3 Things To Make This Week With Blitsy - Week of December 14th

Posted by Meghan Quinones

It's time to get crafty! Are you looking for some fun projects to make this week? Blitsy has got you covered! Come check out 3 things you can make this week.

If you are looking for some creative projects to get crafty this week, why not try out some encaustic paints, a wood burner, or even give a mason jar a quick makeover? These three projects are perfect for all skill levels!

Which project will you be making this week?

Encaustic is a wax based paint (composed of beeswax, resin and pigment), which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to an absorbent surface and then reheated in order to fuse the paint. The word 'encaustic' comes from the Greek word enkaiein, meaning to burn in, referring to the process of fusing the paint. This is such an awesome way to create artwork with vibrant colors and textures!

When painting with encaustic paints, it is best to work with untreated wood surfaces. When I was deciding what to paint, I thought long and hard about the project I was going to do. As I looked around and saw random buttons, beads, and needles shoved in different corners of our studio, I knew I needed a home to contain all of my supplies.

I found a little wooden box that was PERFECT to organize my supplies and would work great with my encaustic paints. I painted a couple of flowers with a light blue and yellow background. I love how vibrant the yellow is. It looks like the sun is shining bright behind my flowers. My supplies are now organized in a box that looks like artwork! Who said storage had to be boring?

Check out the full tutorial here!

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Wood burning is the best. It allows you to turn a plain piece of wood into artwork just by creating burn marks! If you have a favorite quite or phrase you can turn it into a wood burned work-or-art! All you need is a wood plaque (in your favorite shape!), alpha stickers, pencil, and wood burner. You will use your stickers as a template to create your quote on your plaque. Once you have added your full quote and traced around it, you will begin going over your design with your wood burning tool. That's it! You can see the full tutorial here.

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Do you have extra mason jars in your stash just begging to be used? Well, if you do, you will love this project! It pairs acrylic paint and DIY tassels to create a custom colored mason jar perfect for home decor! To get color on the inside of your mason jar, just dump some paint on the inside and begin swirling it around, covering the entire inside of your jar. To finish the look of your jar, you will create your own tassels out of floss and tie them around the top of the jar. So easy! You can see the full step-by-step mason jar makeover tutorial here.

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