Category Archives: Arts and Crafts

Building a Rock

Bonsai Tree
by Cheryl Sykora I have a really short needled, mother nature developed ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa, bonsai that is best shown as a semi-cascade. If everybody remembers the earlier article on ponderosa pine, short needle ponderosas grow naturally in areas of the Rockies. The ponderosa, when tipped sideways to achieve the semi-cascade, exposed a long...

The Wolf ‘London’

Artist: Debra Mager Company: Cinderella Mosaics London, named after Jack London, who wrote Call Of The Wild, was a fantastic challenge for me. I’d never done anything quite so “serious” on such a deeply textured substrate, (I used Apoxie Sculpt in black to fill in the nooks and crannies). I collaborated with the client every...

Embelleshing Jewelry with Apoxie Sculpt

For years and years, I had been searching for a putty to use in my artwork. I’ve been inspired by antique memory jars- vases and jars encrusted with found objects that were made in the early 1920s or even earlier than that. The putty that was used back then is no longer available, so I...