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Monday, October 31, 2016

"Rustic" - Spirit Talking Board

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I used Vistaprint to print my "Rustic" Ouija Board design. The poster arrived a few days early, so I was able to complete the board this weekend, in time for Halloween. I had to use an oversized poster (16" x 20") and cut it down to fit to 12" x 16". I also needed to cut off the 1/4" margin that I had allowed.

I used an Elmer's Washable School Glue Stick to adhere the poster to the hardboard. I mistakenly didn't coat the full back of the poster, so there were some air pockets, but not enough to interfere with the poster laying flat and working correctly as a "Spirit Talking Board" (Ouija Board).

I used the following for the board:

Pro Art Hardboard Panel, 12"-by-16", 12x16

The total cost was on the expensive side, so if I want to "mass" produce boards, I'll need to find a way to get my costs down.

Also, I need to produce an accompanying planchette. I have a design for one, but it needs to be cut out of the wood I applied it to. But I need a more practical production method for that, too.

"Mail Art" - Envelope and Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Mail Art".

I made a postcard and matching envelope.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

"Mail Art" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Mail Art".

I made a postcard and matching envelope.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Anne's Creative Cornucopia - Business Cards

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I updated my business cards, which I will use to try to market my Anne's Creative Cornucopia artwork and photographs.

The ones on the left have my icon/logo/avatar on them, in addition to the links. The ones on the right are the links only.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Seaside Sanatorium Ship Weathervane - Photograph

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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs that I took at Seaside Sanatorium in Waterford, CT this past week.

The area is now a Connecticut State Park, but the buildings themselves are surrounded by chain link fence to prevent trespassing. Unfortunately in the past, vandals broke windows and sprayed graffiti on the inside and outside.

Birds were perched on the ship weathervane, as well as the gables of the side building. The site is beautiful, with scenic views of Long Island Sound.

Seaside Sanatorium was "originally built as a facility to treat children with tuberculosis," and "has had a long history serving as a medical facility."

Seaside Sanatorium - Photograph

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This is 2 of 3 posts of photographs that I took at Seaside Sanatorium in Waterford, CT this past week.

The area is now a Connecticut State Park, but the buildings themselves are surrounded by chain link fence to prevent trespassing. Unfortunately in the past, vandals broke windows and sprayed graffiti on the inside and outside.

Seaside Sanatorium Do Not Enter Signs - Photograph

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This is 3 of 3 posts of photographs that I took at Seaside Sanatorium in Waterford, CT this past week.

The area is now a Connecticut State Park, but the buildings themselves are surrounded by chain link fence to prevent trespassing. Unfortunately in the past, vandals broke windows and sprayed graffiti on the inside and outside.

Friday, October 28, 2016

"Medieval Dragon" - Postcard

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I made a romantic couple / Medieval dragon themed piece awhile ago.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Headless Horseman" - Postcard

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I made another Halloween / Sleepy Hollow / Headless Horseman themed piece.

I modified the tail that I used in my previous piece, and used a different design for the rest of this. Sleepy Hollow is one of my favorite stories/movies. I'm hoping to make a day trip to the town after Halloween, when it shouldn't be too crowded.

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"Shades of Blue" - Postcard

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This week's Three Muses challenge was "Shades of Blue."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Pentacle Raven Heart - Wood Box

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I recently decoupaged another wood box. This is a hybrid mystical occult theme crossed with a romantic theme. I combined two of my previous wood box designs to create this one.

I had conducted an experiment on this box awhile ago, but I didn't like how it came out, so I put it aside. I revisited it recently, but without going into detail, the original decoupage method I used on it failed when I tried to clear coat it.

I was able to remove the layer that was on this, and applied a completely new design to the box, which is shown in the photograph. I applied two coats of clear coat. The ink faded a little, but I wanted a vintage, rustic look, so that worked well with my desired result.

This is my second entry this week for:

Tuesday's Treasures

Metal Foot Bridge - Photograph

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I took these photographs at the Pine Creek Marsh open space walking area in Fairfield, CT this past week.

This is a metal railing foot bridge. The bridge itself is wood planks. Unfortunately there is graffiti on the metal rails, so I couldn't show a full picture of it. I liked the rustic metal works appearance of this bridge.

This is my entry for the following:

Tuesday's Treasures

This place also has trees with perfect shaped Christmas pine cones.

Frond - Pine Creek Marsh - Photograph

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I took this photograph at the Pine Creek Marsh open space walking area in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Anne's Creative Cornucopia - Business Cards

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I made some business cards to try to market my Anne's Creative Cornucopia artwork and photographs.

Journal Notebook Green / February / Merlin

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I recently decoupaged this art journal page, that I created in February, to a green journal notebook that I purchased.

Monday, October 24, 2016

"Music" - Postcard

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This week's Take a Word challenge was "Music."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ouija Board Design "Vines"

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This is a "Vines" Ouija Board design that I'm thinking of having printed as a poster, to decoupage onto a 16" wide x 12" high wood board or hardboard (panel).

Note: Mine will be a Spirit Talking Board because Ouija is a registered trademark.

I'm posting this to establish my copyright prior to submitting my design to an online poster printing company.


I will use one of the following for the board:

Walnut Hollow Basswood Plaque, Rectangle, 16 x 12 x 3/4 inches

Pro Art Hardboard Panel, 12"-by-16", 12x16

Saturday, October 22, 2016

"Ghosts and Goblins" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Ghosts and Goblins."

I created this using GIMP 2.8.18.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Ouija Board Design "Rustic"

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This is a "Rustic" Ouija Board design that I'm thinking of having printed as a poster, to decoupage onto a 16" wide x 12" high wood board or hardboard (panel).

I'm posting this to establish my copyright prior to submitting my design to an online poster printing company.


I will use one of the following for the board:

Walnut Hollow Basswood Plaque, Rectangle, 16 x 12 x 3/4 inches

Pro Art Hardboard Panel, 12"-by-16", 12x16

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ouija Board Design

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This is a Ouija Board design that I'm thinking of having printed as a poster, to decoupage onto a 16" wide x 12" high wood board or hardboard (panel).

I'm posting this to establish my copyright prior to submitting my design to an online poster printing company.


I will use one of the following for the board:

Walnut Hollow Basswood Plaque, Rectangle, 16 x 12 x 3/4 inches

Pro Art Hardboard Panel, 12"-by-16", 12x16

Ash Creek Open Space / Early Fall Foliage - Photograph

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I took these photographs at Ash Creek Open Space in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Early Fall Foliage - Photograph

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I took these photographs at Ash Creek Open Space in Fairfield, CT this past week.

Headless Horseman Statue - Photograph

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I took these photographs of my Headless Horseman statue this past week.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and Sleepy Hollow is one of my favorite ghost stories/movies.

Halloween Scarecrows, Flowers, Pumpkins - Photograph

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I took these photographs of some Halloween Scarecrows, flowers, and pumpkins that I got at ShopRite (grocery store) this past week.

Halloween Reflectors - Photograph

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I took these photographs of some Halloween reflectors that I got at Walmart this past week.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Foliage Bridge Reflection - Photograph

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I took these photographs at Aspetuck Park in Easton, CT this past week.

Waning Moon - Photograph

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I took this photograph of the waning moon this past week. This is a little less than full.

"Ouija Board" - Wood Box

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I created this Ouija Board wood playing card box a few months ago. I thought I should post this in time for Halloween. (It's too small to use, but I like the design.)

I created the design using GIMP 2.8.16.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

"Ireland / Old World Map" - Wood Box

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I created this Ireland / Old World Map wood playing card box a few months ago.

I created the design using GIMP 2.8.16.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)