Butter Beer Float Recipe and Harry Potter Etching!

To announce our upcoming vacation I decided to create each family member a Harry Potter glass mug full of a Butter Beer float! We are heading to Universal Studios pretty much for Harry Potter. Two summers ago we visited and went crazy over the Butter beer they served in the park. I knew this was the perfect hint to our vacation.

Not only have I created a pictorial tutorial for you I also created a video of how to etch on glass and as a bonus the Butter Beer Float recipe!

Video

Tutorial:

Cut a Circle from vinyl

Save the circle for another use and keep the frame.
Flip the frame over to adhere to a transfer sheet and remove the backing.

Adhere to mug.
Remove transfer sheet.
Place vinyl image in center of frame using the same process.
Carefully apply a thick coat of etchall to circle.
Let it sit for at least 15 minutes and remove etchall….
…making sure to return the etchall cream to the jar for a later use.
Rinse with warm soapy water.
Remove the vinyl image.
And remove the frame.
Your mug is now ready to be used!

Butter Beer Float Recipe

Ingredients:

2 C Heavy Whipping Cream

1/4 C Starbucks Caramel Syrup

1/4 C Sugar

1 gallon of Vanilla Ice Cream

Butterscotch syrup for ice cream

Serves 4 (with left overs)

Directions:

–Beat the whipping cream, caramel syrup and sugar until fluffy.

— Drizzle Butterscotch syurup along inside of mug.

— Scoop icecream in mug.

–Drizzle with more Butterscotch.

–Top with Caramel Whipped Cream.

–Finish it off with more Butterscotch syrup.

I hope you enjoyed this post! We had a lot of fun creating it and my kids wanted me to let you know that if you want any more sweet related projects they will happily help test them out! 😉

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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How to Use a Face Stencil on a Plate

Rita Barakat has a clever line of stencils to help people draw faces. The first thing I wanted to do when I got my hands on her face stencils was to put it on a plate! These stencils are unique in that they lay the base, but the artist really shines through by adding in the details, focus and colors according to personal style. My passion is hair.

I have created numerous journal pages with these stencils. Finally, I was able to get one on a plate!

Directions:

Gather material making sure to choose paint colors.

This plate had a perfect 6 by 6 square in the center that held the stencil.

Trace the image with sharp pointed object. A pencil works, but the color will transfer, so do so with caution.

Paint the image according to your desire. Make sure to do at least two coats per area!

Once the paint has dried, place the stencil back on the image and trace again.

Connect all the lines on the face.

Start to add the details.

Working with pottery paint is forgiving. Do not worry if you paint something and it does not turn out. I had to replace her mouth three times.

Use puffy paint for details.

Create eyelashes and eyebrows by laying a thick layer of puffy paint, allowing it to dry and going back in with a needle to remove hair like spots.

Once the face is to your liking, have it fired and glazed.

I really like crazy hair and spent a lot of time adding color and texture to her mane.

Rita Barakat stencils can be used on so much more than paper. Think outside of the box. You never know where your creativity will take you!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Witch Please….

When I saw this stamp set last year I knew I had to have it! Witch Please…. is a Brutus Monroe Stamp Set that is probably one of the Halloween favorite with that company. It is perfect for those that have a sarcastic and/or sassy personality. 

 To create this card I took a piece of mixed media cardstock and covered it with Colorburst. As that dried I die cut two circles and stamped my image along with the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock.

 This card is going to go through the mail, so I made it flat. I added some little dew drops for a touch of dimension.

Sometimes you just have to get a little messy 🙂
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

"Boom Town" Downtown Fayetteville North Carolina!

I am happy to share with you a recent trip I took that was featured on Canvas Corp Brands blog! If you are not familiar with Canvas Corps you may know some of their brands: Tattered Angels and 7 Gypsies. I am super excited that my very first article I wrote for them went live yesterday. I had so much fun on my travel and writing it up. Please make sure you head over and read it because it is one of the most surprising places I have ever visited with fun shops, antique stores, dinning, breweries, a tea house and a coffee shop all within walking distance — not to mention that famous museum that gives a wonderful history of the US army.

I met with over a dozen owners of downtown shops and felt their passion. Please go check out the CCB blog and read their story, see the 60+ pictures and share the article with anyone planning to visit or that lives in North Carolina. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed! Please click here!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting (and traveling!)!!!!