Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Easter Hot Air Balloon Craft by Angeli Zankel

Hello,

Easter is approaching very quickly! There's still time to make it extra special. This is a fun and creative way to give as a gift to a special someone. There are 2 types of candy is this project. The hot air balloon is a M&M plastic egg that I purchase at a pharmacy store and the mini easter chocolate eggs which you can find just about anywhere.




Supplies: scissor, double sided tape, hot glue (used only on the sticks),  Felt sheets, recycled Jello plastic cups spray painted in pink, mini pom pom and ribbon. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

HOLY BATMAN! Valentine's Day free printables



 I designed these for my children's class and my artbyangeli followers get them for free!  How lucky are you?

My youngest loves Batman so I had to design for his classmates as well. Even though his teacher doesn't mind candy.  I decided to do a pencil giveaway in case any mommies would be upset at their children receiving candy.





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Star Wars fans: Valentine's Day Free Printables

Hello again,

My son GZ loves Star Wars! I decided to design valentines cards for his friends. His teacher only specified that all Valentine's Day cards, gifts do not include candy. I know! What's the point?! Anyway, I designed these super cool Yoda pencil cards. They are FREE for any of my followers.  Send me a private message through Facebook and please make sure that you have "liked" my ARTBYANGELI page. 



This FREE printable set is available for download.  All you have to do is become a FOLLOWER of this blog by clicking the "join this site" button under "Followers" or you can like me on Faceboook by clicking the "LIKE" button. Leave your email on my Facebook artbyangeli inbox. When you download this template you agree that it will not be use for commercial use.  By clicking the Download image below, you agree to the license terms for www.artbyangeli.com. Please review the terms located at the bottom end of my blog Thank you!

Art for boys - Keith Haring Skateboards homage


Hello,


It's been a while! Well this post is about art. Keith Haring, one of America's most loving and wild artist of the 80's. Every time I see one of Haring's work I think happy thoughts.  Therefor I decided to pay a little homage to Haring's work in my son's room. I think it looks spectacular next to his black chalkboard stripes on the wall. 






Friday, November 6, 2015

DIY Star Wars Snowtrooper costume

Hi again,

My son chose to be a snowtrooper for Halloween.  One of the hardest costume I made. I'm still not that good at sewing and now I had to learn how to work with different materials. Such as plastic, cardboard, foam board and vinyl.  I promise I will share with you all the details!

At first it seem difficult but I was up for the challenge. My husband had to stir me away from working with fiberglass!  hehe Which I was already teaching myself through videos. However I was getting a little impatient because it was going to be a long process. I'm glad he talked me out of it because at the end I think it came out pretty darn good. I didn't lose my mind during the process and best of all the kids were happy!







Star Wars Family
Count Dooku, Barriss Offee, Chewbacca and Snowtrooper

DIY Mini Chewbacca costume

Hello all,

Halloween is one of the busiest times of the year for me. My husband and I start planning what my boys will be dressed as for Halloween months ahead. We mention a couple of characters and the boys make their final choices. Then I sketch the patterns. My favorite part is brainstorming on what materials I'm going to use. I make quick trips to the hardware store then the fabric store. That's how I start the process.

First I start to sew the fabric pieces. Then I measure, cut and glue.

Oh this mini Chewbacca was very warm and cozy in his one piece costume but thanks to mommy who made sure to use a silky liner to keep him cool. ;-)







Thursday, October 22, 2015

Happy Halloween: Purple Minion pumpkins

Hello all,

I can't believe Halloween is almost here. I can't wait!

This is what my family and I worked on this year. Purple Minions were very difficult recreate the hair. It was everywhere in our house. If you do plan to make this, I recommend you have a vacuum in hand. Enjoy!  and Have a very happy and safe Halloween!






Friday, September 18, 2015

DIY Edible Stormtrooper cake topper by Angeli Zankel

Hello again, 

I have to do a little research when it comes to planning my children's parties. From finding the best and affordable pastry chefs to finding the right fondant designers. It's really enjoyable to see my designs come to life!

My cake topper designers prices are going up. Hey, I'm not complaining. I think any type of craftsmanship should be well compensated. However this time I wanted something very simple so I wanted give it a try because I could't pay over $100 for something that I might be able to do. 
I'm glad I did it. Making the stormtrooper head was a piece of cake! First, I bought 2 boxes of Rice Krispies Treats (bars) at the supermarket, 2 bags chocolate melts and 1 box of white and black fondant at Party City. I didn't go and buy every piece of fondant designer tools. Actually, I didn't buy any tools at all! My tools were my own roller, metal ruler, a butter knife and laid out my fondant on a cookie sheet. Don't forget to dust it with flour before you work on your fondant. Pretty much pretend you work with fondant as you are using playdoh.  






I'm attaching the process….if you have any questions please feel free to leave it under comments.

1. Look for a model inspiration to make your molding.  2. Combine all the bars and try to shape it as close as possible. I found it easier to cut them in strips to apply the details. 3. Melt the chocolate melts in the microwave and keep stirring and keep heating until you find the smooth consistency. Hold by the bottom of the head and  gently covered it with the chocolate. Let it sit on plastic and put it on the freezer. For about 15 minutes. With a sharp knife shave off the chunks and make it smooth  4. While waiting, roll your fondant as you are working on pizza dough. You let it drape on your stormtrooper head and gently folding it and take out any excess with scissors or butter knife. 5. Work on long and thin rectangles details by using metal ruler, apply it by using a dab of water  6. Use small caps to make the perfect circles. 7.  Use butter knife to make the shapes.  8. Finishing touches. was making it shiny.  Use 1:1 of Vodka and Corn syrup. Don't apply too much.   9. Use a brush to paint it. Let  it air dry. Not bad, right? :-)



Monday, September 14, 2015

Star Wars Birthday Party - Marco turns 3!

My son Marco is turning 3! He is very much into Star Wars, just like his older brother, it was the perfect theme everyone could enjoy (even my husband). We decided to have a little intimate party at home for his birthday.

It all began with a quick illustration of a stormtrooper with a colorful background. Next, I chose the fabric I wanted to use as a tablecloth. I went with yellow stripes!  I also used a lot of gold tones and bright colors.  As you can see I LOVE colors. :-D  Then, one of my favorite and exciting parts of planning this party, making an edible stormtrooper head cake topper! It was soooooo much fun.

Moving on to the tags. I did square and circle stormtrooper tags. I also designed a cake banner "Marco Turns 3" and a large tag "The Force awakens". Mixing yellows and gold was a good decision.  Just when I thought there was no way I could pull all those colors together, it blended so well! I hope you enjoy the photos.








 











Here I am dorking it up for the camera. 


Details:
Stormtrooper Cake Topper: Made by yours truly ;-) ( soon diy instructions)
Cake: Buttercookery Bakery https://www.buttercookybakery.com
Chocolate Suckers: Made from an Etsy shop @MameesSweetShop - Fabulous Service and delicious chocolates!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/MameesSweetShop
Mini Cupcakes: Made by Baked by Melissa - Delicious!

Cookies: Made from an Etsy shop @Magnificookies - Most Awesome Star Wars cookies on Etsy!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Magnificookies
Darth Vader mini heads - Candy filled - Amazon store: Needzo
Star Wars Pez - Amazon - store: Pez Candy