Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Set Sail

A collection of nautical items neatly arranged into a treasury list by DPD Designs. That handsome sailboat key fob is mine :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday Welcome: Painted Mosaics

Each week I'm using Etsy's Pounce feature in order to discover new items "from undiscovered shops waiting for their first sale" as the Etsy site states. This week's welcome is extended to Painted Mosaics in Greenville, South Carolina. Each 10" wooden letter takes hours to complete. Using acrylic paints in different layers allows this artist to create textured "3D" designs on these wooden letters. Here is her description of the process:
"My designs were painted in the style of mosaics. I painted little "tiles" and little "grout" lines. For each letter, I build up the flat "tiles" by applying several layers of Crystal Lacquer to just the "tiles", using tiny brushes and sometimes a magnifying glass. I leave the "grout" lines flat. This is how I create a cool, shiny texture that you can see and FEEL".
Display just one or spell out a name or word~ either way, you'll make a statement!