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Stained Glass Mosaic Art -
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Thanks for dropping by. Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

New ArtFire Mosiac Collection....

Honored to be included in this gorgeous ArtFire Collection today!


Thanks for including me! Stop by and check out the the curator's awesome studio "Neck Stlyes"
~ Beautiful Handcrafted Limited Edition Infinity Scarves...
      http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/neckStyles


Friday, January 13, 2012

New Mosaic Pendants

Valentine's Day is coming soon, so I wanted to create something special, not just for that day - but for any day!
I love pink and red...so I collected all that I could find in my supplies and created three new Mosaic Pendants (plus a couple more just for me to wear) and a picture frame that has not been grouted yet.
My Etsy and Artfire Shops are having a SALE for the month of January.  Save 15%!



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January and All it's Splendor!

A new ArtFire Collection that my Mosaic Art has been featured in.....




A special Thanks to Hopes and Dreams Studio on ArtFire for creating this and including my work!
Stop by and visit her Handmade Gift Shop here....
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/HopesandDreamsStudio


Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Purple Perfection....

A pretty purple Treasury created by Joan from All Things Tangled on Etsy.

Please visit her shop for Beautiful Handmade Crocheted Clothing, Scarves and more!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AllThingsTangled?ref=pr_shop_more



Have a great day!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Salt Dough Ornaments

These salt dough ornaments were so easy and fun to make...what a great afternoon!


I am a bit late with this post, but I thought better now than later!


Here are some photos...



















We used pretty ribbon and yarn to hang the ornaments.  Some of them received a coating of glitter, which my girls loved!  When they were dry, I sprayed a light coating of polyurethane to seal on the front and backs. They really looked great!  Wish I would have taken more pictures, lol!


Ingredients:


1 cup salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup luke warm water


Directions:


1. In a large bowl mix salt and flour.


2. Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.


3. With your hands form a ball with your dough and kneed it for at least 5 minutes. The longer you kneed your dough the smoother it will be.


*** Store your salt dough in a air tight container and you will be able to use it for days.


*** You can paint your creations with acrylic paints and seal with varnish or polyurethane spray.


You can let your salt dough creations air dry, however salt dough can also be dried in the oven. Bake at 200 F until your creation is dry. The amount of time needed to bake your creations depends on size and thickness; thin flat ornaments may only take 45-60 minutes, thicker creations can take 2-3 hours or more. You can increase your oven temperature to 350 F, your dough will dry faster but it may also brown, which won't matter if you are painting your entire creation (you can also cover your dough in the oven before it turns brown).


There are a few options to color your salt dough: 1. Add powdered tempera paint to your flour, 2. add food coloring or paint to the water before you mix it with the salt/flour, or 3. add natural coloring like instant coffee, cocoa, or curry powder.