On the right side of the wall, you will find a little cabin nestled in the woods on the side of the mountain..
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Here is the Grist Mill. It is the building that is closest to the viewer in the mural. Notice the detail in the stones that make up the building wall and the swan in the mill pond.
As you move further back into the mural, you will find a small grove of trees and the farmer's dog is wandering by.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Pet portraits are a perfect gift for the pet lover for any occasion. If you are interested in a pet portrait, please visit my website and see how you can order one.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This week I designed a new fabric painting project that will be a Make-It-Take-It at the December meeting of Town and Country Decorative Painters. This is painted using DecoArt SoSoft fabric paint on a light weight fleece throw. Painting on fleece is a challenge because of the nap. If you are going to paint on fleece, select a subject that is not highly detailed and is suited to showing texture. In applying the first layer of paint, it is necessary to scrub the paint into the fleece if you want fairly solid coverage.
This design is a snowman. The first step is to scrub an off-white color into the fleece with a deerfoot stippler to create three snowballs that make up his body. While the paint is wet, you can scrub in the shadows and the highlights. Then it is a matter of using flat, filbert, and liner brushes to dress him and apply details. The last step is to go back to the deerfoot stippler to add the snow on the ground with the same colors you use on the snowman. The ground cover will look better if it is not scrubbed in to the fabric as solidly as the snowman.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Windy (oil on board, 5x7)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I hope that you will take a minute to visit my website and look around.
My blog will continue to be active. This is a place for sharing information and new projects, so I hope that you will continue to visit here often.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Rose Hips, Kelly Hoernig
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Fruit Still Life (Colored Pencil on card stock)
Strawberry Patch (Colored Pencil on Papier Mache Box)
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
I couldn't find a shoe box, but I found a folding box at Michael's for $0.79. It is a little smaller than a shoe box, but it is the right size and shape. Here is my completed Valentine mailbox.
So how did I do this? First, here is the supply list: cardboard box, red tissue paper torn into smallish pieces, Mod Podge, Glitter Mod Podge, paper doilies--heart-shaped and round, 1 sheet of purple scrapbooking paper, 1 package of small gift cards with purple flowers, a plastic "crystal" heart bracelet. All of the supplies were either already in my closet or were purchased at Michael's. I only spent around $3.50 for the things I needed to buy.
Now for the directions:
1. Use Mod Podge to decoupage torn red tissue paper on the top and sides of the box. For a top coat, I used Glitter Mod Podge--something I found in my closet that I had never used. If you look closely, you may be able to see that the red surface sparkles a little.
2. When it is dry, carefully cut a mail slot in the back of the box with an exacto knife.
3. Glue on heart-shaped paper doilies.
4. Cut the front off the gift cards and cut squares from the purple scrapbook paper about the same size as the gift card covers and one larger square.
5. Glue the gift card cover to the purple square and glue the whole assembly to the top of the box.
6. Make two more gift card-purple square assemblies and glue each one to the center of a round doily. Glue one of these to each end of the box.
7. Glue the larger purple square to the front of the box. It will serve as a background to make the "crystal" heart stand out.
8. Use a paper punch to punch a hole in the front of the box and in the lid. I was able to hide the hole in the lid under the edge of the doily. Make sure your holes are large enough for the chain on the bracelet to fit through. This was very difficult and I had to have my husband do the actual punching--his hands are stronger. The Mod Podge makes the paper and the cardboard very stiff.
9. Thread the chain of the bracelet through the front of the box with the "crystal" on the outside. Then thread it up through the lid of the box. Close the lid and loop the chain down behind the "crystal" and fasten it on the front close to the hole in the lid. This way, you don't have to shorten the chain and you don't have to remove the whole bracelet when you want to open the box. Just unfasten it and lift the lid enough to get the cards out.
10. Finally, use a gold marker to write your name on the box so people know that this is your address.
I think my box turned out pretty well and I even kept the red and purple theme. It will be fun to see what everyone else does.