Eye Glass Collaberation Blog Hop! 

 

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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:

Keri Sallee <—-You are here

Guessing Game…

From the picture above, can you tell which one is mine?

YUP….the skull of course!

Make it Fun Eyeglass Skull

Ingredients

For this project I used:

Foam Skull- Make it Fun by FloraCraft

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and Mists

DecoArt 3-D Gloss Enamels

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.

Make it Fun

I used a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil for the back of the head.

The Crafter's Workshop Stencil

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.

Marion Smith Prima Flowers Skull

Here is a three-quarter view.

Make it fun skull

Closing Thoughts

Make it Fun Eyeglass Skull

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,

XOXO,

KERI

5 comments

  1. Joi@RR says:

    Your words are so wise Keri… we DO need to see things thru glasses of HOPE. Your skull is very unique! I have no idea why but I have never learned to enjoy skulls. However… your creation goes a long way to gettting me there! ADORE the glasses. That top view of the head with the glasses made me laugh!!! FUN FUN FUN. Xj.

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