Now out! You can now grace your projects with these new mustache beauties from my Neon Lights Barber Shop set 2. The previous set is now featured in my personal web site. K_T's illustrations. Just go to the menus located on the right side and scroll down a bit past the "Beacon Box" or Twitter feed. There you go. 👍😊
New to the scene, but actually finished a few months ago, Neon Lights Barber Shop set 1. Now available. I thought I make a non food theme this time but something for the guys. Basically its all images and things you would use in a barber shop but in my neon lights set theme. More sets to be introduced and shown soon. Hopefully I can make a lady's version soon as well.
New this fall. A fall wreath I finished making last year or was that the year before. Oh well but I never got around to show it off yet until now. I actually started it earlier then that, but didn't have all the material gathered. I stared by harvesting a few grape vines in the fall since we have an abundant supply of grape vines that no longer have to support grapes. Why should I have to purchase a grape vine if I can make one after all. Then I slowly bound them one vine at a time with regular non coloured twine till a round wreath was formed. It was easier then struggling just binding them at once. Of course I had to place it aside till I had the right things to decorate with. But at the time I wasn't sure what that would be, but I know it had to say autumn to me. Eventually I settled on decorating it with leaves but I really didn't wanna use real leaves. I knew that I wanted it to last more then just two years. So I ended up purchasing some really lovely artificial leaves I saw at the dollar store. They were just a simple bunch of plastic leaves fastened to a wire branch. I took a few of them apart and glued them on with some hot glue. Then I placed a few fake plastic berries onto the wreath I found on my walk that I chucked in to my junk box earlier. Its amazing what you can forage for on a walk even if its just a piece of discarded trash. Human nature provides. 😉 Since we have lots of snails on our property I had to place a few of those lovely snail shells all around the wreath too. No live snail was harmed in the making of my seasonal term. All were vacated anyhow. To finish off the wreath I applied a nice clear acrylic varnish to really enhance the shells and it really protects quite well too. So here it its a lovely one of a kind fall wreath to grace a front door and make people happy. 😊
If you're ever in a pinch for large amounts of glue like I was last year, you may wanna make your own and bonus it won't cost you an arm and a leg unnecessarily. Its also a pretty great paper and wood glue too. Even works on Styrofoam. I used it to make cardboard and foam sandwiches. No I didn't make a tasty sandwich, but a pretty useful light box I will show in another post. Instructions can be found here. There are several recipes in here but just scroll down for the white glue recipe. Oh another bonus is that you can make it as thin or as think as you would like.
Please note that if you decide to store the glue in a jar, make sure you air it out if it stinks. Unlike me I was too lazy to air out this jar which formally contained sauerkraut, which made the glue smell rancid. 😝To get rancid smell out just put a spoon full of coffee grinds in for a few days or as long as you need so it won't smell stinky. 🐷The jar not the glue. 😉
Sadly Fall is already here. 👎😔Only a few more months until SPRING! YAY! 😍 Anyways here is the Sign Man set 5, the non gradient version. A bit sidetracked because of other activities but now posted none the less. But then there was a renovation at one of the places I release at too soooo.... Here we go.
Yet another late display and share. Its a St Patrick's day card I "homemade" for a friend, about last year. Simply made it quick and I had about lots of odds and ends lying around and I thought why not. So I made it with some scrap water colour paper, a few fake gems, some acrylic paint some other cardboard, some card stock and some coloured paper. Oh yeah I used a nice gold marker for some of the lettering. I guess I even used a bit of coloured pencils in which I forgot to mention in the description at my personal website. Oh well. Oh did I mention the big clover with the gems springs out at you? Well it does, cause I made a mini springy thing so that it kind of pops out at you. A neat little surprise for your eyes. 😊