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Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Painting Video: Easy Elvis

13 Jan

“Elvis has not left the building. He lives on forever in our hearts through his songs.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

This needs to dry and add another coat of paint, but I wanted to share this quick video and demo now.

I just found an Elvis silhouette on the internet, printed it out, put in under the glass of a Dollar Store frame and painted with gloss black acrylic paint. I also printed out the song “Blue Christmas” to put under the glass. You really can’t really see the title or many of the notes, but I know it’s there.

In honor of Elvis’ birthday last week.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Time-lapse Video-Holly on Glass

16 Dec

the winter is kind and leaves red berries on the boughs for hungry sparrows…”
― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

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Wow! It was a blustery misty miserable day out there today. But, that’s OK. There’s always something creative to do to warm the spirits. Speaking of spirits… I think I’ll have a glass of wine when I’m done here. Then, I have a lot of gifts to pack up by tomorrow. It will be a long night. A good long night.

A Berry Merry Christmas

Tuesday:) Toni’s Time-lapse Video-Trash to Treasure Vase

18 Nov

“When I think outside the box, I think, oooh, a box! This can become a castle or a dollhouse or a puppet theatre. Where’s my paint?”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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My friend and neighbor Kathy lost her furry friend last week. Stan was a beautiful tabby that loved Miss Toni, and he would often walk across the street and visit, keeping bunnies and mice away from my door. He will be missed.

I decided that I wanted to do something special for Miss Kathy. I found some colorful flowers at Kroger and decided to paint a colorful vase. Miss Kathy loves orange, so I had an idea. I took one of my many thrift store vases to turn into a colorful trash to treasure vase.

( Repurposed vases, Folk Art Enamel paint, and some makeup sponges.)

After I painted this one, I still had plenty of glass paint on my palette. I don’t believe in waste, so I painted a couple more vases for another time.

Fun trash to treasure project.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Real-Time Relapse Bluebonnet Wine Glass Painting

15 Sep

“Painting is not a hobby with me, it’s life. Now, life on the other hand, that’s just a hobby.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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I think I did a time-lapse video of painting Bluebonnets before, but I thought I’d do a full-length version for those interested in some glass painting techniques. I only painted four last time, so I bought ten more to paint. I’ve already given several away as gifts. They don’t last long in my house. I’ll have to remember to keep a couple for myself. I like these. (So, this isn’t a time-lapse. I’m calling it a re-lapse.🤦‍♀️👩🏻‍🎨)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv7bmi0ijcg

Tuesday:) Toni’s Painting Tip for Today~ Red Roses

10 Jun

“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.”

― Matshona Dhliwayo

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Roses do not get painted hurriedly either, for beauty, like any masterpiece takes a lot of time, patience and love. Always love.

Today, I decided instead of sitting like a lump on a log, I would sit like a thorn on a rose and do some painting. I gathered my supplies, six blank clear vases, put on some YouTube videos to listen to, and spent most the day painting.

(Check out my videos below)

I always feel so accomplished when I set a goal and finish. I sit back, look at my masterpieces and say…”Miss Toni is…. (yes, everyone chime in) AMAZING!” Plus, it’s always fun to share a quick video with anyone interested in the technique.

Wednesday:) What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni?

27 Feb

“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.”

― Matshona Dhliwayo

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Today, being Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent, I had many plans for the day. Just like New Year’s resolutions, Catholics usually make resolutions during Lent to give up something important, fast, abstain, make sacrifices, or add generosity of time or alms.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of participants to either the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or the dictum “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

When I arrived at church at noon for ashes, I was surprised that the parking lot was packed. I thought that in the middle of the day, everyone would be at work or school. I brought my heavy craft bag with me because the Women’s Craft Ministry meets next door in the cafeteria at 12:30. It would be a busy day.

No, the Pope wasn’t at St. Gabriel’s to dispense ashes, but his cardboard double was in the craft closet taking a rest. Of course, I needed a selfie.

After working on some crafts with the ladies, I stopped in the sanctuary to light a candle and place a donation in the poor box. Then, I ran some errands, stopped for gas and went home to take a nap. I was up till almost 3am last night, working on the first coat of my glass painting for Empty Bowls, and a dozen wine glasses, so I was tired. Also, catching up on a few hours of sleep would pass the time on a day of fasting. Just water for me today. I could have slept all day, but I napped about three hours and went upstairs to paint.

Well, I finished the second coat of paint on both yellow rose bowls, and all the glasses. The second coat is pretty tricky because I had to make sure each brush stroke landed exactly on each previously painted petal and leaf. Tricky.

