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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Romantic Treasures

While out this weekend I  found some romantic treasures.  You will find them at my antique booth in Jefferson City, TN if you would like to drop by the Farmers Antique Mall @ 839 W. A.J. Highway.
  I am always pleased when I find linens, these were a great surprise.   I think the dress form with the vintage jewelry is my personal favorite.  Vintage hats are always welcome! This vintage black hat with the felt flower was like that when I got it.  I added the decorative tulle and see that white beaded flower I made that with my hot glue gun and faux pearl beads. I will show this tutorial in a future post.

 I hope you enjoy!  Cindy
Linking up at the party!  Kathewithane your going to love it Tuesday..
A Stroll Thru Life:  118th Table Top Tuesday

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Shabby Chic Flower Making

 I made a round disk with a muslin like fabric, added a cardboard center I cut from a heavy duty envelope. Then added another disk of muslin like fabric over the back and  I glued them together.  I then took strips about 2" wide (maybe a little less didn't really measure) with needle and thread started sewing the fabric to the disk in all kinds of directions until it began to look more and more like a flower then sewed a cute button in the middle.  I added some starch, sprayed the flower, then with paint brush ends I stuck in the loops to  make them stand up a bit more.  I turned over the flower on the back and added  strips of muslin like material  with a couple of faux pearl strands. 

After, the first one, I decided to try other ways to make flowers.  I began with the same kind of round disks made out of the same muslin fabric, then began to make loops making a row of loops all the way around the disk I hot glued all items on this flower, then added a second row of loops a bit shorter. I added lace in between the layers of loops.   I then rolled the fabric strips to make a rolled rose and hot glued it to the center.  On the back of the flower I again embellished it, this time with a button and some lace.    The Third flower is the same except more lace added and a smaller rose in the center. You can embellish anyway you like.
The middle one is sewn the other two are made with hot glue.
The Backs

I am linking with Kathe With an E You're going to love it Tuesday #5

Hope you Enjoy!       Cindy

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Making Old Frames New

After embellishment, caulk and spray paint
Plaster pottery, Sculpey polymer clay, E-6000 glue, talc, caulk, spray paint

Polymer clay pressed on another frame to make mold

Completed frames the middle one is the frame I used for the mold.

Before the make over.

I pressed  polymer clay over the damaged area of the frame to cover the damage. Placed the frame out in the sun for a couple of hours to set.  I then spray painted with Rust-oleum off white.

To embellish the frames I took Sculpey polymer clay to make a mold. Then I used talc powder, sprinkled it on the area of the frame I was using for the mold detail.  Then I pressed the polymer clay to the detail to make a mold.
 After making your mold, you mix pottery plaster with water (follow directions on container of the pottery plaster) make a small amount to make a pancake like mix.  Pour into mold. 
 Once it has set, about thirty minutes. You take it out of the mold.
 Lay the newly made piece out on the frame.  You will need to clean up your pottery piece.  You can do this with a Dremel or I clipped the excess plaster off with scissors.  I then used a piece of sand paper to smooth around the edges.
 I affixed the embellishments to the frames with E-6000 glue.  After it set I applied caulk around the edges of the embellishment to give it a finished complete look. 
I took the frames out and sprayed them with Rust-o-leum off white spray paint again, to include the new embellished area. I conclude this frame update with a graphic from The Graphics Fairy printed the on HP. Iron on T-Shirt Transfer and framed the graphic in the new frame.
This idea was based on information I learned from The polka dot closet.  Her blog has many tutorials and great ideas.  Hope you Enjoy!   Cindy                                                                  
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Have you seen the Big Black Rose?

I have been practicing making flowers thanks to a handy dandy blog called The Polka Dot Closet.  She has a great tutorial on making flowers.  Be sure you have plenty of time when you go there.  She has a little of everything you need to know or want to know.  The craft of making flowers is just one of her tutorials.
 I find the craft of  making  flowers to be so relaxing.  I have seen many of the rose, flower tutorials on different blogs.  They are all so beautiful!   Each time I see one I know it's the thing that gets my, "  I want that."  to begin. (  Boom boom, boom boom.) (Heart beat increases)  Awe.... look at that, now why didn't I think of that?   So I copy instead..  (shh )  She said I could and you can too.  She does have some rules on that though.
Hope you enjoy,

A Vintage Hat I Found at my Favorite Thrift Store.
 Black Rose with button,beads and tulle. 

My finished Vintage hat.  Wow!  That flower looks huge here!

I am linking with:   The Polka Dot Closet.
I went to a party: You're Gonna Love It Tuesday.
I also partied at:  A Creative Princess: It's a Party! #54

Thursday, May 10, 2012

In Honor of Mother's Day with Roses

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mothers who love their children unconditionally.  Who give and expect nothing in return. You defend them right or wrong.  Even though, some of them, have grown into adults, you still stand beside them.  Not only as their Mother, but as their friend.  Thanks, Mom, for always being my beacon of light no matter what kind of days I have.  You are always there! You are an exceptional, loving, kind Mother and I adore you. 

Happy Mother's Day!
My hand pained card to my Mom

My Wild Rose

Hope you Enjoy!

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