October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween !

For this year's Halloween decoration I painted some gourds
and corn cob with black and white acrylic paint

I altered some cabinet cards


and created a friendly paper witch






I wanted to make a Halloween bottle and a wonderful free potion label from Inka gave me the inspiration to create this one:









I soldered some charms as decoration



and made one into a necklace



Happy Halloween
dear friends and have a lot of spooky fun tomorrow!

October 23, 2009

Spoon Pendants

I am a member of the wonderful yahoogroup "The Latest Trends in Mixed Media Arts". There is always something going on, like swaps or workshops. This month Lynn Stevens has held a workshop how to alter spoons into fabulous pendants. I was looking forward to that a lot but had been a little bit afraid of working with a torch. Lynn assured me that I would do fine and she was absolutely right. It worked very well and now I am confident to use the torch for other projects, too. Decorating the spoons was a lot of fun and I came up with 3 different kinds of embellishments. I am sure that I will make some more spoon pendants soon.










October 11, 2009

Type Tray

In a recent issue of "Somerset Studio", there had been published a type tray, beautifully altered and decorated by Lynne Perrella. I immediately fell in love with the idea and the colors she had used. The following Sunday I watched out for a type tray at the flea market and I was lucky to find one. Back home I painted it with gesso and added Distess Ink and some melted bees wax in some areas. I glued a couple of laces and some vintage text on and stamped a little bit here and there. I knew that I wanted to use an original photo I had bought a while ago. On the back it says that her name was Anna. I put that picture into a frame and adhered it to the tray. Then I added all kinds of vintage finds that could have had a special meaning to Anna, at least in my imagination. I didn't want everything to stand upright in there and so some items are glued to the background or hang from above.







October 01, 2009

A Bowl of Apples and one Pear

I had been a little bit in a sewing mood lately and so I made a bowl full of apples. Although the pear claims that it got lost, I think it just needed a change from its normal companions and so it chose to stay with the apples ;-).









Then I decided that I need some fabric pumpkins too: