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Do you remember Roz, my pink flamingo?

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She was part of a “Keep Ft Pierce Funky” artist event at Art Mundo.  We each personalized and decorated our Flamingo.  I had such a great time with her.

photo 4 I started by painting her with a Primer.  She even looks good in gray!

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Then I painted her with Ten Seconds Studio VerDay paint in Patina Copper.  I just love this VerDay paint.  I wanted to add a little more punch to her color, so I buffed in a little Viva Decor Inka Gold in blue and purple on the wing feathers.  Then she received a royal robe of Prima leaves from my stash.

I used a Basswood Round by Walnut Hollow as her base and sprayed it with Tattered Angels mists for color.  But I wanted it to look like she was standing in a pool of water, so out came Amazing Crafting Products Clear Cast Resin.  Working with ACP Clear Cast is so easy – just mix equal parts A & B!  One of the tricks for minimizing bubbles is to pour A & B and let sit a few minutes.  Stir parts A & B together mixing slowly and then let sit 5-10 minutes allowing any air bubbles to rise to surface.  Slowly pour the Clear Cast Resin in your mold, or as in my case, on your surface.

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I drilled two small holes in my basswood to hold my flamingo’s copper legs. After inserting them in the holes, I needed a way to stabilize her while I poured the resin.   As you can see, it took a box and a roll of paper towels to wedge her in place so she would not move.  I waited to pour the resin before leaving my studio for the night so she could ‘set up’ overnight.

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Being that this was a rather large surface, it needed to be poured in layers for the best effect.  I love that we can pour layers and when you are done, you can’t see where one layer started and another began!  I poured the first layer small to encase the legs and stabilize the whole piece.  The next day I poured another layer to cover the entire wood surface.

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A few more days, a few more entire surface layers, and she was standing in a pond!  After pouring the last layer, I decided to embed my Flower Fairy before the resin set.  Don’t they just look great together?

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After spraying the entire piece with a matte clear cote, a final crown of roses weaved into a wreath adds the finishing touch.  I just love her.

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I’m tempted to create a whole fairy garden now!

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Stenciled Soldered Pendant

April 13, 2014
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I love the versatility of stencils and that they can be used with most any medium for any type of project.   Today I’m excited to be part of Rebekah Meier’s Blog Hop with her new line of Mandala inspired stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop and share my Stenciled Soldered Pendant.  Rebekah sent me four of […]

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Kumihimo Raised Spiral Keychain

March 31, 2014
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I like a large tote style purse, but I seem to always be losing my keys down in my purse.  I decided I needed a large keychain that was also pretty to carry my keys and I needed a larger keyring to keep all my various keys – home, car, studio, etc. I had plenty […]

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Update on Workshops

March 27, 2014
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Unfortunately, I won’t be taking my Spring Teaching Tour this year.   Life sometimes wants to take over our plans, which can be good and bad at times.   Being sick for so many months with vertigo (and still having a few issues) and the opportunity to move into a downtown studio, put a kink in my […]

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Encircle Me

March 6, 2014
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I never seem to have enough time to blog the way I want to and find time to create as well as all the other jobs I do as an individual artist/designer.  Nevertheless, here is a picture of one of my new canvases that was on display in an exhibit this last month. I was […]

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“Welcome Spring” Burlap Banner

March 1, 2014
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You know I love playing with burlap and canvas.  Canvas Corp challenged us to create something with a Spring theme this month.  Canvas Corp has canvas and burlap in some beautiful bright happy colors, so when I received some to play with, I went through the rest of my stash to find a great home […]

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Prima Bead “Shades of Grey” Toggle Bracelet

February 27, 2014
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Our Prima Bead Challenge this month was to use one of their Toggle Bracelets as an inspiration piece.  I loved this combination of grey beads, so I created a multistrand bracelet with different ‘Shades of Grey’. Shades of Grey Bracelet Designed by: Cheryl Boglioli Materials: #34719179 Gemstone Toggle (1 pk) #34712131 Crimp Tubes-Silver (1 pk) […]

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Sunshine Tangelo iPhone Canvas Bag

January 30, 2014
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  My daughter hates going out with a big purse and I’m always griping at her for putting her phone in her pockets instead of carrying a smaller bag when she’s out with friends.  So, I created an iPhone Canvas Shoulder Bag for her as a Valentine’s day gift and as a project for Ann […]

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New Studio & Gallery Space

January 24, 2014
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At the end of last summer, I was able to share about the new studio & gallery space I was sharing with friends when we were Setting up Studio #309.  It has been a great way to meet other local artists and be a part of the community here.  While I was at CHA last […]

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CHA Banners of Hope

January 8, 2014
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I am thrilled to be participating with the Banners of Hope project sponsored by CHA Fabric Arts Council and Charity Wings Art Center.   These banners are created by designers from around the world – using all different mediums -  which display creativity with an inspirational message of HOPE.   After CHA, these Banners will go ‘on […]

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