Saturday, July 27, 2013

Altered Picture Frame with Etchall and AH Designs Bling Splendor Collection

I love revamping things I find at Grarage Sales and Goodwill. This frame was found at my local Goodwill. I had to have it for on $5 and I had to play with my Etcahll again too!!! Read below how I made this and check all the pics for yummy details.

 Here is the Frame I purchased from Goodwill in it's original condition!!

 I then Took my Gesso, and painted 4 coats on to the surface front and back after I removed the backing and the glass.

 I cut out a cameo pattern from my Silhouette Store. This is one of the many Cameo Patterns that are available for download. I used my Etchall Cream so that it would etc the glass around the Cameo design leaving the Cameo Design unetched!!

 Knowing that I was not going to put a backing on the piece I glue the Etched piece back in to the frame.

To give the piece an opaque look I used a sheet of Rowlux® multi-lensed thermoplastic film
in an opaque white. It almost gives it a ribbon look for the background. 

Then I began to decorate!!!!

 What I like about the way I have done the glass is that I can set a candle or a small light to illuminate the image! Etchall cream is an amazing product!!!

I hope this creation inspires you to run out and find fancy frames that you would not ordinary purchase.

Thank you for stopping by......

Your Professional Crafting Educator 

Angela Holt

Thursday, July 18, 2013

August Product Review Kit

July's has shipped and we begin creating with our pieces next week!!! I will show you various design elements and how you can work with July's kit. Very different and sooooo shabby chic!!!

I did my research and something that I have always wanted to learn how to work with is resin. I love crating my own designs and embellishments. I thought, "why not make this the "August Product Review"? So I did!!!

For the Month of August, you will be working with the wonderful product called "Ice Resins" this innovative product will lend to some fabulous mixed media creations!!! I thought why not add to the kit a Resin Mold from YALEY-Resin Jewelry Molds so that we can learn to make our own cabochons in which I will use my drawing and graphic skills to create a free printable to you all to work with!!!

Plus, I might add a suprise piece to the kit for added crafting!!!

Here is what is coming in your kit:

 PLus a surprise piece that I will add!!! I have to keep it exciting!! Remember Each month you will be give inspiration and class taught by me to show you what you can do with your pieces. Plus again it is an amazing way to introduce you to products you never thought to use before!!! EXCITING!!!!

To sign up is simple, just run over to my facebook page and tell me you want to sign up for this month!!! YOU ARE NOT locked in and you can pick and choose which month you want to participate!!  I will get you down, you send me your paypal info and we are ready to create!!!

These kits will ship out 3rd week of August and in the meantime you can learn and be inspired by designs created with July's kit!!! By visiting my Facebook fan page!!! where you will find all my updates!!!

This month kit will be $15 plus shipping!!! At this time I only ship to Canada and the US. 

Let me know if you have any questions!!!

Your crafting Professional Educator Angela Holt

Monday, July 15, 2013

Rowlux® Illusion Film Blog Hop

Hello Fellow crafters!!! Welcome to the Rowlux® Illusion Film Designer Blog Hop It is that time again to to showcase another fabulous project I created. This months products I will be working with is called Rowlux® Illusion Film. I have had a blast working with this product and I bring to you an innovative ideas with tips on how to craft with this medium.

Here is the project I created: The Illusion Film Rose

Be sure to watch the tutorial video I created showing you how to make this beautiful Embossed Rose. But first lets learn a little about this revolutionary material.

Rowlux® Illusion Film has been utilized in award winning point of purchase displays, packaging, signage, artwork, footwear, lighting, interior design, retail display fixtures and beyond. Our new frontier is the craft industry! There's absolutely nothing like it on the market, and I personally believe without a doubt that Rowlux® Illusion Film is THE future of crafts! 

