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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”

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

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

arts and crafts · Decor · Etsy · Halloween · Steampunk

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

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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

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Etsy · Halloween

The Halloween Train – Car #2

Just a little recap here – so this was Car #1 in The Halloween Train.  I posted the ‘how to’ on July 29, 2018 if you would like to see how it was done. Now, it’s time for Car #2.  We’re talking PURPLE here folks! I love purple. The steps for drilling the wood and… Continue reading The Halloween Train – Car #2

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The Halloween Train – Car #1

I know it seems pretty early for most to be thinking of Halloween, but in the handmade retail business you have to start early making your ‘Holiday’ stock; and since Halloween is my most favorite holiday – I’m already diving in deep to enjoy the fun and freaky-ness of Halloween. I like projects on wheels,… Continue reading The Halloween Train – Car #1

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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