Crafting can be so expensive and well, most of my already owned crafts are OLD and don’t do justice to some of the beautiful crafting eye candy I’ve been watching on YouTube.

I always have this fear, when I post a video “showcase” or a series that the owner will take it down. ooh, I wish I could Evernote a video!!

So I don’t lose these recipes, I’m going to list them, as there is no copyright on a list of ingredients.

Home Made Texture Paste
(Stucco is 50/50 sand/acrylic pain. You can buy little like one cup bags of sand at craft stores (and Walmart near vases and vase stones) with the shells and seashore type stuff. That would also be a nice new medium to play with.)

1/2 c Gesso
1/4 c Mod Podge
1+ c baking soda or talc/talcum powder

(I realized the baking soda is going to be a little grittier than baby powder but I can’t handle the scent, nor is it good for asthmatics to breathe baby powder. Until I can find an unscented, I’m staying away. I am curious, however if arrowroot powder. that I use to replace cornstarch, which is a talcum replacement, would work. I wonder if it would come out gummy. I’ll have to either try it, which will be a big waste.)

Gesso
1/2 c Plaster of Paris
1/2 c Hot Water

1/2 c white glue
1 1/2 c white paint

Chalk Paint
Ratio:
5T Plaster of Paris
2.5 T Hot Water
2 c your choice color paint

Now for some eye candy using some of the above and some nifty crafting mediums I want to add to my craft bins: Drywall Tape, Crepe Party Streamer Paper, Seam Binding, and Twill Ribbon!

Thanks to the outstanding crafty ladies out there that make even their struggles look so much easier than some of us could hope to imitate.

::kiss kiss:: ~Heidi