I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. It isn’t that I haven’t been crafting, it’s just that February was an incredibly busy month for me.I rescued a mixed breed (possibly a Labrador mix) 8 month old puppy. I finally got to go visit my daughter and grandchildren. After nearly 2 weeks of being away from my studio, I was really ready to get home.
I thought I should post an update since I have been spending a lot of time making drawer pulls and Coat/Hat Racks. I’ve made a few more that I wanted to share with you. The first two are 3D printed bases that are covered with polymer clay cane slices. I dipped them in polyurethane a couple of times added some gold leafing and dipped again about 4 more times. I love the depth that is created by the multiple coats of polyurethane. Each coat has to dry at least 2 hours, so this can take a lot of time. Of course most of that time is spent literally watching the paint (polyurethane) dry.
My brother asked me for a simple laminated cardboard “No Smoking” sign. Of course I had to go bigger (at least nicer) and decided to make a plaque. I used vinyl lettering on a glass backsplash tile I bought at Home Depot.
The only snag was that he wants to hang it on the wall. Check out the hanger clips I designed to print on my 3D printer. They are the perfect solution!
Happy New Year all!!! I’m not unhappy to see 2020 in the rear view. What a crazy year it was! While many of the events of last year were some of the scariest I’ve experienced, it wasn’t all bad.
For Christmas I made these lit up address signs for some of my neighbors. These have a definite “Wow!” factor when lit up. I really think my neighbors will like them.
I get a lot of requests to convert a graphic of someone’s pet or family member into an SVG file so they can use it in a project. This tutorial will show you how to convert an image into a multi-layer SVG file.
Beautiful coat/hat racks made with drawer pulls. These are easy to assemble and make great gifts!
The hardest part of making these is distributing the drawer pulls evenly across the board. So I created a calculator to do the math for us: Span Calculator!
Emoticon paper clips are really fun page markers. I use them to mark pages in cookbooks, but of course their use is limited only by your imagination. This project is a great way to introduce you to polymer clays.
I love storage ideas that perform double duty. So when I saw this idea at Pillarboxblue.com I got very excited. How many functions can this little crate serve?
I have always loved the look of lacquer boxes. They have so much depth and the colors are so vibrant.
Lacquer was first used by the Chinese, dating as far back as the late Neolithic period (3rd millennium BCE) and though the materials used are easier to obtain, the process has changed very little.
Learn how to make your own.