The end of summer has brought out my crafty side. I read eleventy-three kajillion craft blogs (and by read I mean skim for goodness) and they've all got my creative juices flowing. Usually I don't bother to take pictures of my crafts as the first run is usually a surprise to me if it comes out right and after that I'm bored by it. I'm my own worst enemy I tell you.
Last week I was reading Tatortots & Jello and one of their projects sparked my interest.
I'm not sure what inspired me. The use of canvas? I have a canvas at home that was nagging at my brain from a project gone wrong. I was eager to use it for something else lest I feel bad for having to toss it. The silhouette of the bird? The fun of ripping up little bits of magazines of which I have many that have never even been read? I'm not sure but I liked it.
Sunday morning while Matt and the kids were clearing up broken tree limbs from the back yard I supported them by sitting on the front step Mod Podging bits of ripped up magazine onto the previous project-gone-wrong canvas. I mean I was THERE right? Actually I started by telling Skyler she could help me with a project but she didn't have my vision and soon she was convinced I was downright nuts and wandered off. Oh boy was she sorry later. While the Mod Podge dried I contemplated a stencil. I didn't have anything awesome on hand so I pouted a bit. Then I got the idea that I wanted an "M" but the stencil I had was the wrong size so I traced and cut and let me show you what I came up with. It's all sorts of awesome and oh yes Ms. Skyler came back when she saw me get the paint out. But did I let her help? No Ma'am. You need to stick around for the long haul if you want to play with the good stuff. Mean Mommy.
It's way better in person!