Saturday, May 26, 2007

Scary to Lovely Luggage

I have some very scary luggage from years ago when my crazy friend Darsee and I were decoupaging everything in sight. The photo shoot for the book that we were writing on decoupage was a hoot, with me dressed in vintage clothing and standing on the railroad tracks looking longingly for someone special to arrive on an imaginary train. Pretty funny now, huh? *giggle*

The book "Distinctive Decoupage" was written by the two of us while I was co-hosting on the Aleene's Creative Living show. We decoupaged luggage, frames, trunks, a vinyl chair, lampshades, boxes, glass table tops, and even ceramic pillars!

Well, I took that old luggage and made it new again. First of all, I had to start with covering up all of the old paint and photos from the first makeover. Gesso to the rescue! It was perfect for major coverage and it gave me a blank canvas. The next step was to spray paint it all white. Now I was ready to decoupage and pick my paper. I have some fabulous new paper from EK Success that is to die for. So I used it for my decoupage and it turned out soooo pretty. I am going to use the new luggage to organize and store craft supplies in my studio. I'm lovin' how fresh and sweet it looks.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fake Cake

Spring always makes me think of pretty little cakes and parties. And to make it last forever, I made a three-tiered fake cake! All you need are three sizes of styro circles, stack them up, and cover them with dried flowers like I did, or you can use silk flowers if you prefer. The tiny little dried rosebuds are so sweet. And I didn't heat up my kitchen, only my trusty glue gun!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there. Relax, have fun, and enjoy your families.