Friday, October 19, 2018

Quoth The Raven....

I chanced upon a vintage used deck of these cards. They were for a game I had never heard of. But I loved the graphic backs. I wiped them with disinfectant wipes and dried them with a high heat gun to prime the surface.
Altered Vintage Playing Card
I sent one of these out to each of my dedicated swappers and look forward to what they will create and swap back to the group!
 Back view above
Front view below
 The Raven tail folds to form a stand
 
thanks Pinterest for the Raven Lore
 
 


Friday, October 12, 2018

Altered Matchboxes

Tiny Altered Matchboxes
Witches Skulls and Pull out drawer

Old Dictionary pages work perfect for wordy snippets.
This is a teeny tiny altered plastic book box.
 With a handmade book that fits inside.

Here are the things I stuffed inside the 1" x 2 " box for my swap partner.
The larger web {cupcake cuff actually} and flowers had to go into the envelope. 

 
This is me this week.....
 
 




Friday, October 5, 2018

Black Cats

Fun with TH cats on ATC
 A decorated  envelope to swap them out in.
 
Tis the season at our house!



Friday, September 28, 2018

Lavinia Fairies Luminaire

This little lantern was a restore rescue, the glass was intact, but falling out.
It was quite tatty. I gave it a good scrub, re-glued parts that needed it. Then commenced with the up cycle.
I mixed up a batch of Gesso with re inker in the color family I wanted
I did two complete coats
Cutting in around the glass sides it is improved, but needed more.
 Then I stamped some Lavinia fairies onto tissue. I found that you have to stamp
 on the dull side of the tissue to get a good print. Make sure the print is thoroughly dry, then  decoupage the fairies to the inside of the glass.
I trimmed out the edges with Kaiser 'Wonderland' paper distressed and inked before gluing to the lantern.

I added some color to glass bead medium and brushed the top as well as bottom of each glass pane.
Top View inked the edges
Detailed around the door with fussy cut trees and lace bits.



Monday, September 24, 2018

Snippet's

This was my first attempt at 'Snippet's'.
 
"Snippets are:
  Bits  of fabric. lace, buttons, charms, paper and such in
strip. Highly detailed, decorated both sides.
Just sewn in layers random or planned, messy .
 Typically mounted to an old wooden spool."
 
White and Creme

 
they are double sided crème-brown / whites/silver
 The tiny button tags signature
 Tried one side in whites
This is it rolled up 
Details


 
 The purple was the trial run
this one just kept getting larger and larger
 I added in more bits as I found them
 
The glaring white was brought down with a shade of purple ink. It was just too contrasting.
I would try this again. I think I might simplify future snippets. Would keep them to lighter tones. The purple is actually made with a friend who 'LOVES 'purple in mind. I will be sending it to her.

This is the Pinterest Board that was my inspiration.


Friday, September 14, 2018

Just be You

ATC, funky background paper from the stash, fussy cut stamp, heavy sparkles secured with a ton of white glue, baubles and string.
 
and.....Meanwhile, Back in Alberta