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11  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / pele's Island on: February 04, 2008 07:43:23 PM
here is a piece I did for an Auction.. basically donated an empty  3'x4' canvas and 12 hours of time to paint it however the winner chose.. It was for my Daughters school.. the winner decided on a Hawaiian Island that was his home village..  anyways.. (he won the auction at 250$!)  I am working on becoming more of a professional as a home muralist and figured that donating to auctions would be a good way to get my name out n about..
(I even snuck in some glow in the Dark paint and lots of metallic, golds, and pearls .. to try and  sneak in magic and hinted spiritualism of Pele the Hawaiian goddess...)

thought I would share..

12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Carousel horse on: January 31, 2008 12:46:16 PM
I was asked by a friend to paint a dark wooden horse.. Victorian Carousel Horse  Style..  It was a birthday gift for her mother.  She Gave  the  arm rest protector to get an Idea about what colors I should use... 
I was very nervous  but sure I sould do it..  (after all she was going to pay me)   All though it was under my  mental fee...  I was very please when She saw the end results and smiled greatly Saying Her Mother would love it..   (I'll update after this weekend to find out if Her Mom actually did love it!)
It's amazing how much real  painted carousel horse sell for as well as reproduction ones..   the doll collector crowd sems to love them as well.. sitting there fancy lacey victorian dolls on the horses for a ride..  Well if I was a dolly I would  surley want to ride my horse.. 

It's all in the eyes here.. see her looking at you with all the love.. 

she actually matches my wall a bit.. but if you see on the surface the  arm rest cover by the bottom blue heart you can see the color pallette I worked with..  Most of the online horses I saw were in pastels  lots of pinks and seafoam green..this was not..


she has more than one side..  I  actually cut a peice of cloth in the shape of a saddle and kept snipping till I got the right pattern.. then I taped in in the middle of her back and traced around it.. to get  a good shape..

She asked for toile paintg or toll..  I never have had a class.. and I had to wing it..  but I just paint..
Also there is a brand of paint called CRAFT acrylaic.. it's about 50 cents at michaels.. it's thin water down stuff..  I  was realy dissapointed with it.. and  I suggest you stick with the good stuff. like delta .. americana, and folk art..  saving 50 cents on paint really wasn't worth it to me..  I recon it wont hurt to share witht he kids though
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / snorkle bathroom adventure on: January 26, 2008 09:26:32 PM
When hubby and I got married we went to cancun and did a little snorkling..  and  I loved the whole seeing beautiful blue water..  sigh..  I wanted to see it everyday..  anyways  we had kids a while back..  and I have since made our bathroom an everyday adventure..  I did get my inspiration from  the 3-d underwater movie that the mueseums  sent out.. so if the  pictures look familiar  that's where I was inspired..  (I hand painted my bathroom walss with acrylic)     

Here is a nosey turtle who reads over your shoulder while you sit on the throne

here is the  Shark who looks over your shoulder while you brush your teeth.. you see him as you look in the bathroom mirrow (I thought hubby would  enjoy while he shaves every morning..)

Here is neptune's medicine cabinet..  he keeps his nice cologne in there

A mermaid left her compact on the window sill... sigh.. they are so forgetful....

Harry the octopus..  isn't really harry is he?

This is a fairly small bathroom but it makes sitting in the tub more interesting ..  and I even painted the cieling blue with a bit of  blurry whites bits.. like you almost have to hold your breath cuz you think your under water..

anyways .. enjoy..
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Flying LAdybug from old tv dinner on: January 24, 2008 07:16:33 PM
Awhile back I threw my daughter a lady bug party...  I ate a lot of these tV dinners at the time and really liked the black oval type dish.. MAria calender chicken n rice I think.. it was a while back.. anyways..  I turned them in to lady bugs and hung them from  trees..  You could even attach elastic to them and where them on your head... 
Also My two yr old help me make these .. i think I used the  sticky black felt so she could do the dots.. and double stick glue tape or something along that lines.. (It was three yrs ago and she really wanted to help)  the legs were poked through

15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Jungle Print dresser on: January 24, 2008 06:30:00 PM
It was a standard Black glossy dresser my friend passed down to me 10 yrs ago before moving..

After learnign about decopage.. I  got 2  $1.99 bags  (I think that's how much they still are now)  of the leopard print themed tissues (has assorted colors)  from Michael's..   ripped them up and Modge podged .. when it was all dry I did a crackle finish and used a dark brown watered down acrylic to stain the cracks.. 

I have a jungle, exotic type room...
16  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Fairy Magical tink shoes converse on: January 21, 2008 06:01:10 PM

My friend gave me some converse her daughter out grew.. So I thought I would  uber girlify for my duaghter
A little e 6000 glued some beads to the toe...   coated with some hotglue to secure and keep from scratching legs as beads looked a little sharp.  

I  peeled off tink from a peice of cardboard that came from a  toy awhile back  .. cut around and modged podged..  while M P was drying sprinkled superfine glitter...

Hot glued silk flower n yarn on the other side.. and hot glued ribbon trim..


Also created laces from ribbon.. I added a little hotglue to the last inch rolled the laces
This is my first Crafster post...  
First of many .. (as I am super crafty and know way more than I should about it)
Would like to think others for their shoe ideas as it helped ..
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