Saturday, June 30, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
|Test strip container next to the finished garbage can|
|A normal Sylvania 40 watt light bulb package|
|Cut in two and turned over. You can paint in one piece or cut in smaller sections like I did|
|First coat of paint is acrylic gray or silver. I prefer a silver paint. Any brand of acrylic paint will work. Allow to dry|
Next coat of paint is a brown color. Dip brush into paint and then wipe most of it off. Dry brush onto the silver getting into the grooves. Do not paint solid, just enough to get the look of rust. Allow to dry
Dry brush on a turquoise color paint. This will be oxidation of the tin. Do not paint solid on this, just at random.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
|A baby shower nut cup found at Dollar Tree|
|Remake of Dollar Tree Nut cut|
The Dollar Tree had these small plastic baby carriages for nut cups for baby showers. They come in pink and blue as shown by the pink one. They are very cute, 6 to a pack. I thought they would be cute for a baby carriage for a little girl. 2 1/4 x 2 inches is the size.
I began by cutting of nibs of plastic with an exacto knife. Next paint all the plastic with two coats of gesso. If you do not do this the white paint will never completely cover the pink or blue plastic.
After gesso is dry coat all the buggy wicker portion with white paint, doing 2 coats and drying inbetween each coat.
Paint all the wheels and handles paint black or brown. The spokes are cute they are hearts. Next coat with a clear coat acrylic spray and let dry.
Thin down brown paint to a inky thinness and do a small section at a time. Paint on the thin brown all over the wicker and then quickly with a Kleenex or face tissue gently wipe off leaving the grooves with the brown in it. After the brown paint is dry, if you think it looks a little dark, take a brush and load with white paint and wipe off most of it on a paper towel. This is dry brushing. Gently brush over the wicker to re highlight just the top of the wicker. This will make the dark grooves pop. A spray of the acrylic clear spray and you are done.
I filled the inside with pink cotton. The tiny baby's are from Hobby Lobby in the baby shower section.
Unless you have a clever bird that likes to pick the beads off you shirt, you will have to find flat back
gold rind stones for the wheel covers and the latch on the carriage hood at the craft store. Or you can punch a round circle with a small hand punch from gold or silver paper. Beads would also work.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
|A Dollhouse with a possibility|
Friday, June 22, 2012
|Background from internet and Tic Tac box|
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Supplies Needed: Altoids smalls tin-2 1/4 x3" size
Old leather wallet , tacky glue, black or brown marker, leather cord , peel off metallic sticker from scrapbook aisle.
|Finished suitcase next to Altoids case|
|Finished suitcase next to open Altoids case|
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The above picture of the two pigs I found off of pinterest. It brought a smile to my face. I thought it would be cute to do a miniature of the pigs. I just happened to find the small pig at a clearance table at the craft store. The cake is from a Walgreen's face serum bottle. I have blogged about that last month. I used puffy paint in the above color and apply to the pig and the cake. The tiny pigs around the cake are cut from paper and glued on. Fiskars has a teeny tiny cassette punch with 36 interchangeable dies. They are very small and can be used for cookies and other items in 1/12 scale. There is a set of gingerbread man and woman I have used a lot for cookies. Others in the set are pig, cow, horse,cat apple, butterfly, chicken,/ Very cute set of punches.