More glass painting techniques – Wednesday

More glass painting techniques – Wednesday

Today, I tried some different techniques. These are VERY easy to do.  My favorite, again was the frosted paint, but the others are unique, too. I started the first project with frosted glasses, again purchased at the local glass outlet store for less than $1.00 each If you don’t happen to have frosted glasses, you can […]

Hand Painting Glass

Hand Painting Glass

I have admired hand painted wine glasses for some time, so I had to try them! Purchasing wine glasses at the local glass outlet for less than $1 each, I experimented with all kinds of techniques.  some worked, some didn’t I loved hand painting the glasses.  Here are two of my favorite hand painted sets […]

Glass Painting -Valentine Vase

Glass Painting -Valentine Vase

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Santa brought me some new craft mediums to try.  I’ve had so much fun with them! The first thing I tried was glass painting.  I got three boxes of Martha Stewart products, some gloss opaque glass paint, some frost glass paint and a sprayer kit.  I also got […]

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

  This month’s theme is ‘Ringing in the New’  Santa brought me some new craft medium supplies for Christmas, so I am trying lots of new products and techniques to create more treasures. Next week is dedicated to glass painting.  What a good time I’ve had creating all sorts of lovely things just from old […]

Wine Bucket

Wine Bucket

  During my recent travels, I came across what is to date my favorite ‘unique’ shopping place.  Boone County Uniques on state road 75 in a tiny town called Advance, Indiana.  It is packed full of great treasures just waiting to happen.  On my first trip, I purchased several items including this old sewing basket. […]

The Christmas Candle  12/24

The Christmas Candle 12/24

       In Victorian times, candles represented good will for those less fortunate and were placed in windows December 25 to January 6 to welcome any passerby needing shelter and food.      Certain beliefs were attached to candles. Some people believed the flames from the burning candles frightened away evil spirits during the darkest days […]

Christmas Wreath 12/23

Christmas Wreath 12/23

 Why do we use wreaths in our holiday decorations, and where did this tradition begin? The term “Wreath”, curiously enough, is linked to our word “Wrist”, with both terms forming a continuous physical circular shape. It also came from Middle English’s “wrethe”, meaning a twisted band or ring of leaves or flowers in a garland. […]

Wooden Shoes 12/22

Wooden Shoes 12/22

In Holland, boys and girls put out their wooden shoes filled with hay and carrots for Sinterklaas’  horse.  If they have been good, they awake to find their shoes filled with candy and toys,  If not, they will get only switches in their shoe. This was a fun ornament.  I shaped the shoe and the […]

Christmas Angel 12/21

Christmas Angel 12/21

And the angel said unto them, “Fear not, for I bring you tidings of great joy!  Unto you is born this day in the City of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” This angel is made from scraps and 2 coffee filters . Flatten both filters and fold one in half and one in […]

Misltetoe 12/ 17

Misltetoe 12/ 17

  It wasn’t until the 18th or 19th centuries, that the British started hanging mistletoe as part of Christmas celebrations. In an 1820 story, Washington Irving described Christmas decorations that included “the mistletoe, with its white berries, hung up, to the imminent peril of all the pretty housemaids. Charles Dickens paints a scene of mass […]