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Drying Flowers

The more I get into epoxy, the more I want materials that I can cast inside the resin to add that bit of pop to the projects. And dried flowers are a great material. There are two main methods that I explored when it came to drying flowers: air drying and pressing. Both provides their own challenges and unique look. And the types of flowers they can affect are different, I will break down each section by processing type so let’s get into it! Continue Reading →

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[EXTRA] June Bullet Journal

It's Pride Month! So what better way to celebrate then by making my journal completely covered in Rainbows? This is a time where we honor 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan, as well as recognize the impact that LGBTQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally! I love using the rainbow and I decided to a watercolor effect to make it a vibrant and fun journal. Continue Reading →

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Epoxy Earrings

When creating projects, I often find myself having a lot of scraps at the end and throwing them away just doesn’t feel right. I hate wasting things, especially something I can use for a project (I know I have the beginning thought process of a hoarder, hopefully I can keep it in check!). Since the left-over pieces were relatively flat, I decided that they would be perfect for making jewelry! And it’s a perfect way to display those lovely ocean-like patterns.  Continue Reading →

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Introduction to Wood Burning

I have always had an interest in wood burning. I love the art style, the unique patterns that can be created, and just about everything that comes along with it! But man, is it hard!! This is an artform that is going to take some time to master and quite a bit of effort. So this is just the beginning of my journey into this world and I am looking forward to seeing where this leads! Continue Reading →

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[EXTRA] May Bullet Journal

It's time for the May Showers! And it really has been a blooming may already as the entire front yard is full of dandelions. It's a radiant yellow. I forgot how I'm not a fan of the eighty degree swings we get here in Ohio. Never a dull moment with the weather. I swear, we experience 4 seasons over the course of 4 days. But that's enough kvetching about the weather. Let's instead look at the lovely flowers that inspired this months bullet journal. Continue Reading →

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Epoxy Cutting Board

Living next to the Great Lakes has allowed water to enchant me from a young age. The waves splitting against the shore making a ripple of bubbles and color under the clear sky. The image is just too perfect. So, what better way to honor it than with an artistic interpretation? I have seen pictures of epoxy cutting board floating around the internet and I thought it would be a good idea to try my hand at one. Continue Reading →

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Surprise Effect Card

Birthdays during a pandemic are hard. There is so much I want to do and so little that I can do. Ordering something online doesn’t always feel right and with so many choices, it feels like it’s impossible to find the right one. So, I decided to take a step back and start with the basics: a greeting card. Greeting cards are easy though, so I thought why not spice it up with a surprise effect?? Continue Reading →

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April Bullet Journal

Everyone know the saying that "April showers bring May Flowers". Well, I have to admit that is especially true in the weather temperamental city of Cleveland. And I'll be honest, I'm still half expecting it to snow again. But I thought why not base this months bullet journal on the rain? After all, it's a staple of the month! Continue Reading →

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Epoxy Resin Sculpture

It’s no big secret that I love trying new things and about a year ago my solution to everything was epoxy. Didn’t like the countertops? Use epoxy. Wanted to replace the doorknobs but too much wood was missing? Use Epoxy. Like seriously, my solution for every hardware and craft problem was epoxy. But as the weather got colder, I had to stop doing epoxy pours as the reaction did not do well under cold weather. But now the weather has turned a bit warmer, nothing is going to stop me. I also noticed that more petals were falling off of bouquet of dried flowers I had and this was my best idea on how to preserve them. And I recently bought a stupid amount of silicone molds just to have fun! Continue Reading →

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March Bullet Journal

Already we have made it to March! I will say doing these monthly bullet journal posts have made me more away of time than I generally like being. But February was a good month full of board games, chocolate and a lot of Animal Crossing! But now, onto the new Month and all the fun potential it can bring. Living in Cleveland, March generally leads me to start hoping of spring to come and the weather to warm. So I went with a very green theme! I also decided that it would be a good time to try out a very simple pattern that has a more modern feel. And since I was trying out a new feel I wanted to do a new technique as well! Continue Reading →

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Root: Marquise de Cat Meeple

So, if it's not apparent by now, I really enjoy the Game Root from Leder Games. So, I decided I wanted to make a large meeple. And if you go big, why not go really big? So I ended up making a 8 inch tall meeple out of solid wood. I will admit, I am very luck to have a cricut Maker so I had it print out the cat meeple pattern that I wanted to use. I printed onto a sticker sheet so this way I could stick the outline where I needed it. Continue Reading →

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February Bullet Journal

Whelp, apparently we are already two months into 2021 and let me tell you, the last week of January caught me majorly off guard. Traveling three out of the four weeks in January has definitely taken it's toll on me. With so much to do at work last week, I barely had time to do some of the things I enjoy. But here I am, catching up and I wanted to do a short and sweet post about my February Spread!! Continue Reading →