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Free Floating Spooky Eyes ‘How To’

Hey Everybody – how’s your day going so far? I’ve got a fun ‘how to’ Halloween project that anybody can make and it’s a great outdoor decoration that you can really customize to fit just about any size or space. These ‘floating eyes’ have been a popular addition to my Halloween display for years.  If… Continue reading Free Floating Spooky Eyes ‘How To’

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Time Out and a Quick Hop Towards Easter

I know – what happened to Part 2 of Spirit House – Memory Shrine?  Well, I had an order come into my Etsy shop, Old Raven, for a dozen Pastel Faux Marble Easter Eggs.  As it happens, I had half a dozen Pastel Eggs and half a dozen Jewel Tone Eggs – that’s just not… Continue reading Time Out and a Quick Hop Towards Easter

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Steampunk Brontosaurus Dinosaur

This is the third in my Steampunk Dinosaur Series.  I have made a Triceratops, see the full post in August 2017. And, a T -Rex…  see the full post in September 2017. And now it’s the final piece in the trifecta – the Brontosaurus. Though these dinosaurs are some of my favorite projects they are… Continue reading Steampunk Brontosaurus Dinosaur

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Farmhouse Decor – Tin Houses

Hi Everybody!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I love working with house shapes, they’re always popular and fit in with almost any decor style. I had planned on making some tiny little “Putz” houses for Christmas this year and I saw some really cute ones in a ‘Farmhouse Living’ decor magazine that were made… Continue reading Farmhouse Decor – Tin Houses

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ATC Swap – What’s Through The Window

ATC – Artist Trading Cards – have been around for a long time.  It’s a fun way to spend a crafting afternoon, explore techniques and, as in this instance, trade some of your cards for other artist’s product. Years ago I tried to get hooked up with a local ATC swap group but never quite… Continue reading ATC Swap – What’s Through The Window

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Rusty Wire Upcycle – Spring Wreath

“Found Object” and “Upcycle”, ahhhh, words dear to my heart.  I’m constantly tuned towards the potential of discovering the ‘found object’ that will be a treasured addition to my art supplies. Case in point:  on a recent dog walk I found a jumble of old wire. Old wire, and that’s wire that’s been outside for… Continue reading Rusty Wire Upcycle – Spring Wreath

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Ins & Outs of Tim Holtz Distress Medium Collage – Crazing

I just finished the Apothecary Cabinet pictured above.  I’ve made a number of these 25 drawer chests, each one different from the next whether it’s the paint I use, the paper, the type of drawer pulls (or lack thereof) or any number of other variations. In general, I prefer a Vintage patina in my work… Continue reading Ins & Outs of Tim Holtz Distress Medium Collage – Crazing