Presented by KC Henna Supply

Presented by KC Henna Supply

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dyps faux batik

I absolutely love this method to make cards and cover boxes. It's a lot of fun and the results are amazing.


Watercolor paper
Watercolor paints
Tortillion or Eraser
Rubber Cement
Jac Bottle with .05 size tip
Pin that will fit into the Jac tip

Optional: Silk stain


Step one: use watercolors to paint the background. I like to swirl and blend my colors.

Step two: fill the jac bottle with the rubber cement.

Step three: use the rubber cement to draw henna designs ( or whatever) on the paper. Rubber cement is a harsh chemical only use it in a well ventilated area. Keep it away from children and meth-heads!

Step four: once the design drys use watercolor to paint a solid color over the entire piece of paper. Darker contrasting colors work better. If you would like a very dark shiny surface try silk paints. ( I used silk paints in the pictures below.)

Step 5: once the top coat is dry use the tortillion or eraser to remove the rubber cement.

Step 6: marvel at the amazing art you created then take pictures and show me at so I can see and compliment your artistic skill.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Super fast, uber cheep, quick change tip cups.

Sometimes you get to a gig and the atmosphere is different than you expected. Often I bring one tip sign and realize it is not appropriate for the mood.

Here is one solution.

Use a "design - a - mug" from a craft store. They are about a dollar and come in several sizes. They feature a clear plastic cup and an insert. The insert holds paper against the clear plastic cup.

The great thing about this tip cup is you can store multiple messages in the cup and change them out as needed.

Method: could not be be simplier!

1: Open the box, remove the cup, remove the incert from the clear cup.

2: Inside the cup is several sheets of paper, usually with coloring sheets on them.

3: Use the color sheets as a template to cut your own paper inserts.

4: Write your own tip message on the cups.

5: Put the cut back together.

6: Waggle your new cup at people and smile as they tip you.