Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mermaid "Mona", Fabricated and Designed by Rena

This was such a fun project! Using a board about 3 feet long and about 15 inches wide, I painted it a soft blue. Using coke cans I cut them into about 9 inch strips, curled them and spray painted Lavender. Used these strips for the hair, I crushed my shells to make my own coquina, glued on for the upper body and face, placed larger shells in all the right places. Came up with the design for the tail using whole shells, glass squares for sparkle. Her name is Mona. I love Her.

Boudoir Pillows, Designs by Rena

Aren't these the cutest pillows! I love them, I made so many of these for friends. I saw a picture in Southern Living Christmas Book, I enlarged the pattern a bit to make pillows a good size, about 12 inches across. Some of the pillows I made (no pics) I used black tuffs of feathers in the centers, they were so awesome. Well, my friends loved them!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mosaics Designed and Fabricated by Rena

After seeing a craft show years ago of a lady gluing some broken plates to the top of a clay pot, I was hooked! I went to the Library and checked out every book I could find on Garden Art Mosaics and was off and running. I started by going to Goodwill for plates (to break) and the Dollar Store for glass globs, and Ace Hardware for PreMixed Grout. I started with putting river rocks around the top of pots, then putting together a mosaic pattern on Stepping stones, then Tables, and now I have actually done a Mosaic on my front entrance outside wall about, 8 feet tall by about 3 feet wide! I'm Brave!