Project Create: Day 6 & 8 (Pendant and Painting)

No, that’s not a typo. Day 7 did not happen due to the visit of friends, a trip to the pub, the wearing of the green, carousing, etc…  It was a much needed and much appreciated outing!

Day 6 of Project: Create was another pendant made from an old earring. In general, I’m “bleh” about this piece. I do like the stone (which I believe is actually glass) so it will be nice to wear it. But, it was one of those days where my creativity seemed to be flagging, and I just threw something together to have something to share, which in the end was not satisfying.  So, while I’m pleased with the overall look of the piece, it felt like a bit of a cheat. Not sure why I feel that way, I just do. Something to ponder as I continue this creative journey…

Day 8 (today) I was really feeling creative. My son and I made “canvases” out of small boxes and painters tape. The idea came from my super creative friend Tyler over at Baby Lux Design. If you are interested, she has a more detailed tutorial here. Basically, the idea is to cover a small box with blue painters tape, prime it with gesso (I didn’t have any so I just used a few layers of regular acrylic paint) and then layer paint/create texture as you see fit to create your artwork. So simple, and so much fun to take something that would have been thrown away or recycled and make it into something beautiful.  Also, a fun project for kids. My son loved taping the box and then painting it up! And I love having art time together!

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2 comments

  1. Wow! I think you have been really creative. A very pretty pendant AND a stylish designer looking box!
    Regards Florence.

    1. Thanks so much Florence! I really appreciate that you stopped by and commented 🙂 I think I will do a few more of the boxes. Definitely a fun project.

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