Helpful Hints for Crafting with Rowlux®

Adhesives: The optical effects are diminished when the product gets wet, therefore the ideal method for adhering translucent Rowlux® is with a light coating of spray mount. This works very well when you are applying flat pieces to flat surfaces. Liquid adhesives and resins will fill the lenses and diminish the optical effects.
If you wish to manipulate the material and create a stronger bond than can be accomplished with spray mount, I recommend hot glue. Just be sure to glue strategically in spots that are hidden, such as in the back or on corners, since the liquid nature of hot glue will diminish the optical effects and the glue will be visible due to the transliucent nature of the material. You can always cover any areas where the glue shows and effects are diminished with a button, gem or other embellishment.

Tools: Rowlux® can easily be cut and scored with paper trimmers. Scissors, Sizzix® steel rule dies, Sizzix® embossing folders and Sizzix® Scoreboards (which cut and score) by Eileen Hull also work well. Rowlux® can be manually bent, rolled and folded and is also great for flatwork.
If you come up with inspiring new ideas, techniques and methods for working with Rowlux®, we invite you to share

Rowlux® Illusion Film is made in the USA and comes in a diverse range of spectacular eye-catching colors and patterns.  These durable, translucent, 12" x 12" polycarbonate sheets add instant pizzazz to craft projects, seasonal accents, party decorations, scrapbooks, greeting cards, jewelry, furniture, frames, gifts, favors, accessories, art and DIY home decor projects. Easily cut with scissors, Rowlux® is also the perfect material for scoring, folding, embossing and die cutting. The creative possibilities are endless. This innovative and inspiring new craft material manipulates light to create dazzling visual effects. The illusion of depth and motion is the result of thousands of tiny parabolic lenses that are molded into the surface of both sides of the material. These lenses create a pattern of light reflection and refraction resulting in stunningly brilliant optical effects.
To instantly add "POP" and "WOW" to your projects, just add Rowlux®!
For special promotions, giveaways and to keep up to date on the exciting Rowlux® Illusion Film craft revolution, be sure to:

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Check out the Rowlux® Illusion Film Designer Blog Hop HERE! and see the other designers fabulous designs and concepts using the Rowlux® Illusion Film.

Your Professional Crafting Educator and Designer 

Angela Holt

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Angela Holt Designs DT CALL

Creative Design Team Call Announcement!!!

 Watch the Video Below then come back here to read more!!!

Hello Crafters…. Angela Holt here from Angela Holt Designs…. I have some exciting news to share…. I am on the hunt for My NEW Design Team… it has been a busy summer so far with the move to our new home and now that things are settled I have decided to open the door back up for a new creative design team.
Angela Holt Designs is **Bringing Southern Creative Charm, elegance and handmade hospitality**
Angela Holt Designs is a company that is blooming in bringing innovative online classes in the setting of Angela’s studio, tutorials, a fabulous following of creative people and soooo much more. Also the most awesome products of BLING to create with alongside handmade creations that will make any project beautiful!!!  Check her out and visit her gallery and read her resume at
For this Design Team call I am looking for dependable, crafty and creative people who want to work with AWESOME products… including items from my shop, my BLING SPLENDOR LINE and my own handmade embellishments.
1.       Each DT Member will be asked to represent and promote Angela Holt Designs through all Social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, blogger, etc.. YOUTUBE IS A MUST!!!!
2.       Each Month you will be working with products form Angela Holt’s line called Bling Splendor. You will also be working with her handmade creations and kits!!!
3.       You will be required to do 2 projects a month, a blog hop once a month and promote Angela Holt Designs throughout your term on the team.
4.       I want to see a variety in your projects. So with your video response, please share 3 or more projects that show a scale of what type of crafter you are. Are you a jack of all trades or do you work with just one style. Let me know who you are as a crafter.
5.       Send Submission Email too ( titled “ DT call”

**The requirements for applying are via a video response with projects you have created recently. No more than 3 months old… in addition email me your Crafting Resume at ( INCLUDE your name, youtube name( I stress this so we know who’s video is who’s), facebook page and blog addy…  This is a must in order to be considered. Lastly, please include in the email….

