Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Candle sticks and cigars

self explanitory really ....the pics show what I used to make them.The base of the candle stick is a tiny button and the cigars are cut from incense sticks ;)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Nail Art?

 Strange tittle but thats the catagory on ebay that I found some really useful things ....we all know about the fimo slices and rods....and that embossing tools can be found much cheaper there ...(known as dotting tools or marbling tools) and that there is a large array of tiny paintbrushes at great prices! But I didnt know about these .....they are nail art stencils ( actually discs of metal embossed with tiny designs) how they work is you smear acrylic paint onto the surface of the design you want ,then quickly scrape off excess paint ,then press an eraser onto the painted surface and use this to transfer the design....I used this method to get the fine foliage lines on the clock ;)
 Impossible for me to get a good shot of these but they are 3d molds for creating dimensional work on acylic nails. Easy  to use with nail polish or acylic although the paint takes a lot longer  to dry. Easy stuff just fill the cavity with your desired colour ....and wait.......yes It takes a while to dry ( Ive found its better to fill the molds in the evening for use the next day)
 Grr more blur but you will get the idea these are what comes out of the molds and I guess the uses are only limited by your imagination.,.....another blurry shot but here are some decorating a cake :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Chair before and after

Ok so this is what I started with....and heres the end result :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

progress with the clock

 a few coats of paint....a clockface from a sticker and a little decoration.
I think it looks much better.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bits and Pieces

 I picked this up for 50c and wondered if I could make a useful chair from it lol well I thought it was worth trying.
 I found some self adhesive backboard at officeworks and decided to make a wee blackboard for the kids room... I also wanted tiny chalk so I could write and draw on it lol .....which I did for an entire afternoon....Im easily amused some days ;)well to get the tiny chalk I rolled full sized chalk over sandpaper until I had a huge pile of chalk dust and a little piece of chalk.I also made a tiny duster from some grey felt :)
 This is the chair from the first pic, when I removed all the tissy bits I tried in vane to remove the white paint.I gave up on that but have decided that the back was too open so am weaving more into it with kitchen string.As far as I can tell I have two options one is to repaint it when Ive finished the weaving or to attempt to stain it all ......still havent made up my mind on that ;)
I found this clock? at my recycle center ...again 50c lets see what I can do with it ,,,,its about 1 1/2 inches high so quite large in scale ....so far I have cleaned up the seams where the rough metal was welded and painted a couple of coats of white over most of it .

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I am still here

things have been crazy around here lately and not much mini-ing going on ....just before christmas my cat  died :( she is buried in the back yard under her favorite tree.Then all the crazyness of christmas and new year.....but its time to get things moving again :)