Sunday, October 23, 2011

Little Painting with Bling!

Just a little painting that was so much fun to do and made use of some of the lovely sparkly things people bring me to use!
 I chose to use a piece of old rusted chain to hang it from and attached the chain with upholstery tacks that were rusted with a vinegar and salt bath for a few days.
Although I am no master photographer I hope the little sparklies show up well in the photos as I am putting this on Ebay today.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday! It's cold as heck here today and they are saying we may get a few flakes of snow sometime this week...Brrrr....has anyone else found that the summer whizzed by in a blur?
Being that the quieter time of the year is upon us I am toying with the idea this winter of getting a little more into fleshing out my blog, maybe sharing a bit more about my life and who I am as a person not only as a creative artist. 
It is hard sometimes for a person who is essentially private to share details, but I have so enjoyed getting to know all of you and I feel I haven't been as open in talking about my everyday life, so I want to set aside a day each week where I can share something of what makes me who I am. Anyway it is a thought.
Take care and God bless!

Tina xo

Saturday, October 15, 2011

What To Do With Old Doilies

Ahhh, a question that has boggled great minds for centuries! Well this past week I pulled out an old bottle of Plaid's Petal Porcelain and some old doilies that were given to me by a friend and did the unthinkable (to me anyway) I CUT them to fit a flower vase!!!
 So here we are, with one of MANY old doilies, one of MANY glass flower vases from under the pantry, a little watered-down gesso mixed with lavender paint and voila!
I plan to make a few more of them since I have loads of doilies and tons of glass vases although it is time consuming waiting for the Petal Porcelain layers to dry, but I like the way it turned out overall.
I hope everyone has had a good week? It's been colder here and lots of rain (which I could have lived without right now) but at least it isn't snowing yet!

On to my next project......Happy Saturday everyone!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Small Projects Can Be Fun!

I love Texture and recently I found a jar of Golden's Fiber Paste that I had purchased a year ago and forgot I had...duh!
So last week I started a little project aptly named "Cupcake" that allowed me to utilize an old spoon from my collection as well. Heaven!
I also added a couple of stamps, but hating to overdo anything, I stopped after adding a vintage clutch of posies and a small bangle from a very old Indian anklet to the spoon.
All in all a fun little piece. As a side note I am hoping this picture only shows up once on this post. I have been told by a few of you that on occasion my photos show up in multiples even though I only loaded it once. Weird, but then what would life be without some weird in it?
On to the next project....this little lady will in my Etsy store later!
Have a great day and blessings to all!

Tina xo