Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Frozen Fairy Barrett

RAexplorethepossibilities New Item for the Iced Resin/Relics and Artifacts contest! I love this Frozen Fairy baby! Just in time for winter! Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Here is my second entry for #RAExplorethePossibilities contest. This is a personal art journal. It measures 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 approx. Each page is a mini canvas you can create your own art work on, or use it to hold special memories close to your heart. I used a Relics and Artifacts face which I altered, and Ice Resin inside the little window I created. The front and back cover are made from copper.

Friday, September 23, 2016

King Neptune's Treasure

#RAExplorethePossibilities  This is my first submission for the challenge. I used the Relics and Artifacts face, Ice Enamels on the box as well as Iced Resin. "King Neptune's Treasure" I do have another piece that I am working on, but it's not finished yet!:)
I loved working on this box. The Iced Enamels has always been one of my favorite materials to use. Endless possibilities! I love how the Ice Resin makes it look like it just came out of the sea!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Reticulated Pendant

I love the different effect you get when you melt silver onto copper. It sort of looks like a moonscape! I fold formed this  piece of copper first, then hit it with the torch! I created the neckace out of steel wire ( my new favorite material to work with, although my hands get reaaally dirty after) forming, then smashing it with a hammer. The smashing part was very therapeutic;) I made the necklace rather long, but I sort of like it that way. Enjoy! Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


I learned out to use plaster wrap to create this 3D painting of poppies from the talented Donna Downey. I love getting my hands full of color when creating, the colors become a part of you. This was so fun, I think I will make more!

Sunday, September 11, 2016


I decided to experiment with copper wire and scrap silver today. I coiled up some copper wire, then I laid scrap silver over and heated it up with my torch. 
I kind of love how these came out!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Keeper of the Forest

An old rusty paint brush I had found deep in the woods. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to create. 
I used a resin piece from Relics and Artifacts, (which I altered) some moss covered twigs, some acorn hats and cheese cloth. Iced Enamels was used on the acorn hats, and I dyed a bit of cheese cloth with some walnut crystals for his hat. The handle of the brush I painted with burnt sienna acrylic paint, then went over it with white crackle medium. As you can see from the before picture, most of the mossy effect was already done for me by Mother Nature. 

I hope you enjoyed this little altered brush, please leave me comments below and let me know what you all think!