Friday, June 28, 2013

I have a dilemma!!

As you all know, I have been pretty scarce around here. I have been getting back into the swing of things (gradually) and finally made it into the painting room.
 Now for the dilemma, I found these!
Yep, all base-coated and waiting to be finished.  Only one problem...I have no idea what I was planning to paint on them and my brain keeps going into the freeze mode every time I look at them.  Anyone have any suggestions...seriously, I could really use some input.  What would you like to see painted on these neat surfaces!!

Waiting to hear from you,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ta Da...Presenting a Cone Tutorial

I have been looking forward to doing this and I really hope you all enjoy

For this project you will need: 
1.     a full sheet of card stock
 2.    glue..I use Mod Podge
3.     Scotch tape
4.    Masking tape
5.     Whatever you want to cover the cone.
I am using pages from a hymnal for this

 Take the sheet of card stock and roll it from
a bottom corner to form the cone. You will have
some excess at the top, but when you have the size
you want tape the edge in place with scotch tape.
(If you want a heavier cone, you can glue 2 or more pages of card stock together)  

 Trim some of the excess from around the top of
the cone,  Now, fold the top to the inside to form
an edge.  You can now use the masking tape to seal the
raw edge of the card stock.  This will be the back
of your cone.
 When using the hymnal pages, I pick out what pages
I want to use and tear the edges of all the pages. I like
the way this looks when grungied up.  Begin gluing the
pages starting at the top in the back of the cone.  Place
the page high enough on the cone so that you have
an excess to fold to the inside. 

When you have the cone covered you will glue
your front (focus) page in the position you want.
 If you have some of the point that isn’t covered, just
tear a strip from one of the pages, wrap it around
the cone and trim off the excess.  You may want to
shape the point with your fingers.
 You are ready to completely cover the cone with a
good coat of glue.  I glue the inside, let it dry and
then finish up the outside.
 Alrighty, now you have your cone ready for your personal,
finishing touches.  I will grubby this one with a coffee
and vanilla mixture, sprinkle on some mica flakes and
fill with Christmas-y stuff.

 Now, I have a favor…I want you to critique this tutorial so
I will know what I need to change when doing future
tutorials.  And, please tell all your blogging buddies
that might want to make a cone about this tutorial…I have
a plan for the future that will only work if you make and
decorate a cone!! 

I am really looking forward to hearing from you!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tutorial Coming Soon!

I have been working on the tutorial for the cone, if getting the template done counts!!  I had hoped to get it posted today, but, I still have some things to do around camp...our first full session begins Sunday.  

Anyhoo, just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about the tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, June 9, 2013

If you are reading this...

you have made my day!!  I am so happy you are still checking in.  I have had a bit of a set back with my health issues but have felt better the past week.  

Actually did a little painting last week.  My niece was given a wedding shower and, since she has a country theme for her upcoming backyard wedding, I decided to wrap her gift in brown paper that is used for shipping packages.  I then painted hydrangeas all over it and tied it up with jute.  I really liked the way it turned out...just didn't think to take a pic.

I have been working on the tutorial for the cone and hope to have it posted this week.

Again, you just don't know how much I appreciate all my followers and I am looking forward to being back in the swing of things.