Category: alternart

Jan 23

Special Blue Butterfly Book

I’d promised my daughter for her birthday (last summer) that I was going to make her her own art journal. I had the book blank. I bought special art paper years and years ago and bound it into a larger size than I usually do. It’s approximately 5″ x 7″. The paper is really special …

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Jan 16

Secret Shrine

  This started out being the least favorite of my three shines that I made, and turned out to be the most favorite. My goal was to try to use different materials for the surrounding frame, and decide which one was the best.  For this one, I used two part epoxy paste. It comes in …

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Jan 06

Don’t Throw Away That Calendar!

  Don’t throw that calendar away yet! You loved it, right? Here’s something cool and easy you can do to reuse those prints.   First, get some cardstock to use as notecards. Set it in the middle of the sheet you’ve torn from the calendar, and fold it up around, making crease lines. If the …

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Dec 23

Aromatherapy Keyhole 2

  Here are some more aromatherapy sprigs I made. Some of these were gifts, and some of these will be gifts. Jewelry can be very satisfying to make, but I hardly wear any of it.

Dec 20

Mermaid Shrine

  I started this the same time I began the other altoids-tin resin shrines. I wanted to find out  which material is the best for sculpting the frame around the altoids tin. One I used paperclay and one I used two-part putty epoxy (except I haven’t posted about that one yet.) This was plaster. I had …

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