behind the canvas between the wooden frame. The secret to an even paint application on a canvas? Holding up the canvas with an object for support! This article assumes that you already know the basics of using a YUDU machine. If you have never screen printed with the YUDU system before, check out What Do YUDU?, YUDU’s official site, for more information. What you need: YUDU screen printing system screen burned with an image of your…

  • Home Decor,  Tutorials

    Perler Bead Bowls

    I remember as a tween getting many kinds of craft kits for different holidays and birthdays. Sand art kits, friendship bracelets, gimp bracelets and key chains. Then there were perler beads. They really stood out as a staple craft project in those years: cute, multicoloured plastic beads that can be arranged on peg boards and then ironed to keep whatever shape or image you decided to go with. Recently I went rummaging through a bunch of old childhood stuff while visiting my grandmother. Well lo and behold, I found a jar of my old perler beads! I took them home and they have been sitting on my shelf ever since.…

  • Before and After,  Home Decor,  Tutorials

    How to Make a Grid-Based Art Collage

    I fell in love with this periodic table shower curtain after spotting it on the TV show The Big Bang Theory. I purchased it for my bathroom, but none of my decor matched: I had the bright colours of the shower curtain, a black and silver shelf, and most notably, a gigantic print that the previous tenant left behind in my apartment that was just not my style. Changing the print would be easy enough, but 40×30 inch prints can be expensive. Time for some DIY magic: I created this grid-based collage to significantly bring down the cost of this bathroom transformation. I created a collage using official and fan-made…

  • Home Decor,  Paper Craft,  Tutorials

    Revitalize a Clipboard with Mod Podge

    I love crafting with Mod Podge, the almighty glue and sealant. I found an old clipboard, but it was discoloured from water damage and the metal clip component was slightly rusted. This clipboard was the perfect base for a cutesy transformation. This project is very easy and is great for first-time Mod Podgers.   What you need: clipboard Mod Podge two coordinating sheets of scrapbook paper scissors/paper cutter sponge brush measuring tape or ruler corner rounder scrapbooking punch (optional) Covering the Clip First, you will need to create a template to cover the clip portion of the clipboard from your scrap paper. I simply held my paper over the clip…