Back 2 Back with Unique Laser Designs

Hello Crafty Peeps,

Today I am sharing a post I just did for Unique Laser Designs. 

I am on their Design Team for a 2nd term and can’t wait to start sharing with you all the new products they are producing almost daily.

But today I am just giving you 20 ideas of products you can combine with the Unique Laser Designs Wood Embellishments.

I used the stars and circles from ULD as my samples.

 

Tulip fabric paint, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Distress Paint, Distress Marker, Colored Pencil,Heidi Swapp Archival Dye, Distress crackle paint.  All of these mediums were just one coat.  All of them

covered the wood to match their true color except for the Heidi Swapp ink.  You can see that star looks more green.

 

 

 

Glossy accents, Acrylic Paint, Chalkboard paint, Distress stain,Distress Embossing powder, Stazon ink.

Every one of these products was true to the color and look

awesome in person.  I love the glossy accents and the stamped

images on the wood. Are you getting any ideas?

 

 

Distress crackle paint (again), Glitter, Glimmer Glaze, Color Shine,Creative Impressions Paint, Copic Marker, Liquid Applique.

All of them look true to their color except for the copic marker, it looked more pink

but if I did more coats it may of been more purple.  I love the glitter and liquid

applique.. it looks so cool in person.

 

 

 

After seeing 20 different things you can add to the Unique Laser Designs embellishments I hope you start to look around your craft room for more ideas.  Remember I only did one coat.. you can add more coats and get more color.  But I really liked the results.

 

We all have the mediums.. now we need to just order more ULD wood embellishments.  Click to the website to stock up on our new shapes.

 

Favorite Things Friday! Electronic Die Cutting Machines

Happy Friday the 13th~ I hope you have big plans for the weekend.

Today is a very easy Favorite things Friday.. what’s your favorite Electronic Die Cutting Machine?

Since we have photos of most of the electronic die cutting machines, this week just leave a comment telling us your favorite.  We know a few didn’t make our list but maybe that’s your favorite.  We love comments.

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Cameo is the favorite for Heidi, Amelia, Maya, Kelly & Kathy

jessica'sminicr

Cricut Mini is loved by Jessica

expression1rachelle

Cricut Expression is a favorite of Rachelle & Kimberly

katy'sexp2

Expression 2 is loved by Katy.

lauravegabond

Laura loves her Tim Holtz Vegabond

I have new wheels!

Today I am showing you another fabulous product by Unique Laser Designs that you may not of seen yet.  Take a look at this puzzle box.   I just love that you can easily connect it together after embellishing each side.  It is so much easier to decorate compared to orking on a solid cube or block.

I decided to paint each side gold.   I plan to distress the edges and I wanted to colors to match the Tim Holtz paper I used.

 

Here are the pieces before I got started.
You can piece it all together & paint or take it apart.
I used gold paint to cover each side.
I love the wheels from Tim Holtz.

 

 

Hinges from Tim Holtz.

 

 

Tin Star & a Door Fixture on two of the sides.

 

I added one of the ULD mustaches as a layer to the Tim Holtz Ruler.

 

I love the variety of Gears from ULD.

 

 

the top view.

 

Gears and wheels.. I added a vintage key and a key from Tim Holtz.

 

Although the inside is empty and I glued it all shut.. it is really interesting to look at and everyone that sees it has to push it to see if it really moves.. & YES it does.. It is a conversation piece in any room .. and if you Love Unique Laser Designs and Tim Holtz you can now see how well the two go together.  So if you have wheels.. you need to order a box.  The best part is all of the screws went through the wood sides with out any problems.. so those wheels are meant to last.. even though I did add extra adhesive.  I hope you enjoyed seeing another side of Unique Laser Designs.. I love that their is finally a hollow box that makes using all of our embellishments so much easier & fun.

Unique Laser Designer & Fan

Stencil Storage

Stencils, Stencils, Stencils.. they are everywhere.. oh and don’t forget about the masks too.  I love them both.. but trying to find the perfect storage is driving me crazy.  I need a specific storage container, cabinet, or drawer for everything.  I like organizing my supplies and I like to think I find the best storage solutions for it all, but when it comes to my stencils I have issues.

Here’s the problem.  Stencils vary in sizes.. at first I had only the small ones, under the 6×6 size.   Well then I had to get the Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi, Prima, Dylusions, and other odd size stencils.  So what once worked as a perfect stencil storage, changed quickly and frequently.  I have to tell you when the 12×12 stencils came out.. I tried to not buy any, since I wanted to store my stencils together.  But of course they are too cute to pass up.  I have this awesome black cabinet full of drawers that held my stencils for a very short time.  Once I outgrew that cabinet,  I moved my stencils & masks into a huge drawer.. but I didn’t like the cabinet in my craft room, so I moved them again.  Then I had this metal basket that fits perfectly in my Ikea cart.. however the big stencils don’t fit the way I want.  So then I tried a basic basket and I hang the 12×12′s on a board I made.  This worked but the stencils are getting tight in there & if I have loose ones they tend to get tangled up in the basket and they sag.. so now I switched to a magazine organizer which seems to work great.

 

 

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Well as of  right now it works.. until I get way too many and need to add another matching magazine container.  (which I already  have for back up)

Ok so once you find your storage container for your stencils.. next question.  Do you store them in the original package? Or do you take them out?  I try to store them in the original packaging so I can keep track of whose is whose.. plus it keeps them from getting tangled.  Once the packaging tears , I toss them.. maybe I should use a sharpie and label them all.

For your viewing pleasure, here are few different places I stored my stencils in the past.

mystencils

some multiple sizes of stencils & masks

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Here is the basket I once used.

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View of the 12×12′s hanging & the old basket.

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previous solution, my cart and metal basket

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I originally used these drawers.

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loved the over-size drawer, just didn’t like the cabinet.. to picky!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since I bored you with my stencil dilemma..  I think you deserve a prize.   Link up a photo of your current stencil storage solution.. the best solution will win this set of goodies.

  1.  6×6 Ronda Palazzari Mini Fancy Feathers stencil by TCW (The Crafters workshop)
  2. Balzer Bits Number Mask
  3. wood feather from Unique Laser Designs
  4. wood tag from Unique Laser Designs
prize

best stencil storage wins this


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