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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me..........


Hello Wonderful peeps,

I'm here with my Labor Day/Birthday giveaway for ya'll.  Technically my birthday isn't till Tuesday, but sometimes it does fall on labor day, and well aren't we all really born on a labor day?????  If you're not sure......ask your mother......wink, wink.

Well for my birthday I'm giving all of you wonderful followers a chance to win an ImagiMeri's Creations original, OOAK (one of a kind) paperclay sculpture.  Check it out.........

Here's Frankie Stein






Check out his wacky shoelaces!


Frankie Stein is just over 12" tall and lot's of silly Halloween fun.  He's totally handmade by me, and hand painted by me.

If you'd like a chance to win him, just be one of my followers and leave a comment.....that's it!

However, should you also happen to be posting my Holiday event button and/or posting about it, you will have an edge over others.

My son thinks he's the inspiration for Frankie

So let me hear from you and I'll pick a winner on Friday, September 13th.........that's right
Friday the 13th!

Please leave a way for me to contact you for an address
Best of luck to you all!

Hugs,
Meri


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fun, Fast, Halloween "Shrinky-Dink" Skelly tutorial



Howdy Ya'll,

Well, it's been a rough couple of weeks here at Casa ImagiMeri's Creations!  For my mom I've taken her to 6 doctor appointments, 2 different visits for blood work, a grocery run, 2 medication runs, 1 IVIG (immunoglobulin infusion), 2 CT scans one with contrast and one without.  For me I've had my eyes checked and my dental exam, not to mention a meeting of my local art girls doll exchange, a birthday party for my dear friend Laura and lunch with my oldest daughter...........whew!  For me, in this icky sticky, hot weather, it's a lot.  I'm fairly burned out, but I'm managing to get this tutorial up for ya'll so you can play.

The first image is for you to use as a print-out on "Shrinky-Dink" shrink film, or any brand of shrink film you can find.  Make sure you size the image to fit a standard 8.5" x 11" (portrait) size layout.  I took a graphic of a skeleton and added loops to the ends of each bone section where you will punch a hole after you've cut the pieces out.  

Please click on images for a larger view

Size and print this image on one sheet
of shrink film

These are the tools and supplies I used

This is the shrink film with the printed image
before cutting

This is after all the pieces have been cut out

A close up of the lower torso that is cut out
and ready to get the holes punched

Punching the hole using a standard
size paper hole punch

After the holes have been punched

Pieces with holes punched and prior
to shrinking

Creating a wire coil on the bamboo skewer
to make your jump rings

Wire coil taken off the bamboo skewer
Trim the top and bottom
Make sure your top cut and bottom
cut line up vertically
Start cutting from either end and cut one ring at a time
keeping all cuts along the vertical line

Cutting one ring at a time, you'll end up with individual
jump rings.  You'll need 14 jump rings for the skeleton
without a "throat" piece, and 15 if you use the "throat."
One piece included in the skeleton printout is the throat
piece, which I chose not to use.  You can use it if you
wish to elongate your skeleton.
You can shrink your pieces
in an oven all at the same time,
per shrink film instructions,
or you can shrink them individually
using a heat tool
Here's the top portion of the skeleton as I add jump
rings to it.
Here's the skeleton when I've finished
adding all the jump rings
Here's the skeleton with a pin
glued onto the back
Back side showing pin

I hope this tutorial was helpful, but if you have additional questions, please email me at meriw@cox.net.


The Putz houses can be decorated for any holiday.  This
one is decorated for Halloween


I'm letting you know now that for my next giveaway over the Labor Day weekend, those of you who are posting my "Putzin' Around" button and link to the event page will have an added advantage over others.

For those of you who are planning on attending "Putzin' Around," please hurry and pay for your spot as soon as possible as the seats are limited.  The cut-off date for signing up is October 9th.

Vintage goodies are arriving weekly, it's going to be amazing fun.

Hugs,
Meri

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

More Halloween Goodies


Hello awesome bloggy peeps,

Here's 39 more Halloween graphics for you, and I've got more coming.  I've been getting some pretty cool Christmas stuff for the November "Putzin' Around" event...........OMGosh I just love Christmas, I'm so excited.  If you haven't paid yet, please do so as soon as you can (button on the upper left of my blog) to reserve your spot, as seats are limited to 20.  Once you've paid, I'll send you an email with further details, so don't delay.

I will be announcing another contest/giveaway over the Labor Day weekend (right around my birthday), as there's nuttin' better than giving something away when it's your birthday!  Next up, more graphics and then the giveaway.....so stay tuned!

I will also be posting a short tutorial soon for a fun Halloween decoration, sneak peeks are coming soon!









































Don't forget to check out my page about the November event by clicking on the event button at the top left of my blog.

 Also, if you post my event button, you'll have an advantage for my upcoming giveaway!

Big Hugs,
Meri