Thursday, July 2, 2015
This is my latest creation. I am loving lace and fabrics these days. Working with them versus papers and glues takes me back to the days of creating my family's wardrobes many years ago. There was a time that the biggest share of our clothing, including my husband's shirts, were "homemade".
I have collected a huge amount of vintage and new lace the past few years for no particular reason other than "I just love it" !!! I'm sure some of the blogs I follow and seeing all the lovely things other fabric artists create has had a little something to do with this obsession.
The main body of this bag measures approx. 11" x 12", is fully lined with a pocket and magnetic closure.
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This little 5" wood coffin was an impulse buy at Micheal's when I was shopping for items for my apothecary cabinet project. I opened the lid and out came a ghoulish laugh -- I had to have it !! I had already decorated the paper mache one, what did I need another one for ?? I am sending it to my daughter along with the bottle I made for her for our swap. I used the tissue paper and glue technique for texture on the top, then painted it black with the glittery orange paint overcoat. The skeleton I had that would fit inside was stark white -- I toned it down with Micheal DeMeng's Uugh mixture of acrylic paints. A little moss, a few spiders and a tombstone inside, a clay skull and a spider and web from an earring on top -- off to No. Carolina he goes !!
My daughter and I decided early into our Apothecary Cabinet project, we would do a swap with each other. Halloween is past, but, I am still having fun with it. I created this bottle for Tammy for our swap, along with a coffin. They will be good "go-withs" for her cabinet creation. This was an aqua colored plastic decorative bottle that I picked up at a garage sale for a dime. I knew it had possibilities "someday" !! I textured it with crunched up paper towels and Mod-Podge, then painted it black with an overcoat of orange glitter paint. Most of my original ideas went out the window, as they usually do once I start altering something !! I didn't leave a space for the label when I was texturing - what was I thinking ?? The X-acto knife worked fine to cut out the textured space. I added the chain, charms, and leaf ribbon around the neck and used black alcohol ink on some wired crystals to stick into the purchased cork. I love Ace Hardware for those corks - they have every size imaginable and I can buy just the exact one I need by taking a bottle with me. I added a few spiders here and there crawling up the side of the bottle. They started out life as plastic "spider rings" on the aisle of Halloween goodies at the 99 Cent store. Hope she likes it !!