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Hey there, Welcome to the lab. Do you like free stuff? Well, I get pretty excited when I am willing to pay for something and then I find it for free.  In this weeks post I am going to share two free software programs that I am pretty enthusiastic  about. The first one is Paint.net. …

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Upcycle Design Lab by Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab - 1M ago

  In my last post I made an easy bleach t-shirt design. It got me wondering just how far I could take this technique. So I did a little more experimenting with larger art and more complex designs. To be honest I was actually surprised at some of the results that I was able to …

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Sometimes it feels frivolous to work on this blog, my youtube videos and the silly upcycled craft projects in the first place. There are, after all so many serious matters in our lives. There are house keeping matters and family matters. There are problems, issues and even violence at our local and regional levels. Our …

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Upcycle Design Lab by Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab - 1M ago

  Hello All, Spring is springing here in Colorado and with the warmer weather I feel the call of the outdoors whispering it is almost time. Spring is kind of a crazy time of year here, it can be 70 degrees one afternoon followed by 6 inches of snowfall the very next day. But spring …

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Upcycle Design Lab by Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab - 1M ago

  Hello fellow crafters, Have you ever painted your shoes? It’s easy and fun. I have actually made several painted shoe projects over the years and these boots are my latest creation. You might be curious what would possess someone to paint a pair of boots green as it is not the most prevalent shoe …

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Hello Fellow Upcycler’s today’s post will be short and sweet. If you have seen some of my recent videos on glass fusing than you probably already know how I feel about this product. But just in case you want to know more about the Fuseworks Microwave kiln and what comes in the kit here are …

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Hello There. Are you ready for St Patrick’s Day? If you need some ideas for how to get your green on here they are. In the video below you will learn three techniques to embellish your clothing. It’s easy, fun and inexpensive to be green and wear green this St Patrick’s Day. 1)  Iron on …

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You know how some projects come together easily just the way you imagined? Well this one was not one of those projects. I tried and failed so many time to make this silly pendant for St Patrick’s Day. My first design idea was to make the shamrock shape out of green bottle glass but the …

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I have struggled this week to come up with a post. It is not the first time and I dare say it won’t be the last but I powered through and made this short video on how to make alcohol inks from dried up sharpie markers. It’s not academy award material but it is complete. …

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Hello all, It has been awhile since I have really taken much time to write here. I have been crafting and creating and mostly working on increasing my presence on my Youtube Channel. If you have a channel of your own you probably already know about the changes that go into effect today. While it …

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