Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ornaments, Plaques and Pins

Last year I collected slate removed for renovations on the roof at my historic church in downtown. Depending on the size and weight of the pieces, I made them into pins, tree decorations or plaques that could be hung on the wall or set on a small easel. It was a popular gift item in my studio/shop.

I still have some left, so I am back at it again this year. Almost all of them start with a print from one of my handmade blocks in white acrylic paint. Then I begin adding color. You may recognize the biggest one as the cheese tree and mice block print that I used for my new cards two posts ago. I'll add ribbon to the ornaments, pin backs to the pins and leather thongs to the plaques (or saw tooth hangers.) I usually have to borrow a drill with a masonry bit from a buddy, but I may have to invest in my own this year. I think I wore out my welcome last year!!

Howdy to my newest followers. Thanks so much for joining me on my artistic rambles.

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