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A Necklace A Mother Could Love!

 Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, to your mothers, and any fur moms!  Hope your day is beautiful and you are spoiled.  I certainly was spoiled this morning!  Mimosas, pancakes and a mani/pedi!  It is a treat for sure!  It was a busy week but I did manage to sneak in some creating time.  My project is a re-creation (one I created with other materials in the past) since I sold the original at an art weekend event.  I had photos so I made an exact duplicate for ME!  I loved this necklace so much.  

I used the Haute Mess Acrylic colors: Make it Rain, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Guilt Trip, and First Crush for the canvas part of the necklace. I mixed the paints with water to thin them out and blend them better on the canvas fabric.  ** I’m so sorry to say that I didn’t take process photos (I really got into my limited creating time and my fingers were quite messy!)…  I started by brushing the watered down First Crush onto areas of the canvas.  Then, blended Guilt Trip over areas.  I mixed Drop Dead Gorgeous with Make it Rain to create some blue greenish hues by overlapping areas.  Also, I left some areas more transparent with more water.

I stamped with a permanent ink and used some silver texture paste I had through a stencil to create the circles.  Once dry, I added the buttons, brads and gems.  I used fabric glue to add the ribbon and velveteen backing to finish this piece.  A tip… cut both the canvas and backing at the same time so that they match seamlessly.  

I will be wearing this piece to an art opening reception soon!  It’s a statement piece for sure!  I hope you will get a bit of creating time for yourself.  Happy Mother’s Day to you all and Happy Sunday!

Repurposed “Bee”utiful Cuff

Hello to all of you beautiful, creative people!  I am so very excited to be posting my first project for Bad Girls Couture Design Team!  So, for my first project, I upcycled/ repurposed a toilet paper roll tube. Yes, a blank tube was transformed into a beautiful, wearable art cuff. I pulled some sticky backed canvas from my stash.  I created a video of my process for you!

 

 

Just a few tips that I found in creating this… reinforce your tube with some thin metal to keep the shape better.   I also punch a hole and tied ribbon in each end to hold it on better and it looked pretty. I used FabriTac glue… holds ANYTHING!!  If you want to stitch a shape, trace, poke holes evenly around the shape and backstitch.  It’s one of my favorite techniques!

I hope you were inspired by the new media and paints!  Look around your house for something to upcycle!  It’s so fun to turn trash into treasure!

I can’t wait to share my next project in February!  Until then, enjoy all the lovely posts and create some amazing art!