Wow, so sorry I've been absent for so long. I guess I have just been a little overwhelmed lately. I hope you all enjoyed the holidays. I know we did! Now that I've had a little time, I will show you a few things I have been doing. Now, I do not understand this new format thing on blogger...how to write in between pictures. I am writing this post from my iPad from the Blogger app, so it is different than the way I did it before. Sooo.. as you can see I got into my beads one day and made two bracelets for two friends. Oh, I really loved making them, and look forward to creating some new pieces. These were made of a combination of sterling and crystal beads.
Shhhh... don't tell, but the last group of pictures are of a Valentine box I have made for a gift. Got one more to do, and then I will show you that one. I just bought a cardboard box at Hobby Lobby. The first thing I did was turn the box top over and trace around it onto scrapbook paper. I cut it out and adhered it with Liquiex Matte Medium. I wish it adhered a little better, but I got it to work. Then I drew out a corner shape, cut out four of those, and glued them down. I decided not to collage the entire box, so I picked several colors and sporadically brushed colors all around the sides of the box. I used a combo of matte colors and metallic, because I love the combination. I traced around the bottom to cut out a paper for the bottom of the box, out of the corner paper I used, and glued it onto the bottom. I used bubble wrap painted with some mattes and metallics and tapped those on the bottom and sides going over the paint, to give a more layered look. Then I cut out shapes for the sides, and doodled all over the box with sharpie and glitter pens. Oh how I love my Sakura glitter pens! I also outlined the shapes and corners with them to make them more defined and sparkly! I painted the rim around the top of the box with a gold paint, then also inside the box top to give it some elegance, then doodled all over it. Lastly, I glued a pretty metal embellishment onto the top of the box. I bought it also at Hobby Lobby, by Explorer Traditions (in the beading aisle, by the Vintaj). You should check out this line! Of course I love Vintaj too! Whew! Sounds way more involved than it really was. Today I will start the second one, and it's a rainy day in Georgia, so what could be more fun? Hope you all have a good day, and hope you can carve out some art time! 😃