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Deconstructed Reconstructed Retreat Friday – Part 2

I worked on two other necklaces on Friday, although neither was finished that day. The first one started with an old ampere meter, a lizard brooch, (both of which came from a stash Jen brought to share) and a tassel … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Reconstructed Retreat – Friday part 1

Friday at the retreat was all about jewelry.  We learned how to take apart commercially made pieces, use found objects and all about making connections. Using Apoxie Sculpt, torching copper and bronze wire, and drilling holes in objects were all … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Reconstructed Retreat – Thursday

At the end of January, I had the privilege of attending the first Deconstructed Reconstructed art retreat led by Jen Cushman. Jen is one of my all time favorite teachers and this was a new concept. Rather than a class … Continue reading

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Stampin Up Love You Lots

Love You Lots is a Stampin Up set available only as a hostess gift.  Worth hosting a party to get this set, if you ask me.  So cute with the animals and sayings.  Here are the four cards I made … Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up Florals

At a recent family gathering, we played with some of our new Stampin Up sets.  My sister received the Avant Garden and Artistically Asian.  I tried a coloring technique on these stamps, using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I colored the parts … Continue reading

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Laboratorie Stamps by Tim Holtz

Tim has designed so many wonderful stamps for Stamper’s Anonymous and I wish I could own them all.  But I was really excited to find this set – Laboratorie – a collection of vintage images of laboratory equipment.  My father … Continue reading

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Tim Holtz Seahorses

My sister had this really cool embossing folder with seashells around the edges. I embossed a piece of brown cardstock then went over it with a darker brown ink.  Wasn’t sure where to go next, until I remembered that I … Continue reading

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Making Cards in Bulk

So, sometime this year, we will be packing up our house in Arlington, VA (pop about 225,000) and moving to the small town of Forest Home, AL (pop about 1,000). That means I will not have access to my supplies, … Continue reading

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My Take on Tart Tin Ornaments

Metal tart tins are very popular for upcycled Christmas ornament crafts.  I’ve looked at many online and in magazines and knew I had a stack of tins in my studio.  Here’s my take on the tart tin ornament – I … Continue reading

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More Ice Resin Pendants

I love doing mini collage bezel pendants with Ice Resin.  I learned this technique from Jen Cushman – who was the teacher for the classes at The Queen’s Ink in my last blog post.  Here are some I made in … Continue reading

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