Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ok, So here goes… holding my breath and typing with shaking hands. Introducing my RELICS & ARTIFACTS craft blank collection!!! I've teamed up with the wonderful people at Prima Marketing Flowers to bring you this versatile line of ornaments that is made of resin with a matte finish, strong, durable, takes any medium like a dream and are easy and fun to adorn! The idea for this collection came to me two and a half years ago. It stems from my nearly obsessive impulse to collect. I've been a gatherer all my life. I have several curiosity cabinets with shelves full of unusual antique oddments of all sorts, lying next to each other side by side, broken statuary fragments, found feathers, ornate Spanish ex votos, 18th century French military medals, mineral specimens & ancient fossils, sacred Italian milagros, Roman intaglios, finely carved cameos and the list goes on… treasures I've collected from every corner of the earth and even some lost pirates bounty recovered from the ocean depths like the Caravaca double cross which came from a long ago sunken vessel in Spain. I derive inspiration from a habit I have of rearranging these pieces into different groupings and vignettes, adding new objects as I discover them. This creative ritual is where the idea originated for these craft blank designs. Handcrafted molds are taken directly from my rare antique originals then castings are created and refined into these classic and timeless curated arrangements ready to be re-imagined in any number of unique and beautiful ways. Just embellish and decorate with your favorite medium… painting, stamping, decoupage, glitters, rhinestones, pastel chalks, stains, anything you can dream up can be applied to these craft blanks to create your own museum worthy collection! I want to inspire the home craft artisan to create uncommonly wonderful and dramatic things to decorate their homes and lives. Take your crafting to the next level, ignite your imagination and elevate your art by starting with exquisite Relics & Artifacts! These pieces will become trusted staples in your craft library, pieces you will go to again and again to recreate in an endless variety of ways, the combinations and rearrangement options are limitless, so fabulous you'll want to collect them all! Thank you to Prima for sharing my vision! I'll be in Anaheim at the Prima booth for the Craft & Hobby Association convention tomorrow through the 13th to launch the line, if you are at the show please come by and say Hello, I'd love to meet you! Feel free to share this with your friends to help get the word out! You can also check out the collection on Prima's blog:…/introducing-relics-artifacts.html
Please do me a favor and pop over there and leave us your thoughts and comments, Happy Crafting!!!