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Spirit House (or) Shrine – Part 2

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE – 2017 was an interesting ride.  I started it with a broken left shoulder – but that didn’t keep me from crafting, actually  it was more the case of crafting kept me sane while I healed. 2017 was also my best year yet with my Etsy online shop ‘Old Raven’. This… Continue reading Spirit House (or) Shrine – Part 2

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Halloween Coffin Candy Dish

I am having SO MUCH FUN with these paper mache coffins!  This is my latest (check out my post featuring the BONE COLLECTOR if you missed my first coffin) and this one’s a candy dish.  Or, if you prefer the “trick” side instead of the “treat” side of Halloween, then fill this baby up with… Continue reading Halloween Coffin Candy Dish

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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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Paper Mosaic Chest – Part 1 of 2

I love to upcycle and I am a frequent shopper at Estate Sales, Second Hand Stores and Garage Sales.  You just never know what you’re going to find and I always have an eye peeled for those items that fit squarely in the “what could I do with that” category. As usual, I forgot to… Continue reading Paper Mosaic Chest – Part 1 of 2

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Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 4 of 5

Oh My Gosh – this thing really looks big now that all the sections are glued together.  I always have problems with this part, I know what the final measurements will be but somehow I can never truly translate that in my imagination as to how it will really look when it’s “made”.  So, as… Continue reading Giant Apothecary Cabinet – Part 4 of 5

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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