Monday, February 15, 2010

Something New…

I’m pretty sure I’ve referred to my pile-o-crap that I hoard stash more than a few times now. It’s time to do something about it. It just. keeps. growing. I’m going to give collage a try, and I need your help. I haven’t tried this before – here is what I have so far:

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Here’s my dilemma – is it too plain? I will add some glitter at the end. I asked my hubbie what he thought and he said he’s always wondered what the real difference is between a 9 mm gun and a…I forgot…guess I zoned out. That is his way of telling me he just isn’t interested. Which isn’t fair – I go shoot guns with him – he could collage with me right? If you know my hubbie your probably peeing your pants, yes it’s funny to think about!

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FYI: Here is what the board looked like before I started messing with it. My son had drawn on it with permanent marker at one point. To cover that up I mixed up Modge Podge, water, and white paint and used that to “glue” white tissue paper over the mess. Then I painted it, stamped it, added the paper cuttings…a fun mess!

If you want more collage inspiration check out A collage a Day, or Altered Art Junkies. I really like their stuff – only problem is that I don’t want to buy anything – just use what I have and cut down some clutter… remember, this is the year to touch everything in this house and put it where it belongs. I think it’s going to be harder than I thought…

2 comments:

cindi said...

I like where you're going with this. Glitter will definitely be a plus. I think it might need a little somehin' else, but since I'm not sure what you have, it's hard to say. Whatever you come up with, I'm sure will be great.

Julie said...

I think the same as Cindi, it needs something more...maybe a tree silhouette or something. I know you'll come up with something. I found the coolest idea this past weekend with a piece of wood, picture, scrapbook paper and mod podge. I won't do what they did but I do have an idea. Maybe I'll get it cut out tomorrow. So many ideas, so little time.
I'll talk with you tomorrow. Take care.

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