Unicorn ornaments


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Creating these cute unicorn ornaments turned out to be a success! Normally, when you pull a craft idea from Pinterest, it doesn’t quite turn out how you expect.

Supplies: Glass bulbs, craft clay, bits (flowers), felt, glitter, and floor polish (I used pledge floor polish), and hot glue.

Coat the inside of the bulbs with the floor polish and pour out (it looks just like slightly soapy water), then pour glitter inside and coat. Put bulb top back on. I used air-dray model magic for the unicorn horns. I hot glued the horn and flowers and jewels on, and the felt ears. I drew on the eyes with black permanent marker.

Super easy and cute as heck!

My adopted little sis, Ashley is modeling a unicorn horn in the background. 🙂

Artwork showing and selling


hello-kittyIn December 2016, I had my 12×12″ collage, Hello, Kitty showing at the Portland Building, 1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Lobby for the RACC ‘All the Art that Fits” show for city and county employees.

I also had my 12×12″ collage, Ode to Alfred, showing and for sale with another smaller collage at SCRAP PDX holiday show. The two pieces at SCRAP PDX sold and all proceeds benefitted SCRAP PDX.

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Art Journals


I have been thoroughly enjoying my time art journaling with friends. I have a pen pal that I exchange two journals with via mail, and two co-workers I share art journals with. I also have one of my own that is a bit more personal. It is a great source of expression and release of anxiety. Art therapy!

Found objects collage


After seeing the the empty wall at SCRAP,  I decided it was time to create an ultimate creative reuse found objects collage. I collected small bits, toys, caps, lids, buttons, etc. and sorted them by colors of the rainbow. After gluing all of my pieces on, and finally coating with a clear coat to prevent dis coloring. I delivered it to SCRAP tonight at their new location on SW 18th and Alder in Portland, Oregon. The piece is 24″x34″ approximately.

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Debbie’s Art Debut


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Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Flux Salon
515 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
(just south of Stark)

Please stop by for a refreshment and view my first exclusive display of my artwork! All of my pieces are at least 90% made from reused materials that I have purchased at SCRAP. In honor of my very favorite non-profit, I am donating 40% of the sales of my art at the showing at Flux Salon during the month of March…to SCRAP! (Any pieces sold can be picked up at the end of March). Scrappdx.org

see more artwork on the Gallery page.

Two pieces of my work showing at two shows in April


One of my pieces, “Next Please” is showing at Flux Salon at 515 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214 in honor of Sexual Abuse Awareness month. 

My second piece was accepted “Writer’s Block” to show at Whole Foods in the Pearl, 1210 NW Couch St.  First Thursday opening on April 5 from 5-8 pm, refreshments provided.  Artwork contains at least 75% reused materials.  This show is in honor of Earth Month and is presented by SCRAP (http://scrappdx.org), and Whole Foods Market.

April is Sexual Abuse Awareness month. To increase awareness Flux Salon (www.fluxsalon.org) is showcasing a photo installation of survivors of sexual abuse. Also, all art on display this month was produced by survivors of sexual abuse.

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New Book Design


While cleaning out my old office at work, I noticed that my co-workers were tossing out their tablets of paper because they just had a few pages left on them.  I collected all of them, and removed the paper, stacked it, drilled holes in it and created this new type of journal.  It is 98% reused materials.  ImageImage

Rebel Craft Rumble!!!


SCRAP Presents…

Rebel Craft Rumble 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 7 – 9 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St.

With pinking shears drawn and glue guns locked and loaded, a fierce group of competitors will battle for crafting supremacy at Rebel Craft Rumble.  See what kick-ass crafts they’ll whip up and if they can seam-rip the title of “Craft Master” from Craft Zine’s editor-in-chief and last year’s winner, Sister Diane Gilleland.  All bouts will be judged by local celebs.

  • Must be 21 or older to attend.
  • General admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
  • Tickets available at SCRAP or online
  • Admission includes a beer ticket for more rowdy fun!
  • Featuring the funky DJ Sacrilicious on turntables!

Contact: Kelley Carmichael Casey at SCRAP, 503-294-0769 x3, kelley@scrapaction.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 19, 2011

ARMED AND DANGEROUSLY CREATIVE

Portland crafters get ready to square off at SCRAP’s Rebel Craft Rumble, June 15

PORTLAND, Ore. – Armed with scissors, glue and plenty of sass, some of Portland ’s best crafters are ready to go head-to-head in the ultimate SCRAP smack-down.

Local crafters who believe they’ve got enough game to earn the title of Portland ’s Craft Master will square off and put their talents to the test in front of a live audience at SCRAP’s annual Rebel Craft Rumble, June 15.  

At Rebel Craft Rumble, four pre-qualified contestants will compete against one another for who can come up with the best craft creations under dramatic timed “bouts,” using only the materials selected for them.  To make it even more challenging, audience members also can bid on craft items that contestants must use as part of their designs. 

“It’s a true test of wits and strategy played out on ultimate crafting stage. Talent, time and tenaciousness will all come into play. The rowdiness of the audience may certainly be a factor as well,” said Kelley Carmichael Casey, executive director of SCRAP.

The contestants’ creations will be judged by Julie Sabatier of Destination DIY, Lindsey Newkirk of Junk to Funk Trashion Collective and Jen Neitzel and Richard Fox of DIY Lounge.  The best competitor will participate in the ultimate challenge against reigning champ and Craft Master, Sister Diane Gilleland, editor-in-chief of CRAFT.

Rebel Craft Rumble will be held at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, in Portland . Tickets are available at www.scrapaction.org/events/rebel-craft-rumble. General admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door (admission includes 1 beer ticket). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and proceeds will benefit SCRAP.  This rowdy event is 21+.

As Portland ’s favorite place for creative inspiration, SCRAP provides an environmentally sound solution for individuals, families and businesses to donate reusable material and discover affordable, interesting arts and crafts supplies. At SCRAP, being creative means being kind to the environment – SCRAP diverts more than 103 tons of materials annually from the waste stream.  Located at 2915 N.E. MLK Blvd. , in Portland , SCRAP also can be found online atwww.scrapaction.org.

SCRAP thanks its hardcore sponsors for this event:  ReDirect Guide, Mid-America Overseas, Inc, MacTarnahan’s Brewing, Chinook Book and The Workshop.

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