Posts Tagged ‘hat’

Steampunk Sparrow

Monday, June 17th, 2013

SteampunkSparrow

This lil’ fella speaks for himself. He pretty much dictated himself into creation. I was just his vessel.

I used everything from vintage sheet music to feathers on this piece. Stencils, pearls, precut trim, hemp cord, watch parts, decorative tape, gold foil, stickers, paints galore, and beeswax.

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Here you can see the textures of the wax, foil, gears, and watch parts. This turned out deliciously and smell oh so sweetly of honey with the beeswax on it. Good enough to tweet!

Check Mate

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Check Mate
I’ve had this sitting on my desk half finished for well over a week. Today it called to me. I had planned to use black, white, & red. But before I started in with the red I set it aside and worked on some ATCs. I looked up and there was a bottle of turquoise paint sitting right next to it and it hit me. I HAD to use it, and I’m very happy I did. It’s got pizazz! I used my usual plethora of paints and pretties while creating this mini 4×4″ eye candy. I had planned to play with my bee drawing today but this hollered at me and I think the bee will bee-gin tomorrow. The weather is sweltering hot so we aimed the air conditioner to where we’re sitting so it makes it nice and cool to create and hubs can game online with a cool breeze at his back. That about wraps it up of now, I have another mini 4×4 that pestered me for attention so I’m playing her some overdue TLC and THEN the bee! Let the games Bee-gin! See you hopefully tomorrow.

Shelix the Cat

Friday, July 30th, 2010

♥ Shelix the Cat ♥
This was awesome! I had the best time with this she-cat. The first thing I did was choose her “attire” … and then I was stumped. When I get that way the first thing to do is SOMETHING! I started by adding turquoise. I used a circular patterned piece of “plastic” I have and stamped through it with a very small sponge. It overwhelmed me. To toned it down I added white tissue paper… and did a turquoise wash over it. Much better…But it still needs more, so black lava texture gel! Oh yes! Now I’m thinking of something to add to make it more interesting. Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, through drawers, boxes, more boxes, more drawers… ah ha! I found the perfect ORANGE flowers… with yellow flowers along side. Hold the phone, the yellow brings far more punch to the party. (learned something about color.!) The flowers have a pop-dot on the back and I decide to leave it so the painting has more dimension. I like. Now for leaves, I collaged on some leaves cut from decorative napkins. (truly the only reason I bought 2 packages of these napkins.) I wanted a tad more yellow so I used a hard bodied yellow acrylic paint and stamped a few flowers around. It still needs something… While all this was going on and I was waiting for paint to dry I was also working on some gift tags… I was using green fabric for a flower for them (I’ll share them over the weekend) I had a messy pile of tiny tugged threads from said fabric “right” in front of me and I’m one to never let a medium go to waste… so grabbing my brush and gel medium on they go… all over this piece. And as each hat needs a ribbon and a flower or a feather, I chose a feather. Seriously, what cat wouldn’t be proud to display a birds feather in her cap! And she’s done. I hope you enjoyed the story of Shelix the Cat and how she came to be. I hope your TGIF is Fantastic and that all of your creative dreams come true!