Hi All. Welcome back to the second half of my Witch’s Apothecary. I can’t wait to show you how it all turned out! Normally I use a matte finish on my apothecaries but this time I went with ModPodge Gloss because I knew that the matte would dull the sparkle of the glitter and the… Continue reading Glittering Halloween Witch’s Apothecary – Part 2 of 2
Hi everyone – I have a special post for you today. Reuse, recycle, upcycle, reprocess, reclaim, re-purpose, remake, remodel, upcycle, new use, salvage, economic sustainability, convert, transform, regenerate, fabricate, re-manufacture – and the list goes on. Now apply those words to arts and crafts. Today’s world is swollen with options, a place where there are… Continue reading The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!
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