Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Wyrd Sisters School of Beauty

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Thank you once again to the fabulous (and amazing!) Alpha Stamps for providing most of the supplies used in this nutsy piece!
For a link to all the supplies provided by Alpha Stamps, click Here.

Supplies List
Little Household Goods Collage Sheet
Secret spell Book Labels Collage Sheet
Little Potions Collage Sheet
Small Dresden Frame with Shell Corners
Mini Cigar Box- 3x4
Mini Cigar Box Set
1 Inch Glass Bottle with Cork
1-1/2 Inch Glass Bottle with Cork
12 Tiny Glass Bottles
Amber resin Potions Bottle
Corked Vials (the tall skinny one)
Large Clear Resin Potions Bottle
Mini Inkwell Bottle
Tiny Round Bottles
White Resin Condiment Bottle
Mini Floral Dresden Borders-Antique Gold
Wide Scalloped Dresden Border (painted white)
Mini Mason Jar-Medium
Stickles-Lime Green and Diamond
Metal Paint Can with Lid

Additional Supplies
Bo bunny Sweet Moments Scrapbook Papers
Various Beads for Lids
Linen Hinging Tape
Acrylic Paints
Filigree Frames Shape Set (from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts)

Hopefully no one is THAT gullible, but just in case.....
This was not a real advertisement.
Okey dokey.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pretty 1:12 Scale Bed

Ooh, I love working in the classic doll house scale of 1:12! For those who aren't familiar with 1:12 scale, the explanation is that every foot of measurement equals an inch. So if your sofa in real life is eight feet long, it will be eight inches long in a dolls house.
Here is the latest edition to my ongoing dolls house project. A pretty little bed, fit for well, just about anyone who likes pretty little beds!
And a picture without the mattress...
I started out with the Standard Bed 1 to 12 .
I glued the Filigree to the head and foot board of the bed, being mindful that the filigree goes on the inside of the head board and the outside of the foot board. I also glued some legs on to give the bed a bit more height. (just used some scrap chipboard to do this)
I gave everything a good coat of white paint and dry fit it together.
After making sure everything fit together well, I took it apart and painted the filigree green using a bit of paper towel to lightly dab the paint on. A sponge would work well, too.
 After the green paint dried, I glues the bed together and used a rubber band to hold it firmly in place whilst it dried.
I also glued the bed skirt ( a bit of lace from my stash) onto the inside of the bed railing.
After everything dried, I added the detail to the head board and foot board by piping Liquid Pearls on the filigree and let the scrolly design influence where I applied the paint.
Dimensional fabric paint also works well here.
I extended the detail on to the smooth parts of the head boards as well and also the side slats. I think it looks more finished this way.
This bed also come is half scale, which is half inch to the foot. This was so much fun, I may make the smaller one as well! Thank you for stopping by!
Standard Bed 1 to 12
Chevron scrolly thing (will edit)

White paint
Green paint
Liquid Pearls
Scrap lace

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Make and Take Ladies Make Crowns

Hi Folks, Lora here to share a fun experience I recently had teaching a class on making the wonderful Crown designed by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
I teach a crafty class the last Friday of every month called Make and Take. It's a three or four hour class with a different art project from month to month. I supply all the bits and pieces for each project and the skills needed and everybody goes home with a completed project.
The classes are usually held at The Reynolds Homestead, which is a Commonwealth Campus Center of Virginia Tech.
This month we had our first ever class at the Creative Arts Center, an extension of Reynold Homestead located downtown.
It was a great success!

Some prepping was done before hand. I spray painted all the component parts of the crowns....
It was a beautiful sunny day. Perfect for painting outdoors.
Setting up some of the supplies....
A couple of my 'regular' ladies and a new generation came to play as well.
 There was some intense crafting going on....
And lots of hamming for the camera.
A couple of cutie pies.
A detail shot of one of the lovely creations. There were lots of varied supplies used from Mardi Gras beads to sea shells and of course, GLITTER!
The Royal Wave was practiced.
And everybody had a go trying on the teachers sample crown....
It was a great class and it never ceases to amaze and delight me at the end of the day when everyone is finished, how different all the projects are.
A line up of some of the Ladies looking pretty majestic...
Thank you, Gina for letting me share this experience with everyone. It's a joy and privilege to be a part of this creative journey!

Of course, the item we all had in common is the Crown.
There were also;
Mardis Gras beads
Acrylic Paints (both Liquitex and Apple Barrel)
Flat back crystals
Silk and paper flowers
Sea shells
Luminarte Radiant Rain Color Concentrates
Dimensional fabric paint