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Got Dapping Tools?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered | 0 comments

Got Dapping Tools?

If you have a set of “Dap­ping Tools” you too can make this bracelet. I’m pretty raw at jew­elry mak­ing but I like to wear unique pieces and fig­ured I’d have a try at cre­at­ing my own. Prac­tice makes per­fect, right? So far, I’ve found this style is pretty easy, fun and a great stress reliever when ham­mer­ing away on metal. After I fin­ished the bracelet I cre­ated this pen­dant. Next up, is mak­ing a big funky ring. I’ll share some pho­tos once the ring is completed....

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Doggie Name Tag

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Doggie Name Tag

After car­ing for our grand dog Lola last week, I decided she needed a girly name tag and col­lar. She gets called a HE way too many times. The hard­est part of the entire cre­ative process was ham­mer­ing out the dime I used for the name tag. If you want to make one for your dog here is a quick tuto­r­ial. If you  missed my “Stamped Penny Charm” tuto­r­ial you might want to check this tuto­r­ial out as well. It’s a fun one. Sup­plies & Tools Needed: Impres­sArt Bench Block ~ Brass Ham­mer ~ 2 Hole Screw Down Punch ~ Metal Let­ter...

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Baby Shower ~ Baby Shoe Decor

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered | 1 comment

Baby Shower ~ Baby Shoe Decor

Need a baby shower decor piece? This project is per­fect for a baby shower and was cre­ated from lots of Eileen Hull’s amaz­ing dies. It’s no secret that I love Eileen’s dies as I have fea­tured sev­eral projects using them but this one has the most dies used in one project. Just goes to show you how easy it is to incor­po­rate so many in one project. After assem­bling the baby shoe I cov­ered it com­pletely in plas­ter. I let it dry overnight then decoupaged a dec­o­ra­tive nap­kin over the entire baby shoe. When I decoupage nap­kins onto a...

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Leather Cuff

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered | 2 comments

Leather Cuff

Did you know you can bend the Antique Plume Feath­ers by Maya Road? Well if you didn’t, you do now, which means you can turn them into really pretty bracelets. I gen­tly bent the one shown above to rest per­fectly on top of a piece of leather to cre­ate this eclec­tic leather cuff. I accented the quill end of the metal feather using a few Maya Road Iri­des­cent Rhine­stone Trim pieces and accented the edges of the vin­tage lace with Maya Road  Twine Cord­ing Gin­ger Root Brown. I’m try­ing to think of a few words to place on top of the...

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Walk, Eat & Shop

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 1 comment

Walk, Eat & Shop

To off­set all the calo­ries Alan and I have been con­sum­ing with just one meal a day Lola has been get­ting some nice walks when the sun decides to show its face. My gosh, Terri and Laren live near so many amaz­ing places to eat.  Hon­estly, all we can eat is one meal and I can’t even fin­ish my entire meal. The food in Deep Ellum is so incredible. For Lunch/Dinner Alan and I went to All­good Cafe. He had their amaz­ing Chicken Fried Steak and I had their OMGOSH lick your plate clean Truck Stop Hot Beef Sand­wich. This sand­wich was so darn...

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Watching the Grand~Dog

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 2 comments

Watching the Grand~Dog

While these two cuties enjoy a lit­tle vaca­tion in Cal­i­for­nia Alan and I are tak­ing care of our grand~dog Lola. Terri and Laren live in the coolest loft in the coolest spot in Deep Ellum. So basi­cally Alan and I cater to Lola’s each and every whim (treats, snug­gles, eat, potty, and repeat) while we work dur­ing the day and then go walk to din­ner. Thank­fully, Terri and Laren come home tomor­row or Alan and I would need to pur­chase larger pants. Sat­ur­day, we walked to din­ner and ate at Pepe’s & Mito’s. It was super awe­some. We...

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Mini Collage Card Class

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In The Art of Collage | 1 comment

Mini Collage Card Class

I’m so glad to be return­ing to Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries April 25th & 26th. Along with the Altered Art Jour­nal Class I will be teach­ing this Mini Col­lage Card Class. If you want to take one or both of these classes please call Cheryl at (970) 577.1415 for the dates, times and cost. In this class you will cre­ate 5 all occa­sion cards. I’ll show you how to accent each card with 3D col­lage style fronts. You will cre­ate with Maya Road chip­board, trin­ket pins, trims and more. I’ll show you unique ways to alter these items so you can...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Ruth Rae

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Delightful Arty Crushes | 0 comments

Delightful Arty Crush ~ Ruth Rae

“Delight­ful Arty Crush” is a fea­ture I have on my blog which show­cases artists who’s work I admire and find inspir­ing. It fea­tures a wide range of artists from col­lage, tex­tile, encaus­tic and lots of other amaz­ing medi­ums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspir­ing as I do and I hope you will visit their blogs and other links included in their fea­ture. The images I share with you are just the tip of the ice­berg in regards to their awesomeness. Today, my “Delight­ful Arty Crush” fea­tured artist is, Ruth Rae. Ruth...

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Engraving Bees Wax

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In Melt Art, Delight In The Art of Collage | 0 comments

Engraving Bees Wax

Have you wanted to start cre­at­ing with bees wax? Well do it, it’s fun and engrav­ing bees wax is a great way to give your projects visual inter­est and tex­ture. It’s a sim­ple tech­nique and the end result is beau­ti­ful. Embed­ding paper ephemera such as vin­tage papers, pho­tos, doilies and other paper items look gor­geous embed­ded in bees wax. The step by step instruc­tions show­ing how I engraved this can­vas as well as tips on how I added color to the bees wax can be found in “Delight In The Art of Col­lage.” An auto­graphed copy can...

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The Guest Curator is ME!

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

The Guest Curator is ME!

This week, I’m the Guest Cura­tor on Jenny Doh’s blog Crescen­doh. There you can read my Art Saves Essay, learn about some of my favorite artists (new artists are fea­tured daily) and read Jenny’s review of my book “Delight in The Art of Collage”. Now hop on over and check...

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