Monday, February 16, 2009

Jeepers Creepers where'd you get those eyes???

One of the reasons my grandkids love the studio is because it is a happy fact it's kind of a rule. When they get a little snippy with each other I remind them Rowdy Grandma's studio is for laughing, creating and acting silly ...there's no crying in crafting!!!

A very favorite way of keeping a cheerful mood is to play music, and it is usually the oldies. The perfect tune for the
Jeepers Peepers project is Jeepers Creepers by the Mills Brothers....we love it!!!

Lyndsey enjoying the music, and of course kids are crazy for glasses so she is modeling a pair of funky specs!!

Instead of making a pin from an eyeglass lens how about turning it into a necklace. Follow the instructions for the pin, the only difference is instead of adding a pin back twist a piece of wire into a figure 8 and use your heavy glue to attach it to the felt. When wire piece is dry add a leather or satin cord large enough to slip over the rowdies head.

A thin rim of white glue was applied around the rim of these specs and then sprinkled with glitter....when dry a photocopied picture of a peacock feather was glued to the lens.

If the you or the kids don't have the patience to wait for the glue to dry you may add the image to wet glue and glitter. Faith put her image on when wet and it spread the glitter onto more of the pin. It's beautiful.

Crumbled tree bark glued aroung the rim....a 2 part resin was poured onto the lens and the tree bark frame.

The frames of these
Jeepers Peepers were soldered.


MarysMadness said...

These are fantastic GMA! I love them! Your grandkids are lucky to have such a rowdy GMA in their lives! Heck, I'm glad that I know you in real life!

Love the creativity!

Carolee said...

I repeat myself.........."Will you be my Grandma?"

Cindy Shepard said...

Aawwww...thanks guys!!!!

Dancing B*a*g Lady said...

These are awesome.

thanks for keeping the Traveling Sanctuary going. I will be sending it off. I'm actually holding a piece of your art in my hand. Too cool!!! There is nothing but creating and connecting. Almost seems too simple.

Dancing B*a*g Lady said...

Did you use an old matchbook in one piece?

I have so many old match books. I used to collect them.

I'd love to send you some if you think you could use them.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Dancing B*a*g Lady said...

Thank you for the encouraging words. Think of you often.

It has been an interesting ride and I must say my I've had my fair share of writing slumps. It is an art. It must be practiced.

Here's to art!