Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
In some of my recent posts, I've blogged about my kitchen splashback AND my new studio, but now let's move on to the living room.... not mine dear reader, but yours! How would you like to improve your home decor with a brand new rug? Just feast your eyes on these little beauties.
This is just a small sampling of the huge range of rugs available at Buyster. I really wish I was elligible to enter this as my living room floor is still bare and they have so many rugs that I'd love to have in my own home.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I love this seahorse - I've used it in many projects before but never as a piece of jewellery. I cast it some time ago but somehow I never found the time to make it up. It's a fairly large piece (about 7cm) and it's actually black resin coloured with Duo Blue Green Pearl Ex and it has a very subtle sparkliness (is that a word?) about it. I've teamed it up with these gorgeous lucite leaves which remind me of seaweed! This one is an interesting piece! It started out as a heart with rococco texture impressed into it..... very nice, but hard to see in the photo. With a little bit of creative trimming I was able to carve out a niche to sit the glass flower bead into. It's finished off with a Swarovski crystal as an added accent. That's it for today. But for all you Aussies out there don't forget I have a surprise for you which is coming up in just a few days time. Shhhh, can you keep a secret - I'll give you a hint.... it's a giveaway. But you'll have to keep tuning in to find out what it is. I promise, you'll love it!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
But in the meantime, I will have more resin eye candy to share later in the week - the next instalment will be necklaces.
Oh, and I have a wonderful surprise for all my Australian readers later in the week. So keep checking back.
Friday, October 23, 2009
It's just bare bones at the moment....... a nice big, open space with a bank of overhead cupboards, a bunch of underbench cupboards and a bench that is some 6 metres long which includes a computer work station. I'm one very lucky girl!
You can now see I've begun to move into the studio and this is the first lot of some 30 cartons which are now piled into the centre of the room. The furniture is still to come but now that I've begun to unpack there is no bench space left to work on. Where did that 6 metres of bench space disappear to?
It's a slow process but stack by stack, the boxes are dwindling and items are finding their way to the general area they'll live in. And then, as I have time, I will organise each area so that I can find things which at the moment is not so easy to do. I don't even remember unpacking some things. Maybe the unpacking fairies go to work at night when the lights go out! OK, I know that's wishful thinking but it would be wonderful to have such helpers on hand!
Given time I will find places for everything (and hopefully I will find everything I packed!!), and that wonderful benchtop will be clear enough to become a work space again. But in the meantime, I'm weeding and sorting as I open the packing cartons. The "Must find new, loving home" pile is growing. I think I see a garage sale in the future!.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
After selecting the perfect colour from the cardstock (Bazzill Purple), we then had to colour match it to a regular paint colour and provide the glass manufacturer with the brand, name and code of the colour. Now this is where it got tricky because there are paint colours..... and then there are Bazzill colours. We had narrowed the choice down to about 5 shades and all of them were close...... very close. But none of them was quite right. It took more than a week of checking the paint chips in various lights until we eliminated them, one by one. And finally, we were left with just one - Dulux Jewel.
And here it is - the finished glass splashback. Now that's purple! .....and I love it!
Friday, October 9, 2009
The first card, called Three Kings, involves casting Friendly Plastic into Krafty Lady Art Moulds. Friendly Plastic and Krafty Lady Art Moulds are a match made in heaven. The flexible silicone makes demoulding a breeze. Look at the fantastic detail the Friendly Plastic has picked up. The second card, Unique Florals, combines the marbling technique with cookie cutters to create the interesting floral embellishments. This card uses both the marbling comb and a needle tool to blend and marble.Click on the card names to take you directly to Fave Crafts website where you can print out the images and instructions.
I'll also be a guest blogger on the Fave Crafts blog in the coming weeks sharing a little about my work with Friendly Plastic so stay tuned for an update.