Friday, April 4, 2014


I'm making river rock pendants again. I love doing these but was on hiatus from doing any
jewelry for a bit. I had to got buy a new soldering iron and that helped get me back in the swing.
Hopefully this will be a trend for me.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Paint Me Over

I'm seriously thinking of hosting a swap on AFA which would be Gesso paint over ATC's.
It's a fun and easy technique that always gives me a satisfied feeling. Easy Peasy, get a magazine photo or color copy and paint it over with Gesso, Gesso dries a bit transparent so when you paint over it with markers or paint it's easy to see where you want the color to go. I love that it looks like a painting but tada no drawing required.

These were for a SwapBot Female Superheros swap, color print out paint over

these two are magazine paint overs

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wire and Tissue Paper Fairy Wings

this is a re-post of 2008 but I love making these and if someone comes upon this blog and has a need for fairy wings at least you won't have to dig around in the blog for it. nails always look that horrid I play with too much brown ink
Everything can use a good pair of wings
Ok, so who can’t use a set of fairy wings...I know for one I’d love to have a pair. I’d want green with blue glitter. Well here’s how I make fairy wings. You’ll need some wire, something you can bend easy. Form it into wings. You can make them fancy with curly cues or leave them plain. This set is the basic wing.

Cover tissue paper with glue and cover the wire with the tissue paper, add more glue on the outside of the tissue paper wings also. This will give it more durability and also a nice translucent look. You’ll need to hang your wings to dry usually overnight or if you’re in a hurry like I am use the hairdryer. After they are dry trim and add your glitter or what ever you want to them.

You’re ready to place. When I put wings on an image I will back the image with a thin cardstock of some kind so when I glue the wings in place you won’t see a raised area where the wing back is.
Ok that's it...go make some wings....

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Making a Mountain

My husband and I are making a little town.
HO Scale and this is the mountain pass that we are working on. Cardboard and insulation foam is easy compared to doing it the old school way with wire and plaster.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Swapping on Swap-Bot
So here are a few of the items I've swapped out over there

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I can't stop making these journals
I am so behind the times. The Composition Notebook made into an art journal is old knowledge to some but to me, it's a brand new idea!  I'm hooked, love using up all my odd bits of paper and ribbon and what nots and creating these things. I now have four and one in the works but the plus is that it is actually helping me write down what's going on everyday. I have an art journal, my bit o' stuff book and photo journal but this one is more for everyday info like how many eggs the chicks gave us today. Whoever came up with this first is a super cool person.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

First Egg

October 1st
I found the first egg in the nesting box.
I had put in a plastic egg for a hint and TA DA!!
One Perfect egg.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

 The Princess Pixel Diaries

That's what I call my book of stuff. I've repurposed the book The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot into my book of stuff. This is the first and I plan on naming them after my pets (kids). This one is for Pixel she is my little girl sheltie and she is 13 years old. The idea of the book is not really a journal and I don’t like the name junk journal because the stuff I like I don’t see as junk.

The book starts out as a way to clean off my paint brushes or to try out my markers. The pages just get filled with excess color from whatever I am working on.  Then I fill it with all the bits of stuff I have collected and did not want to throw away. Bits I want to keep but not use in my collages.

Lets see… I have hang tags from clothing, the plastic tags they put in flowers at the home improvement stores. Envelops and stamps from people I’ve swapped art with. Magazines clips and candy wrappers. Stuff I like and don’t want to share.

I carry it with me almost everywhere it’s the book that gets doodles and an occasional sentence thrown in. Mostly doodles. That’s my book, now I’m on the hunt for the next perfect book for Ingrid.