Thursday, November 29, 2012

RECENT RED CLAY FAVORITES


Handmade Pottery

Small Terracotta Soap Dish

Small Red Ceramic Soap Dish

Red tea Caddy - Set of Two

Square Soap Dish

Square Pottery Dish


Ceramic soap dish - stuckinthemudpottery

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DIY Easy Fabric Scrap Christmas Wreath

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON I AM GOING ALL DIY. I am making my christmas decorations and attempting to give only handmade gifts. Fabric wreaths have been around the crafting scene for a while now. They are super simple to make, inexpensive and a great way to use up leftover fabric from other projects. I expecially love this project because no sewing machine or crafting tools are needed. Just a bag of scrap fabric and a wire frame. I also repurposed an old belt for my red Christmas bow.


diy christmas fabric scrap wreath

 WANT TO MAKE ONE? YOU WILL NEED:

 - Wire
 - Hot Glue
 - Fabric Scraps

1. I began with one long piece of wire and hot glued the ends together to form a circle. This is what I used for the base of my wreath.



 
2. Round up all your fabric scraps. I used pattern fabric in two different shades of green. I ripped the fabric into 1" strips, which is WAY easier than using scissors or a rotary cutter. Then I knotted the fabric strips around the wire frame.
 


3. Continue knotting the fabric until the whole wire frame is covered.
4. I tied an old belt into a bow and then attached it to my frame using hot glue.
red and green wreath

 
It's really that simple!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Screen Printing T-Shirts

DIY T-Shirt Printing - Stuck in the mud pottery

Advanced Art students just finished printing T-Shirts. Students LOVE this project but I really have to pull teeth in order to get them to use original images. Prior to drawing the image for the t-shirt, we spent about a week talking about symbolism and students drew their own personal symbols. 

Students used carbon paper to transfer their image to Mask-Ease. The image was cut out of the mask-ease with an x-acto knife and then attached to the screen for printing. This is a very classroom friendly way to screen print with great results. If you have never heard of mask-ease it comes with directions that walk you through the entire process.
Printing Art lesson - Stuck in the mud pottery

two color screen printing - Stuck in the mud pottery

dandelion t-shirt - stuck in the mud pottery

Eye Screen printing art lesson - Stuck in the mud Pottery

screen printing T-Shirts - Stuck in the mud Pottery

I found a very cool interactive site that explains and demonstrates four printmaking techniques that I showed to the students. Check it out HERE

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Monday, November 19, 2012

PREK Watercolor Painting

Pre K students had a blast last Thursday experimenting and exploring with watercolor paint, color mixing and salt painting!





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Friday, November 2, 2012

GIVEAWAY! FREE CLAY EARRINGS!

 
GIVEAWAY! To enter to win this awesome pair of Stuck in the Mud Pottery earrings head over to my facebook page Stuck in the Mud Pottery. You MUST LIKE my page, LIKE the photo, and COMMENT under the photo. Winner will be announced! Good luck!

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

DIY Dream Catcher Jewelry Display

I have been playing around with my jewelry display lately and I finally figured out an awesome way to display my earrings - with a handmade dream catcher! This is super easy to make and looks great in my bedroom!

DIY Dream Catcher Earring Display
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
-WIRE (1/8" IN DIAMETER) OR EMBROIDERY HOOP
-FABRIC
-HOT GLUE OR SUPER GLUE
-COLORED STRING

STEP 1: CREATE HOOP AND WRAP FABRIC
I used wire that I had on hand, which was 1/8” in diameter, and hot glued the ends together to form a circle (you could just as easily use an embroidery hoop). I ripped fabric into 1"strips and tied the ends together with a knot to create one long piece. I wrapped the fabric around the wire hoop until all the wire was covered and then secured the end of the fabric  in place with super glue. 

DIY Dream Catcher

STEP 2: CREATE THE CENTER
The inside is actually very simple. I used colored hemp and wrapped as shown in the image below. I began with a knot on the outside hoop and ended with a knot when I reached the center.  

How to make a dream catcher
STEP 3: DECORATE
I added more fabric scraps to the bottom of my dream catcher since I had a bunch left over. I choose a few different fabric strands and added a green bead to the bottom of them. There are A TON of different ways that you could spice up the bottom of your dream catcher - Beads, shells, and feathers would all look great! 

handmade dream catcher

DIY Dream Catcher Earring Display




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