Whew! What a great Fall and Winter season I had in my Etsy shop (Old Raven) this year (2017-2018). And due to the fact that the shop was keeping me hopping I had no new projects to post here on my blog since the Spirit House. Traditionally, towards the end of January and pretty much… Continue reading Steampunk Stag – Part 1
Did you catch my other post on Steampunk Triceratops? That’s him next to T Rex about to get down to business. I’ve been having SO MUCH FUN with those paper mache blank forms of dinosaurs that I found. In case you might be interested in trying your own hand at creating a ‘punk’ dino, these… Continue reading Steampunk Tyrannosaurus Rex – YES!
(UPDATE: These blank paper mache dinosaurs are now available in my shop Old Raven on Etsy. Just click on the Etsy button above and go to my “Supplies & Neat Stuff” section to view the listing.) We’re down to the final part on this project and isn’t that triceratops looking fine all shiny and bright?… Continue reading Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 3 of 3
(UPDATE: These blank paper mache dinosaurs are now available in my shop Old Raven on Etsy. Just click on the Etsy button above and go to my “Supplies & Neat Stuff” section to view the listing.) Forewarned – this technique/project is not for the faint of heart. If you like to wrap up your… Continue reading Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 2 of 3
I recently was in Target and as I was cutting back through the stationary isle I found paper mache dinosaurs. What? In Target? I had no idea! I LOVE dinosaurs. I’ve watched hours of documentaries (while I craft), I collect fossils and even have a couple of synthetic ‘skeletons’ but I have never seen paper… Continue reading Steampunk Dinosaurs? Oh Ya! Part 1 of 3
I am having SO MUCH FUN with these paper mache coffins! This is my latest (check out my post featuring the BONE COLLECTOR if you missed my first coffin) and this one’s a candy dish. Or, if you prefer the “trick” side instead of the “treat” side of Halloween, then fill this baby up with… Continue reading Halloween Coffin Candy Dish
Last winter I had big plans to take an old dress form and upcycle it with evergreen boughs, tinsel, lights, beads and more and then put it on my front porch as my Christmas decoration for the season. But first I had bought a large 15″ paper mache mannequin from Hobby Lobby thinking I would… Continue reading Mannequin Makeover