Thursday, 31 July 2014


getting ready for classes I will be teaching next weekend at
in London , Ontario
there will be a variety of mixed media, painting and jewelry
classes are still available

Friday, 25 July 2014

vintage chic necklace

my collage of found objects really come together after a weekend of
designing, sewing and a bit of fun
it all started a few weeks ago when I found some antique lace while visiting Beaumont mills
my friend carmi offered me this beautiful white cameo and some "bling" by dazzle-it
the fabric flower from steam trunk I found at the quilt show in st. catherines last month
a little bit of soutache cord and a supply of mixed beads
 everything fell into place
all I needed was a  something to balance the left side
luckily I found a mason jar of old buttons that worked out perfect

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

country craft time part 2

my weekend project consisted of several items found in my stash
some vintage lace, fabric flower (from the steam trunk) cameo (from my friend carmi)
pearls, beads and crystal chandelier pieces
for the background a little felt and soutache cord to tie it all together 
(I'm almost finished, I will post it soon)

driving around the county roads we found a wool shop in shelborne
woollys yarns who where having a great sale
12 balls of yarn for under $60
a barn sale and antique market was a great spot for buttons, doilies and beads
plus a few good photos for instagram

Saturday, 19 July 2014

country crafting

away for a country crafting weekend with my friend ludgera
the best way to celebrate our birthdays is to make art, drive the country roads
take photos, go to the local market, maybe find a barn sale
(above , part of ludgera's quilt, hopefully she will have it all finished before we leave
I'm working on some jewelry)

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

image transfer with powerprint

the one thing that really intrigued me about powertex was being able to incorporate photos
their product powerprint is so easy to use
 I mixed blue and ivory powertex to create the sky
working on the top two thirds I painted the canvas and then added stoneart to create some texture
paying more attention to the edges
I used bronze powertex for the "earth" and adding an extra thick layer in the centre
letting it sit for 5 minutes to create a "skin" I added stoneart  and gently rubbed it in
this made some really cool cracks
to add to the ground texture I painted some cardboard and powercotton
powerprint is so easy to use
simple apply a thin coat to the area and add your toner based photocopy face down
allow to completely dry ( use can use a dryer to speed the process)
once dried just add water and rub

Sunday, 6 July 2014

wire and beaded necklace

a change in pace from the leather work and soutache jewelry of late
i love twisting wire

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

mathematical puzzle with flat leather

one class i always excelled in was math and i've always loved solving a puzzle
so the two combined with some flat leather and a rivet setter
look out!!