Brandi Jasmine is an artist who works in a wide range of styles and subject matter. She is best known for her “embeadery” technique, a combination of bead work and micro-mosaic. The background is painted first, then covered with thousands of tiny seed beads. This unique form of fine art uses beads, semi-precious stones, adhesive and Brandi’s own proprietary tools, and a finished piece can take from 30 to several hundred hours to complete.
I am tracking experiments with different kinds of sealers, with different kinds of art or craft projects. I’m going to update this blog entry as I try different brands. My all-around favorite sealer and high gloss coating is Liquitex High Gloss Varnish. It is water-based, non toxic, and odor-free. It’s a bit pricey, but is […]
Okay, so I go to the NoFrills grocery store and there is a small lineup of people waiting to get into the store … and they are all packed together like sardines. What the heck? I looked at the lineup and decided there was no way my back, knee and hip were going to let […]
To whom it may concern, I am a shopper at your stores, and with the recent health crisis, I have noticed many stores are limiting access to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Unfortunately, the resulting lineups are both impractical for the disabled or elderly, and downright dangerous with regards to the virus. I have seen […]
For the past few years, I have been quietly working on my own “scientific” tests to figure out the best paints and coatings for outdoor craft projects, like painted rocks, stepping stones and planters. The results have been quite disappointing so far, and some formulas are still under review. Dimensional Magic by Modge Podge and […]