Month: May 2011

Made From Scratch Art Boutique – 2011 Grand Season Opening

Join us as we open for the 2011 season!

Saturday June 4 …. 10am – 5pm
Sunday June 5 …… 12pm – 5pm
* Open the first weekend of each month June – November
Or by appointment throughout the season!
Art by:
Charlene Paulson
Ginger Halverson
Darnell and Mary Halverson
Jesse Halverson
Carmen Halverson
Dean Johnson

Including but not limited to… Stained glass, jewelry, ceramics, scarves, floral arrangements, copper scupture, wool sculpture, soap, leather, woodworking, deer antler lamps…

Studio Tour — Refreshments served just down a beautiful path through the woods at the Charlene Paulson studio! A once a year treat.

For more information, directions, etc.please leave a comment, email or call.

2011 Made From Scratch Art Boutique Poster - Season Opener

Handmade Hollow Book Making

The first step is to find cool books to hollow out. I like antiques or ones with interesting titles, nice colors, textures and high quality pages. I prefer ones with all of said attributes the most. I’ve found a few good ones so far and see many more in my future.
Handmade Hollow Book Handmade Hollow Book

Cut, cut, cut…
Hollow Book Making

Hollow Book Making

Glue, dry, paint, dry, add finishing touches…
Handmade Hollow Book

Handmade Hollow Book Handmade Hollow Book

Handmade Hollow Book

I’m really enjoying making hollow book secret stash box safes! My favorite parts are finding the right books and choosing the paint colors and decorative paper, and finishing the overall look. Cutting the pages out hurts my fingers after awhile and I go through a lot of razor knife blades.

Another favorite thing is taking photos, editing and listing on Etsy. This is my hollow book section to see what I currently have in stock:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Virtualdistortion?section_id=7959789