Monday, October 11, 2010
JOL SHAKER WIPS
Finally started to get back into the swing of things after a long couple of weeks at work. To get my creative juices flowing, I like to paint. It is the instant gratification (verse waiting days for your paper mache sculptures to dry!).
Every year, I make some shakers for Halloween. Nothing crazy....just fun little pieces to decorate the house and give out to family and friends. And if I make more than I need, I throw a couple of listings on Etsy.
Yesterday, in between loads of laundry, cooking, a trip to the craft store, and other regular Sunday shenanagans, I was able to paint the dowels, fill the "heads" with rice (it's not a shaker without some NOISE!) and paint some funny vintage inspired JOL faces.
Tonight, attach the dowels, rub on some antiquing gel, add some crepe paper and ribbon embellishments, maybe a hint of glitter.....who knows!
Got to love those vintage faces!