I primed it, spray painted it pink, then dumped two vials of glitter all over the wet paint and covered that with a spray of clear coat.
I wish the glitter showed in the photo, because it really shines in the sun. Sugarwings might need some sunglasses when she rides in her pink convertible.
By the way, this is what I am using as a stroller. We go for long walks up and down the sidewalks and to the park in it. So much more interesting than most strollers, and the handles come off so I can put it in my car if we go somewhere.
Today was a Beth day. I went to her house and we crafted the afternoon away. Why is it so much more fun to dig through someone else's bags and boxes of supplies than your own?
We both had new goods to work with, she'd gotten a tin full of broken jewelry at an estate sale and I had a stack of some of the prettiest paper ever from Heather. She and I did a mini swap of vintage wall papers.
This blue rose paper is one from Heather and the rhinestone posy shaped button is from Beth's tin of sparkly bits and pieces.
Beth also had a drawer full of different wooden shapes, and she shared this birdie with me. And yep, the eye is from her stash of sparklies too. Plus- she gave me a baggie full of them to take home!
Beth had a page of Victorian bird pictures she had reduced and copied, so I was full speed into the bird theme today. I also was trying out her "Stickles" and decided that it was a product I won't be able to do with out.
I used the burgundy Stickles ( a brand of glitter glue that has a very fine glitter in it, comes in many colors, and flows easliy from the bottle) to outline some of the flowers in the old wallpaper (from Heather) and the oval cut out of the bird (from Beth).
I also drew extra vines, leaves, and swirls with Gelly Roll Stardust pens. Another product that will always be on my desk!
The Stardust pens are what I used to outline flowers and leaves, then smudge it slightly for a subtle glittery look. (A trick I learned from Sissy)
Another new favorite is this genuine sliver glitter from Heather. She sells it in her shop and you HAVE to try it. Especially if you use it with yet ANOTHER new favorite of mine- a ball point pen that has glue instead of ink! I'd seen glue pens before, but these (from Michaels) have such a fine line and great control of where the glue goes, I just am crazy about them.
So do you have your shopping list of must haves for collage and scrap booking??
1. Stardust Gelly Roll pens (clear is the BEST)
3. Ball point pen with glue instead of ink
4. Genuine silver dust glitter from Heather at Pretty Petals
These are my new "Can't do with out 'ems" when I need to make something sparkle. And I always need to make stuff sparkle!
Not a bad way to spend a day, laughing and gluing glitter on vintage wallpaper. Oh- and going out to lunch at Pei-Wei (a chain owned by PF Chang and just as good but half the price!)
Here is more of what Beth made today, she isn't quite done with them, but I took the picture anyway, they look good to me.
Also, I have been tagged by Jennifer (Queen of the Ravens) to list 7 weird things about myself. Well, I've played this game before, twice, but I think I have plenty of weird to spare. Here are a couple at least.
1- This is embarrassing but true, and I did go back to finish later and jeez, I don't know why I'd even tell anyone this- but I am a high school drop out. I'm not stupid, I was an A student, I wasn't a loser or a druggie or anything like that, it was just family difficulties and I was a tad bit homeless at the time.
3- I am a serial painter too. My living room gets repainted at least twice a year. Maybe more. Maybe twice a week if I feel like I need to. When I had an antique booth, I'd paint it every couple of months. Other rooms last longer in their colors, the living room seems to be my main target.
4- I sing and make up rhymes all day long and am completely tone deaf, but I don't let that stop me. Sugarwings and the dorkies think it is pretty cool but the rest of the world finds me irritating.
Anytime something odd or cute or coincidental happens, I make a note of it. I call it my Co-Inky Dinks and Odd Occurances file.
A serious, dangerous addiction that can't be stopped.
6- I once had a mural job that paid me $2,000 in one day. I paint fast, and usually try to make the job last longer so the person who hired me doesn't feel like he got a bad deal. But sometimes, I can't help myself, I zip through the work so fast, I get done too early. I've painted a 20' x 60' mural in 2 days, thats probably my speed record.
Here is are a couple photos of part of it, its a big 'un.
7- I once broke my back. I fell off (was not thrown, that would be a better story) a pony -not a horse - a pony we bought from a church camp. A kid's pony. I just was careless, slid off (it wasn't very far to the ground either) and landed wrong. I broke 2 vertebrae and was in bad shape for years. Lots of surgeries, etc. I do exercises and keep limber or the arthritis in my back will cripple me up again.
8- bonus weird item- I don't embarrass! (and I don't know when to shut up) You can tell by the fact that I wrote all of this!!!!
I will do the drawing for September's prize Sunday night. Thanks everyone for leaving comments, I appreciate it. Also, I am taking suggestions for October's prize.