Friday, July 23, 2010

PLAYING WITH PAPER!

I have been having the best time making some utensil holders and cannisters for the kitchen. Ever since I saw these items in Mercedes Shabby house and Sylvia's creations I wanted one so bad!!! I managed to make a few. Years ago my Mother and I shared a space in an Antique co-op. The woman who had a space next to us was married to a French man and went to Paris all of the time. She always brought back enameled  cannisters,salt boxes and utensil holders.........I loved them!!! Now, I finally have one in miniature!!! It comes at a perfect time to figure out how to make these because I am joining in on my first group swap and the theme is for the "kitchen". (Hopefully there isn't anyone that is participating reading this.....I would hate to ruin the surprise.)  Now, I only have about 11 more to make!!! I should be a pro by the time I have finished! LOL
Tomorrow is the first day of my Rik Pierce workshop!!!!! I am very excited!!!
Have a great weekend!!

18 comments:

  1. OMG! I've been admiring the ones other people have as well. I want to do French Decor in my house too, but I don't know the steps to make these. Yours came out terrific! =)

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  2. Oh Patty, they look so much like real enamel they're just fantastic! Isn't it fun! I made some paper things for a friend. They are on my blog...somewhere.

    WHAT??? You're going to a Rik Pierce workshop! I am seriously jealous!!!! Why do I have to live in the arm pit of the USA? I couldn't even buy a quilling needle here the other day.

    Seriously...How wonderful I can't wait to see which one of Rik's projects you will be working on. You already are so skilled working with clay the paper clay will be a breeze for you.

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  3. They look wonderful :) And I'm jelous also, I want to go to his workshop also! And Catherine, don't feel bad, we don't even have them here in Finland :D

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  4. What you managed to make is just perfect.
    Enjoy your workshop and tellus all about it.
    Geneviève

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  5. Espero que disfrutes mucho de tu taller!!!
    Te han quedado maravillosos, me encanta el aspecto esmaltado que tienen.
    besitos ascension

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  6. Very beautifull!they look in metal not in paper.
    Very country chic!
    Hugs
    Sonya

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  7. Wow, they look fabulous. It's amazing what you can make from paper!

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  8. Son Lindos patty!!
    Disfruta del taller de Rik, y del fin de semana.

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  9. Okay, I've always been a bit admirer, and then I saw those cannisters and I was envious...and then I read your comment about Rik Pierce and now I am just plain jealous...lol....oh well, I'll just sit here and mope...I so want to take a Rik Pierce workshop!!!

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  10. These are lovely! I really love the raised flower effect you have made - the colours are really beautiful too!!

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  12. Patty, I think your enamel ware is fab! I love them too. I have never tried with paper. I keep using metal minis :). I must try this someday.

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  13. Tus logros en transformar el papel en accesorios esmaltados es fabuloso.
    Menuda producción has hecho.
    Te deseo disfrutes del taller de Rik, ya nos enseñaras los resultado.
    Buena semana.
    Besitos, May

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  14. Patty, these are great! I have templates on my blog for making a bread pan and pie plate with paper. However I love the finish on your pieces. Would you mind sharing how you created the look of enamel? I would love to post it on my blog (with a link back to yours of course!)

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  15. Hello Patty, just discovered your blog I am a bit slow at catching on everyone, your enamel is fantastic, it looks so real. Your babies are simply adorable, sorry I missed your giveaway, have a good time at the workshop.

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  16. Wow Patty! They turned out fantastic!!
    Mercedes

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  17. Patty, they are so lovely!!! You have met your challenge perfectly!!
    My congratulations,
    Hugs
    Meli

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  18. hi Patty , I just discovered your blog , well done , they look great , but I was astonished by your babies , they are absolutely perfect , so so gorgeous .
    love from Frederica

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