They turned out pretty darn good, if I don’t say so myself. So, that’s what’s been cookin’. I just need to bake them in the oven.

Everything’s coming up roses today. I hope you’re having a good day too.

Wednesday:) What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni? I’ve Been Baking Up A Storm

24 Oct

“It’s not what’s in the oven that counts, it’s what’s in the heart of the cook.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Well, we had a busy day. My sister and I did a lot of running around and errands. Then, she drove me over to Joe’s house. She got to visit with the granddaughters a little bit, then she went home. I’m staying here and going to practice the Grandma routine a few days, then I get to babysit while mom and dad have a little get away. I didn’t have a chance to take any pictures, but you know there will be a lot…coming soon.

So, today I decided to share one of my last baking projects. No, not brownies or cupcakes. You know all those late night painting sessions lately? This was the latest painting/baking project.

I call them my purplebonnetts, because they look like my bluebonnets, just purple. But, you might call them lavender.

I baked them in the oven, per directions to heat set, along with the previous week’s red roses. My oven was full and blossoming with color.

I have quite the collection of lovely hand-painted wine glasses now. A busy October, painting and baking. And these colorful concoctions are calorie free.

Tuesday:) Toni’s At It Again~ More Wine Glasses

9 Oct

” When you love doing something creative, it brings joy to your soul and to others.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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My latest craze, or more like crazy, has been staying up way too late painting wine glasses. I post the blank glasses on Facebook and tell my friends to stay tuned. I’ve gotten a lot of nice compliments on my endeavors.

These are the latest of my late night wine glass painting sessions.

Here are previous projects, just in case you missed it.

I sure do love painting.

Happy Tuesday, my friends.

Theme Song Thursday:) Everything’s Coming Up Roses

18 Jul

“She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.”

― Sappho

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I’ve said this many times, I don’t have a green thumb, I can’t grow roses, but I do love to paint them. I haven’t been doing much painting lately, but when I am on a mission, or a commission, so to say, then I bet productive. My good friend, Miss Pat, the Cookie Lady, loved the vase and wine glasses that I have given her. She asked me if I’d paint a few for her to give as gifts. Such a compliment.

So, I got busy painting some vases with pink roses. It took a couple of days, but I think they turned out ok.

A 30 minute bake in the oven and let’s see how they turned out.

Well, I guess everything’s coming up roses.

Wednesday:) What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni?

20 Jun

“Nothin says lovin’ like somethin’ from the oven, especially if its hand-painted glassware.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Being an artist has its upsides and its challenges. I have trouble going out and buying gifts for friends because I always want to make them something special. Oh, don’t get me started on Christmas gift exchanges with my artist friends. Those are the best because you know all the time and love and thought that has gone into each personalized gift.

With that in mind, I was trying to think of something special to make for Mr. Jerry’s big 75th birthday bash yesterday. I’ve painted a couple of martini glasses in the past because he has a martini glass collection. Then, one year I painted a couple of wine glasses to match, with those vibrant African colors and silhouetted trees and a giraffe thrown in for good measure. I wanted to make a bold statement for his collection, so I painted a large glass vase in the same motif. He buys fresh flowers for his table every Friday, and I know he really appreciates my homemade and unique gifts. A one-of-a-kind vase would be perfect.

I started out with a large clear glass vase and Folk Art Enamel glass paints. I turned it upside down and started dabbing wine red with a makeup sponge to get a soft application. Then, while still wet, dab in orange, blending ever so gently to avoid lines. The last color was yellow. I flipped it right side up for the last color, blending and softening lines and edges. Usually, when I take on a new project, I paint several smaller prototypes first to get all the kinks out before I risk messing up the larger project. Also, I like to keep a few references for the future because once I paint something and give it away, “I’ll never have that recipe again.”

After the background is painted and dry, I use black for the trees and giraffe. I have to laugh because no two giraffes I paint ever look the same. Some have short necks, some way too long legs, or a big butt that goes around the corner, Ha!

I was happy with my smaller prototypes, so I proceeded with the large vase.

I bake the glassware in a regular oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and leave unopened to cool. This helps to heat set the glass paint. (Nothin’ says lovin’ like somethin’ from the oven.”

Voila! Mr. Jerry’s special birthday present. I think it will look cool with flowers or even one of those battery operated candles that flicker inside.

Here are the other prototypes. The small one was a gift for Brandi, Jerry’s lovely daughter who hosted the party. The other two will remain in my personal collection for a while. I hope you liked the step by step painting process of …Toni takes old glass and turns it into a new treasure.

I hope you liked your gift Mr. Jerry. Happy birthday.