Tell me these are not the cutest little charmers!
Let’s talk about tie-ons……for many years I collected Longaberger Baskets, along with liners, lids and tie-ons for the baskets….makin’ it personal for seasons and holidays, not to mention painting a few! The tie-ons typically slipped between the splints or around the handles.
Since I love to design and paint on bentwood carriers….I thought hemmm, why not create fun tie-ons for the handles to compliment the designs…….wheels are turning!
As a special treat for the folks that purchased our new book (click here), ‘Creative Friends Makin’ Fall Fun’…..enjoy the ‘kitty and mouse’ tie-on how-to video ⇓!
The tie-on will compliment the ‘Matilda, Well Ain’t You Something’ bentwood carrier design, found in the new book!
The ‘kitty and mouse’ tie-on is created with 3/4 inch wood round beads with holes, baker’s twine ♥ and Quickwood, then painted. The Quickwood can be purchased thru Wendy Young at http://www.oldemoonlane.com/. (check out her class schedule too!)Other things to have on hand are DecoArt Americana Extender Medium and a ‘cutter/slicer’ for the Quickwood.
Here is a how-to video with me and all the quirks..to create the ‘kitty and mouse’ tie-on!
scroll into the video a few seconds then hit play – it is a little glitchy to get started.
(please excuse the humming of the air conditioner….this was take 3!)
How much fun was that?
The painting of the ‘kitty and mouse’ tie-on can be found inside the pages of our new book….they are painted with the same colors as the original kitty and mouse with Matilda. I did add a little antiquing with DecoArt Antiquing Medium in Walnut and wiped it back, then spray sealed with DecoArt Matte, then add the twine long enough to wrap around the handle a few time!
email Classicamyjoanne@gmail.com for your copy today!
$14.95, plus free shipping….
What do you think? Pretty neat, huh? Make room in your Studio for sculpting supplies….you will be hooked!
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