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1  Monster Umbrellas in Halloween Decor and Parties by pattiewack on: October 22, 2007 09:52:39 AM

I found these umbrellas at the dollar store
and glued felt features to them with spray glue. 
The kids went crazy for them!
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2  Retro Melamine Cups Turned into Candlesticks in What the heck can I do with THIS? by pattiewack on: August 13, 2007 07:43:22 PM

I just got a bunch of projects back from a book I wrote about glue, and thought you guys might like to see these.  They are just melamine cups that I found at a thrift store in San Francisco last year, glued to the tops of black painted candlesticks.  Then as you can see, I glued little black buttons all around and wrote my name with a black sharpie.  Added the ribbons, and now they are perfect to hold candies, or what not.  Too fun, and way easy.

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3  Re: Decoupage Luggage for decorative storage in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by pattiewack on: June 02, 2007 10:46:17 PM

Thanks!  I also did these wooden pieces, using actual poster prints, so when it comes to decoupage, there is no paper too large to use.  I like to wad the paper up into a ball to soften it and "age" it, smooth it out, then glue it on.  When I'm decoupaging papers this large, I use my fingers on top of the print, swirling the glue in small circular motion, pushing out the bubbles, and causing it to look old and canvas-like.  Does that make sense?  Especially with this type of art.  But with the suitcases, I liked the soft matte look with the crispy clean scrapbook papers, so instead of putting decoupage glue on top to seal it, I used matte spray acrylic sealer.  And no way would I put it in on the conveyor belt on an airplane.  Those guys really know how to tear up luggage. 

Happy decoupage, everyone!
Pattie Wack
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4  Decoupage Luggage for decorative storage in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by pattiewack on: May 26, 2007 10:59:47 PM

I have some very scary luggage from years ago when my crazy friend Darsee and I were decoupaging everything in sight. The photo shoot for a book that we were writing about decoupage was a hoot, with me dressed in vintage clothing and standing on the railroad tracks looking longing for someone special to arrive on an imaginary train. Pretty funny now, huh? *giggle*

Anyway, I took that old luggage and made it new again. First of all, I had to start with covering up all of the old paint and photos from the first makeover. Gesso to the rescue! It was perfect for major coverage and it gave me a blank canvas. The next step was to spray paint it all white. Now I was ready to decoupage and pick my paper. I have some fabulous new scrapbook paper that is to die for. So I used it for my decoupage and it turned out soooo pretty. I am going to use the new luggage to organize and store craft supplies in my studio. I'm lovin' how fresh and sweet it looks.

Whaddaya think?
Thanks for loooooooking,
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5  Romantic Rose Petals Frame in Completed Projects by pattiewack on: April 16, 2007 11:55:10 PM

I made this with silk rose petals.
Whatcha think?

Pattie Wack
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6  Re: Glass Valentine's Pendants in Valentine's Day by pattiewack on: April 05, 2007 12:08:54 PM
I bought flat glass stones at Hobby Lobby in the floral department.
Pattie Wack

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7  Re: Decoupaged Bust! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by pattiewack on: February 16, 2007 09:30:00 PM

Oh my gosh!  You're right about
needing a close-up of
the dang bust!

I used magazine cut-outs
and torn tissue paper to cover it.
It was fun gluing the girl around the ear
to look like she is holding it.

Thanks for checking it out.

Pattie Wack
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8  Re: Glass Valentine's Pendants in Valentine's Day by pattiewack on: February 15, 2007 06:53:43 PM

I picked up the flat glass marbles at the Hobby Lobby
here in Tulsa.  They were on sale, and I got a couple of bags. 
I like your idea of putting the felt on the back. 
I would love to see a picture of yours with the plastic ovals.

I have given them all away except for three! 
(I have made 30 of them so far.)
Now I am going to have to make some for myself.
Pattie Wack

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9  Tulsa Flea Market, Craft Mafia in Oklahoma by pattiewack on: February 13, 2007 09:02:00 AM

The Tulsa Craft Mafia made a great showing at the Tulsa Flea Market
last Saturday!  That's the gals with their honeys.  The soy candles,
cards, and air fresheners were so cool. 

Yummy smells, fab candles and cool cards!

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10  Re: Glass Valentine's Pendants in Valentine's Day by pattiewack on: February 11, 2007 10:35:05 AM
Oh man!! I love theese, the minute i saw them i got out my febuary MSL magizeins and started cutting them up to make pendants,
so far i've made around 12. Thanks for the inspiration!

Wow!  You go!
I can't stop, either.  I got the new Teen Vogue and
the Adorn mags yesterday, and now I'm at it, again. 

Are you putting them on chains, ribbon, or cords? 
I've run out of cords & chains. 
Now I'm using ribbon,
and putting them in all my Valentine's day cards.

Oh, and I found another card of artistic wire in my stash.
Love, love, love all the bright, shiny, preeeety colors.

I'll post pics when I get them finished.  woohoo!
(I would love to see pics of yours.)
Pattie Wack
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