Wednesday, February 22, 2012
While I gather photos to share with you my latest thin thread let me share some fun sites and projects I've found during a quick surf of the net...
Plastic Milk and Bacon Roses? http://www.homemademamas.net/
This interesting web site shows you how to turn milk into a substance similar to plastic called CASEIN (sciencebob.com gives you the recipe - homemademamas.net gives you step by step pictures). This is on my list of things to try (after I paint all my sculpture). Way cool. I just started using Casein paint on my sculptures. It has a beautiful quality. Further down on the Casein page are instructions for making BACON ROSES. I know, I know - why would anyone want to make bacon roses. Trust me on this. You'll be tempted. When you've been married for over 30 years - you search for something new. My husband would howl if he woke up to a breakfast of eggs, english muffic and a vase of BACON ROSES. I love making him laugh.
Hand Carved Stamp Tutorial http://blogdelanine.blogspot.com/search/label/handcarvedstampstutorial
I'm ready to try my hand at stamp carving. Admittedly, I am a challenged stamper. I just picked up my Speedball Stamp Press from Bonnie's Best Art Tools http://www.bonniesbest.com/ and I can't wait to use it. I have some other ideas for the Stamp Press that I'll share in another post - but in the meantime I think it was serendipitous that the Stamp Press and I met when we did. Peruse the rest of Genine's blog. Not only does her blog show her exciting, colorful artwork, you'll love the paintings and drawings of a large variety of birds.
Trophies Repurposed http://justsomethingimade.com/2012/02/repurposed-trophies-cupcake-stands/
For cripes sake! How smart is this? I don't cook - so making a cake plate doesn't interest me a lot
(some - but not a lot). I do however have to hang stuff up. Did I tell you about the box of trophies I got for a $1.00 that had a hunter and baying hound on top? Too cool. Had no idea what I was going to do with them but had to have them (I've used parts since). Last weekend I was looking for parts to make a rack for hanging plastic templates (for easy reach from my work bench). Nothing was "interesting" enough. I relocated an antique oak dresser leg I had put aside from a dresser that was "decommissioned" so I knew that was the platform. But I was still waiting for the hangers to grab my attention. Guess what? I'm going to use my baying hounds! What a hoot!
Brian Dettmer - Book Artist http://karanarora.posterous.com/insane-art-formed-by-carving-books-with-surgi
I've seen Brian's book art in person - truly AMAZING. This web site provides the best pictures of his work I've seen to date. Enjoy! (There are few art/craft areas I won't try...this is one of them)
Just One More...
When A Doll ISN'T Just a Doll http://fairystudiokallies.blogspot.com/
There are dolls that are just dolls. Dolls that are cute and may bring forth an "Ahhhh" - but they're play things. Then there are ART DOLLS. Miniture sculptures made out of any variety of medium that make you want to stay awhile and feel. Just take a quick look...
If you've made it this far you may be wondering why I haven't included a web site referencing beading. Because I'm stuck on Kumihimo beaded braiding!! This is my newest project...