Pillow Makeover……



Here is a fun project, make-over a throw pillow

you might have laying around the house.

You will need the following items:


Black, Copper  & Turquoise acrylic paints (or your choice)

Templates made out of paper,  shrink plastic or Mylar

Sea sponge

Super 77 Spray adhesive

Paper plate


Super glue

First, cut out template and spray the back lightly

with Super 77 Spray adhesive.

Then press  sticky side down on pillow.

Squeeze Black acrylic paint on to a paper plate.

Using the sea sponge dab the plate to pick up some

of the paint, dab all around the template edges

and outward as well.

Wash the sponge and repeat with Copper and Turquoise paints.

Speed dry the painted area before removing the template with

a hair dryer,  or a heat tool if the template is paper.

Remove template. Add beads with super glue.




New ArtSeeds Class…..


Here is the newest class, Veggie Leather cut- outs using Accu-Cut Dies. They are painted with Acrylics. The faces are Polymer Clay. The foam I used is 6mm.

New Class at ArtSeeds….


Here is the latest class at ArtSeeds, A Polymer Clay “Ladder” cuff bracelet. Made with Premo Clay, beads and Perfect Pearls.



Beaded Aponyo Stylus for iPad….


I bought the Aponyo Stylus for the iPad Art class Jessica is teaching. I knew there was no loop on the top to attach beads so created one with polymer clay. I can’t really retract the bottom but don’t really care because I don’t want to accidentally scratch the screen if it was closed.
It really does glide beautifully. The other stylus’s aren’t bad, but there is a different feel with the fabric tip…..

iPad Stylus…….


Now that you have painted your iPad case….you’ve got to paint and bead your Stylus!


Paint your ipad cover…..


Of course nothing can go unstamped or painted in my studio….

This is the front of the ipad cover……

And this is the back.


This is how it looks standing up from the back side.

I sponge painted gold & copper paints all over both sides and then drew an outline of the butterfly on the front of the case.  Using small paint brushes I painted in the details on the butterfly. Then came back and painted black to bring out the details.


Awesome Paper Art!


Thought you all might enjoy this paper Artist’s work!

By paper artist Calvin Nicholls.
There is nothing simple or ordinary about his paper art. Where we would simply use a piece of paper and a pair of scissors, Calvin uses everything you could possibly think of to carve, cut and rip perfect details onto his creations. The motifs are all wildlife, and that must be one of the hardest categories of things to make with paper since there are sometimes impossible details on animals. These details are amazing, and I can’t even fathom the time it must have taken to create these masterpieces of art.




Clever gift……



This is an AWESOME idea for Needle workers who thought they had everything!


Veggie Leather “Painting”……



Here is a “painting” created from lots of pieces of 6mm foam and acrylic paints.




Collage Cards…



Here are some Collage Cards using hand made papers. I love the look of torn papers. Also used Frozen Opals and Foil Filaments. The Batik papers were made using Adirondack inks and copy machine paper.