Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Projects for my booth

I thought I'd show you a few more of the items that I've completed lately. Most of them don't have before photos, most of the time I don't even think to take photos until half way though. 

Here are a pair of ornamental holders that I redid using Rosemary from Villabarnes technique of aging with a mixture of paints and gesso. Rosemary does some beautiful work, check out her blog if you haven't already~I know that I need a lot more practice but I think the pieces turned out so much better than their before.

 After

Before

I also have a large mirror that had gold, yellow and brown tones that I just did not like at all so I used the same technique on it.  I only thought about taking a picture AFTER I started working out in the shop on it. Hopefully you get the idea of what I started with.

Before

All finished and in my booth at the Antique Mall~Forgot to take photos of it at home. Yes, I know, I'm bad about that.

After
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It doesn't look like it but this mirror weighs at least 20 lbs. Heavy thing for sure!

Here are a few more items completed for my booth.
Magazine rack that started out brown. I sanded, painted, distressed and added a clay flower embellishment to each of the four corners. I think it looks shabby cute now.


Old wooden candle holder transformed by painting and adding a few hand made clay roses.
As usual, no before photo here either.


Well, that's it for now. I have a half-finished project out in the shop that I'm working on, so I'd better get to it. Who am I kidding~I have more than one half-finished project I need to complete. :0)

Thanks for stopping by!

From the Heart,
Jana



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Feminine clay Rose photo frame

A month or so ago, I sat down and made a large tray of clay roses to have on hand for projects that I want to add embellishments onto. Photo frames always look nice to me with little roses in the corners. Adding the hand made roses lends such a personal touch to jazz up plain photo frames.


I found this antique frame at a tag sale last summer and it's been sitting and waiting for me to decide what to do with it. Sorry, I didn't take a before shot.


After sanding, priming and painting the frame, I added several of my hand made roses to one of the corners with E6000 and also a dab of hot glue. *E6000 takes a while to set up, so I use a little hot glue to hold items in place until the E6000 takes hold.


I used Sculpey clay for making the roses and then baked in the oven as directed on the package. Then I spray painted them with Rust-leum Heirloom White. They are almost the same color as the frame though just a little bit of difference in color to make them stand out a tiny bit.

Have you ever made clay roses?  This is the first time that I've used Sculpey clay, normally I use kiln-fired clay which is a lot more time consuming until you get the finished product. I have to admit, making these roses was a snap! They were fun and addicting to make. I can see more Sculpey clay projects in my future.

I've completed a lot of little projects lately, though with being busy with getting things done for my booth at the Antique Mall, I've not had a lot of time for posting. I hope to add a few more of my completed projects soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by
I truly appreciate your visits 


From the Heart,
Jana

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Monday, February 18, 2013

What a lovely sight to see

Busy as a Bee



That's how my life has been lately. I did manage to take a few photos of our Carolina Jasmine in bloom. Isn't it just glorious. I know that Spring is just around the corner and pretty weather is on its way when I see these blooms.
Busy as a bee for sure!

I'm like that little bee..I've been working on lots of projects to go in my booth. Sanding, priming and painting. I hope to get around to showing some of them soon.

Just look at all those blooms! My harbor that's by my greenhouse is just covered in them.
 Time for me to get back to work but it's nice to take time to smell the roses, in this case to smell the sweet scent of the jasmines.


 Have a wonderful day
and
Thanks so much for stopping by.


From the Heart,
Jana

 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Catching up and a new move

Hello all my blogging buddies,

I have to apologize for being gone so long without leaving any tid-bits or up-dates about what is happening in my life.
Things have been a bit hectic around here for the last month. We've had some ups and downs. On the ups side~My husband and I celebrated our 24th year Anniversary and on the downs side-my husband became quite ill for several weeks but thank heavens he is now on the mend. For anyone that knows my hubby, he's never sick, so with him being out of commission was certainly something for concern.

In other news, I've moved to another Antique Mall. In fact, it is the one that I wanted to be in to begin with but they had such a long waiting list that I didn't really think that I would get in for a very, long time. Let me tell you, I was thrilled when I received the call to let me know they had an opening. Yay!
My area is not as large as I had, but I'm happy anyway. The location is great, right down town.
I'm sharing a few photos that I took the other day while setting up my booth, it looks pretty empty at the moment, I still have more items to move in.
My hubby and sons got the area all ready. They did lots of measuring, cutting and painting of the  lattice. I picked out an antique white for the paint and just love it. What do you think? My husband still has some lights that he will put up, hopefully sometime this week. Anyway, here are a few photos of my new booth~taken with iphone so not so clear.


 Little hand-made bear from 1985. Isn't he a cutie?
Well, that's it for me at the moment. I wanted to catch you up. I have lots and lots of projects to get completed, just waiting for a break in the weather. We've had so much rain lately that painting is just not an option right now. The trees are budding out so I know Spring is right around the corner.
I can hardly wait!

Thanks so much for stopping by~I always appreciate your visits!

From the Heart,
Jana