DIY Printmaking techniques – #1 Linoleum prints

Allgemein, Paintings, Printmaking

You are not satisfied with your drawing skills? In the next three blog posts I would like to introduce three printmaking techniques to you that makes your drawing skills irrelevant. I wouldn’t consider myself as a good drawer. It takes me a while to come to a drawing-result that is satisfying my expectations. I really envy the artists, who make a perfect drawing in three minutes. But with printmaking techniques you and I can be as fast as a professional drawer.

The first technique that I would like to show you is “Linoleum Printing”:

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DIY Printmaking – Linoleum

I already published a DIY step by step guide on this:BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #5 DIY FLAMINGO PRINT.

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DIY Printmaking – Linoleum step by step

What I really love about linoleum-prints is that you can create a lasting stamp that you can use whenever you feel like it. Just follow the seven steps below to get the best results:

  1. Find a nice motive on Google pictures.
  2. Print a motive with clear contours (e.g. black-and-white pictures).
  3. Cut out the motive.
  4. Use double-sided tape to attach the motive to the linoleum block.
  5. Cut along the motive with a linoleum cutting tool.
  6. Remove the outer linoleum layers and the motive.
  7. Attach a small handle on the backside of the linoleum block (e.g. a piece of wood).

Are you excited to create your own linoleum-stamp now?  Below you can find all required materials:

search v2 Where to find: 

Modulor – Linoleum blockModulor – Cutting tool

Modulor – Acrylic Paint

Modulor – Cardboard

 

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DIY PRINTMAKING – Linoleum print Flamingo

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My 3 best DIY deco ideas for the kitchen

Allgemein, KITCHEN

 

Each DIY deco idea is linked to an easy step by step guide that helps you to get the best results:

#1. DIY Herb Garden

#2. DIY Pinboard

#3. DIY Concrete Flowerpot

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DIY Kitchen Deco – Concrete Flower pot

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7 DIY deco tips to bring summer to your home

Allgemein, SUMMER

Summer is a state of mind. To bring summer to your home every day (even if it is raining), you can decorate your home with refreshing summer deco. Below you can find 7 DIY deco tips #tobringSUMMERtoyourHOME. Each tip is linked to an easy step by step guide to help you to get the best results.

#Tip 1 – DIY Palm Picture mad of straws

#Tip 2 – DIY Wall Tattoo Golden Pineapple

#Tip 3 – DIY Strawberry sculpture made of straws

 

#Tip 4 – DIY Pineapple Showcase

#Tip 5 – DIY Flamingo Print

#Tip 6 – DIY 3D Ice Cream Painting

#Tip 7 – DIY Fan made of Straws

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Allgemein, SUMMER

Are you still not in summer mood?

Do you miss some summer décor for your home?

Or do you want to share your summer feeling with family & friends?

 

Then get 2 summer gift cards for free via email:

 

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Summer Gift Card – Flamingo

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Summer gift card – Strawberry

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #7 DIY Fan made of Straws

Allgemein, Decor, SUMMER

“And at the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparking.”

Summer is definitely a state of mind. After a week full of hot summer inspirations, you might seek for refreshment and cooling. This is why the last DIY project to #bringsummertoyourhome is a DIY fan. In my easy step by step instruction I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

On my summer mood-board on Pinterest you can find some juicy inspirations for the summer.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyDrinking Straw: 0,57€ / (21cm x 35 = 735 cm) = 0,11€ / 133 cm per fan

 

2 x 35 cm , 3x 21 cm

MoneyWrapping paper: 0,98€ / 70 x 200cm = ~0,13€ per 25cm  x 70 cm per fan

Money Nylon thread: 1,70€ / 50m = 0,01€ / ~0,2m per fan

Total cost per fan = 0,25€

search v2 Where to find: 

Søstrene Grene – Wrapping paper

Søstrene Grene – Drinking Straws

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Fan mad of Straws – Step by step instructions

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Fan mad of Straws

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DIY Fan made of straws

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #6 DIY 3D Ice Cream Painting

3D Painting, Allgemein, Paintings, SUMMER

“I SCREAM, you SCREAM, we all SCREAM for ICE CREAM!”

There is no real way around ice cream in the summer season. So if you want to come into the ultimate summer mood, ice cream must be a part of your home décor. In the sixth DIY project to #bringsummertoyourhome I provide an easy step by step instruction for a 3D Ice Cream Painting.

If you also scream for ice cream, you can find some refreshing inspirations on my summer mood-board on Pinterest.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyDrinking Straw: 0,57€ / (21cm x 35 = 735 cm) = 0,18€ / 226 cm per 3D painting

Wafer: 5 x 15 cm / 4 x 3 cm

Scoop: 3 x ( 5 x 5 cm / 10 x 3cm)

MoneyHot Glue Gun sticks: 9,61€ / 20 pieces = 0,17€ per 3D painting (1/3 piece)

Money Nylon thread: 1,70€ / 50m = 0,09€ / ~2,5m per 3D painting

MoneyCanvas 24 x 30 cm = 2,98€ per 3D painting

Total 3D painting: 3,42€

search v2 Where to find: 

Søstrene Grene – Drinking Straws

Amazon – Hot Glue GunAmazon – Hot Glue Gun Sticks

modulor – Nylon thread

modulor – Canvas

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY 3D Ice Cream Painting – Step by Step instructions

