Friday, October 19, 2007

100th post Give Away!!!

~It's here, today's the day and I'm very excited!
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I'm also buzzing because tonight Dyllan and I are following our 3rd year tradition of the both of us dressing up in our costumes and meeting friends at Disney CA Adventure Halloween bash! It's a lot of fun and something I look forward to every year!
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~ Then Saturday after breakfast, Dyllan and I will be heading out to my Mom's in
Borrego Springs, Ca. I used live there up until I was 10, Mom ended up retiring there and my little sister lives close by. Borrego is know as the largest desert state park in Ca. And also for their stunning wild flowers.
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~ I'll be visiting until Monday afternoon. My main goal for going is to sort through my Mom's vintage Christmas stuff for something "special" that will be the base of a Christmas swap I'll be hosting through Blog land. Cant wait!
Now on to the FUN stuff!
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1. Upload pics and word details of a fall themed demo to your blog any time starting Today, October 19th, ending last hour of Monday, October 22nd.
Make sure to "link" your post to me, so others can join the fun!
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~2. Post a comment on my 100th post letting me know what you've done, include your blog link.
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~3. Upload as many demo's as you can create, you have 4 days to play!
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~4. Each person that participates in this demo will recieve a hand crafted Fall themed cone from me, stuffed with inspirational goodies!
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~5. One lucky participant will recieve a beautiful fall themed, glittery "Crown" made by yours truly.
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~Here is my demo.
I actually had 2 but the pics did not do justice on the other one.
This one is about Wax coating, only I accidently got the white wax and not the clear one.
Clear wax is good for preserving leaves so they don't loose their color. I made do with the white and just see what I've done!
I believe in using what I already have. A cookie sheet for drying, and a extra tartlet burner melts the wax just fine.
1. I laid out butcher paper shiny side up on the kitchen table and covered with an assortment of fall leaves.
2. Covered shiny side down with some more paper. ( wax paper can be used to)
3. Find something to lay on top. Magazines, cork place mats, a large art clip board, then put a few heavy things on top of that~ give it at least 8 hours of pressing, any longer and the leaves start to dry out. ( this comes in handy for large projects, but for smaller ones, I use a flower press)
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It took approx. 10 minutes to melt the bees wax, occasionally stirring with a tooth pick.
~Here I added Martha Stewarts Fire Opal glitter. I have about 8 of her glitters and love them all cause they are beautiful and super fine.
~Working quickly with the foam brush, I dip in the wax, scooping up some glitter and brush lightly over the front and back of the leaf.
~If you click on the pics for a close up you can see how pretty they look and almost sort of vintage.
I'm going to put these in a small shallow bowl I'm making out of paper and place on the table.
~This way if the wax melts just a little in any sun light it won't ruin anything.
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~Hope you like this demo and will play along with your own! I look forward to seeing what you have to show off and to also make new friends!
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Happy Crafting!
~Michelle
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