My Art

Here you will find my artwork I have completed. As you can see I create whimsical, colorful and inspiring artwork. I have prints for sale and other items you can have my art put on. If you would li…

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Knobby Kneed Kranes-Chest

After looking over my blog…I realized I hadn’t included the pictures of the chest I painted for this collection…oooppppsss. So here it is! Let me know what you think…I painted all of the items with Deco-Art Americana acrylic paints, I have been using them for years and love the coverage.                                                                                        10-25-2012 408   10-25-2012 40710-25-2012 39910-25-2012 400 10-25-2012 398 10-25-2012 397

Knobby Kneed Kranes
Knobby Kneed Kranes

Steampunk Jewelry

Here are a few pieces of Steampunk jewelry I have made. I have made other pieces …I need to find the pictures and I will add them later in this post! Let me know what your thoughts are. I’d love to hear from you, simply leave a comment in the section below. 2-17-2013 00110-30-2013 076 2-17-2013 017 1-16-2013 135 1-16-2013 103 12-09-2013 176 12-09-2013 034 12-09-2013 031 document.write(”);

Upcycled Jewelry Display Cabinet

DIY UpCycled Small Display Cabinet

Here’s a look at a cabinet I picked up at a garage sale. I decided I wanted to paint it…So I sanded it down and cleaned the dust away with a damp cloth.DIY UpCycled Small Display Cabinet11-28-2013 019

I picked out a few colors of paint I had on hand and some craft paper. 11-28-2013 060 11-28-2013 022
I really like DecoArt Americana acrylic paints…I have been using them for years!!!

I got my brush damp and double loaded paint to give the cabinet an interesting distressed aged look. I followed the grain of the wood as I painted on the colors.

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I also painted the inside, the handle and the hinges.
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I then removed some of the paint around the edges, with sandpaper, to give it a worn look.

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I then picked up a bit of the bittersweet chocolate paint on a damp cloth and worked it into the wood..leaving some areas darker.
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I used a sharp razor blade to remove the excess paint from the glass.
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I then buffed the cabinet with car polish. This left a very smooth protective coat.
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Here are a few close up pictures.

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I then cut some pieces of craft paper and modge podged them into the sections of the cabinet…I am so sorry I didn’t take pictures of the end result! I will make sure I do for the next time!

I’d love to hear your comments!

My “PINTEREST” Board

I simply want to invite everyone to my Pinterest board…so you can see all of the wonderful pins from other artists…If you are looking for Jewelry Inspiration…well there’s a board for that…curb appeal..interior decorating..to name a few…go on check it out…and follow me there so you can stay in touch with what I am pinning! You will be glad you did!!!7c32b4ddf38684ea69e2c5cfeca1b9d5