Friday, August 1, 2014

Crafty Vacation

I spent a glorious week at my sister's lakefront cottage and among all the fun and sun managed to find some time to do some craft projects.  This is the view on from the dock.  Yeah - pretty awesome.
 First up was to create a hand painted sign for the little cottage where we slept.  I purchased the painted tin bird last summer, but didn't get a chance to do the sign.  I bought a plain unfinished wood oval at the dollar store.  i painted it with blue acrylic paint and added the blossoms in creamy white.  I wrote out the name in script by hand then painted it in yellow.  i added the dots around the edge with the butt end of the paint brush.
I bought this canvas at the dollar store - i think it was $3.  Just a plain canvas with the outline of an image you can paint with the cheap pack of included acrylics.
WOW - so bright - this is how it turned out!  it was fun and mindless - like a paint by number - but with a little bit more freedom to do it your own way.
My sister asked me to paint something on this used wine bottle.  I used some borrowed glass paints to add a simple wildflower design.
My niece Erica started painting some sticks.  I did the blue one.  
She now has a whole bundle.
I had some fun with paper clay and made three little stylized birds.  I painted them blue(duh) and gave them a brown glaze - but forgot to take a picture!
Most fun of all was this project i did with my friend Z, my sister D, my niece E, her aunt T and cousin T2!  We took empty pendant bezels and filled them with papers and doodads then added two part Ice Resin.  the key is to let them sit out of harm's way for at least a day and resist the urge to touch them!
Here's how fantastic they looked with added ball chain.  
And finally as a special gift to my sister and brother in law, Z and I created this whimsical paper  origami boat and fish mobile for the little cottage.  Such a fun project and such a fabulous vacation.  
Big thanks to my sister's family (missing my nephew Evan from this pic) for hosting us at Lake Hughes, Quebec, Canada.  I'll be back next summer for certain....!

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