Pausing in the middle of a painting and some scrapbooking to paint a couple of t-shirts for a dinosaur themed party. Dinosaur theme is a bit puzzling in terms of threads, and when I discovered how super inexpensive plain t-shirts can be, I grabbed a couple of colours and took off with it... Painting shirts is super fun! The power to have any design t-shirt I can imagine just might be going to my head!
Also, yay glittery paint! Totally didn't wash the shirts first and I'm procrastinating
On a recent 2-hour bike ride I collected a handful of broken twigs. Twigs + gloss medium + hot glue + paper flowers from the craft store makes a surprisingly cute "bouquet".
I bought a box of projector transparencies a long time ago. You know, the plastic pages teachers often use on mirrored projectors. They can be handy for some things. Because they are plastic, I like to cut stencils out of them.
They are not easy to work with, however! They are difficult to cut, so it's better to use a pattern that can be easily cut with scissors, as my knife blades don't work very well.
The alternating herringbone was definitely the easiest! They are not perfectly cut and I'm still finding little pieces of transparent plastic poking around... I think next time I might try cutting from cardstock and then applying gesso or some other coating to them!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?