This week’s Meet and Make designer is Tiffany Windsor. Born into an artistic, entrepreneurial family, it is no surprise that Tiffany has found success expressing her talents in many different arenas. As the daughter of Aleene Jackson, America’s beloved “Mother of Crafting” and inventor of Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Tiffany’s first love is expressing herself creatively. As a child, Tiffany expressed her crafty talents utilizing all of the supplies available at her mother’s store. Whether it was simply gluing Popsicle sticks together, bejeweling cigar boxes or designing elaborate chenille stem treasures, crafting has been an everyday part of her life.
A self-professed hard-core crafter, Tiffany’s passion is expressing her creative talents with all types of crafting materials. She is best known in the creative community as the founder of the Cool2Craft Community featuring the popular on-line Cool2Craft TV show. Tiffany has made regular appearances on QVC and HSN and has authored numerous hard-cover and soft-cover books. As producer/host of Aleene’s Creative Living Television show, Tiffany and her creative team also produced over 2,000 daily episodes of top-rated, award winning craft programming which aired on TNN. Her extensive consulting experience covers all facets of the craft industry including design, product development, manufacturing, retail, publishing, packaging, consumer education and more.
Want to know more? Keep reading and learn about Tiffany!
- I’m a raw foodie. My sister EcoHeidi says I’m boring to eat out with.
- My first word was “horsie”. I started showing horses when I was nine.
- I owned a retail store that sold everything angels.
- I am a Reiki Master.
- I haven’t taken a vacation in 10+ years but I’m working on it
- I never planned on being a computer geek.
- I thought my lifetime career would be as a professional organizer.
- I love to study quantum physics.
- If I were a color, I would be aqua.
- There was a time in my life when I thought I never wanted to see or make another craft again. I’m over that!
Here’s Tiffany’s project:
Decorative Pasta Art Box
- Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
- Wood box with lid
- Spray paint – gold
- Swarovski Crystals
- Glass mosaic tiles and tile cutter
- Silver stamping ink
- Rubber stamps
- It’s so cool to glue pasta shapes onto all sorts of surfaces. Just decide what pasta shapes you want to glue onto what surface! I like to use the Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue because it is thick and it grabs really fast. Lay out your design pattern and glue in place. I just dip the pasta shape into the glue, dab off any excess globs of glue and set in place. Let glue dry completely.
- In a well ventilated area, spray the entire surface of your project with the desired color of spray paint. (On this frame I used white, on the art box, I used gold. Let spray paint dry completely.
- That’s it! Just glue and spray and you have an intriguing frame design!
- Here are some close up views of my art box top. As you can see, I glued 4 layers of pasta wheels to create a pyramid design.
- Here’s a view from the top.
- After I glued my pasta shapes in place on the box top, I spray painted the entire box inside and out and the lid inside and out with the gold spray paint. Let dry completely. Next I stamped the outside of the box and lid with silver ink. I glued mirrored mosaic tiles along the outside edge of the lid (over the stamped area).
- On the sides of the box, I cut the mosaic tiles into 8 tiny pieces and glued them over the stamped image.
- For the box feet, I painted wood beads with the silver ink and glued them to the bottom of the box. Let glue dry completely and then enjoy your work of art!