The little widow grandma three doors down has a little gift shop she runs out of what would have been her tiny 1 car garage. As much as possible all the women on our block try to buy most of the little (and bigger) gifts for birthdays etc. from her. My goal is to spend between $120-$150pesos or around $10us a month there. This month with no birthdays coming up I bought a little resin angel shelf. I thought I'd use it in the girlie room. Oh and it's still in the wall repair stage asI sprayed the whole kit and kaboodle white. Then slathered a nice thick layer of crackle medium over everything When that was dry I painted on a very very pale (almost white) blue color of paint.
we speak I write. :) Before you yell let me confess that I still have not mastered the before picture idea so I don't have one. You will just have to visualize. Resin angels with pink and blue wings, flesh colored skin, ruby lips and curly blond hair.
When the paint was dry I broke out my secret antiquing medium (brown Kiwi shoe wax) to age things a bit and hi light the cracks.
I understand the mechanics behind how the crackle medium works it's magic but I have been wondering if it has to be paint you apply over the medium to get the crackle?? If I wanted to reproduce the crazing and crackling that happens with ceramic and pottery could I cover the dry crackle medium with a clear paintable acrylic glaze???? Anyone out there know?? How do they fauxtique ceramics???
I decided I liked my little brown shrug, wrap,cropped sweater thing so well I'd try my hand at another. I did a bit of modifying on the master pattern, dug out a few lace type scraps and put another one together.
Unlike the brown tablecloth one I can wear this one well into the warm months. This will be great because it will dress up a tank top without adding any more hot layers of material. Huh??? Well as a matter of a fact, yes that would be my body inside the cute little top. And yes I'll turn around so you can see the front of my little creation. In a moment of slight insanity I let LW talk me into wearing the top instead of having Annelise model it. But Annalise has no worries of losing her job, because I'm staying behind the camera thank you very much! :)
AAACK why is it that you don't notice a long stray white thread hanging on the middle of your shirt, right in front of God and everybody until it's way to late to do anything about it??? Oh Sweet Mysteries of Life!! :)
On that note I think Annalise's stand in is off to do a bit of bed time reading. Remember today is a perfect day to make art, no matter where in the world you are p;)