I am either closing up shop for a while or making some changes on the site for sure.
I’m working on various craft projects right now because I’m still downsizing, discarding and donating and came across supplies purchased years ago for whenever. I’m not even sure why I purchased them at the time.
I found a small plastic globe this year at the dollar store and created a light by decoupaging some pressed flowers on it and inserting a light for another dollar. Very lightweight and cute.
I had various wooden plaques and frames I’ve never used, found some plaster of Paris angels and cupids I was going to adhere to furniture at one time but changed my mind so I painted and decoupaged some of it. This is the first time in a long time I have even felt like doing much of anything.
I painted 2 5 x 7 baseboards, 2 wooden plaques approximately 4 x 6 and a wooden cross with a gold based paint. I purchased it many years ago and you can’t get this quality in hobby paints anymore. You can get the wood pieces at various craft and hobby stores. Not sure if the dollar store carries anything like this but you can always check. I used some tissue paper to decoupage on each piece.
If you like to do various decoupage or paper art, it’s nice to shop various specialty gift shops for unique tissue designs such as the paper I used. Most stores and Hallmark shops don’t carry very interesting patterns as a rule but always check when you shop.
Not sure what my original plans were for these plaster figurines, but I decided to paint them all gold as well to use in my projects. I had seen a unique furniture piece years ago with cupid figures and decoupage, but since I don’t have a piece of furniture in mind to use them on, I created these out of the pure boredom of being snowed and frozen inside for now. -45 wind chill and almost a foot of snow within a week. Yikes, then supposed to go up to 50 above in a couple of days. Madness!
I adhered a couple of the cupids on solid gold plaques and two others on the decoupaged plaques I planned on adhering on the tissue covered backing boards for contrast. The tissue does have flecks of gold throughout making it a great choice. I then adhered the larger angel which was a broken Christmas ornament that I had kept when the hanger at the head broke off.
Basically finished. Just not sure what I’m doing with them. The set of three can be used on a mantle or wall art in a grouping. The cross went on a painted plaque and the cupids on backer boards were just slid into matching painted frames.
So if I do continue blogging I will be changing the format and style depending on if I move and what I end up doing. I will continue ONLY if I have something worth blogging about. Something creative, tips, ideas, something that is not just a time waster for all involved.
Thank you for following my blog all these years. God bless.
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