Monday, August 15, 2011

Jewelry Boxes

I love making fabric covered jewelry boxes. I only wish they didn't take 8 hours to make.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Candle burned paper collage

I am trying something new, and I'm addicted. I am taking decorative scrapbook paper and cutting out pieces that I want to assemble in a collage. My twist that I find beautiful and fun to do is to burn the outer edges with a candle.
Then I add them to a wooden shadowbox that I painted black.
This one is the first of many. I finished it this afternoon and am working on 2 more right now :)

Update - I added wax to my collage to give it a finished, pulled together look :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Creative Block

The only way I know to overcome creative block is to create something totally different. I enjoy playing with fabrics and beads. This is the first jewelry box I covered.
I used velvety ribbon to cover the raw edges of the fabric. After I made this, it occured to me that I could just fold the fabric to create clean edges. This is my second box.
I love making these fabric covered jewelry boxes, but they take all day long. The next one will be purple and white. I have everything I need to start it, but I put it off because they take so much time to complete. Someday...