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How to Stencil on Fabric Canvas Tote Bags

Posted by Mary McCulloch on

All of my tote bags are hand stenciled and can be customized. I use 100% cotton canvas tote bags. The best way to stencil on fabric is to use acrylic paints with a textile medium added. You can find the paints and textile medium online or in your local arts and crafts store. Tote bags can also be found online or in your local craft stores. I start by ironing the bag to remove all the wrinkles. You can pre-wash the bags if preferred, but I don’t do that. Just be careful because if they aren’t prewashed, they may shrink....

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Cape Cod Nautical Canvas Tote Bags & Clutches

Posted by Mary McCulloch on

I have decided to try my hand at stenciling canvas bags.  I used stencils years ago, but for my walls in my house!  Working on canvas fabric is pretty much the same.  There are some really delightful stencils you can use for all kinds of projects.   Using stencils is easy.  Depending upon which stencil it is, you just need to secure it onto your fabric, dab some paint on your stencil brush and paint the stencil in a circular motion, for the best results.  You need to wipe most of the paint off of the brush first.  You can...

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Social Media and How to Use it to Your Advantage for your Business

Posted by Mary McCulloch on

Trying to stay connected to people through social media is one of the best forms of "word of mouth" advertising there is.  And did I mention it's free?  There are so many platforms out there to choose from, but I'm going to talk about the largest and most popular ones.   The best social media platform out there is Facebook.  You already have your "friends" together in one place. So when you post something about your business, whether it's text, an image or a video, everyone gets to see it in your circle.  And possibly all of your friends' friends...

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What's Your Style of Jewelry?

Posted by Mary McCulloch on

There are so many styles of jewelry. Some people are dedicated to their style and some people have a collection of different styles. Either way, you look and feel better wearing some jewelry every day. Here are a couple styles explained below.   Nautical style jewelry includes whites and blues, pearls, shells, sea glass, and anything to do with the beach or ocean. This type of jewelry can dress up a casual outfit, or worn to work, or it’s a great accessory for your night out. It is very versatile and best of all, reminds you of that vacation at...

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Handmade, handcrafted, or homemade jewelry

Posted by Mary McCulloch on

Creating jewelry can be very therapeutic and rewarding.  Seeing your design when it is complete is what I like the most.  If only there was more time in the day to focus more on the artistic side of jewelry making, my inventory would be much larger!  As it is, I enjoy every aspect of crafting earrings, necklaces and bracelets.  Whether you call it handmade, handcrafted or homemade, it all means the same.  If it brings joy and happiness to someone, then it gives me fulfillment as well. Check out my Custom Design section now.  www.thepinkheartjewelry.com

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