Friday, May 23, 2008
Sun shining - Take camera and tripod outside. Go inside to change.
Starts to rain - Go back inside
Sun shinning again - Back outside. Able to take 3 photos
Rain again - Go back inside and change back into normal clothes
Suns out again - Change again. Able to take 12 photos before BF comes outside to tell me it's time to go visit SIL. Sigh! Maybe I'll have more luck tomorrow.
I was able to take pictures of these 3 new tops. These will be availble in my Etsy shop shortly.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
You may also notice I've been giving my shop a new look with the brick background (aka my house). Since I no longer get good daylight in the house, I am forced to take my pictures outside with my new tripod (which I keep calling a tripot for some odd reason). It's time consuming retaking all the pictures again but I think the new style looks a lot better. Here are a few of my favourite new photos.
Friday, May 2, 2008
While I let the canvas dry, I started cutting out various circle shapes.
Once the paint was completely dry, I started gluing the circles in various positions.
I decided to leave a bit of the canvas blank and honestly at this point I had had enough! The very last step was applying 2 coats of Modge Podge all over the canvas. At this step, I learned lesson #1 - paper circles need to be properly glued to avoid bubbling and curling. Thank god the paper is old so it kinda blends in.
Lesson #2 was a bit more difficult. As we were hanging the canvas on the wall, I noticed that the canvas was warped. I'm not sure why I didn't notice this earlier. After an hour and a half, my boyfriend finally figured out a way to hang so it wouldn't show. Phew!
As you can see, I'm no expert at making art collages but it's still a great way to add a bit of character to your walls for under $30.