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Altered Art Journal Tag 1

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage | 0 comments

Altered Art Journal Tag 1

When you find your arty style art flows like a leaf float­ing down­stream but gosh when you try to force it, it’s all upstream and darn near impos­si­ble to cre­ate some­thing you love. I’m so happy with the style I’ve finally dis­cov­ered as it has taken me a long time. But in the end all the trial and error paid off. This art jour­nal tag mea­sures 4″ x 8.5″ and is cov­ered in lay­ers and lay­ers of paint. I still can­not get over that I’m using paint and get­ting my hands messy. On my Art Jour­nal Page 2 blog post I shared with you a quick...

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Altered Art Journal Page 2

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage, Delight In Thrift Store Finds, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Altered Art Journal Page 2

Oh boy did I have fun cre­at­ing this art jour­nal page. I believe I finally dis­cov­ered the art jour­nal­ing style for me. I even got messy hands in the process. This my friends is some­thing because I can­not stand to have messy hands. I began my page with a sim­ple image trans­fer using two pho­tos I took while in Bel­la­gio sev­eral years ago teach­ing at Laura McCullough’s awe­some A Kiss On The Chic Cre­ative Art Retreat. Laura hosts some amaz­ing art retreats and if you can you really should join her for at least one. She is an...

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DIY Sugar Body Scrub

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

DIY Sugar Body Scrub

Ingre­di­ents: 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil (solid jar form not liq­uid form) 1 1/2 Cups Sugar (I used Impe­r­ial Pure Cane Sugar but you can use Raw Sugar if you want a coarser scrub) 10 Drops Lemon Essen­tial Oil 2 Drops Pep­per­mint Essen­tial Oi Direc­tions: Place coconut oil into medium sized microwave safe bowl for 25–30 sec­onds to melt. Add essen­tial oils to melted coconut oil and stir. Add sugar to coconut oil and stir until mixed well. This sugar scrub makes enough to fill a small mason jar and one large med­i­cine bot­tle, I know odd...

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FREE Shipping In My Etsy Shop

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

FREE Shipping In My Etsy Shop

Next week, I will be on a mini road trip with mom and dad. I’ll be dri­ving them to Evans­ville, ID to see the LST-325 ship which is  sim­i­lar to the ship LST-557 that my grand­fa­ther Clay­ton Spin­ney, (dad’s father) was a mechanic on dur­ing WWII. Before grampa passed away and the last time I saw him, he shared with me a heart­break­ing story of see­ing his best friend killed on deck. That was the only time I ever saw my grampa have sad­ness on his face but I’m glad he shared the story. After we tour this ship we will then head over to...

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Altered Art Journal ATC 1

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage, Delightful Tutorials | 1 comment

Altered Art Journal ATC 1

I was so super happy when I dis­cov­ered (which is what hap­pens when you clean areas of your stu­dio, you dis­cover things) I had a set of 6″ x 8″ pocket pages that fit inside my art jour­nal. Since these pocket pages are a vari­ety pack I have sev­eral dif­fer­ent sized pock­ets that are per­fect to add dif­fer­ent sized art pieces into my jour­nal. Yes, I’m happy. So once I dis­cov­ered I had more options for my art jour­nal I decided to cre­ate a small ATC type piece to put into one of the pocket pages. This card mea­sures 2.75″ x 4″ so...

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Altered Art Journal Page 1

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In The Art of Collage, Delightful Tutorials | 2 comments

Altered Art Journal Page 1

Well I finally did it, I started an art jour­nal. But let me tell ya it was not an easy start. I started out with one page, really didn’t like the bold col­ors because let’s face it, I’m not a bold color kinda gal, so I then thought I would tone it down a bit, then I really didn’t like it and had to step away from the table because I could feel some major frus­tra­tion com­ing on. This is when I decided I would try to make some DIY lip gloss, so I did. It was super fast, easy and I really like it. DIY Lip Gloss Recipe All you need is 1...

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Handmade Art Journal

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In The Art of Collage, Delight In Thrift Store Finds, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Handmade Art Journal

I really love see­ing all the amaz­ing art jour­nal­ing that lots of my friends do but I have issues, like seri­ous issues when it comes to the jour­nals. I love dimen­sional col­lage which means, I like to stick LOTS of bulky things in my art. Well, this does not work well with a lot of art jour­nals due to the type of bind­ing most have so the prob­lem was solved this week by cre­at­ing my own art jour­nal. Now I can add all the bulky items I want and the art jour­nal will still close. The thicker my art jour­nal gets is no big­gie because...

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Making Your Own Headpin

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered | 3 comments

Making Your Own Headpin

This is one of my favorite head­pins to make and add to my Boho chic style jew­elry. It’s super easy and really unique. All you need are wire cut­ters, 20 gauge wire, a ham­mer and a steel block. Using wire cut­ters, cut a piece of 20 gauge wire to 2″ in length. The angle of this photo makes it look as though it’s less but believe me the wire is 2″. Using a ham­mer, flat­ten one end of the wire as shown. You want the end to be flat­tened wide enough so the bead you will be using does not fall off. Next, thread the bead onto the wire then wire...

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Charm Bracelets and Bangles

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered | 1 comment

Charm Bracelets and Bangles

I love the sweet sound of charm bracelets and I’m so lucky to have my grandmother’s charm bracelet. I still remem­ber the sound her bracelet made as she wore it. I LOVED being able to find the engraved charm with my name and birth­date, it hung nes­tled among all her grand­chil­dren and other spe­cial charms she had been given. These two charm bracelets are crafted from hand cut vin­tage tin, that I cut, sanded and turned into charms. Each charm cre­ates a soft sweet sound that reminds me of a wind chime far off in the dis­tance on a Texas...

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Basic Bead Wire Wrapping Tutorial

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 2 comments

Basic Bead Wire Wrapping Tutorial

Sev­eral of you have asked me to do a tuto­r­ial show­ing you how to wire wrap a bead. I tried to make this as sim­ple to fol­low as pos­si­ble by tak­ing a photo at every step. I hope this tuto­r­ial helps you out and doesn’t con­fuse you even more. At first you will feel like you are fum­bling your way through it as I know I cer­tainly did but once you do it over and over again you will be wire wrap­ping beads with­out giv­ing it a sec­ond thought. Tools Needed: Round Nose Pli­ers, Chain Nose Pli­ers, Side Cut­ter Pliers Sup­plies: Beads,...

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