Saturday, February 27, 2010

Creative Homearts Club/Glass-Like Bookmarks

I'm so excited to be in the March/April "Today's Creative Homearts"
They have a section called "Re-Created by You" for recycled objects. I sent in a few of my creations hoping to have a "recycled" object make it into their monthly article.
They chose my Vintage Bookmarks sold on my Etsy!
They are layered with torn paper, stamping, dried flowers, Glimmer Mist,ink, acrylic paint, vellum images, ect.... then covered with layers of UTEE or epoxy for a glass finish. The UTEE piece went into the freezer for a few minutes so I could "crack" the finish. I then inked over the cracks with walnut ink.
This has been a fun club to be a part of. I receive free gifts and have taken part in project packages I was able to keep just for trying the product and doing a survey.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Goddess of Lost Earrings Mask+TeaCup Pin Cushion

This is me as the "Goddess of Lost Earrings".

My friend Nannette Giacoma, casted my face, a very strange but peaceful experience. It was worth it to then be painted, and decorated beyond my imagination. She has a few other mask pieces decorating her home that are just wonderful.

She has a whole business practice called New Moon Rising Coaching developed for artists and their businesses.
This was so fun Nannette, thanks for inviting me to be a part of your creativity!

For a very long time I have wanted to attempt this pretty little project inspired by Lauries Charming Designs. I have been watching her make her lovely pincushions on teacups and spoons. She makes her own birds from wool. I'm going to have to purchase some of those.

So I used my Lenox tea set, my little cardinal winter bird, some vintage buttons I found at my flea market and thought it was a nice spot to also display my white buttons cluster I made a while ago.