Good Morning Creatives!
I have a special treat for you today!
Recently a group of Facebook friends and I decided to have a little fun and take 1 ordinary object and use it in anyway we wanted.
Our choice? GLASSES!
Today, we are having a blog hop to all the participating artist’s blogs to see what they did with ordinary reading glasses.
Blog Hop Info
Here is the list of all the participating blogs:
From the picture above, can you tell which one is mine?
YUP….the skull of course!
For this project I used:
Foam Skull- Make it Fun by FloraCraft
Flowers from: Prima, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Marion Smith Designs
The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil
Metal from Butterbee Scraps
He’s ready for his close-up:
For this project, I wanted to keep it fun and whimsical so I opted to free-hand a lot of the swirls and other work.
I used a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil for the back of the head.
It’s never easy to use a stencil on a curved surface. This required me to hold the skull still in my lap between my knees, hold the stencil as flat as possible with one hand and lightly spray my Black DecoArt Mister with the other. It was basically crafty yoga. 🙂
To keep my fun and fun-loving style, I added a a bright mix of flowers, incorporating paper and fabric flowers of all different sizes.
Here is a three-quarter view.
I wanted to use the theme of “eyeglasses” to add a message, so I chose to write “See Hope” on my glasses before putting them on my skull.
I wanted to have a reminder that when things looks scary (like a skull is usually associated with) we can choose to SEE things through glasses of hope and make the best of a situation…just like I changed up what could have been a “scary” skull into a thing of beauty by looking at it differently.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will take the time to SEE your way to all of the blog hop participating blogs and check out what they came up with.
Until Next time,