Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Rock-A-Bye Babies

It seems like just yesterday I was singing lullabies to my babies.
It's hard to imagine that they are turning 31 and 28 in a week.

Time does fly...
My babies have grown into wonderful young men
that I could not be more proud of. But, I do have to admit
that I'm feeling a little sentimental this week thinking about
when they were...well...still babies.
So I thought this would be the perfect time to share this project that I made while I was on the ICE Resin Creative Team last year.


Mixed media assemblage is not something I do often and is a little out of my comfort zone but when I found a rusty old trowel that was partially covered in plaster at the thrift store,
I couldn't resist the urge to alter it!

I covered the trowel with sheet music. By using resin as the glue, it caused the paper to become somewhat transparent allowing the yummy rust and plaster to show through.


I then added loosely bundled twigs to represent branches high up in a tree, a moss nest, and resin coated paper birds and eggs that I found at The Graphics Fairy. I finished it off with a sweet little poem sandwiched between a piece of birch bark and a sheet of mica.

You can find a complete list of supplies
and a tutorial on how I made it here.

This project was featured at
Knick of Time's Tuesday Link Party! :)

Happy Birthday to my wonderful sons!

Sharing with: I Gotta Create!: Wildly Original Link Party, French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday, Funky Junk Interiors: Party Junk, The Graphics Fairy: Brag Monday Party, Knick of Time: Knick of Time Tuesday


  1. Gorgeous piece, love the poem! Happy birthday to your boys, time really does fly. My youngest is 6 months old, so I am trying to soak up every second of his babyhood :)

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  2. This is very beautiful. I am bookmarking it so I can attempt something so lovely when I can carve out a bit of time. I am usually not good at creating wearable art but you have inspired me to try.

  3. Oh, you must think I'm crazy. I didn't mean that this is wearable art. I love the idea of the trowel. I do love mixed media as a jewelry technique too. I think a mini version of this would make an awesome pin :) Anyway, love your blog.

  4. A trowel made a great base for this piece - love all the textures and the the message.

  5. What a lovely idea! Such a pretty project and sentimental too -- the best kind of art! Love the way you put this together. The transparent parts of the music sheets are fantastic! Love the way that looks. Cheers! Catherine (new follower)

  6. Happy birthday to your sons! This is such a lovely piece...the trowel makes a wonderful base to alter!

  7. So creative! I'm featuring you this week at Knick of Time Tuesday - thanks for sharing such a special piece!

  8. Came over from Knick of Time and am now following you. Love this piece. Blessings

  9. You need to step out of your comfort zone more often - it is wonderful!

  10. A beautiful work :) Maybe someday I decide to do something similar - for the time being I admire your work :)

  11. love it! You should do them more often. =)

    PS just doing some catching up around blogland. not much time any more.


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