Posts Tagged ‘paper’

Hocus Pocus

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

I love to incorporate stamping with my mixed media collages. Here’s some more info on how I made these fun Halloween wall decorations.

Witches Bingo Card

Using a vintage BINGO card as a base I stamped tiny stars all over in black ink. I made a copy of a vintage photo and tinted the girls clothes with alcohol markers, added witch hat brads to their heads and also some vintage book text. I layered this onto black cardstock trimmed with deckle edge scissors and adhered it to my bingo card. For the medallion I layered a plain punched circle from yellow cardstock onto a scalloped circle from black cardstock and on top of that I adhered a black cat which I stamped onto white cardstock, embossed using black embossing powder and cut out. To the top corners of the bingo card I added some large eyelets and tied some ribbon to hang it from.

Boo Bingo Card

For this card I did similar treatments on the photo, card and hanger but instead of the medallion I added some triangles cut from purple and yellow cardstocks and added stamped letters to each flag to spell out “BOO!”.

Both of these (and a few other Halloween themed collages) are currently available here in my Etsy shop.

Standing on a Hill

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Just a quick post to share my lasted fairy collage, she’s hanging out with her little hummingbird friend.

Fairy and Mushroom with Hummingbird Collage

It was a Dark and Stormy Night…

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Halloween Shadowbox

This time around on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog it’s paper piecing. For me it’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween so I decided to make a Halloween Shadow box using 3 different Lawn Fawn sets, Hebbie Jebbies, Critters in the ‘Burbs and Harvest Season. I can’t wait until Halloween so I can put it on my mantle!

paperpiecing

Halloween Shadowbox 2

In the Drawer Marked “Antiquities”

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Just wanted to share a quick post with a new bird cage collage.

Antiquities Bird Cage Collage

Paper Pins

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Chipboard Pins

I just did a review for Craft Gossip for Silhouette’s new chipboard. This thin chipboard cuts easily with the Silhouette die cut machine and I’m thinking of so many things I can make with it like banners, shrine boxes, little houses….

I’ve seen a lot of pretty jewelry pieces lately made with layered die cut wood and thought I could do the same using the chipboard. So I cut out my shapes along with pattern papers in the same shapes and sizes and layered them, using a glue stick to adhere them together. I used two layers of the chipboard for the bases just so they were nice and sturdy. I added a little ink to the edges for even more dimension and then glued on pin backs. I think these turned out really fun.

Take Flight

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

A while ago a friend cleaned out her craft closet and gave me lots of cool stuff to play with. One of the things she gave me was a bag of angel wings she’d removed from some old ornaments. It took awhile to figure out what I wanted to do with them but I got the crazy idea to mount a small canvas on the front and I came up with…The Queen of Flight. There’s layers of vintage paper, felt, rhinestones, book text, a vintage button and a charm dangling from the bottom too. I think she’s ready to take flight!

Queen of Flight Collage

Spring Has Sprung!

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

I think Spring is finally on it’s way, I saw my first chipmunk of the year and the first dandilion has popped up in the yard!

To help celebrate this wonderful time of year I’ve made several soldered glass pendant with animals that make me think Spring.

The first three (bunny, duckling and lamb) are vintage illustrations from a Tasha Tudor book. I love her work!
Tasha Tudor Rabbit Pendant

Tasha Tudor Duck Pendant

Tasha Tudor Lamb Pendant

This Robin pendant has a nest on the back and comes from a vintage children’s ABC book.
Robin Soldered Pendant

All (except the lamb, which sold) are in my Etsy shop right now.

Deers and Donkeys and Bears, Oh My!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Here’s a collection of new wooden pendants I’ve made. They are 1 1/2″ wide with a vintage book illustration sealed on a round wooden disc. Each has a sterling silver plated bail on the back for hanging on a chain.

Wooden Vintage Illustration Animal Pendants

All are available in my Etsy shop, only $7 each!

Shabby Nest Collage

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Been working on some new collages on vintage BINGO cards. Here’s the first, it’s got a pretty bird and German scrap paper nest, vintage silver button, lace flower and layers of felt and music paper with white washed scrabble tiles. It hangs from pink grommets and wire.

Bingo Bird Nest Collage

A Mermaid’s Tale

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Continuing with an ocean theme, I made this mermaid collage. I’ve done lots of collage art with fairies inside jars and I thought why not a mermaid? So I turned the jar on it’s side and put actual sand in the bottom. I also added a background of vintage inspired map paper, a label, some actual small sea shells and a real working compass. Then I wrapped the entire canvas in some netting. I love how it turned out. I need to think of more things to capture in jars :)

Mermaid in a Jar Collage

This collage is currently available in my Etsy shop.

-Heather