Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pretty Birds on Old Light Fixtures....

I sculpted the birdies out of clay.

Then I painted, antiqued, and added a crackle finish to them. I molded the birds right onto the end of a wooden spindle that went through the same antiquing process.

The bottoms are as is and off of old lamps. It's amazing what you can do with old things like this!

I LOVE how they turned out!

Other than that I have been busy working on bunnies and dolls....This one has a paperclay head that I sculpted.

This is a little girl doll with bunny ears. Her head was made the same way.

This little prince is one of my favorites! I am going to share soon how to make the crown, super easy and so realistic looking!

I have also been making a few valentine things. I covered the jar lid in clay and embossed it with the print of a doily. I made the little felt heart inside and added a tag that says love. And the outside tag is out of burlap and stamped paper.

These I made out of oxburg and stamped and stitched images on.

And these are bags made out of burlap. These are pretty easy to make and super cute for displaying or gifting.


I also made this with an old piece of wood. I painted it robins egg blue and distressed it, I used wallpaper paste and glued on the burlap, then I added the paper with the word Love that I stamped on. I added a keyhole and key, then made a heart from some pretty fabric and hung it from the key. Super cute for displaying for Valentines, or even all year! A lovely gift as well.

That's about it for me!! Busy Busy!!! What's everyone else been working on? Do you do much decorating for Valentines Day?


I am linking up with Kimba over at a Soft Place to Land for DIY Day....Head over and check out all the neat projects everyone has been working on.


Lianna Knight said...

ALL of your items are just LOVELY!!

You can see my DIY project here...


Heather said...

Really cute, I love your birdies especially!

Jane said...

Akk! Your killing me with this stuff! So cool! All of it. Must follow you!

just me said...

oh i am sooo happy i found you on etsy!! now i have your blog to follow too. i wondered where you had gone on ebay and was worried everything okay, someday one of your dollies is going to come and live at my house so now i still have a chance. take care! r'chelle

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for some quality points there. I am kind of new to online , so I printed this off to put in my file, any better way to go about keeping track of it then printing?

Sarah said...

Love your paperclay figures. They are so unique and refreshing! I will enjoy following your blog! Went to visit your Etsy store and marked your shop so I could find you again there as well!