Posts Tagged ‘Monday

14
Jul
11

Black and White Canes- Atomic age influences part 2

From the Kibster Vintage shop on Etsy, vintage Atomic Bowls

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kibster

This is continued from the Black and white canes, part 1 is here: http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/07/black-and-white-canes-atomic-age.html

You will need:

Black Cernit 1- 2.2 ounce block

Opaque White Cernit 1-2.2ounce block

Porcelain White Cernit large block (Just says White, not Opaque white)

Clay blade SB

Clay Machine

Ruler

Mix the black and the opaque white with equal amounts of the porcelain white until it is one color. You do not have to do this but I like the consistency of the Porcelain white and it keeps my colors soft and pliable. If your porcelain white is not soft this will not work.

All links above lead to my hubby’s store www.clayfactory.net

as always, thank you so much for looking. We both appreciate you immensely.

11. Take the 6″x 1″ strip and trim all of the edges so they are straight. if you already did this, yay!

12. Lay the strip on top of a white sheet that has been rolled out on the 4th thickest setting in the clay machine.

Trim the white sheet to the top, the bottom, right side and the left side of the black sheet.

13. Lay the black and the white strip on top of the extra white sheet.

14. Now trim the bottom white sheet to match the one you have laid on top of it.

15. It will look like this.

16. Roll a coil of black that is 3/16″ in diameter and the length of the stacked sheet you just made or 6″ long.

17. Place the coil of black on one end of the stacked sheet.

18. Roll out some more white on the 4th thickest setting in the clay machine. It will need to be at least 6″ long by 2 1/2″ wide.

Place the stacked sheet and coil on top of the sheet of white.

19. Trim off the left edge of the sheet to match the stacked on and the coil.

Trim the top and the bottom to match the top and the bottom of the stacked sheet and coil and fold the sheet and the stacked one and coil over to the right on the new sheet of white. You will be covering the stacked sheet and the coil.

20. It will look like this.

21. With a knitting needle or pointed tool run it down the length of the sheet where the coil is. Do not press very hard, just push the clay in there. Do both sides of the new covered stack.

22. It will look like this.

23. Cover the whole thing with another sheet of white clay that is rolled out on the thickest setting.

24. It will look like this.

Very nice job.

Stay tuned for part 3…

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11
Jul
11

Black and White Canes- Atomic age influences part 1

I found this beauty at No Pattern Required a great blog written by Retro Ruthhttp://www.nopatternrequired.com/?p=12883

I thought I would start another cane series while I had some spare time ;-D and I thought that playing in black and white would be great fun for me and hopefully you will enjoy it too!

I love black and white, simple, clean, and only two colors to purchase.

I am fascinated by the Atomic age designs in the 50’s. You can find examples by searching “atomic prints fabric” in google images, fun stuff, reminds me of the Jetson’s. They first aired on TV in 1962.

You can find some great examples of mid-century wall paper designs here http://www.nopatternrequired.com/?p=12883

I spent just a little time in this blog with all of their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s stuff and I feel better. A walk down memory lane for me. What a Blast.

Mind you, I disliked this stuff very much as a kid growing up with it, but I feel comfort in it now and miss it a little.

This reminds me of security, not having to worry, and black and white TV! It is like “comfort designs” instead of “comfort food” ;-D

You will need:

Black Cernit 1- 2.2 ounce block

Opaque White Cernit 1-2.2ounce block

Porcelain White Cernit large block (Just says White, not Opaque white)

Clay blade SB

Clay Machine

Ruler

Mix the black and the opaque white with equal amounts of the porcelain white until it is one color. You do not have to do this but I like the consistency of the Porcelain white and it keeps my colors soft and pliable. If your porcelain white is not soft this will not work.

All links above lead to my hubby’s store www.clayfactory.net

as always, thank you so much for looking. We both appreciate you immensely.

1. Roll out the black on the 3rd thickest setting in the clay machine and cut two strips 1″ wide by 4″ long and one 1″ wide by 6″ long.

2. Put aside the 6″ long strip for a bit and roll out some of the Opaque white on the 4th thickest setting. Make the sheet of white at least 8 1/2″ long.

Place the black strip on the white clay.

3.Trim the white clay on the left and the right side of the black strip and then trim the bottom edge. Fold the black and the white section over on the white sheet.

4. Trim around the black strip again and cut off the end too. Your strip will be covered like this.

5. Tuck the end that is covered with white (the end that I am holding in the picture above) in and roll up the strip like a cinnamon roll.

6. Like this.

7. Press the outside edge that is white to the coil.

8. Pinch a little waist in the middle of the coil(cane) by placing the thumb and forefinger of one hand in the north and south position on the cane (coil) and the thumb and forefinger of the other hand in the east and west position of the coil/cane. Push together on all sides at once and rotate the coil/cane up and to the right or left a little(which ever feels right to you). Pinch again and continue rotating and moving up the cane till you get to the end. Turn the cane/coil over and starting the middle work your way up the other end of the coil.

9. When you have reduced the cane/coil to half the size roll on the work surface to smooth and lengthen while extending. Roll out to about 6″ in length, roll down to about 3/8″ in diameter.

Cut the coil/cane in half.

10. Trim off the other end till the distortion is gone.

You will need 2″ for the cane we are going to make.

Put the rest of the cane/coil aside for later use.

Stay tuned for part 2…

Happy Monday.

24
Jan
11

Monday Updates- I have opened another Etsy store

 

http://thehoarderscloset.etsy.com

 

 

I have opened another Etsy store.

I am not crazy enough. ;-D

Please come take a look. Click on the banner or the link.

