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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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Niche Shrine/Shadow Box – Finale

I left this project in Part 1 with just having painted the interior of the box so it would bring it forward out of the shadows. After much deliberation, I went with Tim Holtz Ideaology Wallflower 12 x 12 inch paper pad.  These pads always have multiples of the patterns, and more importantly, in various… Continue reading Niche Shrine/Shadow Box – Finale

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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

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Oriental Bell Temple Shrine

I came across this brass pagoda-style bell (pictured above) at a second hand store recently.  It’s dimensions are 7″ x 5″ x  2″.  It was missing a brass knob screw (top of left post) but it did still have it’s original ringer/striker, that’s it hanging on the right side. I really like making Shrines and… Continue reading Oriental Bell Temple Shrine