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Branding Your Business

I have an online shop with Etsy called Old Raven.  I sell my handmade altered art projects there as well as craft supplies and Vintage/Antique items that I find rummaging through Estate Sales where I love to find things to incorporate in to my altered art. Now Etsy has really been on a roll for… Continue reading Branding Your Business

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Paper Mosaic Chest – Part 2 of 2

(Just a reminder – this project was done using the Tim Holtz Paper Mosaic Kit.  For complete basic instructions visit his blog and watch the video for Distress Paper Mosaic Kit .) I realize one of my character traits is both a positive and a negative, especially in my crafting.  I do tend to be a bit… Continue reading Paper Mosaic Chest – Part 2 of 2

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Know You Are Loved – A Valentine Gift

  I know my last post indicated I would be adding the next installment of The Giant Apothecary but alas, this pesky broken shoulder just won’t let me get to the last few steps to get that thing finished off!  And I gotta tell ya, it’s really FRUSTRATING. So, taking a step back and a… Continue reading Know You Are Loved – A Valentine Gift

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Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 3 of 5

Okay, we’re rolling now!  So I’ve trimmed all the boards I needed to, I’ve checked that all eight units fit together properly and I’ve taken everything back apart and am ready to paint. Since this is going to be such a large project, and I frequently use black acrylic paint in my crafting, I decided… Continue reading Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 3 of 5

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Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 2 of 5

So as you can see above, I actually started on my Giant Apothecary way back on December 10, 2016.  I started out slowly on this project as I was still getting Christmas orders into my Etsy shop and since my Etsy customers always come first, I would drop whatever I was doing until that order… Continue reading Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 2 of 5

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Craft Painting Time Saver

I jumped into a HUGE craft project this weekend.  It’s another apothecary cabinet (see my previous post for details of what an Apothecary Cabinet is) only this one will be EIGHT TIMES LARGER !  These apothecaries require a lot of time and effort to get a base coat of paint on all the pieces/parts. Originally,… Continue reading Craft Painting Time Saver