Sunday, June 24, 2018

Paper wedding cakes

   A quick post this afternoon as I need to head back to the craft room....
  I decorated these cakes today that I made  from pretty papers  and cake slice dies from Accu cut.
  The top layer on this first one is a really sparkly 'crystal' from Paper Temptress - the next layer - also from PT is 'teal'  and the bottom layer is from a roll of wall paper that I have been hoarding forever.....
  The second cake - top 2 layers also from PT - crystal again and 'lagoon' and the bottom layer another pretty roll of wallpaper.
  I decorated them with ribbons, liquid pearl drops and some silk flowers - I will show these to my daughter and then refine the decorations a bit.
   I really like the top one best.
  All for today - take care

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Photo encaustic

  I did 2 separate photo encaustic paintings using one of Paula and Josh's engagement photos. I used a 12 by 12 barn wood cradle and used turquoise colored encaustic wax and copper cold wax.
   I layered to photo and sealed it with a couple layers of clear wax. Then I used a stencil  - one of trees and one of a seashell - with the cold wax.
  The kids choose the tree one so I get to keep the seashell one.
  All for today - Take Care

Monday, May 28, 2018

Wedding basket redo and large vase bouquet

  A couple finished projects for my daughters wedding coming up in July.
  I took an old basket and redid it to match her wedding colors and used some extra flowers from the brides/bridesmaids bouquets to decorate the basket and make a large vase full of flowers too.
  I spray painted the basket copper and wrapped the handle with sparkly teal and turquoise ribbon.
  All for today,
    Take Care

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Wedding time of the year

   I figured it was about time I posted again - I have been back to work after my knee replacement surgery for 2 weeks now and am still getting used to the work life again :)
   I have a long weekend  off due to the Memorial Day weekend although very rainy due to Alberto. But it made for some great craft room time.
   I finished off a wedding box for  a friend of mine.
I decorated a box and memory book and card to match.
  I used several papers from Paper Temptress - gold and Fairway from the mica/metallic paper line and for the sides of the box in antique silver luster, as well as my go to coloring paper the cryogen white.
   The digital image is from 'A day for daisies' and colored with polychrome pencils.
   All for now but I do have a few projects to show you that I did for my DD's wedding coming up in July....
    Take Care

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Deep sea treasures

   This altered cigar box is a joint project between my craft room and my studio art space.
  This cigar box had an indention on the lid that I wanted to do some type of painting in so I first painted the box black and then the top I coated with white gesso(except the edges which I did black).
  Next I used alcohol inks and made a seascape in blue, turquoise and purple. Then I started gluing on seashells into the corner.
  I used resin and covered the  alcohol ink and part way up the shells - and used a brush to seal the tops of the seashells with resin also.
  On the inside of the box lid I glued a digital image from Selina Fenech that I had colored with polychrome pencils. and then lined the bottom and the edges of the image with different shades of blue/blue green and turquoise rhinestones.
   I really like how it turned out.
   I have a couple more wooden boxes that I got at A.C. Moore that I am going to do something similar with also - but I am thinking encaustic instead of alcohol inks for the next one.
   All for today - Take Care

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Copper Pearl

  Another card for you today, using the same image from yesterdays by Julia Burgess. I often end up doing 2 of each image because when I print I like to use the whole sheet and usually print 2.
   Again I used cryogen white cardstock and polychrome pencils to color her with.
  She is layered to some pretty cardstock and the base cardstock is from Paper temptress's metallic line - a pretty, shimmery copper.
  I also used a gold metallic pen to edge the image panel and some pearl drops with viva d├ęcor pens for the corners.
   All for today - Take Care

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Pink Pearl

   A short post this afternoon as I need to get outta this chair and do my knee exercises.....
   I finished off  2 cars today and this is the first one. She is a digital image from Julia Burgess called 'Pearl' and I colored her with polychrome pencils.
  I printed her onto 'cryogen white' cardstock from Paper Temptress. The cryogen white is my favorite cardstock for coloring - either pencil or copics - because it is so smooth and both blend very well on this cardstock.
   I layered her onto 'Lagoon' cardstock also from Paper Temptress's metallic line. It is a lovely turquoise color and wonderful sparkle.
    All for today - I have another one for you tomorrow. Take Care.