Valentine Pins, Magnets and Hearts ofcourse!

     

     

It’s Valentine’s Day- and my most favorite day for making crafts!  The red hearts are little lapel pins that were super fun to make- just glued my favorite art angel face onto a paper scrap for the body, onto a little wood heart.  Gave it a coating of Glossy Accents and added a Swarovski crystal for the bling.  After gluing on a pin back, these little ladies were ready to be worn on the town.

The bird and nest ladies were my designs, glued onto larger heart wood blanks.  Added some strong magnets to the back and they were fun to hand out.

I also included some of my paper ladies that I used for Valentine cards.  I made them the same way that I did my Christmas tree labels.  Sticker paper is the best for making unique sticker visuals.  I like to seal my with spray acrylic to shine them up and give them some depth.

Beautiful Handmade Polymer Beads

Have a look at these gorgeous beads made by my very talented cousin, Janice!!!  They are exquisite and each one is unique and interesting.  She was kind enough to make them for me to use with my next set of mini art panels.  I am going to pair the beads with my images and see which look like they belong together.  I am so grateful as she sent me a bunch.  She makes many beautiful things like ornaments and cake toppers.  Look for them soon in my next set of Artful Box panels.

*Update- See Janice’s beads in action on my new art panels .

Art Beads

I found these lovely rubber coated beads that have such a sparkle to them that I wanted to add my own imagery on top by punching out some circles from other card designs.  I coated the images with Glossy Accents to give them some protection and a nice sheen.  The beads are double-sided and I can’t wait to string them, perhaps on a bracelet.  When I hold them in my hand they are like shiny little candies.

Soaring Blue Bird

Blue birdy flying over a color field in blue.  The background was made with collage and pastels that I smeared with my finger.  I love how the colors changed and bled when I painted them with matte medium.  Looks like watercolor but isn’t.