I gave my friend this for Christmas and she loved it, this is a picture holder done with her dogs name. I added a charm of a bone and some Lady bugs and along the top I have Mystics foot prints. The top picture is the front and the bottom is what the back looks like, did it this way so can be viewed from both ways.
In the future I will be making more picture holders like this, I love the painted ones better it's a more of me into it.
Here I used the left over blocks from the block picture holders to make some ornaments. These are a few of them, I have a whole lot more completed, I have added a colorful ribbon on the top. My next project is to make some hand painted ornaments, just need to buy the wood for those.
I made this picture holder for her, it is all hand painted, on the reverse side has the same name and also the lady bugs. She loves Lady Bugs so I used them in the design, so she can have it showing from either side. I was very happy that it turned out good since this was my first try at a hand painted picture holder.
Here are six more of the spoons I have painted and added wire on the handle. The two below are of a cute boy and girl Christmas kittens, one done on a green background and the other one pink. They are both wearing their Christmas Santa caps.
Here are two Snowmen decked out in their winter clothes, one wearing a green scarf and the other has a cute blue scarf on. The one with the broom is out to clean the snow that is falling and the other is admiring the snowfall. Both of these spoons have a red background.
The next two snowmen are also dressed in there winters best, one has a red scarf and the other wearing a blue scarf.
More spoons will be coming soon. I have put these up on my web-site, the measurment of these six spoons are 7" long.
The first spoon is of a Christmas tree and a tiny mouse. All these spoons measure 7" inch in length and has the wrapped wire around the handle the background of the tree spoon is winter blue.
Here the Snowman is happy to see the snow flakes falling. The back ground of the Snowman is green.
Here I have two spoons that are decorated with a Christmas puppy one has a pink background and the other is green just like the Snowman. The pink spoon has a red wire wrapped around the handle and the green spoon has a green wire wrapped around the handle. I outlined the puppies in gold paint, each one sports a warm winter cap.
I also painted to base color on some of the 8" inch spoons, I already have an idea for these. Also, am working on some that are the same size as these.
The last day of November was a cold, dark and gloomy/rainy type of day so I started preparing more spoons to paint. Also have been painting pictures on 4 spoons and prepared 10 more new spoons for painting, now have to wait for the glue to dry on the hangers, which is a good 24hrs.
I would like to wish everyone a "Happy Thanksgiving." The other day I made my first sale from my spoon ornaments, the Charlie Brown tree and the Penguin standing in the snow found a new home. I am making more items will later take pictures and post. I have also finished making my sisters gift that to I will post but not before she recieves it, which is next month for her birthday.
I finally got these done, 2 coats of finish and the wire which I finally got the hang of putting it on the spoon. I'm getting some more spoons ready to paint and decorate. I now have a total of eight done in this style.
The spoon on the left is a snowman with green background and the one on right are ornaments hanging on tree branch, this one the background I did in antique yellow.
This snowman has a Dark red background, also the one on the right has the same background color and the ornaments are hanging from holly leaves.
And this ornament is my Charlie Brown Christmas tree, I have done different varieties of this tree on other ornaments. I think this poor lil tree needs a good home. And another spoon done with the ornaments hanging from the holly but with a different color background.
Some of the ornaments that I have made are set up at the flea market that my husband and I are at.
Tonight, I put the final finish on six more spoon ornaments, I can add the wire onto the handle tomorrow. I think these spoons came out very good now have to see how they look with the wire. I'm going to try and match the wire color with the base color from the painting. When they are completed I will add the pictures, also will be added to my web-site.
The block picture holders I just started making they are very easy. I'm making some special ones for some people that work with out son, some have their childs name and some are positive happy words. Not the ones pictured here, these are some of the ones I put up at the market.
This morning, I got some of my things that I have made together so I could set them up at a flea market. We now have a space (shelf) to set up some of my things and my husbands. This location is open 7 days a week the good part is we don't have to be there, hoping that they will sell it's better than having them sit in a box. Here are a few of the items the Snowman ornaments and Make a Wish boxes that I'm putting out, made them a few years ago. I also have quite a few more of these I have made.
I have some more handpainted spoons that are almost done, just have to put on the finish and than the wire. When I complete then I will post the photos, I think I'm starting to get the hang of this especially the wire wrapping.
These are a couple of Penguin spoon ornaments that I have created this earlier this year. It has the wrapped wire around the handle giving it some charm. This wire wrap went easier than the Halloween spoons I did, guess practice makes perfect. I do have others I'm still in the process of painting, they will be similiar but with different painted designs.
This Santa and Snowman spoons are different kind of ornaments I did, these are the first ones I did in this style. Do have pictures of the other designs on my web-site. So I didn't ruin any good Antique spoons with the bending I bought these from Walmart to practice with.
I'm still trying to improve on the painted designs...
The puzzle pattern reflects the mystery and complexity of Autism.
The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of people and families living with this
The brightness of the puzzle pattern signals hope..
hope through research and increasing awareness in people like you!
This is my first Lady Bug I made for Autism series. It's puzzle colors are purple, yellow and bright blue it measures 5 1/2"L x 3 1/2"W x 1 1/2" H. This Puzzle bug would make a great gift for anyone, she would look good on any window or accent a plant also makes a great paper weight accent piece for your desk. This Lady Puzzle bug has 2 coats of Outdoor Gloss sealer and is painted with acrylic paints. I will be adding more of these Puzzle bugs to the series in the future.
Today, I started my blog also linked to my wed-side. I will add in the near future some pictures of the things I have drawn, painted and created. To start here is the link to my web-site, http://audizcreations.weebly.com/