Occasionally, the need to decoupage gets under my skin, luckliy my son gets some neat 'robot' accessories for his room as a result. I used acrylic paint for the outside of the "C" and Ailene's Decoupaging glue. This project actually cost under $7...pretty cool, ey?
Earlier this week, I met up with a friend for shopping and coffee...they had a dispenser full of these coffee cup holders at anyone's disposal, so we each took a few. I printed up 12 inspiring quotes (wisdomquotes.com) and placed one on each page inside. Alex I hope you see this :o)
Hands down, 7 Gypsies is my favorite line for scrapbooking accessories, papers, embellishments and more. I'm so drawn to the vintage, worn and weathered look,it really inspires to me to keep creating and trying new things. Here's some chipboard peices that I painted with acrylics. I can't wait to use them on a new project!
I found these on etsy (www.annie42.etsy.com) for a terrific bargain. Again, using acrylics and a dry brush technique, I was able to achieve an antique and worn look. These turned out so amazing, I'm so excited to do more of this kind of stuff.
Skeleton keys have me doing jumpin' jacks when I see 'em. They have been a long time hobby, way before their popularity. I was thrilled when a friend saw this particular set and nudged me over to take a look. Here's how I gave them some life, I used a dark layer of brown paint, followed by a dry brush to apply the bronze in order to give a rustic and vintage-y look.
I'm not a crafter by nature, it is learned, sometimes tirelessly and frustratingly to my demise. Naturally, I'm a painter and I love all things trompe l'oiel. Everything can be improved, tweaked or adjusted, it's a constant energy. My husband and four sons catapult me into new territories artisticly by stifling my creative time allowence. Liken it to rushing waters through a floodgate. In the end, ART is and always will be my greatest therapy.