Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cabin Fever!!

I have been snowed in my house for a week and it isn't looking good for my sanity.  I have been in a competition with the laundry gods and actually winning.
I did make a couple of things for my sewing room with some graphics from The Graphics Fairy.  dressform wallart
dressform lampshade
The wall art is a canvas that I layered with pages from an old phone book and Gesso (Gesso helps the  paint from soaking into the support) and then printed off the graphics on tissue paper using the “fast draft” setting on my printer so the ink wouldn’t be heavy on the tissue paper and bleed, then I  mod podged  them to the canvas.  I painted around the dress forms then and added some flowers that I made from an old sweater.  
I wish I would have taken a picture of the lamp shade before because it was uuuglyyyyy.   I did the same thing with the lamp shade as I did with the canvas using the phone book pages and Gesso (I liked the texture that the pages and Gesso gave the lamp shade).  I printed the graphics out on tissue paper on the “fast draft” setting on my printer and mod podged the graphics on to the lampshade and glued black ribbon to the top and bottom of the shade. 
I just got the call we will be out of school tomorrow so wish me luck with the laundry gods.

Here are the places I've linked to

The Graphics Fairy

Keeping It Simple


  1. Smart idea! Nice way to dress up your shade for the sewing room. Hope you will stop by for a visit.

  2. Love it! It'd look great in my craft room. Thanks for the instructions. I never realized that you could print on tissue paper.

  3. This is wonderful. I hear you about having cabin fever. Your creation is lovely and I just love dress forms. Very inspiring.


  4. Some lovely art work is coming out of these snow storm days! Great job!

  5. Love what you've done! Thanks for stopping by my place, I'm thrilled that you did because now I have found you! We are kindred spirits, as I would rather be playing in the dirt than to be inside, just how long is winter going to last? haha... I am now a follower and I put you up on my place so I can keep track of you, so nice to meet you!

  6. Get ready! We are about to have another blast of winter!

    I have just become you friend and follower and hope you might consider same.

  7. Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I think all these snow storm days are hard on us people that need to be doing something outside.

  8. Jeana, you keeping warm? At least all the snow here in OK is good for the ground we will be planting in later. :) Think positive thoughts! Your canvas and lamp shade are beautiful!! Thank you so much for linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S., your ideas are inspiring. Be sure and link back up on Sunday.

  9. Such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing it!

  10. Are you ready for spring yet? Can you believe how much snow we have got in the last two weeks. The schools have been out for 3 days now, unbelievable. Well when you dig out of the snow, please stop by my blog, I have nominated you for some fun awards. :) Keep warm!