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Paper Crafters Dictionary

Welcome to the middle of October.  I hope all your Halloween plans are beginning to come to fruition because the big day is right around the corner! For me, this month has been lurching along and has totally deviated from how past Octobers usually go.  I feel like I’ve been knocked into an elliptical orbit… Continue reading Paper Crafters Dictionary

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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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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

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The Alchemist Compass – Part 1

Hey everybody!  How’s your Summer going? This week I decided to make an Alchemist Compass.  I’ve made a couple of these before and really enjoyed the artistic journey.  These projects end up being small decorative items you can add as an accent to a coffee table or office desk but though they are small they’re… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 1

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1901 Artist’s Case – China and Porcelain Painting, Supplies and Tools

Oh man – this was like opening a treasure chest!  I love Antique items, especially things that were ‘personal’, things that carry a hint of the previous owner like a name or initials, dates or paper clippings or like this – tools and dreams.   Talk about eye candy!  Wouldn’t this make a fabulous display… Continue reading 1901 Artist’s Case – China and Porcelain Painting, Supplies and Tools