Unbottling Crafts

I’ve made so many crafts this past month or so. I just can’t stop. I did some new sections for my books also and they are available online at Amazon.

Halloween Charms Part 2

IMG_20150830_091636_972-2These are for my swap with the Art Charms group on Yahoo. They are inspired by charms seen at 3 Cats site. The first photo is the second set of 10 charms and the second photo is how i will wear the charms i receive this IMG_20150830_093549_523-2year. I can’t wear bracelets on a regular basis so they get boxed up. I can wear a kilt pin all the time though. Even at work. Can’t wait to see what everyone else made and send these off.

My First Set of Halloween Charms for this Season

I saw this video and HAD to attempt it. Mine are not quite this good but i think i’ve done okay with them. The person who did this one did theirs all by hand but i had a tiny mask mold that i was able to alter to mass produce these charms. It takes about an hour for me to make a half a dozen of them.

11888096_1635060683419441_6397445777311956108_n In this photo I included on the left one of the first attempts i made at creating the baby face charm. I have never used pastel chalk to highlight anything so its a little muddy. I did not blow off the excess chalk and when I sealed the charm some chalk floated in the gloss. Also it was just a little large to meet the requirements for an Art Charms swap. The max on a charm is 1.5 inches and this sat right at that mark. The charm on the right is cleaner and tighter. I learned how to refine the eye sockets and nose holes. I also learned how to cleanly make and highlight scars. How can dolls have scars? Who knows? Its Halloween fuck it. Its nowhere near 11899917_1635062860085890_298415340318493188_nas good as the one in the video but not bad for a 3rd try. I used poly clay skin tone and black and cheap pastel chalk from Joanne Fabrics. I applied the highlights and did the detailing with a magnifying light. The findings were silver colored as per the requirements of the swap. I have no idea what I want to make next. Maybe a Ouija board charm.

10 Fall Earring Ideas I’d Like to Attempt

Snakeneck Acting Large

Look how tall he’s standing trying to get in there and boss away the cat. He’s like “Oy! Step aside! I’m here for my meal.” Sox was not moving today though. I love the way he’s become so actively food seeking this year. It makes it so much easier to find him to feed him.

Albino Buffalo Stickers

IMG_20150514_132543_242I recently participated in a project that made local artist’s work available in sticker vending machines around town. The stickers are so cute and the idea is just awesome. I loved doing this. I can’t wait to make some stuff for the Art o Mat that will be placed in the mall. Fun stuff!