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Solitude Leather Bracelet

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In Thrift Store Finds, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Solitude Leather Bracelet

I made this bracelet the other night and love it so much I thought I would share a quick tuto­r­ial so you too can make one. Just a lit­tle note… the crys­tal and pearl beads are from old neck­laces I’ve found in thrift shops or flea mar­kets and the gold heart charm and red and gold glass bead are some mom and dad found. You can find sim­i­lar items I’m sure but if you really want that vin­tage charm you need to dig around thrift shops and flea mar­kets for items you can take apart. Cut a piece of 15m Suede leather cord that is dou­ble the...

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Scribbly Bird ATC Collage

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Scribbly Bird ATC Collage

If you only have a short amount of time for some cre­ative play this ATC takes less than 30 min. from start to fin­ish to make. Apply glue stick adhe­sive to an ATC and cover with vin­tage ledger paper. Apply Multi Medium to the left side of the ledger paper and attach a torn piece of dress pattern Apply Vin­tage Photo Dis­tress Ink around the edges of the ATC Attach Washi Tape and Vin­tage Stamps Using Jet Black Archival Ink, Stamp Scrib­bly Bird image onto a book page and cut out. Using Twin­kling H2Os and a Tim Holtz Water Pen paint onto...

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Scribbly Bird Silhouette

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage, Delightful Tutorials | 1 comment

Scribbly Bird Silhouette

Here is a fun ATC to cre­ate. Cover an ATC with vin­tage sheet music using multi medium as your adhe­sive. Using Dylu­sions Ink Spray and a paint brush apply the ink spray over the sheet music blend­ing sev­eral col­ors together. Ink one of Dina Wakley’s Scrib­bly Bird stamps using Jet Black Archival Ink and stamp image onto ATC.  Using black acrylic paint, paint over the entire stamped image to cre­ate a silhouette. Using Wendy Vecchi’s Dots & Stripes Bor­ders sten­cil and green acrylic paint accent the edge of the ATC using the Stripes...

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Sing Your Own Song

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in An Artist Cannot Fail, Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage | 1 comment

Sing Your Own Song

I wasn’t kid­ding when I said I LOVED Dina Wakley’s Scrib­bly Birds stamp set. Here is another piece I made over the week­end. Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped the bird image onto a 6″ piece of water­color paper, then filled it in with acrylic paints. I painted the entire back­ground with teal acrylic paint. I used the Kalei­do­scope sten­cil by Ronda Palaz­zari and some of Wendy Vecchi’s Crackle Tex­ture Paste to add tex­ture to the piece. Once the paste was dry and did it’s magic I inked it with Archival Inks and Vin­tage Photo...

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Scribbly Bird Obsession

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Scribbly Bird Obsession

I have a huge obses­sion with Dina Wakley’s Scrib­bly Birds stamp set. I’ve col­lected glass birds since I was in the 2nd grade and have aban­doned bird nests sit­ting in my stu­dio win­dow. So when I saw Dina’s stamps she got me instantly. My favorite way to use them at the moment is to sim­ply stamp the bird images onto water­color paper using Jet Black Archival Ink then sim­ply color them in using Twin­kling H2O’s and a Tim Holtz Water Brush. Super sim­ple and no messy clean up. Here is what my fin­ished col­lage of painted birds looks...

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Altering Melt Art Embellishments

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In Melt Art | 1 comment

Altering Melt Art Embellishments

I fell in love with this cameo in the cen­ter of a vin­tage tin I found, last week. As soon as I got home I made a mold so I could pour some UTEE into it. I did a ran­dom pour, just the cameo and then a lit­tle bit around it, wher­ever the UTEE landed is where I kept it. I wanted the embell­ish­ment to look like an old dec­o­ra­tive piece that came off a wall tak­ing some of the wall along with it… I hope this makes sense. I also have a vin­tage photo album with the most amaz­ing embossed image on the front and decided to cre­ate a mold of...

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Being an Aunt…

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 2 comments

Being an Aunt…

Means you can sur­prise your nieces before bed for a sur­prise adven­ture in their jammies. Means you can load your nieces up on a Sonic Shake sugar high right before bed, take them home and let your sis­ter deal with their sugar high. Means you will crawl out of bed bright and early to take them to school for Muffins with Mom & their Book Fair. Means the only pay­ment you want for get­ting up super early to attend Muffins with Mom and the Book Fair is a sweet selfie with your nieces plus one best friend. Means you get to throw a...

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Good Junkin Spots

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Delight In Antiques, Delight In Thrift Store Finds | 0 comments

Good Junkin Spots

Last week, while head­ing down to mom and dad’s place I stopped at one of my favorite junkin spots near New Waverly. This place is filled with all kinds of stuff and the best part is you never know what you’ll find. Every time I’ve gone I’ve found some­thing awesome. One of the places that is a must go to spot every sin­gle time I’m home is the Sour Lake Antique Mall. This place is filled with lots of amaz­ing things and I look with an eagle eye in every sin­gle booth. If you’re ever in or around Sour Lake this antique mall is worth the stop...

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Ongoing Art Journal Class at The Crafty Scrapper

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Delight In The Art of Collage | 0 comments

Ongoing Art Journal Class at The Crafty Scrapper

Sat­ur­day after­noon I had the plea­sure of spend­ing 4 hours with this lovely group of cre­ative ladies. They inked, painted, sten­ciled and cre­ated beau­ti­ful col­lage pieces on their altered art jour­nals. I find it so fun to give every­one the same sup­plies and prod­ucts and in the end see­ing how everyone’s projects turn out so differently. I’m truly blessed to get to teach art classes in some of the most incred­i­ble places in the USA and abroad and to some of the most gen­uine down to earth peo­ple. There is not a class that I’ve...

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A Call To Art for #BringBackOurGirls Online Auction is LIVE

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

A Call To Art for #BringBackOurGirls Online Auction is LIVE

If you want to pur­chase some beau­ti­ful art please check out the A Call To Art #Bring­Back­Our­Girls online auc­tion. The auc­tion started this morn­ing and will con­tinue until 3PM on May 17th. 3 Wishes is the can­vas piece I have up for auc­tion. If you wish to bid just click HERE. Not only will the win­ning bid­der get a beau­ti­ful piece of art they will also be help­ing a won­der­ful orga­ni­za­tion, Girl Ris­ing. 3 Wishes is an 8″ x 8″ one of a kind can­vas. It includes vin­tage items such as hand­made doilies, hand­writ­ten ledger...

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