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I’ll Make My Own Then!

So as usual, I promise something I’m not sure I can do or even know if it’s possible. But I love a challenge…

 Last year I made the goody bags for the retreat. They were easy enough, a muslin drawstring bag with “LOOT” stamped on it. I didn’t have stamps big enough so I made my own from potatoes. It was fun carving the potato stamps and went pretty smoothly, unless you count the part where I had to carve the L out three times because I did it backwards twice! Which brings us to this year…pirates. There was no way I was going to make treasure chests for 75 people! So bags again! This time black bags filled with pirate “Booty”. Just like before there are no rubber stamps that fill my needs or are free. I’ve got to make my own again, this time I choose fun foam. I figured it would be better to use this time because the lettering would need to be thinner.

So, I copied, enlarged, cut out, traced, cut out, glued, cut out, glued again…

 Ta dah!

On the back of the piece of wood I glued a drawer pull too, so I could lift it up easier! I stamped all the bags with gold acrylic paint with textile medium mixed in. I really like how the stamp came out but I don’t know if I’ll ever use it again… how many things do I need with “Booty” stamped on it?!  – T


Filed under Crafting, Painting

Polymer Clay Tile Tower

Here it is! The blue-green-purple-ish gold thingy. Ooo, I feel so artistic. I am pleased with how it came out. The colors feel good, a bit of an ocean emotion(?). I don’t have any fish on it. Oh, I do have one seahorse head at the top and some bubbles. I guess that will be my next project!

I think I’m on a roll! If you can call two pieces on a roll. – T


Filed under Crafting, Polymer clay

Piles and Piles of Polymer Clay Tiles!

Remember back in one of our first blog posts I was playing with polymer clay tiles? Well, I’m at it again! I’m working on a piece and thought you’d like to see all the “before” tiles too.

The bottom of the picture is the piece I’m working on. I was trying to get an idea of what fits and what I might need. I like rearranging the tile pieces, it’s a lot like playing with the furniture in Barbie’s play house without all that pink! – T


Filed under Crafting, Polymer clay