Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Fun-filled Weekend (with a little creativity involved)
Monday, I still had some company, but did manage to sneak up to the craft closet to finish this sign for my etsy shop. After much research, I see that signs seem to sell a lot better than collage work, so I thought I would combine my love for art into functional signs. Here is the first of my series of "welcome" and "home" signs. This one reads, "Home is where the heart is." (I substituted a vintage heart pin for the word "heart.") I had a lot of fun creating this. It all started with a piece of wood and this vintage BINGO card. I cut the card into a house shape and just started working. After I was almost finished, I realized that I needed a roof. I told my sister that I wanted to find some copper to cut into a roof (triangle) shape, and guess what? She had it! Wow, her craft room has everything. I swear if I said that I needed an antique spider web, she'd say, "oh, go look in that box over there..."
Anyway, here is the finished result. It's now on sale at my etsy shop. The next sign I make will be very shabby chic...I actually am falling in love with it and may decide to keep it...we'll see.