Wednesday, April 08, 2015

El Amor de Frida coming this summer!



We have exciting news! The Phoenix Fridas are returning to the Burton Barr Library for another Frida birthday party and art show, July 3-26, 2015! 

Here is our press release below and once again, we are inviting the public to submit pieces for consideration in the show! 

Stay tuned - more details on the open call for artists coming May 1st! Check back here for the update!



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How to Make a Frida Kahlo Resin Pendant


Hi! Kathy here! 

This is a project I made a while back, but it's timeless! Frida and resin are always a great match! This pendant is gorgeous because the back is open, so all you see is the clear resin. It makes everything look like it's floating. 

Watch my video to see how to make it! Here is the link in case you can't see the video below! 



And here are some other necklaces I made using the same technique!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Decoupage Plate Tutorial by Gloria

Decoupage Plate Tutorial

By: Glorious Frida


What you need:


*Mod Podge *Clear Glass Plate *Scissors *X-Acto Knife *Sandpaper 150 *Newspaper *Water Spray Bottle *Bowl *Clear Gloss Finishing Spray *Fabric


Instructions:

*Start by covering you flat work surface with newspaper to avoid mod podge mess.
*Cut out the fabric using the clear glass plate as your guide. It does not need fit around the plate perfectly, extra fabric can be cut out later in the process. *NOTE* make sure to iron out any wrinkles in the fabric.
*Clean the glass plate from fingerprints or smudges.


*Now place the clear plate upside down on top of the upside down bowl and pour the first layer of mod podge.


*Spread an even layer throughout the plate using you finger.



*Spray the back of the fabric with water to dampen it just a bit, spray a little then add more if you feel it's needed to apply onto the plate.


 *Using your fingers bring together the fabric and the plate, work from the middle out taking out any air bubbles between the glass and fabric. You should feel the fabric absorbing the mod podge, this will bond the plate and the fabric together.


*Now we're ready to add another layer of mod podge. I apply 3 layers, you will need to wait for the mod podge to dry completely before applying the next layer, this takes a while.


*Once all your layers are set, we can now cut the extra fabric around the plate using an X-Acto knife.


* You will notice little waves on the back of the plate. If you want to get rid of these you can sand them down to get an even surface on the back of the plate.

* The last step is to spray the clear gloss finish. And we're all done! :)

I hope you enjoy making these plates as much as I do!




Friday, October 03, 2014

Dia de los Muertos Bracelet Tutorial

Phoenix Frida, Gloria Casillas-Martinez, shares a free video workshop on how to make a Dia de los Muertos macrame bracelet! Make sure to visit her online store, GloriousCraft.etsy.com

LINK

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Phoenix Fridas and Cricket Nation!

Disclosure: This is sponsored post between The Phoenix Fridas and Cricket Wireless. All opinions are based on our own experiences. 

Today The Phoenix Fridas were invited to work on a campaign with Cricket Nation to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! They wanted to showcase local artistas and asked us to represent! Heck yah!

Our mission was to come up with a Latin-inspired dessert to serve to the many guests that would come through. We decided to bake Mexi-Brownies! They were a hit!


 The Fridas contributed by baking and giving out delicious brownies (with a Mexican twist!) to customers at the event.  The brownies were a total hit! What's the twist you ask?

We took a traditional brownie recipe (or box mix) and subbed out the water for prepared Abuelita chocolate drink. That added a perfect hint of cinnamon flavor!



It was a pleasure interacting with the customers and watching them enjoy our delicious treat. We also talked about The Phoenix Fridas and where to find us online, and all about our popular annual Frida exhibit!

As Cricket Nation likes to say "Kick it with Cricket"  they host quite a party, they had hula hoop contest, free phone calls to Mexico and dozens of other countries - and a tricked out Cricket Mobile car!


Not to mention plenty of free swag!

We are so grateful to have worked with Cricket Nation on this campaign, their contributions are going to aide the Fridas in obtaining a beautiful new banner for our group! You can see more of our pictures on our Instgram! http://instagram.com/phoenix_fridas

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