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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Mother Goddess Nature Offering Bowl/ tea light holder (Pic CHUBBY!) on: April 23, 2009 06:24:12 PM
I did this for a recent swap, and can't wait to make one for myself! I am so pleased with how she turned out. I was inspired by a tree stump hehehe. I've seen others like her, but I have to say I like how I did mine with the shimmer Smiley (Not that I'm bragging LOL, I'm just so proud of her!!) She is hand sculpted from the super sculpy,  (the kind that comes in the box that is flesh colored), over a tinfoil base. Then hand painted with acrylics and glazed over with a satin glaze. I used some bronzing fluid in with the paint, to give her a healthy earthy type shimmer. She is about 6 inches high, and about 4 inches wide. Excuse all the pictures Smiley I got a bit crazy. 

2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Another Kwan Yin Watercolor Portrait on: April 23, 2009 06:13:40 PM
Here is another one of my interpretations of the Goddess of Compassion, Kwan Yin. She is rendered in watercolors, with the metallic pigments for accents. I wish I had gotten a better picture of her, I was pleased with the way she turned out. C&C are welcome!! Smiley

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Crafty Goddess Spoon Wand on: April 23, 2009 06:01:59 PM
I did this for a recent swap. I have loved all the spoon wands that I have seen on here, and it inspired this one! It's for all those projects that you get stuck on. Or for the times that you have no inspiration for a new project. I know that we have all suffered bouts of these blocks...  well this is the cure!! Simply take it, do a special dance, wave the wand, and inspiration should come! (You may have to repeat this a couple of times, and a nice glass of wine is recommended as help hehehe) I bought the spoon at our local Ben Franklins. It was already "Blackened" in the spoon part to make it look old. I do not believe it is actually wood. I think it is made out of a poured resin. So, I started with that, used acrylics to paint the tribal Goddess on the spoon part, then put a clear glaze over top to keep it from chipping. Then I gathered up some scraps of yarn and ribbon from one of my Rapunzel scarfs and tied them around. I added some purple beads, and some silver star beads to random strands. After that, I did a little decorative wire wrapping at the base... and voila! The answer to our artistic blocks!! Hope you enjoy, C&C are always welcome!! Smiley

4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Green Man Leaf on: April 23, 2009 05:55:44 PM
I made another Green Man Leaf. I took the advice I got last time and used the super sculpy that comes in the box. It's the kind that is sort of flesh colored. So this one is hand painted with acrylics, and then I used the gold pigment powder to give him shimmer. I then glazed him with the satin sculpy glaze. (I'm so in love with that glaze, it doesn't make everything super shiny.) Wellllll any who, here he is!! Hope you like him, let me know what you think of this one compared to the other. Smiley Thanks!!
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / My First inchies! on: April 22, 2009 09:43:56 AM
I did my first set of inchies for the April Birthday Swap! I had a lot of fun trying different techniques. I never knew an inch squared was so small LOL!! Here they are! C&C Are always welcome!!

The lot of them:

The first row is done with one of my watercolor backgrounds, with flower brads for a spring look.
The second row is Alice in Wonderland inspired, with altered playing card backgrounds.
The third row are tree inspired, with upcycled book page backgrounds.
The fourth row are bright pop art inspired, with sead beads for texture.
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Poly Clay chocolate truffle magnets (PIC CHUBBY) on: April 22, 2009 07:07:16 AM
I took a whole afternoon and went chocolate crazy!! These are made from sculpy II and sculpy studio, and then glazed in the satin glaze. Then they have magnet pieces attached to the back. I wish I could find some higher powered magnets, but alas, that will have to be for another batch. Let me know what you think! I would love to know how to improve my chocolates. They are all true to life size for truffles. And on with the pictures!!!

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Hand Painted Tribal Turtle box on: April 22, 2009 06:18:04 AM
I did this for a recent swap. I found the turtle image online and tweaked him a bit. The background is watercolor, the rest is acrylic. I sealed it in the triple thick glaze. Hope you enjoy!! Smiley The demensions are about the size of a standard notebook. It's a biggie Smiley

(GRRR Stupid shine makes it hard lol)

Thanks guys! C&C are welcome as always!! Smiley
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Upcycled Book Page Goddess on: April 21, 2009 08:46:48 PM
So, here is another of my attempts at upcycling book pages! I did this for the recent WWP swap, and since my partner received, it's safe to post! This one is a mix between watercolor and acrylic. I really really really am in love with the silver sparkle part LOL Smiley Let me know what you think!

9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Trio of Tree Paintings on Upcycled Book pages on: April 01, 2009 07:56:45 PM
I was in the recent tree swap, and was really inspired by Carambatack's work on her Etsy shop : http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5002535. I love the idea of upcycling old books that either get thrown out, or sit collecting dust on my shelves lol.
These first two are the ones that I did for the swap: (I should've taken pictures after they were matted, the mattes really help them pop  Grin )

And here's one that is still at home with me, I am thinking of submitting it to the Arbor Day Foundation, cause come on!! Who doesn't love a tree?? Smiley

Hopefully I can get some better pictures up, the scanner did some wonky type things to them LOL!
But, I have to say this is my new favorite thing to do!! Smiley And I have a ton of book pages left WOOHOO!!!
C&C Are always welcome!! Thanks  Cheesy
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Fire Elemental.... Done?? on: March 30, 2009 11:48:35 AM
Here's something that I have been working on... on and off for awhile. I just don't get the feeling that she is done. Perhaps I should go back into her orb type thing and add a small pheonix? Like she would be witnessing the birth of a Pheonix? She's chalk pastels, and she is 24 inches high and 18 inches wide. (Excuse the blue furry slippers in the side of the photo LOL)

I would love some feedback. I'm just not sure where to take her too. I can't shake the feeling that she needs something!!
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