The Halloween Train is ‘creeping’ along nicely. As I did on Car #2, I’m going to skip the basic flatbed construction, but you can catch up with that by taking a look at my post for Car #1, where I step out the ‘how to’ there. This car is Toxic Green – another classic Halloween… Continue reading Halloween Train – Car #3
Second-hand stores, my home(s) away from home. I love rummaging around in thrift stores, you just never know what you’re going to find. Today, this is what I found sitting quietly on a shelf, waiting for me . This is an authentic 1898 Van Berch Teapot. It’s a silver plated teapot that has some beautiful… Continue reading Vintage Silver Teapot Lamp
I recently found an online ATC swap site (I mentioned this in my last post, too) and knowing how I get about these things – I anticipate having lots of Artist Trading Cards to have and to hold. But that was kind of the problem, where will I keep my cards? It seems the average… Continue reading ATC – ACEO Storage
“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
BUT FIRST… The latest from my cat – Smokey. Cats, being the total Prima Donnas that they are, how does one explain a cat finding comfort laying on shoes for a nap? She did open one eye in disdain for me interrupting the snooze. I slunk away in shame and left her to her beauty… Continue reading Vintage Treasures and Upcycle Possibilities
I just had a custom order come into my Etsy shop, Old Raven, for a Christmas Advent Calendar. Advent Calendars have been around since the mid 1800s and they’ve been handmade as well as massed produced in a huge variety of styles from the very simple to incredibly intricate. Some Advent’s are flat and made… Continue reading Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – We Begin!
Time to wrap this project up! Since I decided to make the bottom of the banana hanger into a maw with teeth then it only seems right that the outside of the ‘mouth’ will need skin, or in this case, scales. I chose an alligator hide embossed paper in a tan color. As I much… Continue reading Banana Hanger + Bird Cage + Skeletons = Halloween Decor (?) Part 2 of 2