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Friday, October 9, 2015

DIY Print Making with Sketch Boards or Stryofoam and Ink

I cannot thank my friend Laura Lee enough for teaching me print making. As you can tell by my lack of posting, I've lacked the time and energy to be creative. Being creative isn't about making something fantastic, it's about being mindful and taking time for self-care. 

Items needed:
Sketch Boards (or Styrofoam)
Print Ink 
Print Rollers
Lots of paper towels
Design (Coloring books are great or print a design off the computer to trace)
Additional Resources HERE and HERE

Tape your design on top of your styrofoam. Next, with a ballpoint pen, trace out your design. 

Start by using a small dab, size of a quarter onto a solid surface. We used cafeteria trays but you could do it on a table or cookie sheet, just remember to clean off within thirty minutes. 

Next, roll the ink to completely cover the roller. Then make several even rolls over your styrofoam. I suggest to start rolling off the foam to prevent darker edges and to enhance evenness. It takes some practice. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Create Something at Upstairs Circus

When visiting my family in Denver, CO over the Holidays, I had the opportunity to FINALLY try Upstairs Circus. I had been dying to try the craft/beer/social gathering space.  Basically, you go online and see the assortment of projects that are available to do. You'll get your friends on board and register and appointment to secure your spot. Once you arrive, you'll finalize which project you want to create. Then you'll be given all of the materials and instructions to create something fabulous. I went with four fabulous women and we all created different things. Plus, the absolute best part is that they are also a bar. Their cocktails are delicious and make you care less about messing up your project.

I decided to create a leather clutch because I have never worked with leather. I love how it came out even though I was intimidated with the number of instructions. It was a fun girls night out and I can't wait to go again when I'm in Denver, CO.

Check out for more information.

Plus, if you get done before you group like I did, they have a hunky selection of adult coloring books. I decided to color Jude Law and David Beckham.