Saturday, January 5, 2013

Recycled Crafts, Art Tutorials, iPad Mini Cases, Awesome Art Designs

I came across an awesome blog earlier this week and with here consent, I thought I would share some of her tutorials for being creative. The blog is Alma Stoller and if you are the artsy crafty type like I am, you'll love tooling around her very pretty and inspirational site!

I love creating things from recycled items that I have on hand. Here is Alma's tutorial for creating canvas out of cardboard from cereal boxes.

I love that many of Alma's tutorials show you how to make some great artwork out of recycled materials. This next tutorial from her is about using magazine pages to paint on. You can cut your created art piece into smaller pieces and then use them to make larger mixed media artwork. I think creating artwork this way would be great to just frame as is. Take a peek at her video and be inspired!

Here is a link to an article I wrote on Squidoo with some great ideas of crafts and gifts that kids can create. 

Now for today's featured artsy creations from Zazzle! iPad Minis are all the rage and lots of you may have even gotten one for Christmas. Check out these iPad Mini cases to help protect yours.

Vintage Elegant Pink Red Roses Pattern iPad Mini Case
Vintage Elegant Pink Red Roses Pattern iPad Mini Case by kicksdesign
View Vintage iPad Mini Cases online at zazzle

Make sure to sign up for the Contest and Give Away if you haven't already a bit further down on this blog. Val is generously giving away a free children's book she wrote and illustrated for all who join the contest!

Have a great weekend and be sure and let us know if the above tutorials inspire you to create something awesome.  :)


Itaya's Art Blog

Itaya's Designs on Zazzle


  1. lovely blog and checked out the site was really inspirational! check out my blog if you'd like at :)x

  2. Thanks Pretty and Val! Glad you enjoyed the features. :)