When I saw the word for Illustration Friday "Unbalanced" I thought of how my life is right now... all I do is work it seems. Which is both good and I am very thankful, however I get so into my work that I forget to make time for my favorite things in life, like drawing, painting, crafting, cooking, and singing in the shower!
I am going to try to get my scale a little more balanced so I am not forgetting that much needed time for myself.
Happy Creative week! :)
Posted by Miss KB at 8:30 AM
And what a coincidence the following day on Oprah they were talking about pushing yourself and taking risks, one of the things the ladies on the show had to do was strip down at a beach and go skinny dipping in the ocean :) Some of them loved it, and a few other were a bit reserved about it. To each their own I say.
Posted by Miss KB at 8:45 AM
why do they always make them so tiny?).
Then for the beak I used paper mache and molded it just how I wanted it. The paper mache took a couple of days to dry before I could start decorating. This part of the process was a little annoying to me - because I wanted to decorate it right away. I managed to be patient, and once it was dry... I went wild on it!
Well now it is complete and I wanted to share!
I originally saw the idea for a paper lantern in a Martha Stewart magazine. If you want to make a lantern for yourself, I am sure you could visit her site to find a template or
just make your own like I did.
I had to improvise a little bit, because I only have so many materials on hand. Here is what I used:
8.5 x 11 black card stock, 8.5 x 11 white vellum sheet, sharpies, tape runner, flower punches, scissors and some puffy black paint.
First I designed my template for the lantern onto a regular sheet of paper. Then I cut the template out and traced it onto my black card stock sheet twice and cut them out. Then I taped the two black lanterns together on one side.
Next, I drew some silhouettes onto my vellum sheet (I originally tried to print my images onto the vellum using my printer... this did NOT work, oopsie).
I then cut out my windows to fit the windows in the lantern. I then taped the vellum windows into place on the black lantern pieces.
This was a fairly simple project and fun to do! If you decide to create one of your own, please do share!
Now my cowboy needs a paint job, so that is my fun project for today!
I absolutely love them and want to make more for friends and family... I know I am not the only crafty lady out there with cold hands!
We'll see what he ends up doing this year!?
I don't even know what I am going to be quite yet still stirring up some ideas!