Friday, March 26, 2010

Tutorial for metal tower

Starting from the bottom picture here are your wood pieces, I just had my husband cut 4 " wide by 10" inches tall and the base is 5 x 6. Sand and paint black or any other darker color you like.
Glue heavy duty foil to cardstock evenly and trim to fit. Measure and cut 4 equal pieces. One p[iece of copper foil (same size) lightweight) Emboss all with a pleasing design.I used my little cuttlebug.
color with tim holtz alcohol inks(4 different colors.
Leave a 3/8 inch border and lay your centerpiece first and then begin to lay pieces of metal, images, and copper any way that pleases youj , It will stick nicely with Tacky or even elmers glue. decorate around the pieces and images and add a votive or LCD candle to the front of your piece.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial and there is enought left of the metal foil to go around the base and do a block also. ( Of the original pieces)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010



Friday, March 19, 2010

New altered bottles!!

Front and back of tall bottle, about 10 inches. Love the process and will make a beautiful display in my bathroom. Roses at my table Another new bottle,don't you love the colors???

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Altered Bottle and chunky ATC

this is my first attempt at making an altered bottle, This is a class I am taking at Roses at my Table group. This was really a lot of fun and will do more for sure, The other piece is a chunky ATC, Just for fun.
The little one is a button bottle for a button challenge at PID. 2 inches high.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My mosaic work and Incognito

The obelisk is 4 1/2 foot tall, my son in law made it out of sheet metal and it contains around 5000 pieces of tile and glass. The wall was done with china, tile and some stained glass. The teapot is a silver teapot that I bought at a flea market and added the small tile to it. The buffet top is one that I did on an unpainted buffet. The mannequin head is partially done on screen , the hat part and is removable. This is a few of the things available to picture taking today, it is damp and chilly , windy and even a little raony here in WI. Hope you enjoy looking at my stuff.
My Disguise piece. The Three Muses

Some of My Mosaic Work!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Daily News Maycie"

Movable arms and legs. PID face image.
Three Muses

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Collage Obsession challenge!!

Collage Obsession
This is a Movie star( Dorothy Lamour) challennge for Collage Obsession.

Spring Fever!!

My piece for the PID Sring fever challenge. Some 3D elements and gold embossing and a quote by Ruth Stout.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Love the metal !!!

This is a mixed media metal tower-14 inches high m dcorated on all sides, half marble feet. Hope you like it. A tutorial is coming soon for the technique!!!

this is a little 1 1/2 inch wooden block covered with metal and embessishments.It is so cute ,right??

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Marie doll!!

For a PID challenge. Hope you love her!! Mica wings and napkin skirt, lace, ribbons and pearls. Leave a comment if you like her.

"marie Deco""

these beutiful pages were done by artists from the Vintage Bliss group.
It is so beautiful and I am happy to call it mine. thanks to the artists: Gwynn,Donna,Susan, Britt, Thia,Terri, and Becci.