Thank you so much for looking.

Happy Monday, blessings all over you all.

Start the week believing miracles can happen and then go out and look for them.

You are perfect.

18
Oct
10

Monday Updates- Happy Monday

Happy Monday to you all.

Welcome to all my new followers. Blessings all over you all.

I am honored to have you here.

Congratulations to the Rune set winner Silver Moon!

Thank you Mrs. B for a fabulous 31 days of Halloween so far!

If any of you haven’t been there yet, her link is on the right of my blog.

I have to take Madi to the Doctors today, well baby stuff. So no post!

I will be back soon though.

Have a wonderful Monday all of you, enjoy the fall… or the spring if you are on the south side of the equator.

It has been chilly and drizzly here. So nice though and wet.

Probably be 90 in December. LOL!

Tomorrow I pick the winner for the bat necklace. If you haven’t entered yet, enter here.

http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2010/10/mrs-b-is-having-giveaway-and-one-of.html

Comment on that post! 

I got featured in a couple new Treasuries if you would like to check it out.

Check out all the ghostly goodies and my newest snapshot bead.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbb52c0dad56d919657c6fa/boo-who

and

Some Slightly spooky goodies

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cb8d9ed56068eef7fac3d6b/slightly-spooky-but-very-sweet?index=1

And this orange and black beauty

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbc4d3656068eef5482e66b/halloween-are-you-ready

And another Treasury of the sacred

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cbdf464b2926d91badb9e78/sacred

TTFN my pretties,

Marie

11
Oct
10

Malissa’s Skully giveaway!

I am tired and sleeping for the week ;-O, so a small post from my esteemed colleagues the Magical Holiday Artists of Etsy. Do not comment there.

My fellow Magical Holiday artist Malissa from Sleepy Hollow Folk Art is having a giveaway “My Halloween Giveaway”

Hurry it is over soon. Say Hello to Malissa and then check out her sisters blog, she is having a giveaway also.

Happy Monday everyone, may you have a magical week.

29
Mar
10

Monday Updates 2

*UPDATED AGAIN *

Flor Larios is having a give away! http://www.florlariosart.com/2010/03/it-is-time-for-giveaway.html

 “I will be giving a custom made wood block!!! You can choose your favorite image. Isn’t that cool?I will be announcing the winner April 8th.”

Thank you Flor, I love your art! Top right hand corner is the one I want!

 

Marzel is having a couple of giveaways at the Play of Light and Shadow http://theplayoflightandshadow.blogspot.com/

Day of the dead panties (you know you need these!)

and the Easter giveaway is for a pair of Jack Skellington Briefs size 14-18. (just as cool)

The are other very cool things in both these giveaways.

Way to go Marzel, both awesome giveaways.

 

Jaz at October Farm’s dog Teddy is having a giveaway.

A cut glass divided dish and a cute pressed glass oval dish.

There is also a recipe for some awesome pasta!

Thank you Jaz for being such a generous human and thank you Teddy for having such great taste.

*UPDATE*

Ends on the 31st, hurry!!!

Mrs.B is having a giveaway sponsored by Moonstone Jewelry. Here is what I want.

“But I definitely found the ring that was just perfect for me. Aaaaaand, Moonstone Jewelry was kind enough to sponsor a giveaway for this week! The winner of this giveaway will get either their choice of any item that is $50 or less OR a coupon code for $50 off any item! Here’s what you need to do to enter:

Read more: http://silvermoonwitch.blogspot.com/2010/03/moonstone-jewelry-review-and-giveaway.html#ixzz0jbm42t1R

**UPDATED**

 

Pattee at Odd-dolls http://odd-dolls.blogspot.com/  is having a giveaway too and I almost missed it. I can not believe it. You have to hurry, she is picking the winner tomorrow 03/31/10

Get a move on.   

“Mitsty is a jointed doll and sort of primitive. She has vintage lace and vintage flower (and one that I made myself)…. So please join in this giveaway…”

 

 

 

Do not forget to visit last week’s update, some of those giveaways may still be going on. http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2010/03/monday-updates.html

 Also come back to this post through out the week because I do updates, if there are any!

As always, if I missed your giveaway and I follow you, I did not mean to. Let me know and I will post it for you!

22
Mar
10

Monday updates

I have some stuff to share, These are some of my blog buddies that are having giveaways on their blogs. Thought I would let you know so you do not miss them. If I missed anyone let me know and I will add you. At this point I am sooooooooooooo far behind. With no hope of catching up. I just might throw in the towel and start in the beginning again. So if missed you I am so so so sorry.

Gorgeous bead gourd by Nicole!

 

 

Moriah at MLB Studios http://mlbetterly.blogspot.com/

Moriah makes Goth tiny tiny!!

Jaz at October Farms http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/

This weeks Teddy’s Treats Giveaway consists of this milk glass covered compote and three embroidered doilies.

Jaz gives away great food recipes all of the time.

 

*Update*Susan at a Walk in the park http://awalkinthepark-susan.blogspot.com/

Is having a giveaway on her other blog Let’s loose weight this year http://myyearlongplan.blogspot.com/

With a review and this as the giveaway

I could really use this one!

**Update Update**

Jolly Jonty at Darkside creations has little giveaway going on http://darksidecreations.blogspot.com/

Here is your chance to win a troll screamer

Scroll down on his blog and info is in the right hand column 

Check out Jonty’s amazing creations

***Update Update Update***

Jan over at Lucy’s Baby http://lucysbaby.blogspot.com/

is having a giveaway.

 

She also has some funky vintage pieces she is selling, check them out.

 

 




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