Hello my fellow crafters!
Today’s posting will be short, but wanted to post anyway. Last week my friend, Jessica and I had our nails done – we usually do this over lunch about every other week on Thursday or Friday. I went with my usual French tips but in honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, I had them add a little heart outlined in black on my right ring finger. Just for fun. 🙂
The second project is also one from my “To Get Done” list, item number six. I saw this original posted on pinterest, although I can no longer find the link anymore. But this was easy enough to duplicate.
These are simply vegetable cans with the pull tab openings, so the cans have a smooth opening – safe for little hands. Spray painted with green paint, I then hand drew the outlines for the faces of the pigs, using images I found on the internet. I’ve always had a pretty good eye for being able to copy images, so I did most of the drawing by sight. I used my favorite Elmer’s paint pens to fill in and outline the faces. Most of them required multiple coats of paint, allowing them to dry in between.
One of the pigs was to have a helmet, unfortunately, I never found what I needed to replicate it. So I simply painted the top of a one of the cans silver. I will keep an eye out for something that will work and add to the can when I find it.
For the angry bird ball, I simply found an inexpensive rubber ball at my local Target store in the size that would match the cans. It got a couple coats of red spray paint and then a coat of high gloss clear sealant. Following, I outlined the face and filled it in using the same Elmer’s paint pens.
I think I will add four more cans to actually provide ten cans – more closely resembling the real bowling configuration. And maybe a few “back up” cans, so that as they are possibly damaged through use. I may take them to work, they seem like the perfect way to waste a few moments during a busy or stressful day.
Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s crafts. I have brought my “To Get Done” list down by 10 projects, almost half. I will keep whittling away at the list, although I have already started thinking about future projects.
Thanks for dropping by and Happy Crafting y’all!