Thursday, October 20, 2011

What I am working on for Thursday Oct 20th

I am busy working on 2 items at the same time I started this Paper Mache’ doll a few weeks ago and soon I will have her finished. She is for Halloween and a devilish character and I have quite a bit more to do. I have used balloon's to create the body and head so far and I have done up my own sauce for the strips of news paper I used to cover the balloon's and then I let the dry and popped the balloons inside, now I am painting with acrylic paints and I will use yarn for hair create some legs and create a dress for her using Halloween fabric.
In the project pictured below is another Topsy Turvy doll, this one will be for fall time and she will be a happy and sad 2 way doll, I have painted the face with acrylic paints and added the hair which is a cotton yarn sewn into the head of the doll. I just need to finish the blouse, arms and skirt. I should be finished with both in another week and then I will get back to making some Christmas items and I am thinking about sharing a cute project idea with you all.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Project I Started a Long Time Ago, Painting the Hallway

I wanted to share something, after losing our home in Nov 2, 99 which was a total lost. The new house was built in 2001 and the walls were painted an off white and it looked so blah... I decided to do something which did not go over with most living in my home, yes talking about my children and husband. They just thought it wrong that mom was drawing on the walls! I really felt the walls needed something sot I began painting a long whirling, looping some what ivy down my hallway, I used acrylics and had a blast I want to do more... But I am going to do some fast furious talking to convince the others to let me continue.I also started at the front door next to some really large windows that I thought I was giving more personality. I did not draw any designs I just started painting and loved every second of it. If my hubby would set me free on this I just would go wild I have a whole up stairs with a vaulted ceiling and more walls, my imagination is boiling over with what I could do up there! My Aunt was a great influence for this, she did her house with murals and they were wonderful I wish I taken pictures of the murals she completed. It's just amazing what one can do with a paint brush a little paint and a plain off white wall! I hope this inspires you to get your imagination going in your home.