Saturday, February 28, 2009

Decoupage Project Done & I Don't Believe It *@**#


Ever have one of those days when you are sure the patron saint of internet challenged Twits has forgotten about you!!?? Yes? Well last night I had spent hours editing pictures to use in my post, then writing a pithy slightly humorous text. I was down to loading the very last picture,which is no small feat as it take forever to upload pictures to my blog :( That's when the power went off, since I had the lap top I didn't shut down. I waited a couple of minutes to make sure it wasn't a hiccup, check to be sure that Blogspot had saved my posting to draft (yep just before the power went off) then in all confidence shut down the lap top and went to round up the flash light and candles. Booted up this morning went to my drafts to upload the last picture, kiss my posting on the forehead and send it on it's way :) Oh NO followed by a terrible potty mouth coming of my side of the room when all that I found in drafts was the title;) No text, no pictures, nada now tell me how did that happen??

Soooooo let us begin again. Remember back a few post (here) my neighbor gave me her husband's and her graduation pictures and asked me to put then on a ratty looking piece of picture board? No?? Well you can read it Here . Then I asked her if she had a few Wedding pictures I could use also, since this was to be an anniversary gift from Nari. I finished the project and I think it turned out pretty darn good. Want to have a look?? :)

I had a couple of prints, one with a cross, candles a bird nest and eggs, and a simple green ivy wreath. The other was a candelabra with pink candles a little lace and buttons, a rusty plaque with the word Love on it.Over the top of those I printed out a couple of wedding prayers in Spanish. I tore them into different size pieces and glued them down for the background , Then placed the pictures of Nari & Gerardo on the bottom half of the plaque. Across the top I placed the pictures the wedding pictures of Nari & Gerardo, their aunt and his grandmother.Then in the center I placed the picture of the couple being presented to the congregation.









Three layers of super secret decoupage medium ( white school glue and water), when it was dry I glued 4 different Milagros around the couple for blessings and protection.

Gave the outside edge of the plaque a rough coat of white paint. Sanded it back a bit and applied the most amazing antiquing medium ( Kiwi shoe wax in light brown)

Just so it couldn't take itself to seriously I added a wire to hang it by, with a few curly cues and beads :)

Well here I am again, my posting is all written out & it's time to hit the spell check. Look it over once more just in case I forgot something Then hope the power holds on long enough to push the publish button and have it magically appear on my blog :) Have a most audacious day or evening my Bloglandian friends depending on where in the world you are ;)

11 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Your collage is lovely ... I'm sure they're just gonna love it.

But, even more, I love your tale of internet woes and your secret art supplies recipes!

faerie enchantment said...

This collage is so beautiful, I know they are going to love it.

I loved your secret decoupage medium, glue and water, I'm going to try that. I just ran out of modge podge this weekend, and since we are expecting a foot of snow tomm, I'm going to try it on my atc collage!

Can't til the carnival!
Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

Rustic Tarts said...

It looks terrific - remember to let us know what they think about it!

Grandma B said...

Good job. The pictures look awesome and will be a treasure to have. Love the picture of grandma...she looks so kind. Are the people relatives or just good friends.

Today is is overcast and snow is predicted AGAIN !! Will it never end. Some pictures of the ocean and sunshine would be WONDERFUL !!

Have a good day....from Utah

Tracy M. said...

Oh it turned out so cute, I love the milagros. Your parade pics are really fun too. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great week!
Tracy M.

faerie enchantment said...

I am trying your technique today, I'm so excited to use it.
You made my day!

Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

P.S. I love the coffee idea, I just got some out now! But had to have a cup first! LOL!

xashee's corner said...

your collage looks FANTASTIC! you do such GREAT work! :) Thank you for sharing! Have an AWESOME day!

Lisa "Oceandreamer" Swifka said...

This is beautiful Pattie, you did a fantastic job encapsulating all the elements of their life and family. There is so much to see. I bet they LOVED it!!!
I will keep the Kiwi shoe wax in mind, great idea!

I can't understand why Blogger didn't save your draft..that is SO frustrating. The air would have been "blue" all around me too. ha! No, but seriously I have had whole posts disappear when I was on blogspot and YIKES!!!

Hope all is well with you! I'm thinking I owe you an email!!
Hugs,
Lisa

Charlene said...

Don't you just hate glitches! I understand the potty mouthed frustration. I came over to visit after hearing about you from LuLu. Isn't she a doll! You did a great job on you project. Hope your friends love it.

kana said...

Great job on a beautiful collage! I know what you mean about blogger, it takes my photos quite a while to load. I think it is a lesson in patience, but it is not working on me.

Coastal Sisters said...

Oh my! Methinks I could hear you swearing waaaaaaaaaaaay up here! I have done that before and I too used some colorful language that would have made a longshoreman blush :)

Sweetie...I LOVE LOVE LOVE this collage and I know that Nari and Gerardo will treasure it forever.

You TOTALLY rock, BS.

Love,
LS & #2

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