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Halloween Desk Decor – ATB Art Cube

Finally – I know I’ve mentioned that this ATB would be “coming up next” and I did have the project completed for a little while but the dog gone pictures seem to take forever to get right.   And the fact is, they’re still not very good in the sense that the pictures do not properly show the… Continue reading Halloween Desk Decor – ATB Art Cube

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Vintage Tole Painted House Recipe Box

I know, it’s just too cute! This is actually a Vintage Recipe Box.  It’s made out of wood and hand-painted using the Tole technique by a very talented artist. Look at all the detail – sheer curtains, blooming potted plants, heart cutouts in the shutters, plank walls and door, brick walkway and shrubs all around. This side has more… Continue reading Vintage Tole Painted House Recipe Box

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Halloween Desk and Table Decor (ATB)

Hello Everybody!  I know for many of us, this is a busy time of year.  For some it’s getting kids off to a new school year, for others (like me) it’s getting the husband off to a new school year (yep – he’s a teacher). But still, I’ve been spending some quality time in my… Continue reading Halloween Desk and Table Decor (ATB)

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Glittering Halloween Witch’s Apothecary – Part 1 of 2

  Hi Everyone, When you make art and crafts for a living you need to keep an eye on the calendar and plan ahead.  This is the time of year when it’s a steady production count down to the “Holidays”! I know, many of you just let out a large groan but when you have… Continue reading Glittering Halloween Witch’s Apothecary – Part 1 of 2

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The Alchemist Compass – Part 4

Hey everybody, we’re in the home stretch for the Alchemist Compass project. At the end of Part 3, I just finished ‘altering’ the compass. I might go back and add a layer of clear coat over the grid paper and jewels as I’ve done on other compass projects.  We’ll see. I want to keep the… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 4

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The Alchemist Compass – Part 3

Welcome back everyone.  I call this the Alchemist Compass but though the compass has its importance in this piece – it’s the box that’s going to catch everybody’s eye so let’s continue with that. This is where I left it in Part 2. Here I’ve reattached the lid portion of the hinge and I’m removing… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 3

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The Alchemist Compass – Part 2

Am I the only one who goes into their craft room and comes out minutes, hours, days later wondering what happened?  I think craft rooms must be similar to worm holes in the universe – it’s magic in there! So, I’m in the process of turning a yard sale ring box and dime store compass… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 2