Thursday, March 29, 2012

Butterfly Wedding Fascinator - Weddings Media, PA

Butterfly Wedding Fascinator

This was so fun to do! This is a custom order for a bride who admired my butterfly retail display at Kuta in Media, PA! She just knew it when she saw them... just one simple butterfly clip for her bridal 'do. So of course she came straight down to the Bog.

The trick with this was to reinforce the pre-made feather wings. I simply cut waterproofing/weather-sealing tape on to the backside, (you can get it at any home-improvement store and is acid-free). I was sure to mod-podge over the edges to keep it neat and clean. I then painted the entire front and back with silver, (a couple of coats). After some overnight drying time, I glued an alligator clip to the backside of the butterfly body.

VoilĂ ! A one-of-a-kind hairpiece was born. I am kind of biased towards loving this since I hatch monarchs at home, and do everything in my power to attract butterflies! It sure is a lot of fun to make someone's day extra special.

Handmade in Media, PA & lovin' it!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Collage & Decoupage, and Paper Mache Workshops at Blueberry Bog

Collage & Decoupage, and Paper Mache Workshops

Beginner to Amateur. $25 for 2 workshops, (can be transferred to other paper workshops, paper mache, etc.) Registration is strongly encouraged, but not necessary. Please register on our website, or via Facebook Message on Blueberry Bog's page at

Do you need to come earlier at 5pmish, and leave by 7pm? No problem! BYOB wine, soda, water, and snacks too!

  • Cash, check, and Credit Card Accepted, (Pay Pal coming soon!) :: No Amex
  • Only $15ea. for Girl Scouts and/or other non-profit groups... schedule your special time today!
Collage & Decoupage :: Wednesdays March 28th - April 25th ($25 for any 2 nights)
Paper Mache :: Thursdays March 29-April 26th ($25 for any 2 nights)

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

One Year Anniversary Celebration :: 2nd Saturday in March

One Year Anniversary Celebration @ Blueberry Bog
2nd Saturday Arts Stroll

Paintings by Danielle E. Kertis will be on view from March's 2nd Saturday through April's 2nd Saturday. From the Media Arts Council Artist Registry:

My name is Danielle E. Kertis. I paint mixed media pieces in acrylic on canvas with original photography. I've been in love with painting for about 14 years. I didn't even know I had any talent. My husband and I got our first apartment together and couldn't afford any of the beautiful artwork I wanted. So, I gave painting a try. Turns out, it's my gift! Most of all, I LOVE it!!! I have always incorporated photographs into my pieces. It gives my whimsical imagery a realistic tinge. And gives me a chance to look at life through my camera lens. I have only had the opportunity to take one small class at the Wallingford Community Arts Center, but the saying "practice makes perfect" absolutely holds true. The more I paint, the more wonderful my paintings become. 
"Cloud Surfer" (sold) by Danielle E. Kertis