Check out the beard on my great-grandfather! Isn’t he quite the hipster. Too bad the rest of this photo is somewhat frightening. I don’t know if my great-grandparents, Sven and Caroline, were terribly stern, but they certainly appear so.
I decided to have a little fun with my ancestors by creating mixed media frames and then sprinkling the photos with whimsical and brightly colored flowers.
To learn how I did this and to learn more about Sven, Caroline, and twin boys Arvid and Harold, please visit my tutorial at the ColourArte blog.
- Twinkling H20s: Iris Petal, Mystique, Kiwi, Blue Bayou, Hopeful Honeysuckle, Passion Fruit, Lemon Drop, Pewter
- Embossing folders
- Old family photos
- Golden Crackle Paste
- 30PC Color Your Own White Paper Flowers
- Tim Holtz Layered Stencil, Cargo
- Prima Marketing Prima Designer Stencil, 6 by 6-Inch, Crackle
- Beacon Zip Dry Paper Glue
- Golden Traditional Gesso Jar – Black
- Kraft Core Metal Cardstock
For some of you Spring is in the air. Here in Minnesota, well, let’s just say, we don’t even dare hope for it until April. Creating these miniature dollhouse flower bulbs provide a fun reminder that eventually the snow
will may melt. The realistic miniatures have bulbs and shoots made from clay, and papery scales made from paint and gloss medium.
To see a tutorial on how to make miniature flower bulbs for dollhouses, please visit the ColourArte blog.
- Twinkling H20s: Sweet Alfalfa, Kiwi, Lucky Apple, Solar Gold, Golden Nugget, Hot Cinnamon, Ginger Peach, Lemon Drop, Nutmeg and Hopeful Honeysuckle
- Silks Acrylic Glazes: Honey Amber, Autumn Leaf and Love Struck
- Mod Podge, Gloss Finish
- Creative Paperclay for Modeling Compound
- Craft Glue
- Utility blade
- Hot glue
- Miniature pots
Have you completed all your Valentines cards yet? Don’t run out and buy those perforated factory-made cheapos just yet. You still have time to stun someone special with a dazzling creation.
And if they don’t ooh and ahhh with enough appreciation? Well then you can retaliate by keeping all the chocolate for yourself.
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Who knew that my heart would get shattered before Valentine’s Day? Thank goodness it was only a spare glass heart. This mixed media heart made with glass, dazzling artist’s pigments and Tyvek envelope paper beads is still intact.
I hope you have time to check out my tutorial (and get a peek at my shattered heart) for this mixed media Valentine project.