I get ridiculously excited when Halloween comes around. Of course I love the costumes and the skulls everywhere and old ladies dressing like Elvira, but what I really love is candy corn. I specifically love indian corn, the ones with the brown butts, but any candy corn will do. So, for this most corny of holidays, I’m offering a candy corn stuffy/feltie pattern. You can use the pattern to make boring candy corn or you can use the pattern to make yourself a pair of party-goers, a devil and an angel. Maybe they can sit on your shoulder and whisper virtues and vices into your ears! [Read more…]
Howdy and welcome to the first ever WIP Wednesday, a chance to get a sneak peek at what’s getting worked up in wonderstrange studios and mad scientist laboratories!
Firstly and excitingly, Ann is TEACHING A WORKSHOP!! She’s hard at work finishing up the final details, but it starts September 19th, and you’ll learn to make fabulous pieces of assemblage art! For more information and to register, click here!
Cindy is in Halloween mode and is painting creepy cards. They’ll be in her shop soon, but here’s some sneaky peeking:
Nanner is playing Dr. Frankenstein this week, check out the picture below – stay tuned for their electrifying appearance in her shop!
I’m working on articles for the upcoming Art Trader magazine, but in the meantime I’ve been drowning in paper beads!
I LOVE to snoop and see what people are up to (and what they’ve bought me for Christmas), so we’ll try to post something every week!
Once upon a time there was a princess with a dream. She dreamed of wearing nothing but custom T-shirts, constantly adorned with odd designs and sarcastic proclamations. In order to make this dream come true, our fair princess priced a complete screen printing setup and nearly fell into a 50-year swoon at the price. It was pretty steep even on a princess’s salary. She went through a period of making stencils for her shirts with freezer paper and an X-Acto knife and ended up with awesome shirts with a side of carpal tunnel. Finally, she made a wish on a magic frog (or maybe Google), learned of Mod Podge screen printing, and lived happily ever after. [Read more…]
Everyone knows someone who loves Alice. Go Ask Alice, she’ll tell you, 10 feet tall or not.
Vague references to psychedelic 60s rock aside, everyone really does know someone who wants to live in Wonderland. I, myself, want to live in Wonderland, but I still know at least 10 people who would undoubtedly sell a kidney to join me. As this week’s Christmas in July offering, we’ll make 4 x 4 Eat Me/Drink Me art pieces and create a bizarre ledge to display them! [Read more…]
I don’t know what it is about the mating habits of T-shirts, but they seem to multiply faster than rabbits. Possibly even faster than bacteria. I could abandon my relatively comfortable life and embark on a quest to educate the humble T-shirt on various methods of contraception, but instead I’m going to cut them up and do a three-part series of upcycling tutorials. Way easier and probably way less awkward.
In this painting demo, I’ll show you how to use watercolors and acrylics to create something sort of like this beet-crowned Spindly.
Whether you’re staying up until midnight February 13th filling out last-minute cards for your second grader’s Valentine’s Day party or dropping anonymous love notes on your coworkers’ desks, we’ve got you covered! [Read more…]