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Monday, October 22, 2012

Artist Trading Card Notes

  Had a bunch of ATC's left from series' of trades I did, so decided to mount them on cardstock to use as notecards/greeting cards.. like mini pieces of  art. They're removable so can be matted and framed. Here are a few:                                     

"Guardian of the Tea Tree"

"It's What You See..."














"Egyptian Dreams"

"Heart, Soul, Spirit..."


Wine Totes/Mattress caddy


Tea Wallets



Love making the tea wallets. They take hardly any time and are so cute!
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Pit Beads

"Art in My Garbage" is a favorite theme I deamed up.
All that "stuff" in the trash-bin surely has another life as an "art supply" - Yesterday the discovery was date pits ;-D
They scrub up well, have a nice rustic, "woody" look and make great beads when drilled with a fine dremel bit. Have also just discovered "sea beans", along with the lovely shells on the Texas beaches. The teeniest bit of baby oil shines them up nice. Avocados, apple seeds, prune pits, etc. can all be used as well. http://www.beachbeans.com/bean_descriptions.html