Friday, July 14, 2023

Time to play catch-up with projects! Kind of better late than never!

I am welcoming myself back. It has been a long time since I even thought of posting on here.
 So there are quite a few projects to check out!
Here we go!

You will see as you scroll that I have been making a lot of recycled cds into Christmas ornaments! Most are dot painted and have 65 on them to commemorate friends' 65th birthdays. Lots of fun, acrylic paint, Cricut-cut numbers, some have bows or little silver initials attached also. Top coated to shine. For the most part the ornaments are hung with fishing line inserted into the hole I drilled out.

Canvas for a baby's room. Cut out the rabbit and decoupaged it on the canvas that I painted and lettered.
Ribbon to hang

cd ornament

cd ornament

Baby canvas, stenciled and lettered using acrylic paint

More cd ornaments though some people have asked if these are used for colorblindness tests.

Wooden stocking ornament, I textured the top and painted in acrylic paint and lettered. 
Baby's name on other side.

Another fun cd

More cds. No two are alike

Lacy knit cowl - acrylic yarn

More cds

Stitch pattern for cowl

Another cowl

The back of most of the cds

Another cd

Neck warmer, knitted

Neck warmer, knitted

Another neck warmer

I enjoyed this ombre yarn - neckwarmer

Another neck warmer

Another neck warmer

Neck warmer OR hood

Neck warmer OR hood

Masonite board, acrylic keepsake sign

1st Prize in the Penmanship category in our local fall fair 2022

Another cd ornament

A dog sign - rope and I painted with acrylics and attached a double hook -
 this is where you hang the dog's leash!

Masonite board, acrylic paints, new home keepsake

Cd ornament

Plastic tablecloths cut up in strips and tied onto a hanger that has been stretched open. 
This is for my granddaughters' playhouse.

Some flowers on tree slices
Acrylic paint

Pen and ink home on masonite board for a new home keepsake

Sunflowers on canvas - acrylic and water colors, glistening spray for a bit of sparkle

Ski band - extra chunky yarn, knit

Cowl - extra chunky yarn, knit

I think that catches me up. Hard to believe we are halfway through 2023 already! 

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Enjoy the summer!



Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Pre-Christmas 2021

 Busy as usual with life and some projects. So here are some of my newest items!

One of our large maple trees snapped some big limbs during a storm so that presented an opportunity - cut the limbs into slices and make ornaments!

Reindeer - acrylic paint, glitter spray, poly topcoat; drilled hole with my Dremel, 
gold stretchy thread to hang, name on reverse

Silver basecoat, hugging bears (copyright free clip art) in acrylic paint, poly topcoat; drilled hole, 
gold stretchy thread to hang; photo on reverse

Santa face, acrylic paint, poly topcoat: drilled hole, fishing line to hang

Silhouette of a family member's dog, acrylic paint, poly topcoat, hole, hang with fishing line. 
Name and year on reverse

Snowman and reindeer, acrylic paint, poly topcoat, hang with fishing line, names on reverse

Twin snowmen for twins. Acrylic paint, poly topcoat, fishing line to hang, names on reverse.

Angel, Sharpie marker, acrylic paint, glitter spray, poly topcoat; hang with fishing line. 
Name on reverse.

Penguin- acrylic paint, poly topcoat, hang with fishing line. 
Names on reverse.

Owl, made a textured paint using acrylic paint for feathers.  Poly topcoat, hang with fishing line.
Names on reverse.

And for something different, a friend wanted this poem done in calligraphy. 5" x 7" matted in an 8" x 10" frame.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Way behind....

Wow it is September 2021 already!

 I have sadly neglected my page; the days months have gotten away from me during the pandemic. 

So I will add some pictures now of projects that have occupied my time for a bit and try to play catch-up.

Please take a look!

Canvas board, painted in gray and white buffalo check using acrylics. Painted the recipient's name. Used jute rope and small clothespins so that this held photos.


Meet Zeus. On the left this is the real dog; on the right is a fun interpretation of him. He likes to wear bandanas so he I painted a red and white one for his furry neck.  Done in acrylics.


Here are two sets of coasters~  used small wrapped canvases and did acrylic paint pours with extender. Varnish top coat. 


I was learning to do some paint projects with on-line instruction. These giraffe are painted on canvas sheeting with acrylic paints and sprayed glimmering spray on top to make the giraffes sparkle. 


These are 2 paint pour projects on canvas. For the top one I put a texture on the canvas first then poured and sprayed glimmering spray.

The bottom one is also on canvas and is just a poured project. 


This is a small bench/table. I painted it with chalk paint a dark green/teal and then for the top I used gray and a light green background. The top is stencilled with navy and dots of navy and green.
Poly topcoat.


I think that is it for now. Other projects that have kept me busy (but I will not post yet) include painting and redecorating the living room and dining room, including sewing projects. The kitchen is awaiting new counters and fresh paint.  

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