July is winding down, so it’s time to do a little finishing up on a couple of things.
I haven’t participated in several months, maybe more…
either the art didn’t particularly inspire me or a time crunch.
This month, I was determined to push through this challenge.
That’s what makes it a challenge, right? Here is the inspiration painting.
The Little Mermaid, 1911 by Edmund Delac
Pencil, pen, black ink, and watercolor with scratching out on paper
And here’s my necklace, with a poly clay pendant with a glass cabochon
I had made for a Sally Russick cab challenge that I never used.
The glass pebble is backed with a scrap of Japanese rice paper.
I then encased the pebble in textured polymer clay.
After the first baking, the piece was painted with a mixture of alcohol inks and glaze.
Baked again, and varnished.
Next two quickies are for my monthly Pinterest Pin challenge…
I’m trying to go ahead and make some of the things that I pin, for heaven’s sake!
Crafty Me made this hanging tea light/ flower vase
from a too-cute mason jar with handle…Dollar Store score!!
(Think I heading back there tomorrow, because I decided I really, really need
more of these for summer drinks. Don’t you?)
Some beads, 18 gauge aluminum wire from the hardware store,
and baker’s twine is all I needed.
And the Foodie Me…made this fancy looking appetizer last week.
Well, not these particular ones, because I forgot to take photos.
However, I can attest to the fact that they were easy and delicious…
and impressive to guests.
Cut thick slices of a French baguette, straight across on end, slanted on the other.
Pull about some of the soft innards.
Spoon in whatever tasty dip and top with whatever veggies you like.
I made some with spicy red pepper hummus and some with a cream cheese Ranch dip.