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Meet Clarabelle

Welcome to the creation of Clarabelle.

Using Metal Effects Paint by Modern Masters, this is how she came to be …

First, I primed with Metal Effects Primer and let completely dry, then primed again (per the directions).



Although I liked her this way, I wanted to continue with the entire patina process, so I painted a mix of both Copper and Bronze Reactive Metalic Paint and let dry.



Then another coat.



Before the second coat had completely dried, I sprayed with both Green and Blue Patina Aging Solution, and watched the magic begin.



Before she was completely dry, I took a wet sponge and blotted certain areas that I didn’t want completely patinaed. And more magic occured during the final drying stage.




And a finally dried Clarabelle.


Clarabelle without her necklace I made a little later.


And with …




I barely had her finished before she sold to a good home.

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B

By |February 27th, 2015|Tutorial|0 Comments

Bessie’s Necklace

Its been very chilly in the shop lately, so in order to continue crafting, I had to use my old standby, the kitchen table.  I’d really like to redo her, but that’s going to have to wait for a bit yet.  Anyhow, here we go.  I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and purchased 8 Boxwood Bushes which were 50% off that day (yeah me).

Boxwood Bush

When I got around to working on the wreath, the first thing I did was to cut each stem off the bush and get that out of the way.

Boxwood Bush

Next, I bunched them up to the top, and cut a couple of inches off each one.

Bunched Boxwood

Cut Stems

After a couple of the bushes were completed, I had a brain-storm.  Why not just bunch each individual stem up to the top, THEN cut it to the appropriate size? Imagine that?  Looks the same to me, and sure does save on the old hands having to cut the stems twice.

Cut Boxwood

Now for the fun part of designing.


A few different poses while I worked around the wreath

And the finished necklace.  It took me about an hour to get the stems ready for the wreath, and about the same time to fill in and finish the wreath.

Boxwood Wreath

Smokey decided he wanted to get in on the fun as well.


And the finished wreath on Bessie.


What do you think?

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B.


By |February 9th, 2015|Tutorial|0 Comments

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