Here is the lighthouse piece that I made for a gift for my husbands birthday. This picture shows it without being lit up. The one underneath I took a picture of it lit up. I would have tried to light it up in the dark then take a picture but I was not sure it would come out. This piece was molded when I chose it. Although it was not fired you had to clean it and smooth the clay in areas and prayed you did not break it for it was very delicate in this form before you could start painting and creating the effects you wanted for it. I enjoyed making it come to life and making it my own to give as a gift for my husband. It is interesting in the techniques you can do along with the textures of paint to give it the right effects you want in each area. Hope you like it as well. Thanks for visiting, and remember to click on the pictures to get a closer look. :).
As you can see I used buttons to create flowers. The stems bias tape in green. I put together marbles on thick double sticky tape. I shaped it to look like a vase. Even though it was double sticky, because the marbles were glass I used a glass glue to make sure it would adhere stronger. I really liked the color of these marbles. Hope it gives you some inspiration. Don"t forget to click on the picture if you need a closer look. :).
My cushions in my sun room were starting to wear down. I was not planning on having them upholstered and had plenty of an amount of material that I could use to do it myself. So I tried the no-sew tie tags on the sofa and chairs. The material I used is so soft and comfortable on your skin, I am so glad I had it to use. :).
Here are my sun room dining chairs no sew project. (Just do it as you would those tie blankets and tie strips together instead of sewing.) I did this way because my pads were wearing out and I had already had this extra material. I hope you like it, for an amateur that is. :}.
I got together with a friend and she was teaching me how to oil paint. This is my results. She is such a talented and creative painter. I so enjoyed this and also seeing her other works! I hope we can share more together. :).