Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
These special ornaments are not just for Christmas. They have wonderful personalties that can be displayed all year long.
I have to start by saying a lot of thought goes into each of my Wee Bitty's. Each doll ornament has it's own unique personality. I take pride in creating some of the most whimsical details. This way each ornament has that extra special quality. I've chosen not to mass produce each design so they continue to be one of a kind.
When creating these characters I begin with an unfinished wooden peg doll and build the character out from there. The additional materials used are hot glue, acrylic paint, Mod Podge and Polycrylic protective finish. It takes about 8 hours to finish one piece. Once finished they are signed, dated and numbered on the bottom.
My Wee Bitty's make wonderful gifts!
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
This is a work in progress but these are a few images from the first 3 days of progress on this ink portrait I'm doing in pointillism.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Lesson Learned Today! After experimenting a technique I've been researching on etching metal with Acid, I found it ONLY works with solid Brass. It does not work on steel washers or copper/brass coated steel washers. But it does indeed work if it's solid brass. Could be fun if I can find the right shapes to etch to make some cool pendants in solid brass!
These are one of a kind pendants made with everyday hardware. They are on a simple black cord that can be tied at the length desired.
I forced these metal findings to rust through an acidic process causing them to patina. Every Pendant is unique because I never know how the patina will turn out.
Once I finish forcing the aging process I seal patina. This way those beautiful burnt colors won't rub off and the pendant will feel smooth and comfortable against your skin.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Here I go again, moving onto something new. I've decided to make some pendant designs using everyday hardware. This is the first design I've come up with.
Yesterday these washers and other bits of hardware were very shiny steel or brass. I forced them to age in 24 hours and this is what they look like now.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I found these clear acrylic oval platters and decided to paint them. I've started by painting them all white with a matte water based white paint. I'll add another coat or two and then seal it with a clear polycrylic gloss.