Kimberly J Tilley

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New Acrylics and More

I am still in the process of catching-up from a Summer of traveling, and life in general has been busy this Autumn. When I can, I have been going through my stash of new photographs and working on my shops. I have added a few new products to my Society6 shop. Recently the company had released new items, such as: wall murals, keepsake boxes, trays, can covers, cutting boards and coasters. And they are now live in my shop. Yay!

Here are sample images of the new products.

Peacock artwork for acrylic box cover
Peacock artwork for acrylic box cover

Acrylic tray with a Waterfall painting
Acrylic tray with a waterfall painting

Mountain photograph as a cutting board
A photograph of Mount Rainier as a cutting board

Monkey portrait printed on paper coaster
Monkey portrait printed on paper coasters

Red maple leaves print can cooler
Red maple leaves photograph printed on a can cooler

Butterfly with purple flowers photograph on a serving tray
Butterfly with purple flowers photograph on a serving tray

Swan photograph wall mural
Swan photograph as a wall mural

Zebra art wall hanging
Zebra art on a wall hanging

Stop by my shop to see more artwork and more products. Watch for sale offers for the winter holiday season. Art is a great gift that lasts a long time and requires no feeding or fuss. Plus animals are not gifts, unless they are animal prints. ūüėČ

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Jeans turned into Treasure box

I usually stash away the kids clothes that they ruin with holes and stains to save for reusing in crafts or for when I find a local establishment that will recycle them.  Well, today was the day that I decided I will change that store gift set box into a useful box.  I took my daughters old jeans cut out the embelishments and back pockets and some of the belt loops.  I first turned the pockets into little hanging bags.  I figured, get the easiest part done first. 

First thing to do with the treasure box is to lay out the jean on the box to see where the pieces will fit together.  I glued on some batting on the cover and in the bottom of the box.  I did not have enough of the jeans to cover all the box because size 5 toddler are not very big jeans.  So, I cut up a onesie to line the inside bottom.  I used one of the belt loops as a latch, with a jewelry toggle to hold the box closed, and so the littlest one does not get into the box so easily.  I used a spray bond to glue the materials to the box, and as you can see I used a little too much in some spots.

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My daughter also wanted to do this project.  So we decorated a tin box that holds her beads.  She also got a new headband out of the project.  The pants we used for her box had an elastic waistband.