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Upcycling – SnapHappy Creative | Julie T. Terwelp

Initial Impressions

My monogram plates are now being sold at The Painted Swing, W262N596 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, Wisc. They were at hit at the recent Strawberry Festival, so I had to make some more plates to add to my collection. Each of these plates are unique and one-of-a-kind. So if you like one, contact me or stop by this …

Art Angels

I just finished and shipped this custom-painted angel plate. When it comes to winged creatures, I normally paint birds. But the angel was a nice shift in subject. I found this beautiful cream plate with delicate flowers and ornate pattern along the edge. I like to incorporate existing patterns on the plate into part of …

Making a Monogram Mark

Originally I created my monogram plates by painting patterns and then applying decals I designed on my computer. The need for the typography to be perfect comes from decades in a career as a graphic designer. This contradicts my desire to bring my pieces back to their human made origins. With hand brushed strokes, the monograms …

Showin’ It Off

I’m starting my first official art show season this year. As a newbie, my booth display has been one of my biggest challenges. Many shows require a booth photo along with your art images during the jurying process. The lack of a good booth definitely hurt me in getting into some of the shows I …