Some of my newest work. Animals eating special occasion cakes.
Coloring has always been something I’ve enjoyed. It’s calming and it helps focus my thoughts. The escape that others experience when reading, I experience from coloring. I have posted free downloadable coloring pages on here, but I thought why not create some to sell?
Little Grey Pages is the name of my new Etsy store, selling coloring pages. Etsy is a fun website to browse and an easy store to use for listing items like art and crafts. I’ve enjoyed buying Christmas gifts from the vendors on Etsy. I enjoy knowing that my money is going directly into someone’s pocket, in exchange for an item they made, just for me. It really is a nice shopping experience.
It seems as though every creative project I do anymore, is for my wedding. I’ve been cutting out paper birds for a mural, cutting out squirrel place cards like these, sewing centerpieces for the tables, and punching out leaf confetti, from the bagful of leftover paper scraps, with my Martha leaf punches.
I needed a guest book, but the thought of buying a satiny white book from Hallmark made me not so happy. So I looked around on Etsy and found something called a thumbprint tree. Easy! Here’s the one I made:
Me and Jeremy put our prints on it, so people would know what to do, and not be scared of messing up a fresh drawing. When it’s finished it’s going on our wall!
I’m getting married in October and we’re having a harvest/farm/Halloween theme. I’m making my own cake and I wanted little animals and jack-o-lanterns on one of the tiers. I could’ve used marzipan but I wanted to be able to keep them around after the day was over, and I wanted them to be more sturdy, so I made them out of polymer clay.
I used Sculpey III, some clay tools from my intro ceramics class, (it’s always good to keep stuff around) and some interchangeable screwdriver tips.
There’s a rabbit too… I missed him somehow in the pictures. They were really fun to make and they turned out really well. I just need to varnish them up with some gloss acrylic medium and they’ll be ready to go.