How to Gild Canvas

How to gild canvas - Crafts Unleashed

Do you remember this photo from my leather and barbell bracelet tutorial?  Notice that cool, shiny base the bracelet is sitting on?  Is that just paint?  Well, not so much.  Metallic paint can NOT hold a candle to the real thing.  That super shimmery finish comes from none other than GOLD.  Real gold.  Slivered off into the tiniest sheets of paper that are so light and fine, they feel like angel’s breath. That finish is created with sheets of gold {Read More}

DIY Luminary Cityscape

LED luminaries

With nights getting earlier and the sunrise coming later, it sometimes seems like we are living in the dark!  Instead of lamenting the lack of sun, let’s celebrate it with some fun, new (and safe!) luminaries. I decided to go with golden bags for a true “glow” from within and the plaid edger punch for two different effects.  The first is a simple plaid border cutout around the top of the bags, creating little pockets of light at the top {Read More}