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!!!

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


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?!!!:

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