Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mirror Wall ReDesign

If you have a wall of mirrors that you don't love but love how the mirrors expand a small space and add reflected light here is a project that addresses the problem. With the help of a talented carpenter and faux painter I had this series of arches installed OVER the mirrors. We used 1/2 inch MDF and different molding pieces applied with construction adhesive to achieve the arches. Then decorative plaster was applied and some of the finer detail was etched in the wet plaster. After drying the entire installation was base coated with latex paint and antiqued.
I am linking to Addicted 2 Decorating

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Edwardian Lady

Perfect for an Art Project. Print her up in Black & White and then hand color with pastels, colored pencils or water colors. She would look picture perfect for a collage too.

Apiary in B&W

Here is another Apiary in Black & White for all of you that love Bees and Bee paraphernalia. Imagine a cluster of Pillows with this being larger and small Bee pillows around it on a bed or sofa.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

ReCycled Pumpkin

I found one of my tableclothes came back from an event with a stain that would not come out. I have had it ready for a project in the ReCycle pile for over a year. I took part of it for this project and dyed it orange and created this fun Autumn pumpkin. I cut a piece of grape vine that I saved from spring pruning for the stem and a little moss and a left over leaf from a faux flower that I used the bloom in an arrangement. I always keep the left over leaves to stick on other projects.

I like how it looks on this wrought iron candlestick. A bunch would like great in an old basket.

You can see this and other Autumn decor @ The Design Haus.
I am linking this to Under the Table and Dreaming and The Shabby Creek Cottage.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fleur de Lis Crest with Crown

Perfect for a paper or fabric project. Very Vintage French.

More Crowns

I found a whole file full of crowns and wanted to share 2 more. I really like the crown and crossed swords image. This would make a perfect header for a regal document.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

French Crown

I found the Fantastique French Crown, Fleur de Lis and all. I see a pillow project soon.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Queen Bee

I found this image and had to share. It is so cute with the Queen Bee and the Worker Bees.

Victorian Corsets

I found some pretty Victorian Corset images in the Costume Research Files. Perfect for collaging or other art projects.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bee Container

I fell in love with this Bee image I found @ The Graphics Fairy. I upcycled a wood container I found in the trash at a local florist, it was missing a foot and was a hideous green. I added a wood ball for the foot, painted the container black and white, then using the transfer method I added the image. I wanted everyone to see the container before adding the floral element.

I am linking this to The Graphics Fairy and The Shabby Creek Cottage.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Vintage Costume Images

Here are a couple of fun vintage costumes that would be great for a Steampunk project.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fall Floral Instant Art

I found this great pair of Fall Florals. They would be perfect for a set of vintage frames or for greeting cards.

I love the soft, subdued colors. These would look fabulous with wood tones, black or cream. If you are a fan of Cottage Chic these would be a perfect fall addition.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Vintage Floral with Bee

Love this vintage Floral, especially because of the Bee. This would make a great part of a collage for a greeting card. Or just print and frame.

MidSummer Vintage Art

This is from my Shakespeare Research Folio. Great Vintage Instant Art.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lily Botanical Instant Art

I thought some pretty flowers would be a welcome sight after all this heat. The grass here in St Louis is brown and the trees are dropping leaves. We have had the 4th hottest July on record. If I can't have the real thing than I might as well have a vintage print!

Butterfly Instant Art

Sorry for the long delay, been so busy getting the Reno House staged. Sale sign went up and I have time to work on art projects again. Here are 2 wonderful Butterfly images. Great for framing or using for crafts. Maybe try the Butterfly Clip Project!