Newest Project

I’ll start off by saying that spring break did me some good. I got some sun (Thank you California), I relaxed, explored the never-ending Los Angeles and even got some art done! I’ve actually started a new series. My boyfriend managed to get his hands on 5 plain skateboard decks that have absolutely no finish on them **I almost cried when he told me**  and have begun a new series. He actually helped with the new idea as well. The idea focuses on Evolution and will be shown across all boards. The sequence is still not set in stone, but hey, I got it started. So here is what I’ve been working on:

This first picture shows the sketch ready to transfer and in position of where it’ll be placed:

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This is a shot of the finished outline and the major details in progress:

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And lastly the finished burning:

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I’m really happy with how it turned out and have already started the second board. I’ll try to put up pictures soon. 

 

**One question I have is, should iI leave the board as is and call it complete, or add a stain to the wood? The stain would most likely be a slightly dark brown/red. Opinions and insights would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks guys!

Saruca

P.s. if you want to see more art and photography, follow me on Instragram : @sarucabuca

 

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Things are happening

First off, here is the FINISHED Product of the gift I had posted about earlier. It’s a little hard to see, but I’ve added a “wood grain” effect on the border. Feel free to post and tell me what you think!

Next, my favorite piece of all time has sold!

ImageThis piece was the first woodburning I had ever done and what solidified my love of woodburning. It was sad to see it go, but it has a fantastic new home now!
Starting tomorrow, I have absolutely no class and no work because I will be in the lovely state of California, on my summer break, focusing on nothing but art! So you will be seeing posts on new pieces and most likely new items in my shop! I’ve marked down a ton of items so please take a look!
Keep in mind, I also love doing custom pieces, so if you’re looking for a gift for someone, or even a gift for yourself, now is the time to let me know 🙂
Saruca

Galaxy Earring Holder Frame

I think I am obsessed with these earring holder frames! I wanted to post a tutorial on how to make this one, but I didn’t get enough pictures so I will do my VERY BEST to clearly describe every step.

Here is the final product:
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And lets proceed with the steps!
1. Find a frame – I got lucky with this one. I went to my local Good Will and stumbled on this gem. The sun and the moon were already in place.

2. Remove backing – I took the back part of the frame that had the stand off including the glass it came with. The stand would be useful but it will block where the earring will go.

3. Cut Canvas – all i did was place the frame on top of the canvas and traced it, and then cut it. 

4. Penny Tracing! – I’ve used pennies to trace where the paint WON’T go. This is important because once the paint dries (I use acrylic), it dries hard and impossible for the earring stud to go though. Here is a picture of this step:
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You can see that i’ve overlapped the pennies because it gives you a better shape of where the earrings will go.

5. Start Painting!! – I started with the black paint. I used a brush that was fairly firm because once you get around the area that you’ve traced you want to almost dab it one with the bristles to give it a softer effect. This is your project though, so if you want clean lines, go right ahead!

6. Galaxy time – For this part I used a nail art tutorial. It’s the best way to explain the process. Instead of nail polish, I use regular paint. I also used sponge but you can use any fabric you are willing to through out or even a paint brush depending how well you can handle a paint brush. Here is the video:

Easy Galaxy Nail Art

The only part of the video I didn’t stick to was the very end with the white dots. Instead I just splatted white paint across. This gets MESSY so be outside or have some newspaper down! I also flicked the brush with my fingers to create the splatter.

The canvas painting is now done!

Next is the frame:

With the frame you’ll use the same technique as the canvas. My frame was a dark blue so I didn’t have to paint too much. I picked a couple corners to do the black in. With my galaxy, I painted from one corner to another so when it came to the frame I “continued” the galaxy in the same corners. I placed the canvas under the frame while paint just so I could be accurate. Once I started the splatter part on the frame I took the canvas away.

And there you have it! Your very own Galaxy Earring holder! I have a few more frames that I’ve found from Good Will, but I”m not sure what to do with them yet. If you have any suggestions, feel free to post below =)Image

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Saruca

Most recent project

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Here is my most recent project! I’ve been so fed up with fumbling in my earring bowl trying to find its match. I don’t want to go out and buy a bulky jewellery box either so this I what I came up with! My mom gave me this gorgeous frame. Its a little beat up but I think it just adds character. I cut out some fabric to glue to the back. I used a stiff canvas since its sturdy, won’t stretch out, and you won’t see all the holes created by the earrings. I used a ruler to draw lines with a normal pen to section off where the earrings will go. (The organizer in me strikes again!)
** SIDE NOTE*** to make this your own, you can use paint or even use a sewing machine to stitch the lines or patterns.
Once the sectioning is done, I flipped the frame over and used a hot glue gun to glue the canvas in place. The gluing was probably the hardest part because you had to tug on the fabric a little so it won’t sag when its hung.
And voila! You’ve got yourself a chic earring holder. My only issue with the piece is that you’d have to take the frame down if you want to grab some earring, but I figure if you have time to pick out earrings, you have time to take them down!

Enjoy!

Whelp.

I know I gave a huge shpeal about doing this daily blog and being committed and blah blah blah. None of that has changed, it’s just gotten harder. Im in my final 2 and half week stretch for the semester to be over and it feels like it’s never going to end! Good news is I’ll be working on a few projects, so I’ll keep updating progress, it just won’t be daily. Until then! Oh p.s. My dog is even giving me the look of disappointment

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Your Busybody Craftworker,

Saruca