Somerset Studio put a call out for art inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe a few months ago. I decided to try make a small art collage inspired by one of my favorite poems. “The Coliseum’ is not one of Poe’s more famous poems, but I discovered it […]
Here’s another gift idea using spools. Turning a wooden spool into a pin is fairly simple, but I want to share two things I learned making this one. First, wrapping a small rubber band around the base of the flower helped it to stick down into the hole at the […]
These little spool toys are so much fun to make! And they are much easier now that I bought my first power tool–a Dremmel, along with an EZ544 cutting blade….zip!, right through the spool! Just like the first one I made, I used copyright free clip-art images to make […]
I have a dozen or so of these old spools that belonged to my mother, so I went through them and tried to find one in good shape to alter. I wanted to turn one into a little match-up toy. I apologize for not having all the process photos for […]
I spiffed up these brown paper bags with varied paper media and duct tape. Each bag features one of the more recent fashion acquisitions at the Met. Duct tape makes a sturdy handle and the art elements can easily be torn off and saved. I made the flower by letting […]
I think old paper is so cool. The older the better. I’m sure there are one thousand blogs out there that show a thousand other ways to age paper, but here’s what I do: 1.) Give it a tea bath. 2.) Hang it up. 3.) Spray with Walnut Ink while the […]
To my old faithful Elmer’s glue: You’ve been such a great adhesive over the years. There’s no telling how many projects you’ve held together for me. You’ve stuck around for years and I’m continually amazed at your versatility. However, as much as I rely on you week after week, the truth is, you haven’t aged […]
I peeled off the colored square stickers, removed any left-over adhesive, and glued on squares cut from decorative/book papers. To finish I gave each square a coat of Diamond Glaze to make them shiny.