Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Articulated Paper Dolls

Using my Scan N Cut to  cut out the paper dolls - some I'll color myself (brings back memories )  I printed on card stock and then just scanned and my machine cut them out - voila ! Packaging them up for future use - I also did some vintage regular paper dolls as well and clothes

Shredded Money coaster

 I tried out my new silicone coaster mold - got it off amazon(want to use it with resin and alcohol inks ) I got some shredded money out the back of our office in the parking lot - we have a recycling plant next door - so grabbed a few handfuls off the ground - since cdn money is plastic - worked great - it floats to the top so maybe next time I may let it start to set up before pouring maybe a darker color background

More Eggs

Finishing up some eggs - nice and shiny - going to a Pysanky show this satruday should be interesting . My Gran daughter and I  spending the day together

Friday, April 6, 2018

Playing with Eggs

tuesday nights boo boo

success on thursday - the colors are old and I need to freshen up to get a good black - the one I am using comes out a purple of sorts

Oddly I think I did better a few years ago making eggs

Monday, April 2, 2018

Younger Grand daughter first year for Pysanky eggs

Better late than never - we did pysanky eggs on the Saturday morning - It was Ava's first year to make pysanky egs using the hot wax with kiska method - she did rather well - we did them on hard boiled which means we have to destroy them to eat them this week  but we promised we would start to make more  during the year -  the colors were a bit mute - since they were about 2 years old  - the black actually is a dark purple now and the scarlet like a coral - which were really nice so we may keep those for a while - but we will use empty eggs in future so we can save them

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Again - Getting better at Resin and Wood rings

Loving the Forstner bits  and my polishing  station  I did up this final ring last weekend

its in oak with the green from the miniature grass  I got a michaels and printed a castle on acetate  and place it inside before pouring 

Getting better at the sanding the shank and shining the resin back up to clear 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Getting Better at the Resin and Wood Rings

Picked up a set of Forstner bits  and what a difference they make

nice smooth drilling and holes 

This time I used oak and broke the wood better - used the triangle method seemed to work best in the vise 

I had difficulties making the ring shank even the last time but I had a clear resin button I made from a mold that worked perfect for centering and making the edge even to use the marker around so I had a line for sanding evenly 

worked great - then I sanded using 400, 800, 1000 and 2000 grit wet sandpaper 
 then went to the studio to buff it up 

I forgot I bought a bench polisher last year from Princess auto so it turned out great 

used tripoli first then some Zap polish came up nice 
then came back down to the house and used my lap mandrel with my dremel to sand down the inside of the ring 
stained the wood with a minwax stain   then sealed with minwax paste wax and buffed it up 

so had a great day and did a second one 

very happy with todays results - although the green had specks in I'll have to figure that out