How to Create Geode-Like Resin Encased Jewel Blooms

Resin pouring projects (such as my water-splash resin sculptures) often results in excess resin left over after my primary project is complete. I love experimenting with this leftover resin and one of these side-project-experiments recently resulted in a method for creating the geode-like metallic blooms, shown below. Developed to create a shiny and ultra durable…

DIY Cement Dye

How to DIY your Own Cement Dye

DIY dying cement is a tough job. Cement is often a dark media (my favorite crafting variety, Rockite, however, is already light, making dying easier) and the chemical processes and heating that take place during the curing process seem to destroy most pigments. In my initial attempts, I used a professional grade high pigment fluid…

Make your own felt food waffle

Felt Food Waffle: Video Tutorial & Free Pattern

I’ve chosen to make this pdf pattern and full instructions free. If you find it helpful, a donation in any amount is appreciated. Contributions help fund future felt food free-pattern-making adventures.      This post features a video showing the full waffle making process, a list of supplies to gather, a printable pattern, and finally a…

3 methods for creating your own unique custom horse brushes

How To: DIY Custom Horse Brushes

A few years ago I purchased a case of wood-backed horse brushes on clearance and enjoyed using the opportunity to experiment with horse brush “upgrades”. After some trial and error I’d produced an assortment of colorful and unique horse brushes. Here’s my how-to and tips for 3 different methods of painting or decorating your own…