Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Love doing projects!!

Hi again!

Two posts in one day!

Well...I have spent some time doing some cool projects.

I have yet to put the finishing 
touches on them...but I thought I would show you them thus far!

This first one is one I have been thinking of doing for years!  So finally I have tried it on a small scale to see if I am even capable!

This is on a medium size canvas. First I had to sketch the image onto the canvas.
Then I used drywall mud to add the 3D effect!

I did about 3 coats.  Next time I would stop at 2. Here it is dried.
I think I am going to paint the exposed canvas with black. Then spray it to seal it...and...
its done!  (My next plan is to pick a wall and get 'mudding'!!)

Next I did a paper wreath!  They are all over Pinterest right now!!

I have a collection of pretty old books.  This one was an old Canadian Dictionary for Schools.
Last printed in 1944.

I gingerly took it apart!  The pages were quite brittle. I would compare them to Philo pastry!!

Next I rolled a ton of them into cone shapes and used a piece of tape to hold them.

Then I stapled them to a square of cardboard starting at 12, 3,6,& 9 0'clock positions.
Now...I have to go hunting for some bling for the center!
Not sure what room I like this for yet. The office is kinda neat because it is a dictionary!
BUT....made my craft room will win out!

I will post the projects when they are hanging in their new homes!!

Thanks for stopping by!

More cards!

I was able to work on a few cards to replenish my stockpile!

This first one I did for a friend who made me a scarf! (I know I need to send cards to others
that have made me sweet gifts!)

I love this next one.  The chihuahua image is so cute! His eyes and the bone are covered in 
crystal effects to gloss them up!

Next is a simple card. 
The background was run through the cuttle bug and the flowers are embossed with embossing powder and then colored with copics on the backsides.

The next 2 are to put in my "BABY" stockpile!
The hippos are colored with copics & then I used the colorless blender pen to remove color in a striped pattern.  The bow was made by doing the finger bow techinique.  I don't have a link to it but I'm sure it is all over you tube!  =)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care and I hope to return soon!!