Saturday, May 26, 2012

Keep pedaling on ...

Here is a first.. I have never really tried my hand at painting and I had this at my house..A plain wooden board..

And I saw this.. I was inspired by this sign from Susie Harris and decided to try my hand at painting the sign on my plank. here is the picture of the original inspiration -

 I loved the color combination in the original sign.. the pink and the teal against the yellow.. So I bought some acrylic paint in those colors. I started out with painting the entire plank yellow. I was not looking for a very even coverage.

Next I printed out a stencil for a bicycle and printed 'Keep pedaling on' in the font and size that I wanted and traced them lightly on to the plank. The yellow has not been captured correctly in this picture.

I then finished painting the cycle first and went on to my words... I enjoyed the whole process! Here is the final reveal -

 It is not perfect in the least bit but I think it turned out pretty! And yes it was a beautiful day outside. Here is another shot -

 Now to hang it in my room and enjoy it :)
Linking this up at The Pinterest Challenge: Summer edition at Young House Love and Bower power Blog


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Working on ...

Howdie there!
Here is a a little bit of what I was working over the weekend... It is a Pinterest inspiration, more on that once I have completed the project! I will hopefully be able to complete it by Tuesday or Wednesday depending on how soon I can get home from work.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Revamped bag

This post is a little about going green and a redo for my mom, being mother's day!
We had this bag lying around at home..

My mom, who teaches English at  high school wanted to use this to carry some of her books and papers.But of course, I could not let her carry it while it still screamed the jeweler's name and address!

I decided to paint vertical stripes on the bag using fabric paint. I used tape to bifurcate the sections to paint.

I let the paint dry and then taped the section already painted, so that I can paint the other color.
Here is how it turned out -

Much better than having her advertising for the jeweler!


Embroidered Postcard

I had tried my hand at embroidering paper earlier here. I  quite enjoyed it and decided to make more and use them as post cards, following the same technique as earlier, but used chain stitches this time around...

The chain stitch for the stems and some patterned paper for the flowers and I had summer in a post card!
I cut out a piece of plain cardboard and stitched the edges. Now all I need to do is pick an address from Postcrossing and mail it! I am sure it will look great on my wall of Sent Postcards!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sealant Pendant!

Its mod podge time again! To make these you need:
  • Any sealant (epoxy compound).. The kind used to fix leaky faucets and stuff. I used M-seal
  • Patterned Paper
  • Wire to make loop for the pendant
  • And of course Mod Podge!
I began by mixing the two parts of the sealant and making circles out of them. I then made a small hole on the top to run my loop through the pendant later. I let them solidify overnight. Here they are from the next morning.

I also cut some circles from my patterned paper.

Now mod podge time! Apply a layer of mod podge over the sealant circles and glue the paper. 
Remember to make  a hole through the paper as well for the loop. 
Once first layer is dry, apply a layer of mod podge on the paper as well and let them dry.. Here they are sun drying themselves with a layer of mod podge:

I them made tiny loops of the wire I had and ran them through the pendants. That's it! They are ready to rock now! Here is the first one I made..

And here are the rest..

Here is another professional shot! 

The possibilities with the patterned papers and the shapes are endless and it can be customized in so many ways! 

Take care,