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Spirit House – Memory Shrine Part 2

Hello, and welcome back to Old Raven Creates. This has been quite the February here in Boise, Idaho.  We have had piles of snow and buckets of rain all month long, and I guess it’s only fitting that today, the last day of February, it’s pouring down rain again with snow visible just a few… Continue reading Spirit House – Memory Shrine Part 2

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Time Out and a Quick Hop Towards Easter

I know – what happened to Part 2 of Spirit House – Memory Shrine?  Well, I had an order come into my Etsy shop, Old Raven, for a dozen Pastel Faux Marble Easter Eggs.  As it happens, I had half a dozen Pastel Eggs and half a dozen Jewel Tone Eggs – that’s just not… Continue reading Time Out and a Quick Hop Towards Easter

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Spirit House – Memory Shrine Part 1

The best part of Winter for me is when the snow’s falling and I’m trapped inside.  The way I see it – there’s nothing else to do but spend hours and hours in my craft room. Darn. I found this little house structure at a 2nd hand store for $1.50 but you can find similar… Continue reading Spirit House – Memory Shrine Part 1

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A Paper Crafters Take on Tiffany Stained Glass “Fancy Goods”

Louis Comfort Tiffany – a name synonymous with the pinnacle of beauty in the stained glass world. He created and produced art in the late 1800s to the early 1900s and was one of the main driving gears for the “Art Nouveau” movement.  For many, Tiffany’s fame was stained glass windows, but he also made… Continue reading A Paper Crafters Take on Tiffany Stained Glass “Fancy Goods”

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Steampunk Brontosaurus Dinosaur

This is the third in my Steampunk Dinosaur Series.  I have made a Triceratops, see the full post in August 2017. And, a T -Rex…  see the full post in September 2017. And now it’s the final piece in the trifecta – the Brontosaurus. Though these dinosaurs are some of my favorite projects they are… Continue reading Steampunk Brontosaurus Dinosaur

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Holographic Halloween Pumpkin

These lighted plastic pumpkins can be found in the seasonal section of most craft stores.  But for the best deal, try looking at garage sales where sooner or later you’re bound to find a pumpkin or two at bargain basement prices.  Who knows, dig around in your own Halloween decorations, you’ll probably find one of… Continue reading Holographic Halloween Pumpkin

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Mixed Media · Paper Mache · Steampunk

Halloween Train – The Engine

I had been hoping that I would get my “Engine” post up sooner but events conspired against me.  Floors. There have been three floors in my home that were the last to get a face lift, and believe me they had to wait a long time to get it, too. I knew I wanted to… Continue reading Halloween Train – The Engine