I decorated some slippers with glitter puffy paint to wear with my dress
Poe is in the pic, his eyes are dark gold and usually photograph like this
I also wanted some nice short torches and I thought classic tiki torches would look BLAH and not really fit the spring backyard theme so I found some glass cattail shaped torches in red and blue so I bought 2 blue and a red and painted one of the blues purple (our colors) with glass paint. The torches were $6 off so I saved nearly $20 on all 3.
one of the blue torches before painting
after 3 weeks it will dry to the point where we dont have to worry about it coming off. After the Ceremony we will give them to Grandma to use in her yard.
Fresh painted torch (taken with camera phone)
all three torches
This is a super simple one I did with scrap paper left over from making cards to send to soldiers.
By the way I am playing with a wordpress app on my phone right now
We have this great thing in Boise called the Library!…. please note the name is actually LIBRARY! it is in fact as far as I know the only city or state building in the country where an exclamation point is part of the actual name… I love that.
One of my favorite parts of the Library! is that I can buy old magazines for $.10, and used library paperback and children’s books for $.25 and hardbound books for $.50 in a place called “under the stairs” (they have a huge flight of stairs just inside the front door.) They also have a real bookstore where they sell newer donated books that have never been on the shelves and newer magazines for a little more (between $1 and $3 for magazines and $1 and $8 for books) I also saw some old vintage magazines that i will check out next time I am there.
I was on my way to the Goth Coffee and Game meet up I host on Thursdays at a local downtown coffee place (I also host a Wednesday Alternative Artist/Crafters meet-up there as well.. it is a blast since I would probably be there anyway) so i didn’t have long to shop but I did grab 11 cheap $.10 magazines, one $.50 hardback book to use for an altered book and a $1.50 newer paperback that looked good. I also found a 2002 copy of Sommerset Studio ($.10) but I am afraid I left it at the coffee shop, I will call in the morning to find out.
One thing they have in Dawson’s coffee shop is a very large wooden dinner table that seats 8 easily and 10 with some effort and is great for art… I carry a couple large sheets of plasticized Freezer/deli paper in my Art Supply bag to cover the table if I do anything wet but the staff there is very mellow about us doing art there. I did some more pages in my WLS Art Journal I am making and had fun watching my friends play Apples to Apples.
I plan to hit the LIBRARY! again next week or so and take a better look at what they have for sale and hope to find my Sommerset Studio magazine tomorrow.
NOTE:: found my magazine in the Bag of Games I take to coffee each week
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I am changing our Handfasting site into less of a blog and more of an official wedding site so I am moving my DIY and art projects form it to here
The invite covers, a photo I did of Alex’s hand holding a squishy heart
Front of our invites
I did these on 140lbs Watercolor paper that I painted (watercolor wash sprinkled with raw sugar to get a cool effect) and then drew on, These are Art Trading Card size little cards (2.5in x 3.5in) and I mounted
them on cut down notecards I got for $.25 an 8 pack at Micheal’s.
I printed out the insides on business cards and glued them inside. I love
DIY projects and these were CHEAP, about $.06 a piece…LOL.
Making the Save the Dates
The inside is done in word so it is formatted slightly differently (this was a photoshop image