Thursday, February 14, 2019

Funtastic Friday #215

Hi everyone . Happy Valentine's Day . I hope you are enjoying the love in the air. Some people love Christmas but for me it's Valentine's Day. All the hearts and roses make me feel very happy. XOXO XO 

I'm putting out a request to anyone who would like to be a guest blogger on Coastal Bohemian. 
Your post should be something beachy or nautical related, maybe even a great place to eat or vacay along the coast. I'd like to make this an opportunity to get to know your business better and create some internet networking. Just reach out to me at coastalbohemian@gmail.com to start a conversation.
And now......


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FUNTASTIC FRIDAY 215 LINK PARTY

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slices of carrot bread stacked on a plate
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Super Easy Strawberry Sweet Rolls Recipe
Heidi's favorite - Super Easy Strawberry Sweet Rolls Recipe @ 5 Minutes for Mom
Love the crystals and geodes you're seeing in home decor, but not the price? Find out how to make faux crystals and five things to do with them here!
Michele's favorite - How To Make Faux Crystals @ Rain on A Tin Roof

Sherry's favorite - Mini Crochet Heart Pop - Free Crochet Pattern @ Thoresby Cottage
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With love and gratitude,

Michele












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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Collage Paper for #scrapbooking #artjournaling #mixedmedia #collagepaper

This is the final efforts of playing with collage to create my own paper for Artist Trading Cards and Art Journaling.


I had gathered some bits and pieces of leftover paper to start a collage page. I added some distressing to the torn edges and using white glue and glue sticks I continued to add to the design. I was scrolling through a link party when I found these beautiful roses and immediately added them with a quick fussy cut.

Find the roses and more printables here at https://www.pictureboxblue.com/botanical-rose-prints/




After my collage was complete I digitally added a digital stamp to the entire page.( I will try and find where I downloaded this digital stamp).  The results have me in a collage mania. 
Here's what I've been up to with other collage papers.



Fun stuff right? I think I'll be adding collage classes to the studio in March to see if anyone has an interest. 

In the meantime, more stuff you can't throw out!



With love and gratitude,

Michele












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I Am Always Enough




I'm posting this bracelet today because I want to help spread the "I Am Enough" Theme . The ever elusive thought that I AM ENOUGH. Why did it take me 50 years to figure out that that is the truth. 
I am enough. I made the choice to own me just the way I AM. 





This bracelet means so much to me. A year ago , I tried to run a class focusing on the teachings of Maria Peers. Check out this link below to change your thinking. 
 In the video, Marie discusses how she changed peoples lives by writing "I AM ENOUGH' in red lipstick on her patients mirrors as well as some other tactics. 

She goes on to explain that so much of our negativity is derived from feelings of not being enough. 

Seeing those words help the subconscious believe it's the truth. 

That's when I created the I AM Enough class. 

In my small way, I thought my students could remember to feel that way and so I would discuss Maria Peers and then we would do a meditation to clear out the old stuff and then we would art . 

We would ART- I AM ENOUGH.





My friends and I created  a Facebook page to celebrate I AM ALWAYS ENOUGH
Stop by and say it for me. We would love to hear you repeat it. 







Now this company is selling the bracelet and the necklace. Buy it here.


https://sanctuarygirl.com/productdetail/AB-IFS-IAM05/?u=TracyM&fbclid=IwAR3kSV0aIjS2kq8kX1_wsvK69YJT_Gn8Enbze3OgqoF5Dw5FwGcGsxlMI7g



With love and gratitude,

Michele











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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Faux Metal Hearts #iloverust #rustycrafts #vintage


Have you ever watched Mark Montano? He is a talent that is among other things, a Youtuber, a serious maker and he is often a source of inspiration for me.  Checkout the inspiration for these rusty hearts at Mark's Vlog.

Start with a cardboard heart approximately 6" high.


Next add some embellishments of old jewelry . In this case I have a mix of old jewelry and some old clay pieces. I used tacky glue to adhere my pieces.



Old piece of clay and jewelry parts.
This piece was actually made using  a silicone mold with caulking. Once the caulking dries you remove the casting and you have a flexible embellishment. I think Mark uses hot glue in his castings but either one will work out fine. I just happened to have this one around.
Mix up some brown acrylic paint with some saw dust. If you don't have any stop by Home Depot or Lowe's and collect some from their dropping. I keep a bottle of saw dust in the studio.

This becomes your base and the beginning of your rusty patina. 

After it dried, I added a bit of black India ink.I just spot applied it and added a spritz of water to get it running. (I find it works best working the liquid paint and ink from the top. )This will be another layer in the patina. Once you get the black ink running...btw you can use a liquid version of black paint by adding water to black acrylic paint, hold the heart up to allow the paint to drip down. Once it begins to pool at the bottom you can blot the excess with a paper towel.


 Do the same thing with an aqua paint. Blot as needed along the way. Take the liberty to add some dry brush aqua and or some aqua applied with the already damp paper towel. Let things dry between paint applications.

Repeat the process with an orange paint. I tend to use less of this but play with it. You can always go over it with the other colors to get the effect you want.

Use a small hole punch to create some holes to hang some wire .You ca twirl the flexible gauge wire around a pencil to get a twirly effect.



 I didn't have dark wire so I used red wired and painted it several coats with the brown paint. 

I had some keys I had been working on for a class and decided these would be perfect for the hearts and I gave them the faux patina effect also. 
Everything, including the keys, got a thin coat of Matte Gel. Actually, I did too thick of a coat on one piece and I could see the brush strokes. so go lightly, Holly.























Add a jump ring to the bottom to hang your embellishment .
Here it is among some goodies in the guest room . There's my mermaid wand at the top. 



Soon after I taught this technique to our Artist Trading Card Club . The next day I receive pics of their new rusty projects. #Iloverust #rustisgood #rust #rustycrafts #oldrustygoodness

Leave a comment below if you liked this project. If you have any questions leave them there too. 


With love and gratitude,

Michele












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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Funtastic Friday 214

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FUNTASTIC FRIDAY 214 LINK PARTY

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Burlap and Tulle Valentine Wreath @ The Mandatory Mooch
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Heidi’s favorite – Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes Recipe @ April Golightly
Michele’s favorite – How To Make Personalized Faux Birch Candles @ Fresh Vintage by Lisa S
Instant Pot Cherry Cheesecake
Donna’s favorite – Easy Instant Pot Cherry Cheesecake @ All Because She Saved
Sherry’s favorite – Basic C2C Throw Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern @ Eye Love Knots
Kristie’s favorite – Love Grows Here @ Coastal Bohemian
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  2. Family friendly posts only
  3. Old posts are welcome
  4. Comments are greatly appreciated
With love and gratitude,

Michele











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