Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fall in Texas= HOMECOMING

Last year, at freshman orientation, we found out Homecoming was the third week of school! Aaahhhhh!!!!

This year I am ready to make me some mums!

I am currently taking orders for mums for area high school. If your school is not on the list, and you are interested, let me know and I will let you know if I can make your mum!

Sept 27   Cy Ranch, Langham Creek & Jersey Village

Oct 4      Cy Creek & Cy Woods

Oct 11    Cy Lakes & Cy Falls

Oct 18    Cy Springs & Cy Ridge

Oct 25    Cy Fair

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I am making full size mums, pee wee mums, garters and finger mums. I am also able to make custom trinkets for those organizations & activities that mainstream stores don’t carry.

Email me at  or leave a comment and I will get back to you!

Let’s get ready for some football!!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Francophile Christmas

Bonjour mes amies! I have been painting like a fool this summer getting ready for fall craft shows. I was wanting to do a Christmas sign without the normal red & green. So French chic was called for!
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I love making signs on cabinet doors. For one, it’s a great way to upcycle. Two, it is cheaper that canvas. Whyt's Whimsy 028
Finally, it is solid wood and already framed!
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The first thing I do is create my design in Silhouette Studio. I match the dimensions of the board.
Then I deconstruct the elements.
Since I am using the vinyl as a mask, all the elements are on the same page. I pick up clearance vinyl at JoAnne’s or Hobby Lobby for this purpose, since colors don’t matter.
When making the signs, you have to think through the layers and colors. More than once, I have painted the layers out of order, and ended up having to sand down and start over!
Think of the layers backwards. Since the main elements are the words and Eiffel Tower, those go down first. After sanding the board, paint it black. Then place the words and Tower. Whyt's Whimsy 044
Now paint the green. DO NOT remove the vinyl!
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Now place the vinyl for the green elements (flourishes and holly leaves). Now paint the pink. DO NOT remove the vinyl! Now place the holly berries and paint the board white. Once the paint is dry, you may now remove the vinyl.
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If you like the finish, you are finished! Otherwise, you can distress, wax, stain, etc… Next time, I will show you a cool technique for a fall sign. Until then, Bon Nuit at Au Revoir! –Whyt
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