Friday, March 8, 2013

Me and my paints

I love to paint, I really do, and I've been wanting to try watercolor, so far I've only used acrylic paints and markers and other types of paints, but not watercolor.  So one day as I was walking around Michael's looking for yarn, I noticed they had a clearance section and they had this big watercolor tablet, it was pretty big and really cheap, so I said to myself why not, today is the day to give this a try, got the water colors and brushes and never did find the yarn I wanted. It did take a while to give this a try, we had parties and other things that took place and prevented me to play with my new materials.

Not sure if it's a coincidence, or I suddenly just had this urge to be creative, so I've been painting everyday this month so far and I would love to share some of what I've done, now I have a lot to learn, and this is the fun part for me every time I try something new in crafting, I'm like a kid with a new toy, excited and waiting for the evening to come so I can sit and paint.

I am going to see if I can find some classes so I can improve my painting with watercolors and oils too.

Now some of the paintings are watercolors only, but I sorta started to mix watercolors, acrylics and oils, just for fun.






Thursday, March 7, 2013

Well I decided to try something new, with prom coming very soon and my daughter having two proms, well we are going to try and embellish her shoes, and she will have some special jewelry done as well.   So we went to buy a new pair of shoes, not for prom but to play around with.  I got some tulip crystals a pair of shoes and well let me show you the photos, this was done last night, they should be dried by now.  At first all I did was add the Tulip crystals on the hills, that was it. 

Today when I looked at the shoes, it seem like it needed something else.  As you can see on the top photo, the shoes have glitter on two straps, but there is one strap that has no glitter, so I decide to change that. 


 I figure the hills needed something more than the crystals, so I decided to go ahead and add some glitter to the areas with no crystals and to the strap that had no glitter.  

 I had to add two coats of the glitter to the straps and below you can see how the hills look after I added the glitter. 

It only took some glitter liner, 3D Crystal Lacquer, and Tulip's white crystals in three different sizes to change the look of these shoes. 
 Now here is a photo of the front of the shoes, you can see all three straps are now sparkly, thanks to Viva Decor Glitter Liner Haematite
 A close up of the strap I covered with Viva Decor's Glitter Liner Haematite

 A close up of the hills that I added Viva Decor Glitter Liner Haematite, talk about glitter and sparkly shoes. Ready for the dance floor!

I will be playing with more shoes, eventually we will find the shoes she wants and by then she will know exactly how she wants them embellished.  I love playing with my crafting materials and making new things, but I also love altering items, like shoes!!!!

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