Handi Mandi TV – DIY Valentine Art

Want to surprise your loved one with an original piece of hand made art?

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NOTE: This is simple and easy to do, but make sure you set aside some time to do it. Depending on how much detail, texture, size of canvas, etc, this may take you a few hours.

You will need the following supplies:

DOLLARAMA:
Canvas
Paint Palette
Paint Brushes (Assorted Sizes) / Sponge / Old Toothbrush
Acrylic Paints: (Christmas) Red
White
Black (if you want to darken the red in some sections of your art, add some character), Gold (optional)
White Tissue Paper
Liquid Glue
Water
Small cup
Yarn

Write a personal message or poem, or perhaps the lyrics to a special song.

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Handi Mandi TV: DIY Jewellery Display – Vintage & Artsy Futuristic

DIY Jewellery Display out of old picture frames, hardware cloth, paint and more.

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I’m getting more organized this year and that includes making something to display my jewellery where I can see it, so I’ll be prompted to wear it more often. I made two frames, one for my mom and one for me, and it cost me approximately $20 for both. This will alternate if you already have some of these items or you can find a better price. You can also compensate for the cost if you make additional ones and sell them. (If I were to sell the ones I made, the larger one would be $35 and the smaller one $30, simply b/c it was painted).

What you will need:

THRIFT STORE:
Vintage and/or carved wood frames (Bible’s For Missions $2.00 each in the wharehouse, ask clerk for assistance, prices may vary)
Vintage Door Knobs to match frame (you may need to repaint them to match)

WAL-MART:
Krylon Aerosol Spray Paint in Brilliant Gold (or another metallic of your choice) [the hardware cloth already comes in silver, so repaint it to match your frame as desired]
OPTIONAL: Hot Glue Gun (depending on the thickness of the base of your door knobs, they may not screw on all the way b/c of the tight space)

HARDWARE STORE:
Hardware Cloth (smallest roll was approx. $7.99)
1/8″ or 3mm Peg Board (smallest size and you can ask them to cut it down to desired sizes for you)

DOLLAR STORE:
Acrylic Paint
OPTIONAL: Sand Paper (My door knobs needed to be sanded down in order for the paint to adhere)
OPTIONAL: Hot glue for glue gun

PAINT STORE (that sells wallpaper and gives samples):
FREE samples of wallpaper (if you cannot find desired pattern or colour, you can choose a plain white with or without embossing and paint yourself)

GARAGE/ TOOL SHED:
Pliers
Snips
Hammer
Electric Hand Drill
Drill Bits (for Pre-Drilling the holes for your door knobs to prevent your frame from cracking)
Bits (to push screws into your frame for door knobs)
Square bit (to hammer staples into frame if they’re longer)
Industrial Staple Gun
Industrial Staples
Electric Saw or Chop Saw (to cut your boards to desired length if they don’t do it at the hardware store)
Measuring Tape
Work Gloves
OPTIONAL: Handy Assistant knowledgeable in construction (My brother Stephen helped me)

RUMMAGE:
Tape
Scissors
Ruler
Marker
Sponge (check your cleaning supplies)
Old Rag (or you can use an old sock and cut open)
Paint Palette or paper/plastic plate
Newspaper

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Painting with Bubbles – Divine Fingerprint
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Painting with Bubbles – Divine Fingerprint (Rainbow + Gold) Time Lapse

I wanted to continue exploring a new art medium using bubbles and food colouring which I started last week (link below). This time I used much more, like ridiculously more food colouring for the project so it would not be so washed out and transparent. I hope you like it as much as I do, because it turned out fantastic.

If you have any requests, feedback or replies (written or video), please post them below. I would love to hear from all of you.

Painting with Bubbles – Instructions & Time Lapse

I you haven’t been watching my previous videos I have been inspired like crazy by the things I’ve found on Pinterest, so checkout my Handi Mandi TV Pinterest Page to see what I’ve pinned. If you like something you find, repin or let me know in the comment below if you want me to make a video on it.
So this week I’ve experimented with painting . . . using bubbles, yes, bubbles. It works best with food colouring, you can also use liquid watercolours. I stress liquid, because the paint won’t dissolve and it’s not enough colour saturation as it is with the food colouring. You may want to mix your own blend of bubble mix as it may not be ‘soapy’ enough depending on the brand you purchase. I’ll looking forward to exploring this medium more next week.
If you have any feedback or requests, I would LOVE to hear from you, so sound off in the comments below.

Handi Mandi TV – Sculptural Painting With Melted Crayons – Finished Product

This is the finished product from my second painting with melted crayons, this time I experimented with the sculptural element allowed with this medium that wouldn’t be possible with just paint. I will show you the difference between the 2D and 3D paintings so that you can see the difference. I also give you some tips and tricks to help make your project go more efficiently. Please share your works of art via video replies, comments or links to your work, I would love to check them out.

Handi Mandi TV – Sulptural Painting with Melted Crayons – Progress Report

I’m doing another painting with melted crayons, but this time I’m playing with the sculptural element. It it taking me a bit longer than anticipated and my mom pulled me outside to help do some yard work, so you will all be able to see the final product in next week’s video.

Video Links:
How To Paint With Melted Crayons (instructions, materials needed, etc)
Sculptural Painting With Melted Crayons – Finished Work:
(In Progress)