Sunday, April 27, 2008


And with these two 4x4's I am done with all my colors


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Color Swap

I'm hosting a Color 4x4 Fat Book Swap and thought I'd share what I've gotten done so far. Red, Green, Pink, Brown, Orange, Blue and Purple.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Gift From A Friend

My dad came to visit me at the beginning of April and as a favor to me he stopped by my friend Elizabeth's house to pick up some things that E wanted to send this way so she could save on postage. Elizabeth decided that she wasnted to send me an early birthday gift. She made me a wall hanging using leftover scraps all in different shades of blue which is the color of my living room, I loved it so much that I had my husband hang it my livingroom not 5 minutes after my father brought it into the house -- My husband said "I hate it" - and his reason for hating it... "IT'S NOT LONG ENOUGH" --rofl, as you can see by the large window where we hung it - he thought it would have looked even better had it been about 5 feet longer then it was. We had to remind him that it wouldn't have fit in my dads truck, Oh well short or long it looks wonderful in m living room and I LOVE IT!!!!

Altered Altoid Tin

I made this tin for a Spring swap awhile back - though not the first altoid tin I've altered it is the first tin I covered with polymer clay - I learned how to do this from my friend Debbie Sprake, who creates some of the most beautiful polymer clay art that I've seen. Debbie showed me how to use alcohol inks to color the polymer clay and then to stamp into the clay using ink pads instead of mica powder as a release agent.

Fashion - Altered Book

I got bored and started working on a book that will be a Round Robin in the future. This was a childs board book I stripped the pages (I have found that if you are careful you can actully peel the pages up instead of sanding or gessoing them) I covered the outside of the books as well as all the inside pages with dressmaking pattern I tore the patterns into strips and used gel medium to cover the pages. The binding of the book is aluminum I distress and then used brads to attatch it to the book (I got this idea from another artists book in a current Round Robin).

Scrabble Charm Bracelet

I really got hooked on making charms from Scrabble tiles, a long time back I bought 3 complete scrabble games so I have all these tiles that were just sitting there taunting me:-) lol I got the idea to use the tiles this way from a link on the internet I wish I could remember where so I could give credit to who gave me the idea but I can't so just know that this isn't my original idea.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


I've been working on charms for a few different swaps I'm in and thought I'd share them with everyone. I really like how they turned out the 3 below with pictures on them are made using Scrabble tiles, I used my dremmel (my favoirte tool) to add the holes in the tiles printed the pictures from my computer and sprayed them with workable fixative after they dried I add Dimmensional Magic and the dangle beads - the puzzle pieces are real I painted them and covered them with Gel Medium for strength as well as the Dimensional Magic and then added the P these were made for a swap on my Puzzle Art Plus group - the holes are strengthened with eyelets. The dragonfly is a store bought charm with beads added to glitz it up a bit, the blue and red one is a handmade bead using polymer clay, it was used with leftover clay that gets caught in my past machine this way nothing is ever wasted:-)