Zeit 150 minutes

4. Results

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DIY 3D Ice CREAM Painting – #bringsummertoyourhome

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DIY 3D Ice Cream Painting – #bringsummertoyourhome

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #5 DIY Flamingo Print

Allgemein, Organic Paintings, Paintings, SUMMER

“Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons”

If you want something special for your home, you may like the fifth DIY project in my small summer series to #bringsummertoyourhome. This DIY Flamingo Print is an eye-catcher and really stands out in your living room. Using a stamp brings a high number of flexibility to you. Follow the easy step by step instructions to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

On my summer mood-board on Pinterest you can find an “outstanding” flamingo poster as well as a really nice DIY Paper Flamingo.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyLinoleum block: 1,70€ / block = 1,70€ per print

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 12,20€ / 10 tubes = 0,41€ per print

MoneyCardboard: 0,30€ / paper = 0,30€ per print

Total cost per print = 2,41€

search v2 Where to find: 

Modulor – Linoleum blockModulor – Cutting tool

Modulor – Acrylic Paint

Modulor – Cardboard

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Flamingo Print – Step by step instructions

Zeit 180 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Flamingo Print

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DIY Flamingo Print

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #4 Pineapple showcase

Allgemein, Decor, SUMMER

“ADVENTURE may hurt you, but MONOTONY will kill you.”

Do you sometimes feel bored by your interior design? The fourth DIY project to #bringsummertoyourhome might help you to get away from monotony. A wooden showcase can be easily decorated in different ways to bring some variety into your home. For the summer season, I have chosen a pineapple wrapping paper. This can be easily exchanged once the summer is over. Follow the easy step by step instructions to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

My summer mood-board on Pinterest gives youa variety of sunny ideas.

2. Required supplies

MoneyWrapping paper: 0,98€ / 70 x 200cm = ~0,03€ per 19,5  x 19,5 cm

MoneyWooden Showcase: 5,58€ per piece

Total cost per showcase = 5,61€

search v2 Where to find: 

Søstrene Grene – Wrapping paper

Søstrene Grene – Wooden Showcase

3. DIY – Step by Step

DIY Pineapple Showcase @ artCREATORblog.com #bringsummertoyourhome

DIY Pineapple Showcase

Zeit 15 minutes

4. Results

DIY Pineapple Showcase @ artCREATORblog.com #bringsummertoyourhome

DIY Pineapple Showcase

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #3 Strawberry sculpture made of straws

Allgemein, Decor, SUMMER, Wall Sculpture

“Happiness is… a basket of fresh strawberries”

We are continuing our third day in a fruitful way: After the pineapple wall tattoo yesterday, today’s DIY project is a strawberry sculpture. A summer without vanilla ice-cream and strawberries, is literally no summer for me. So we can’t miss strawberries, when we want to #bringsummertoyourhome.

  1. Source of inspiration

My summer mood-board on Pinterest gives you some fruitful inspirations such as a strawberry art print.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyHot Glue Gun sticks: 9,61€ / 20 pieces = 0,17€ per sculpture (1/3 piece)

MoneyDrinking Straw: 0,57€ / (21cm x 35 = 735 cm) = 0,10€ / 121,5 cm per sculpture

Strawberry fruit (in red): 10 x 5 cm / 5 x 1,5 cm / 10 x 2,5 cm

Stem (in green): 8 x 4 cm / 6 x 1,5 cm / 1 x 8 cm

Money Nylon thread: 2,42€ / 100m = 0,05€ / ~2m

Total strawberry sculpture: 0,32€

search v2 Where to find: 

Søstrene Grene – Drinking Straws

Amazon – Hot Glue GunAmazon – Hot Glue Gun Sticks

modulor – Nylon thread

3. DIY – Step by Step

DIY Strawberry sculpture @ artCREATORblog.com #bringsummertoyourhome

DIY Strawberry sculpture

Zeit 180 minutes

4. Results

DIY Strawberry sculpture @ artCREATORblog.com #bringsummertoyourhome

DIY Strawberry sculpture

DIY Strawberry sculpture @ artCREATORblog.com #bringsummertoyourhome

DIY Strawberry sculpture

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #2 Wall tattoo Golden Pineapple

Allgemein, Paintings, SUMMER, Wall Tattoo

“Be a pineapple: Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside!”

This nice quote takes us to the second DIY-project in order to #bringsummertoyourhome. The pineapple is the ultimate summer fruit and always reminds me of sunny days in my childhood. I love the shape of the fruit and have a real crush on pineapple décor. In this blog post you can find an easy step by step guide to make a pineapple wall tattoo with the help of masking tape.

  1. Source of inspiration

In my summer mood-board on Pinterest I collected several pineapple décor ideas. Furthermore, I found a white handmade pillow with a golden pineapple on it.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyKamoi kakoshi Masking Tape: 1,96€ / 10m = ~0,40 per wall tattoo

Total cost per wall tattoo = ~0,40€

search v2 Where to find: 

Amazon – Masking tape gift box Kamoi Paper

  1. DIY – Step by Step
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DIY step by step instruction – Wall Tattoo Pineapple

Zeit 90 minutes

  1. Results
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DIY Wall Tattoo Golden Pineapple

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DIY Wall Tattoo Golden Pineapple

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome