Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Getting Ready for Shows

I have been organizing my inventory and making more to sell to get ready for a bunch of holiday shows this month. Here are the newest items I have made, please comment:












Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What Do You Think??

Victorian brooch

Victorian Pendant sold as soon as I posted on FB

Vintage Keyhole Pendant--looks like wings in flight

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Newest Projects


Think of a golden sunset over a grape vineyard!! I started with a metallic gold paint over the whole frame and added spots of metallic green paint. Then I painted dark purple colored paint grape cluster shapes. Then with dark green paint I added leaves and tendrils. The entire surface was then sealed with glossy decoupage. Then I added dark purple faux gemstones that look like grapes!  Check it out on  http://todayscreativeblog.net/get-your-craft-on-24/!!!!

Beautiful silver crosses on a blue/white frame painted to look like the sky surround part of a song from Handel's Messiah: "And the glory, the glory of the Lord shall be revealed." The quote is printed on blue/white paper to also look like the sky/heavens.  When I used to be a soprano, I sang this song in HS Chorus, I loved it!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Keychains:

I started with 'pre-holed' industrial brass tags and mixed white acrylic paint and Mod Podge Gloss. Made another set with Mod Podge Sparkle. Working all the way through one side at a time, I painted numerous coats, added stickers, and then coated 3 times with Dimensional Magic. Then I poked the holes and added a key ring on one end and some bling (always need bling).  This project took me a LONG time with a bunch of learning from mistakes--next year I will start in August!!!




My display at work

Monday, September 20, 2010

Just When I Think This is All for Naught....

I had just been thinking that maybe people are not just into my stuff, and Ashley from Etsy's Shop ArtsyAsh101 puts my green shabby chic mirror in a treasury with fabulous artists today!

It makes all the mistakes I have thrown away worth it to keep on keeping on!!

Thanks LOADS Ashley, and I will be sure to feature your art photography in the near future!!!!

Check out the treasury, and be sure to check out the ArtsyAsh101 shop!!!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c979fb7af9a8eefa986f334/the-pretty-predicament

Friday, September 17, 2010

This Week

I know, I have not been posting!  I finished the tiny hands frame, packed and ready to go.  I started working on a mirror with peacock colors--My husband said he wasn't feeling it.  So I am up at 3:30 am to drive to a meeting on Tuesday and I look at the frame and I think "Sunset Over Wine Country"  I am still working on it so I don't want to show a picture yet.

Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness so I am making some keychains to sell at work-1/2 of the proceeds will go to BCA.  I tried using plain white acrylic paint and it looked to dry.  I removed the paint and mixed the paint with glossy Mod Podge, looks much better.  I will take pics in stages.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

HI ALL!

I am working on a custom frame, and so of course I want to put it together it in stages to make sure that the person buying it is happy.  It is for the Aunt of a first new baby for the couple,  due in January, and the sex will be a surprise.   Tiny primary colored hands embellish a white frame.  Here is where I am, the hands have not been glued yet, waiting for confirmation from the buyer.  I painted the wood frame 50,000 times; and then decoupaged (glossy) about a million times, both sides--drying between coats is what takes the longest.  Excuse the tin foil, it is what I work on so I don't ruin my kitchen counter and I didn't want to move it before finished :).  What do you think?!!!:

Check it out---Featured on:
http://todayscreativeblog.blogspot.com/