Archive for April, 2008
My dad came to visit me at the beginning of April and as a favor to me he stopped by my friend Elizabeth’s house to pick up some things that E wanted to send this way so she could save on postage. Elizabeth decided that she wasnted to send me an early birthday gift. She made me a wall hanging using leftover scraps all in different shades of blue which is the color of my living room, I loved it so much that I had my husband hang it my livingroom not 5 minutes after my father brought it into the house — My husband said “I hate it” – and his reason for hating it… “IT’S NOT LONG ENOUGH” –rofl, as you can see by the large window where we hung it – he thought it would have looked even better had it been about 5 feet longer then it was. We had to remind him that it wouldn’t have fit in my dads truck, Oh well short or long it looks wonderful in m living room and I LOVE IT!!!!
I made this tin for a Spring swap awhile back – though not the first altoid tin I’ve altered it is the first tin I covered with polymer clay – I learned how to do this from my friend Debbie Sprake, who creates some of the most beautiful polymer clay art that I’ve seen. Debbie showed me how to use alcohol inks to color the polymer clay and then to stamp into the clay using ink pads instead of mica powder as a release agent.
I got bored and started working on a book that will be a Round Robin in the future. This was a childs board book I stripped the pages (I have found that if you are careful you can actully peel the pages up instead of sanding or gessoing them) I covered the outside of the books as well as all the inside pages with dressmaking pattern I tore the patterns into strips and used gel medium to cover the pages. The binding of the book is aluminum I distress and then used brads to attatch it to the book (I got this idea from another artists book in a current Round Robin).
I really got hooked on making charms from Scrabble tiles, a long time back I bought 3 complete scrabble games so I have all these tiles that were just sitting there taunting me:-) lol I got the idea to use the tiles this way from a link on the internet I wish I could remember where so I could give credit to who gave me the idea but I can’t so just know that this isn’t my original idea.