Monday, January 31, 2011

Journal with Crazy Quilt music related vintage paper cover.

Used some vintage papers from a very old music magazine to create this cover. Once done I gave it a coat of gesso to fade out the text etc before stamping it. If you would like the piece before I gessoed it please visit my RUSTIC PIXEL BACKGROUNDS blog and use as you please.

Friday, January 28, 2011

White multi textured storage box.

Used a stencil to create this diamond texture. I love white on white! Finished edge with some gimp styled trim.
Used a different stencil for the top then sealed with several coats of Crystal Clear Waterborne Diamond Wood Finish by Varathane. (Actually intended for wood but works good on this type of surface as well.) I like it because it does not have a oil base odor and can be used in the winter and not have to have the windows open. When the surface gets dusty I just wipe it with a slightly damp cloth or vacuum it. I love my boxes - I use this one to store some of my trim in.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Embroidered mini purse tissue holder.

Made this tissue holder with a tone on tone white cotton. Freehand embroidered the top and added some fibers to cover tab stitch. Added a vintage button. This will make a lovely little gift for one of my friends or relatives. Will share some other ideas later with the same concept.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Music themed crazy quilt heart.

Still learning to crazy quilt with all the different stitches. My favorite part is "framing" the center piece photo so they all will be different. Did a iron on transfer with the word "music" on the bottom center then stitched with gold thread. Used a gold netting overlay around center piece just to add something different. Thanks for reading!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Music pedestal with vintage Sunflower Song cover

The above is a vintage sheet music cover approximately 75 years old. I just love the fonts used on these.
If you look close you will see some texture. I did this with a background stamp while the gold paint is still wet. The paper is from a vintage music magazine advertising music schools offered back in the early 1900's. This paper was then attached to Yupo paper then cut with decorative scissors. Stay posted to see what else I did with similiar ones.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Butterflies journal made with Yupo paper.

The cover on this journal is made with Yupo watercolor paper. Hand stitched it onto a layer of illustration board. The butterflies (from Somerset Studio magazine freebie insert) were applied using the image transfer technique. The letters forming "Journal" were cut with the alphabet die cut on my cuttlebug on label sheets. Once cut I peeled off the paper and pressed them down at random then painted over the entire Yupo paper surface.
The heart I cut from mylar just by hand then ran through one of the embossing folders on my cuttlebug. It will act as a bookmark. Thanks for reading!