This Kitchen And Backyard Took Five Years To Create. Wait Until To You See Why.

There are some seed beads in my craft drawer. Why are they called seed beads? Because they are so so tiny, the size of seeds and they are impossible to work with. Liza Lou, featured at Viralnova has an amazing gift when it come to details and seed beads. She created a whole kitchen and yard out of those miniscule things! There are 250,000 blades of grass in her ‘backyard.” I can’t even imagine how many beads are on each blade, tiny seed beads. That is dedication!

I think the bag of potato chips are the best! And the sink full of dirty dishes really is a work of art. The whole thing has me amazed and I know you will Loooove it too!

Here’s the link to Liza’s work and Viralnova’s full article: Viralnova: This Kitchen And Backyard Took Five Years To Create

If you’ve never heard of seed bead art before, then you might want to research an artist called Liza Lou. She created almost a whole house from millions of tiny beads the size of seeds. It’s impressive to look at, and it’s even more impressive when you consider the amount of patience that was required to build this and not go crazy in the process.

Very Realistic

The house took five years for Liza to make and is extremely detailed. It’s made up of millions of miniature beads which makes the home look very realistic. Even the 250,000 blades of grass which make up the back yard are all made from individually positioned beads. The artist only used her patience and a pair of tweezers to create this beautiful piece of art.

The attention to detail is outstanding. Even everyday objects and well known brands have been painstakingly recreated with seed beads.

Creating your Own Seed Bead Art

If you want to try making pieces of art from seed beads yourself then there’s nothing stopping you. The materials and equipment needed are actually quite minimal. The overall process is fairly simple, but you will need a lot of patience. You might want to try a project that doesn’t take five years to complete though.

Seed beads can be purchased from any craft store or online. There are lots of different stores online selling the beads in a variety of different shades and colors. To use these beads for art rather than for making jewellery with, you will need plenty of different colors.

For your own Seed Art project you will need:

– Seed Beads
– Tweezers
– Cardboard (optional)
– Glue

Depending on whether you are designing a flat picture made from seed beads, or a more sophisticated 3d model resembling the actual thing, you will require different materials. The easiest thing to do is make a flat painting like picture using seed beads. To do this you can simply draw out a design on a piece of paper or card, and then stick seed beads in the right place to create the picture. Experiment with using different shades and colors to create the right contrast and build up the picture.

If you want to do something more advanced, similar to what Liza created then you will need even more patience. You will need to first start by building small models from cardboard. For example when you want to make a cereal packet you will need to make a tiny cardboard box. Alternatively you could use the foam used for flower modelling and carve out the right shapes of objects.

Then it’s just a matter of covering the three dimensional model in the tiny seed beads. Use small amounts of glue to secure the beads onto the surface of the model. Be very careful not to use too much glue as this will affect the look of the model. You really need to take your time using the tweezers to make sure the beads are placed in the correct position.

Seed bead art can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite frustrating. With practice you should find it much easier to complete even more complex projects. In a couple of years perhaps you will be just as good as Liza Lou.

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Fruit Turned Animal Art: 30 Creative Creations

I’m not sure I could eat any of these! Fruit is delicious but these creations are works of art. I can see some huge fails in my future if I were to attempt any of them. The watermelon dragon took some serious skill and banana Poseidon just blows my mind! I’m green with envy that some people are so talented.

See all the delicious creatures here…

HongKiat – Fruit Turned Animal Art (30 Creative Creations)

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 25 Wonderful Wall Art Crafts

Today, I’m excited to feature Craft Gossip and the 25 terrific wall art ideas that they have gathered up. I love having so many options to choose from all in one place. You may fall in love with a specific craft to decorate that blank wall or you may get inspired to create an original all your own. Whatever you decide, have fun decorating!

See all 25 here…

CraftGossip – 25 Awesome Wall Art Ideas

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Heart Key Art

Here is something fun! Keep this in mind the next time you are in need of a craft project, a gift, or there is a blank space on the wall that needs art. Take old buttons, keys, jewelry, or really anything that you like the look of and use them to make a pretty design. Create any shape that fits your fancy! Set your design, paint your “knick-knacks,”and frame them. Voila! The easiest craft/art that also will help you clean out the junk drawer.

Here’s all the details on this project…

DesignSponge – Kate’s Uncommon Valentine

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Anastasia Elia’s Miniature Diorama Worlds

The medium Anastasia Elias uses for her artwork may seem strange but the finished pieces aren’t! She creates mini dioramas inside of toilet paper rolls. They are delicate and detailed, and they really do bring tiny worlds to life. Each roll has a small silhouette scene inside and they are then back lit to give that three dimensional feel. This isn’t what we made it Kindergarten folks!

See more of her amazing work here…

Enpundit – Miniature Worlds Created Inside Toilet Paper Rolls

Image Credit: enpundit.com / Anastasia Elias

Beautiful Butterfly Footprint Art

Mother’s Day is May 11th this year. It’s a hard holiday for me to remember because there isn’t an easy set of rules for when it will be. Thanksgiving is always the last Thursday in November and Christmas is always December 25th. Even though it may not always be on the same date, Mother’s Day is one of the most important holidays out there! Mom’s do so much for everyone around them and they need to be celebrated. Mommy Potamus turned her kiddos footprints into butterfly art for Mother’s Day and now I want to do the same! Gather up a canvas, some acrylic paint, brushes, and a marker. The best gifts are homemade ones!

Here’s the link to the tutorial…

MommyPotamus – How To Make Butterfly Footprint Art

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Outlast Winter With 8 Easy Kids Crafts

You only have to last a little bit longer till the weather is warm enough for the kids to go outside and burn off all that winter energy. You’re almost there but not quite yet. I’ve found 8 different hand and foot print paintings that you will love to make with your children and they will make great keepsakes to look back on later.

Learn how to make a rocket, jungle animals, fireman, and many others over at Plaid Online! Here’s the link…

PlaidOnline – 8 Easy Winter Craft Projects For Kids

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