This summer we moved into our new place and spent July and August to paint and make the house look good. One thing have been missing for quite a while in the living room and that’s something on the wall. We weren’t sure if we should go for a photography or a poster, or simply make something ourselves. Well, we chose the latter and made our own dotted wall art!
Supplies: To make this I used colored paper, a glue stick, a circle cutter, a sheet of white paper size A2 and a RIBBA frame from Ikea. My circle cutter cuts 1″ dots and I fitted 13×18, a total of 104 dots inside the passepartout. With all the dots cut out I started with gluing them on one by one, making sure every dot had a different colored dot next to it.
This took some time I must tell you, but I gotta say, I’m pretty pleased with the result. The light wall needed some color! You may think the frame is placed too far left on the wall? That is because I’m putting up another frame right next to it, not sure with what content yet…
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My sister returned from a trip to the U.S. a couple weeks ago and brought home Sharpies in different colors. Unfortunately Sharpies are not as accessible here in Norway, so the the gift was spot on. I’ve done something like this before, check out the posts Decorate your mugs! and Apple Mugs, but that was with a Porcelain Painter. This is the first time I’ve made a Sharpie Mug.
To make this “city” you’ll need Sharpies in many different colors, a mug and an oven. I’ve used the cheap Färgrik mug from Ikea (only $0.99).
I’ve seen skylines drawed on mugs before and think it looks cool. I wanted to try a different twist with houses like the ones you find in Amersterdam. So I googled Amersterdam+houses and used a photo as template.
I drew the houses first and added colors to them afterwards. When done (this took quite a while – thorough work) I baked the mug for 30 minutes at 175°C/350°F. Be careful when you take the mug out of the oven – it is hot!
You might experience that some of the light colors, for example green or pink might not cover as good as it seemed before baking. In that case you’ll have to add more and rebake
I’ve been playing around with my new button maker machine these last weeks. It is quite fun and lets you make pinback buttons, magnets or earrings out of anything you can print out on paper. After I’ve made my wife earrings in all colors, I’ve decided to check out if these are popular enough to be sold. I’m starting with giving away 5 pairs in this earrings giveaway.
The Tecre button making machine works like a charm. On the photo above you se the graphic punch in front and the actual machine with my hand around the handle. It’s easy to use and the result is quite professional. The downside is that this machine only makes button in one size. If I were to make another size I would need new machine to do that.
How to win a pair
1. Click the Facebook Like button below
2. Leave a comment below and state what color you would like if you win
5 Lucky winners will be chosen by using the calculator at random.org. on Sunday the 28th of September at 22:00 Norwegian time. The earrings will be sent in the mail. You can win no matter where you live, as long as you have a postal address