Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weekend Recap

It's been a busy weekend of enjoying the cooler weather and creating art. Here's a few projects I worked on:

I've always used gel medium to make image transfers of laser printed images. It's messy so I don't do it often. I was reading Lil Blue Boo's blog and she used CitraSolv for image transfers on Making a Crown (super cute, BTW!). I had never heard of CitraSolv before and had to give it a shot. You can buy it on Amazon but I was able to find it at my local health food store much cheaper.

As you can see, it worked! It was super easy that I didn't even need a bone file. I placed a little on a paper towel and swiped the back of the image. Don't put too much or it'll bleed like it did to the right of my top image.

A new "Lovely Lady" was created this weekend. She says, "Grow like a weed, blossom like a flower."

I came across an image on Pinterest today for epsom salt luminaries that were super cute. I went to the website for the image, Crafts by Amanda (sweet coincidence!) and decided to give it a shot.

Amanda gave easy instructions to follow. I didn't have a mason jar but I did have an empty almond butter jar. I put one drop of (blue) food coloring in the epsom salt as instructed but I think next round I'll add more drops for a more vibrant color.

I think I'll make a few more of these in varying jar sizes/shapes and colors. They'd make an adorable centerpiece.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!


1 comment:

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

WOW! Amazing stuff! Of course I love the chip art! And your transfers came out amazing - might have to track down some of the Citra-stuff!