Let The Games Begin.
l don't know about you guys.....but l love the olympic games.... l love the whole world spirit of them....So here was l, and l wonder if you were too..... up with the crows at 5.00 this morning to watch the opening ceremony in London (on the telly)....and it didn't disappoint. There were incredible feats of synchronization during the history of Britain and eye (and ear) popping sensations during the fireworks ....but for me the highlight was Rowan Atkinson joining in with the London Philarmonic Orchestra.....funny AND fun.
A few small projects this week.
l've made lots of paper peonies before, but this time l decided to hand paint the paper.....l thought this might help them appear more realistic. (pic further down).
My daughter who clearly has me figured out (O.K. l may have HINTED :-)) bought me a subscription to Romantic Homes for my Birthday (in May)....l was so excited when my first copy arrived (from America) the other day.
These birds also underwent a colour change (or two)...they were once gold, (before pic below)....they were undercoated in white with a matt spray, which look great, but then l thought they might be even nicer blue.. but NAH....so back to white they went.
Something else l've been messing round with......Tissue paper roses....great for decorating presents. The petals were torn (rather than cut with scissors)....l like the effect of the fragile, translucent petals.
l made half a dozen or so. Some large and some small.
The top pic is the tissue paper when wet with paint which was daubed on, (which l used for the peony)....l've used white acid free paper which is a little thicker than the usual, you can buy it at most stationary suppliers....l used a hairdryer to hurry up the drying process....(no patience at all..lol).
Below is the birds when they were gold.
l've also been putting a few necklaces together out of broken bits found in bag lots. Two sets of carnival glass necklaces (yellow and brown). The beaded lace necklace was made a while ago..also out of scavenged pieces.
Gorgeous white carnival glass beads which are prob'ly 30s or 40s. Beaded 60s wedding horseshoe sits to one shoulder.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend wherever you are and whatever you're up to.