Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
i was at an estate sale on saturday and found some highly patterned paper, and i had this box, and copper paint, and an old (1890s) encyclopedia with very thin paper not usually good for most things and thought this would be a cool faux antique box. i love the way it turned out. i started out with the top. fabulous. then i distressed the hell out of the box - screwdriver, white paint, texture crackle, sandpaper (lots), distress ink in burlap and old paper. then i glued paper on the inside and added somemore burlap distress ink on the edges. i also did a faux mercury glass on some glass knobs and added them as well.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
If you're ever in or around Red Bank NJ, please stop by a wonderful group of shoppes inside an antique building... even the floors creak! I've been collecting for the last few years and was offered an opportunity to open a shoppe of my own. I really thought I had lots of stuff, but now I'm really questioning why I bought some of the things I did! I think it will be an excellent opportunity to learn about antiques and vintage (which I love), so it is deffinately a win - win. I just opened last week and I have made some sales. Now to replenish! I will also need to work 1 day a week (Sunday will be the day) so it should be fun!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
seems as though everyone has been making these paper wreaths.so i figure, why not... i got a lot of books that i bought when i first started buying old books. not good for much but great for a wreath! a lot of the wreaths i saw had used a straw wreath for a base. i didn't have one of them but i have a lot of cardboard, so i used two plates (outer circle/inner circle) cut them out, started rolling my paper (used a glue dot on each one to hold the roll), then stapled each one to the ring. being this was my first, it's a little uneven on thickness. if i were to make another, i would definately space them out but put more layers. for the inside of the circle, i stapled on the back, and used another glue dot to attach it to the one it's in front of. i cut another small rectangle and stapled to the back top, folded a piece over and used my crop-a-dile to put a hanging hole. put that on the screw on the door and voila! a paper wreath. easy peasy.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
I was checking out my blog read, and on
GMS Lisa mentioned this site,
web site. So I played and played and this is what I came up with.
Got some time? Play!
fun - huh?
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
signed up for a dina wakley class - grafitti of my life - and love it! These are the covers. This first one is called A to Z and if you would like to see more click here for my flickr
This one is called square peg in a round hole. And if you click here you can see more.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I came accross this online class from
Patty Van Dorin - Tuscan Rose.
Its called Wall Calendar Journal and its fabulous!
Highly recommend it.
The first one I had bought a calendar at a garage sale but it was really thick.
I love the way it turned out, but I made sure I picked something a little more flexible for my next one.
I'm working on my third. To see all the pages, please check out my flickr.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
these are all from a new board book I made. first I primed and painted all the pages, then worked on each spread. very happy with how it turned out. I may list on etsy once I figure out what to do with the cover. The size is 5"x11.5" and is 5/8" thick. I didn't scan the last spread or cover, but will will I am done.
What do you think?