       1.  WHY you would like to join ANGELA HOLT DESIGNS?
2.       2.  As a crafter… what can you bring to the ANGELA HOLT DESIGNS CREATIVE DESIGN TEAM?

I’m looking for:
1.       Committed DT members to Angela Holt Deisgns.
2.       If you are on another DT that is okay so as long as what I send you does not inflict with other companies etc..
3.       I expect you to share and promote Angela Holt Designs in the most creative and positive light through all social media outlets. You will be required to share and get people to like and be a part of Angela Holt Designs. I believe in CRAFTING IT FORWARD!!!  And help you in any way I can.
4.       You will be required to have a facebook account  for that is where all communications will be taken.
5.       You will be required to create 2 projects a month plus a blog hop. There from time to time will be the requirement for an extra project etc.. contest etc..
6.       I will only accept applications to US residents only at this time. Shipping international is too expensive and time consuming. HOWEVER__________________> If you live in Canada and have a US address that you can access, and then please state that in your Admissions EMAIL!!!
7.       I expect you to have fun and just create with some fabulous products and more!!!

The Deadline is July 31st to submit your DT video Responses ( YOU MUST TAG ME IN THE VIDEO) AND SEND A LINK TO THE VIDEO IN YOUR SUBMISSION EMAIL> 

Link to all  my sites!!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

the Bling Chronicles Product Review Program July's Products

Hello, fellow crafters. Many of you have read about by new Craft Product review program and I know there are some that have not read about it so here is the scoop.

Basically I'm offering each month an array of products grouped to help bring out your innovative side in crafting. These products are chosen by me based on 3 factors. 1. popularity of the concept 2. the uniqueness of the product 3. If I would love to craft with it, I know that you would too!!

the Kit Club Cost only $15 at max plus shipping!! Every month is different!!! If you would like more info about this program, hit me up for the info through facebook and or email.

So here is July's Products that we will be working with!!!

All the rage in the boards and on youtube is Altered Clothes Hangers. I thought was a perfect way to play and create our own altered projects than using Shabby Chic metal Hangers with some Kaisercraft Wood Embellies.

Decorative Scroll Clip Hanger is 8" wideA clever shabby chic way to hang and display photos, memorabilia or notes. Made of metal, painted white to give a shabby chic fill. Also you can add hangers too!!! So that is why in this months Craft product selection I have added the awesome Double Clip For Decorative Hangers. Get creative with this double clip for decorative hangers. It is made of metal which has been painted white then distressed for a vintage-chic effect. It measures 1-3/4 inches in diameter and includes a double clip on the back so you can easily attach it to a variety of home decor items.  

So this month we are going to work with these amazing products to create mixed media items for you home, as a gift or your craft area!!! 

If you would like to sign up for this program and get in on July's Product selection, you have until 


Monday, July 1, 2013

Celebration with Designer Crafts!!

It is that time of year again to bring out the grill, gather some friends and settle in for sparklers and fireworks to light up the night sky. It is also a time to celebrate our Independence. There are many ways to celebrate in our profession of crafting. To show our support with unique accessories that are handmade with Red White and Blue in mind.

By gathering pieces of shabby chic prints of fabric you can throw together a simple but yet festive accessory for most anything. I see these best adorning flip flops, baskets that carry our  " pot Luck" favorites to the cook outs, or maybe you want to create fun hair accessories for the kids. The possibilities are endless and will lend you to have many options to show your creative side.
Be sure to click on the Designer Crafts Connection at left to hop through and see other designers' ideas for celebrations. 

Products used in the above flowers:

Various fabric scraps and fat quarters
thread and needle
metal charms and pearl for the centers

Happy 4th of JULY everyone. Ohhh, be sure to check back here often and on July 15th for an exciting tutorial showing you how to use the product called Rowlux. It is amazing medium and I can't wait to show you how to create with it!!! See this link for more details---> LINK