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This is Kristi V.! I am the artist of Vandenboom's Artistic Creations.

I have been enjoying this forum immensely and love all of the cool advice. Everyone here is so awesomely creative. This forum is also a great place to find friends of like mind. Thank you to all who share this view.

I would like to start adding my products for sale on here. I am fairly new and new items will show up periodically. Please feel free to share your thoughts on my work. And yes constructive criticism is welcome. All items are available at https:www.etsy.com/shop/artbyvac.

Here is one of my pumpkins named "Rotting Decay". He is paper mache and hand sculpted. $85

Here is another paper mache project called "The House on the Hill". $70

1. Paper of various textures
2. Card board of various textures
3. Wallpaper paste
4. Linseed oil
5. Bleach
6. PVA glue
7. Methyl cellulose
8. Marine water proof spar varnish
9. Acrylic and latex paints
10. Accessories
1. Only use LED lighting in items with openings.
2. Do not place near a fire or heat source.
3. Dust lightly with a dry brush or towel. Do not use any abrasive chemicals to clean it.
4. Store in a cool dry place when not in use.
5. Do not expose to large rain storms or extreme weather.
6. Can handle outside with light weather.
7. Do not expose directly to extremely wet ground for extended amounts of time.
8. May reapply varnish after years of use if needed.

Build a structure from recycled objects.
Cover with 5 - 7 layers of paper strips and paste. A drying time of 24 hours for each couple of layers. This prevents mold and moisture.
Apply clay in as many layers as necessary to sculpt the item. Setting time of 3 to 5 days per layer. Sculpting details with tools, and adding accessories if needed to imbed into the clay.
Seal with marine spar varnish. Let dry and set for a week.
Paint. Once dry seal with another layer of varnish. Allow to set for another week.
Apply any accessories that require wire or staples, etc.

Here are some fun paintings that you can use to decorate for your next party.

The first one is "Enchanting Presence". An original acrylic painting on a 11" x 14" canvas. Signed by artist. $20

The next one is "Harvest Dance". An original acrylic painting on a 18" x 24" paper of 150lb quality. The paper is strengthened by gesso before painted on. Signed by artist. $25

The last one for today is "Autumn's Eve". An original acrylic painting done on a 18" x 24" paper of 150lb quality. The paper is strengthened by gesso before painted on. Signed by artist. $25

Again all available at https:www.etsy.com/shop/artbyvac
Also can call or text an order at 254-577-2689
My email is [email protected]

My other sites are as follows:

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Typical Ghoul Next Door
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Hi Kirsti V,

Wanted to let you know that as you run an Etsy shop, you are considered a merchant and any posts regarding selling items will need to go in the merchant section. You're also allowed 1 sell/merchant post every 30 days. Any extra postings may be moved or deleted per the moderator/admin discretion.

I've shifted this post over to the merchant sales section. Please do review the forum rules for this section located at the top of the forum section.

Good luck with your new venture!
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