From myself, and the Insane Weasel Posse (Frick, Frack, Finn and Elf)
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
In the "More Fun With Recycling Household Junk" department, this weeks random foray is dryer sheets!
We all have them - sometimes found when we finish laundry, and sometimes found in the middle of the night stuck to your foot because you didn't notice them stuck to your sheets. I've seen some interesting things done with them that take advantage of the semi-transparency, yet at the same time sturdiness. This week I decided to have a go and see what I could do.
First off, I had to iron it to get it nice and smooth (one of the times I'm glad I'm single with ferrets, and don't have to explain to an S.O. why I'm ironing dryer sheets). Then I taped it down to a piece of used printer paper (yes, I also save my test sheets and misprints, just for things like this!). You can use whatever you'd like to tape it to, but you definitely want a backing, as colors will bleed through due to the sheerness of the dryer sheet.
Then I rubber stamped an image on it, and colored it in with colored pencils. I plan on trying this with different mediums, as I'm sure you'd get a completely different effect with watercolor pencils, or liquid paints. At this point, I felt like the stamped outline was a little weak, so I went back over that with a fine brush and some black ink.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
The former musty old book is well along in the altering process. The photos on this one didn't come out too well, I think due to the reflective glazes and embellishments. I'll have to try again on a day with better light.
And while we're in the Holiday season, don't forget our furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Many shelters and rescue agencies are in need of donations. A gift of something as simple as your old towels can make a huge difference. Check with your local shelters and agencies (if you're not sure where they are, you can go to Petfinder and put in your zip code to find out what is available in your area). If you'd like to help make a Holiday happy for a weezul, there is the Ferret Giving Tree. Many of these are older or special needs ferrets, so any act of kindness you can show them is especially appreciated!