Archive for April 2013
Wanna know what I got at the thrift store this week???? Watch and seeeeee 😀
Happy Earth Day!!!!!!
I try to be as kind to the Earth as I can every day, which is one of the reasons I love upcycling and repurposing items in my art. Not only is today Earth Day, but it is Mixed MEdieology Monday, which means I get to share one of those art projects with you 😀
This weeks project is an upcycled bracelet. I found a bag of plastic bracelets at the thrift store this week and I flipped one of them to create a beautiful, one of a kind accessory.
I covered the bracelet in book pages that had been colored with Distress Inks. While that was drying, I added alcohol inks to an old piece of broken costume jewelery and filled the center with glitter. The quote ‘Sparkle Forever’ just happened to be on the book page I used, so I knew it was meant to be the focal point of the piece. I laid a quote on top of the glitter and sealed it with Glossy Accents. There were a few spots of the original pink bracelet that did not get covered with the book pages, so I added a bit of glitter to those areas as well. Finally, I attached the charm to the bracelet with E-6000.
I wore this bracelet when I went out yesterday and I got several compliments on it. I see more of these in my future 🙂
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I will see you on Thursday with more thrift store finds!
After two weeks of being sick and 11 straight days of laryngitis, I am finally feeling more like my self and I have be back in my studio creating and finishing several projects.
One of the projects I was able to complete is the Steampunk Mask that I started a couple of weeks ago. I found this mask at the thrift store and I *immediately* knew what I was going to do to it! You can follow the full journey of the mask by watching the Thrift Shop Thursday video and then the Steampunk Mask Part 1 video.
Just to reacap, I sanded the entire mask and gave it a coat of black craft paint. I molded a TON of gears with resin and painted all of them black as well. This weeks video shows you everything I did after that 🙂
I painted the mask with gold paint and painted all of the gears with various metallic paints. I embossed a piece of metal tape with an embossing folder and then painted it with a few washed of black paint and water. I tore the metal tape into random pieces and stuck them to the mask.
Finally, I added a couple of layers of gears, a spring and a miniature lightbulb with E-6000.
The mask already has a small gold hook on the top, so this is perfect for hanging. I totally LOVE this project, so I haven’t decided if I want to offer it for sale or keep it for myself!
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After TEN full day’s of laryngitis, I am finally back!!!
I have been battling this allergy/cold/sinus thing for over a month now and it finally won. I was stuffy and runny and coughing and silent for two weeks. I had no voice what-so-ever for ten full days and I am still feeling the effects of the bug lingering on. BUT, I am feeling much better and so I am back 😀
Find out what I found at the thrift store this week and what I have in store for the next couple of episodes!
I found THE coolest thing at the thrift store today!!! I am soooooo excited to alter this thing and share it with you on Monday. I have already been working on it for about four hours and iz have only just begun. This is gonna be a GOOD one!!!!
For today’s project, I used a page from my Wizard Of Oz book to create a simple, hand painted post card.