Monday, June 27, 2016

DIY Painted canvas sneakers

I read several different tutorials linked on pinterest on painting canvas sneakers. You simply take fabric medium and mix it with any acrylic paint. The medium prevents the paint from cracking when you are wearing the shoes. Or you can use fabric paint. There are no craft stores near me and I could not find any color I liked in fabric paints locally. Nor could I find any fabric medium. I was going to order some fabric medium online from Dick Blick but ran across some Multi-Surface acrylic craft paint at Walmart in many beautiful colors, all around .86 cents per bottle. The paint went on beautifully with just one coat. I have worn each of these pairs several times and am happy to report that they all look the same as they did the day I painted them. No cracking! Yay for saving money! These are the 3 pairs I painted....

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Snails coming soon

We seem to have skipped Spring and jumped straight into Summer here in the forest of ColtPixy. The temperature is way above normal for this neck of the woods. That means a lot of working outside but it does not mean more snails are not on the horizon. Along with a few other projects.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ophidia

I am currently in the process of completely rearranging my little studio so that I can have not only better lighting but also better storage space for my supplies. Hoping to have it all completed by the end of the weekend. So for now, throw back Thursday...

This is Ophidia, a stained glass mosaic lamp I made and attached to an antique base in 2005.


Ophidia

Ophidia lamp

Ophidia lamp lit

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Oak King's Bowl

I made this back in 2003 for my baby sister. It is a large gourd. I used a knife, dremel, wood burner, Prismacolor pencils and a spray fixative to make it. It is completely my own original design.


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