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Amping Up Arts & Crafts with Power Tools & Bones

This is a new line I will be creating for Etsy.com,  Art in the Park in Westminster MD (hopefully)and perhaps other vendor type shows in the future.

I have always loved the look of antlers, the unique shapes and colors and no 2 are ever alike. Coming from a West Virgina back ground I noticed antler art is usually the interest of county folk and rustic lodge decor type and that inst a style I particularly  care for.

Being a lover of Etsy, I paroozed though and found a fantastic shop selling their antler finds. I dont want to give away my little secret but Mark of hiddentreasures4u.etsy.com  is a super friendly seller with reasonable prices! After a few conversations he helped me start my new collection.

So with this new collection I tried to create a shabby chic, mod pieces of original artwork using naturally shed antlers.      For this piece in particular I used a 16 X 20 piece of sanded down pine, watered down acrylic and graphite to create the white rabbit and with the help of my father, some power tools  and an antler I created the Jackalope.

I am working on my next antler inspired piece today! I going back and forth between an owl or a heavily fringed girl… opinions?

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About April Alayne

Cosmetologist by day, crafter by night. Welcome! My name is April and I live outside of Baltimore, MD. I have been painting/drawing since I could hold onto a brush. My favorite things to draw are people and ideas. I also greatly enjoy doodling cute characters or personifying otherwise every day objects.I draw inspiration from emotions, colors, movement, basically life. Besides art I also enjoy sewing! I get super excited when up-cycling old clothing or finding and altering a great vintage dress. Also I am the creator of the Slumber jack! Fun pillow friends that resemble your favorite icons. I'm super friendly, if you have have a question about anything i would be pleased to hear from you!

2 responses »

  1. These are AWESOME. Just stumbled on your site and had to comment to say that I am loving your work.

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  2. Oh goodness! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

    Reply

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