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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wedding Projects made for #TEAMCLARISSAANDMARK

I have been soooo busy, It's been quite a while since I have posted anything.  I have been creating projects for my Son, Mark Kristen and new Daughter in Law, Clarissa,


 for their wedding, and doing it between family illnesses, So, I thought I would take a little time and show you the finished projects..

Engagement Crawfish Boil Sign


DIY Monogram Stamp made from a Photosensitive Plate








8x10 #TEAMCLARISSAANDMARK sign with working QR codes













Back of the Heart Table Social Signs with working QR codes



These letters can be downloaded from http://www.diyswank.com/free-printable-letters-library/



I increased the size and changed the hearts from black to red
These letters can be downloaded from http://www.diyswank.com/free-printable-letters-library









Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nicole was found and is safe

Thank goodness that Nicole has been found safe. I don't know all the details, but we are so happy.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MISSING: NICOLE SAXTON


Nicole Saxton

If you live in Harris County or surrounding counties, please be aware of anyone matching this Photo.
Nicole is a very tall, thin girl and was last seen in Humble Texas wearing a hot pink shirt and checkered pajama pants @4am this morning.

Nicole is the daughter of a very dear friend of mine. If you see anyone who looks like the girl in the photo, Please contact Harris County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Adrien Garcia
http/www.hcso.hctx.net

Please share this post with everyone you know.
Thanks so much

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Working Version of Tim Burton's "Pin Cushion Queen"

I just love all things Tim Burton, and I have the 8" Tim Burton's Tragic Toys Pin Cushion Queen.  I just love it, but, I wanted it to be an actual pin cushion, so here is my version of the Pin Cushion Queen.  I think I may make more pin cushions and putting them up in my shop.  I don't know, We'll see.


As usual, I make it up as I go along, so, again, I never know how the finished product will turn out, but, I really like the way she turned out.  Keep scrolling and you can see the process as it happened.



 



 The Process:

 I made an armature for the chair out of 14 awg copper wire and then used oven baked clay to make the chair

  
This was originally how I was going to leave it, I even used one of my swirl stamps to emboss the chair for more interest.

  Then, I had to figure out what would be a good item to use for the shape of the head . . . hmmm . . . OH YEAH! A tennis ball. . . Perfect!!
The armature for the body was copper wire and thicker aluminum wire. I also made the doll body out of paper clay instead of poly clay.


 

I decided to make some hands and shoes


 Tennis ball removed

I have filled the head with sand to keep the pins sharp and put the hands and shoes on.



I decided to upholster the chair in some stretchy glittery fabric that I use for my mermaid tails because the Queen just didn't look like a Queen on the lilac and baby blue chair.


I also added a little extra wire work with a cabachon to dress up the throne, a few extra little twists and curls of the wire and Voila', She had a beautiful sparkley throne.


Then I decided to make a dress and stockings for her instead of painting her dress and stockings.


I made her a crown from yellow felt and trimmed it out with a satin brocade trim, a diamond ring and rhinestones jewels to dress up the crown. 


I base coated the paper clay with gesso,  gave here rhinestone eyes, carved out the mouth and then painted on the stitches and dry brushed a little red around the stitches and very lightly dry brushed a little pink over her face.  I painted her shoes black.  I wrapped each leg in some very shiny gold lame'.  I thought that the stitched mouth was missing just a little something, so, I decided to bling the stitches with red rhinestones.  


And here they are . . . mine is bigger than the original, but, I needed the pin cushion to be a real usable size, so, yep, mine is bigger!!  Also, the sand gives it a substantial weight and balance and overall, it is a very sturdy awesome working pin cushion.

Thanks for stopping and taking the time to check out my post!!

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