Sunday, March 11, 2018

Farmhouse Faux Barn Wood Wall Decor DIY Tutorial

I had my husband cut out the wood design.  I watched a tutorial on YouTube on Faux wood painting and created this design for my kitchen wall.  Now to decide which wall I want to hang it on.

I used mostly Apple Barrel Paint and for the Aqua color I used Folk Art Aqua paint. I used wired burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby to create the bow.  Jute for string to hang.

 Used Flamenco Red for the base coat
 For the faux barn wood paint I used  Khaki, Black and Dark grey
 Here is the paint on Styrofoam plate and stiff cheap brush
 Slightly Dip bristles into paint and dab onto paper towel 
 And create soft brush strokes with very little paint. 
 Use stiff brush, lightly brush on different natural occurring colors to create faux wood look.
 Painted black lines down the front to create the faux barn wood panels. Highlighted with some of the Khaki paint
I used Sweet Hipster font from dafont to create the words Grateful, Thankful and Blessed on my Cameo Silhouette machine.  I am not good at totally free hand painted words - yet.  It takes time and practice. 
 I used Ormask 813 stencil cutting vinyl and did the reverse weeding method by taking the words out. 
 I used transfer paper to apply Ormask 813 to the wood.  Removed the transfer tape and made sure the vinyl was pressed onto the wood to prevent any of the paint going under the vinyl. 
Here is the paint I used for the letters
 I used round foam dabber to lightly paint the letters.  I did light coats - 2 - 3 times. I then pulled up the vinyl while the paint was still wet.

Attached the bow and jute string to hand with using staple gun.  Here is the finished product.  

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial on creating a Farmhouse Style Barn Wood Wall decor.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

How to Make a Doll Space Cadet Shirt Video Tutorial

I made a video and uploaded to my Facebook Page GiGi's Designs - Stitches2Paint
 On how I made a doll shirt with Space Cadet design using heat transfer vinyl and showed sewing it. Doll shirt is for boy or girl doll.

Sewing Video Tutorial click above

  This is my custom American Boy Doll that I purchased several years ago. 

As Always,  Thanks for stopping by and browsing my blog. God Bless


Paw Print Doll Scrubs and DIY Doll Vet Clinic for American Girl

I absolutely love staging and taking photos of dolls to make them as realistic as I can.  Tonight I made a pair of Paw Print Doll Scrubs and used items to stage a animal clinic.  Chrissa is an American Girl doll and is one of my favorite dolls.  I think she photographs beautifully.

Dog treats, x-ray and stuffed brown puppy dog are from My Life Doll  Vet collection from Walmart.
 Dog Vet posters, clip board, jar of dog treats were purchased from My Life Doll collection and the phone is from Toys R Us Journey doll collection, and the microscope is from Target from Our Generation Science Lab collection. 
  Syringe and doll stethoscope comes from the My Life Vet set. This dog is from American Girl Doll

  This computer/laptop and stylist comes from Target Our Generation Doll Collection.  The pink drawer came from Dollar Tree.  White counter is a custom built counter/cabinet that my husband made me for photos.
Here's an up close look at the clipboard, phone , dog treats and microscope.

Here is the back view of the doll scrubs

As always, thanks for stopping by and browsing my blog.  God Bless


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sewing Video Doll Clothes for Wellie Wishers - Mini Fox Print Doll Shirt and Leggings

Today I decided to do a live Facebook video on my business page GiGi's Designs  - Stitches 2 Paint and show how to sew a doll shirt and a pair of leggings for Wellie Wisher Dolls. I am new at doing Live FB videos and as with anything we get better the more times we do something. So its not perfect.

Here is Willa a Willie Wisher doll from American Girl doll wearing the outfit.

Here is the link to by Facebook page to view the live facebook video click ---> GiGis Designs Live FB video sewing Doll Clothes

As always hope you enjoyed the video ( note to self - will put phone on airplane mode or mute notifications - there were a couple of "dings" in the beginning)


Monday, January 1, 2018

Astronaut, Galaxy, Solar, Outer Space Walk on the Moon Themed Doll Shirts fits American Girl Dolls

New 18 inch doll clothes I made

With the new American Girl Doll of the Year 2018 Luciana and her story about NASA, STEM, and the moon, space challenger and galaxy

 I decided to make some doll shirts with my heat transfer vinyl. These can be for Boy or Girl doll - unisex

To purchase click here  Space Cadet shirt

 StarStruck click here to purchase

Have you purchased Luciana GOTY 2018 yet?  

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

18 inch Boy Doll Clothes Fit American Boy Dolls

Even though it is very cold where I live, there are some very warm places still left on this earth like CA, AZ, FL.... so I made some boy doll clothes - shirt and shorts. I have custom American Boy doll that I purchased - Nick.  American Girl Doll Company just released 4 new American Boy dolls.  There are now 5 from AG company.

 I had a lot of fun setting up for the photographs and gathering photo props to go with the clothes.  My grandson likes to play with my doll photo props like the fishing pole, fish, trucks, cars, basketball so I had to look for some of the items. I buy small scale items to use for photo props.  Miniature toys are best size for doll photos.

I have these outfits listed on my Etsy Shop Stitches2Paint 

Dump Truck, Ninja Turtle, Basketball theme short sets

The Second Bundle Set I made is from a Nautical Theme 

Nautical Theme - Fish, Anchors and Blue Denim shorts

Do you have an American Boy Doll?  Have you seen the four new ones they just released?

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