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Cincinnati Library MakerSpace-Creative Field Trip

Laser engrave designs on wood, glass or acrylic. Tour a MakerSpace with Carla Schauer Designs.

So if I told you there was a place you could go to print and cut large scale vinyl, engrave or cut wood (or acrylic or glass!), 3D print almost anything you could need, sew a costume, or record a song, would you want to go with me?  So did my family! In fact, within a few days we were visiting the new Cincinnati Library MakerSpace. Like a workshop, lab, … Continue reading

The Great Art Supply Experiment

Follow along and actually use the art supplies you bought. A creative art experimentation series with Carla Schauer at carlaschauer.com.

I’m making a mess, and I hope you’ll join me. I’ll talk about what I’m doing in a minute, but first a quick story about a duo named Kermit and Larry. The Digital Art Story Once upon a time, there was a little green guy. He wasn’t much to look at, kind of oblong, a little flat, buggy eyes…oh, and did I mention he wore a crown?  My friends and I named … Continue reading

Love-Themed Cake Stand

Make a love-themed cake stand using this tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs.

Looking for a love-themed cake or cupcake stand for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary?  Why not make one from terra-cotta flower pots?  A red and white striped cake stand is one of those pieces that is worth keeping around the house.  It works for several holidays and multiple party themes, with just a change in trim.  In fact, this cake stand used to look very different! Last month I showed … Continue reading

DIY Industrial Faux-Metallic Monogram Letter

Make a faux-metal monogram with paint. Tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs.

I’m a little like Goldilocks when it comes to decorating my house. I usually have something specific in mind, so there’s a lot of “too big”, “too small”, “too blue”, “not blue enough” type searching.  Usually it means I end up making it myself, which is the case with this faux-metallic monogram letter (and the table it will hang over, and the rest of the wall collage…) A big letter, … Continue reading

New Valentine Printable Art

Pink watercolor valentine printable from Carla Schauer Designs on Etsy.

I’ve been crushing on pink and aqua lately. There’s something about those cool tones and the pop of pop of bright pink that feels like winter, with a hint of the spring that can’t get here soon enough for me. Not surprisingly, pink and aqua are showing up in my designs as well. I added 4 new Valentine printable art designs to the Carla Schauer Designs Etsy store using variations of … Continue reading