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A day of art play with Creative People


These shots are from my work this week. But read on to see my ARTSY friends at play.


                                            
I began with the darling  Foundations Decor WITCHES BOOT.  I painted it with DIXIE BELLE Paints for my base coat.
  
Then I added Art Anthology Sorbet in purple for subtle sparkle and texture.  I added a die cut from our Halloween papers...'Toil and Trouble'.  

The buckle was coated with Art Anthology Sorbet and while wet I sprinkled purple mica chips for a bit of bling.  The piece of orange ribbon was added to make the buckle POP.  

I played with various ribbons and lace for the photo stem.  
My cigar box was covered in our Halloween papers and our Halloween 6x6 Die Cut papers.   I chopped up a plastic skeleton and applied him to the top of the box.  I then used a Prima Flower as his "masquerade" outfit!

A game piece number from our ephemera packs added the right touch!  I will also attach, with a screw, another game piece from Parcheesi for a knob to open the box.  

Each of the sides is different, lace, wood, cutouts, game pieces for the front and the legs.   
My supply list:

I was fortunate enough to be able to create my blog post along with friends who came to make art with me! This week I hosted an art gathering and WOW did they CREATE great stuff! 

Our agenda for the upcoming months include a wooden garden totem, and some holiday decor using Dixie Belle paints and Foundations Decor.

Here are some before and after photos of the work.  I think you will agree, they are all wonderful.  
 
Ingrid was working to prep her project and do a layout.

Carolyn got busy and made THREE boxes


Ingrid went Picasso on us!

Linda made two subtle and wonderful cigar boxes, her whimsical touch of painted wooden feet included polka dots.
Sandy was still working on her masterpiece and dreams of going to Paris someday soon.

Thanks to Carolyn Addie, Ingrid Vient, Linda Anquoe and Sandy Skinner for the beautiful work they created. 


 

Winners of Prima Flowers are -

   Jackie Hedlund  
Michele Storms
CONGRATULATIONS


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