DIY AUTUMN DEKO – PART II

Allgemein, AUTUMN, Decor

Only a few more days to go …. Halloween is getting closer. This is the perfect moment to start a new DIY project with pumpkins. You can find them now in almost every store. I found many inspirational ideas how to decorate pumpkins on Pinterest. Follow my easy step by step approach to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected many fall decoration ideas on my DIY Autumn Deko pinboard and also create one for Halloween.

  1. Required supplies

Money Pumpkin: 2,50€

Money Acrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ (black and white)

Total cost = 2,63€

  search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

  1. DIY – Step by Step
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    DIY Autumn Deko – Step by step

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    img_6399Zeit 20 minutes

    4. Results

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    DIY Autumn Deko

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    DIY Autumn Deko

DIY STORAGE IDEAS – 2# DESK ORGANIZER

Allgemein, Decor, DESK ORGANIZER, Pinboard, STORAGE SOLUTIONS

My desk gets easily messed up with all the tools, materials and office supplies that I need for my DIY projects. I don’t know how you feel, but I am always getting distracted, if my desk is not organized. I feel like I need to clean it up to free up my mind before I can even start to work. If you feel the same, I found a nice DIY solution for this problem: A desk organizer helps us to find a place for all the things that are lying around the table. Follow my easy step by step instruction to get the best result.

  1. Source of inspiration

Get inspired by my DIY Desk Storage solutions board… there are many ways to get a clear head and an organized desk.

2. Required supplies

Money HDF board: 3,0 x 250 x 500 mm 1,30€ per piece

MoneyWire mesh: 150 x 500 mm = 1,50€ per piece

Money Cardboard box: 6cm x 15cm x 5cm = recycle packaging material of cometics or food

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,03€ per desk organizer

MoneyWrapping paper: 0,98€ / 70 x 200cm = ~0,04€ per desk organizer (20cm x 16cm) x 2

Total cost per desk organizer = 2,78€

search v2 Where to find: 

modulor – HDF board

modulor – Wire mesh

modulor – Cardboard box

modulor – Acrylic Paint

Søstrene Grene – Wrapping paper

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Desk Organizer – Step by step

Zeit 30-45 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Desk Organizer

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DIY Desk Organizer – Ways to organize your desk

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DIY Desk Organizer

DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART IV

Allgemein, Decor, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

Printmaking with potatoes is a fairly easy technique especially if you chose a motive like a triangle or rectangle. Geometric motives are easy to cut with the knife and therefore the perfect to start your printmaking project. In my easy step by step approach, I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring printing techniques on Pinterest.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyPost cards: 1,79€ / 25 cards = 0,07€ per card

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ per card

MoneyPotato 0,35€/ 1kg: = 0,02€

Total cost per card = 0,22 €

search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Printmaking Triangles – Step by step

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking with Potatoes – Triangles

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DIY Printmaking with Potatoes – Triangles

DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART III

Allgemein, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

The beauty of printmaking is that it does not required advanced painting skills. You only need to apply an easy technique like “potato printing”. I first applied this method, when I was in kindergarten preparing presents for my parents. In my easy step by step approach, I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring printing techniques on Pinterest.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyPost cards: 1,79€ / 25 cards = 0,07€ per card

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ per card

MoneyPotato 0,35€/ 1kg: = 0,02€

Total cost per card = 0,22 €

search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Potato Printmaking step by step- Cloud with raindrops

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking – Clouds with raindrops

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DIY PRINTMAKING IDEAS – Potato print

DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART II

Allgemein, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

Summer is a state of mind. Share your positive vibes with a friend by sending him a palm postcard. I made this DIY card with an easy printmaking technique: potato printing. You just need a potato and a knife. Follow my easy step by step approach to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspirational pins on Pinterest about printmaking techniques and some nice little things that helps to to bring summer to your home.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyPost cards: 1,79€ / 25 cards = 0,07€ per card

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ per card

MoneyPotato 0,35€/ 1kg: = 0,02€

Total cost per card = 0,22 €

search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Printmaking Step by step – Palm leaves

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking with potatoes – Palm leaves

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DIY Printmaking with potatoes

DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART I

Allgemein, Decor, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

Printmaking is one of the easiest ways to make creative, abstract paintings without being an excellent drawer. I successfully tested two printmaking techniques, linoleum prints and “random items” (links). Today I am going to use a simple potato and a knife to print a postcard. I used to do this before as a little child, when I wanted to prepare some birthday presents for my parents. This only demonstrates how easy this printmaking technique is. In my easy step by step approach, I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring prints on my Pinterest pinboard for potato printmaking.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyPost cards: 1,79€ / 25 cards = 0,07€ per card

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ per card

MoneyPotato 0,35€/ 1kg: = 0,02€

Total cost per card = 0,22 €

search v2 Where to find: 
modulor – Acrylic Paint

Dawanda – Diamond stamp

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Printmaking with Potatoes – Steb by step

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmakting with Potatoes – Diamond

DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #2 RANDOM ITEMS Part II

Allgemein, Paintings, Printmaking

You are not satisfied with your drawing skills? As I already mentioned, I wouldn’t consider myself as a talented drawer. But that does not mean that I am not creative and not able to make beautiful paintings. It is all about the right technique: the second Printmaking-technique that I would like to introduce to you is called “random items”. So get creative and search some random things at your home that you can use for making your unique prints.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring prints on my Pinterest pinboard and some pictures of items that can be used for printmaking.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyCardboard: 0,35€ per piece = 0,35€ per print

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,38€ per paint

Money Greek Yoghurt cup (after you ate your Greek Yoghurt :-))

Total cost per fan = 0,73€

search v2 Where to find: 

modulor – Cardboard

modulor – Acrylic Paint

3. DIY – Step by Step

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Zeit 40 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking techniques – #2Random items

Allgemein, Paintings, Printmaking

You are not satisfied with your drawing skills? As I already mentioned, I wouldn’t consider myself as a talented drawer. But that does not mean that I am not creative and not able to make beautiful paintings. It is all about the right technique: the second Printmaking-technique that I would like to introduce to you is called “random items”. So get creative and search some random things at your home that you can use for making your unique prints.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring prints on my Pinterest pinboard and some pictures of items that can be used for printmaking.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyCardboard: 0,35€ per piece = 0,35€ per print

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,38€ per paint

Money Greek Yoghurt cup (after you ate your Greek Yoghurt :-))

Total cost per fan = 0,73€

search v2 Where to find: 

modulor – Cardboard

modulor – Acrylic Paint


3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Printmaking Random items

Zeit 40 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking – Random items

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DIY Printmaking – Random items

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

Please share your experiences with me in the comments section:

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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