Thursday, December 20, 2007

Altered Tiny Paper Mache Box

I covered this tiny box with an old book page then music paper. The angel is hanging from a loop which is screwed into the bottom. I get my old vintage buttons from a great lady at the local flea market. She has hundreds of fun old buttons. This extra gift is hanging on a Christmas gift bag with a matching tag.

Whimsical Jars

When my friend Susan at (ilkasattic on my links) created little scenes on top of baby food jars, I had to try it. The rose covered top is an old canning jar. I filled them with my peanut butter balls or crafting goodies and gave them away for Christmas gifts. I spread glittered snow on the jar top, house and tree then sprinkled with "twinklets" for extra sparkle.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Paper Mache Box

This paper mache box is my mom's birthday present. Since it's before Christmas, I decorated it for her Christmas home decor. Inside are these treasures to decorate her bedroom and a special Promise book. For the box, I used paper, acrylic paint, stamping, a high gloss spray for a finish. For the holly leaves, I found a jar of Twinklets Diamond Dust. It gives an extra sparkle for the holidays.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Postcard Art Cards

1914,1915, and 1916 postcards. I wanted to do more with my collection. Inspired by some clipart, I decided to display these great cards without altering them at all. Each card is slipped into a page protector so the cards are removable. On the front of each protector is a leaf sprayed with a glaze. Included are some hydrangea flowers and stamps also sprayed with glaze. In August I posted a 1909 postcard that I had altered. That one is my favorite.