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aeroplane
« on: September 10, 2004 11:28:01 PM »

ok, so this is more of an "art project" than a "craft project", but it's really all a grey area anyway, isn't it?  i'm getting a head start on christmas gifts and i had my grandmother in mind when i made this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v85/striped/mer.jpg

it's just foam board with lots of things glued to it: glitter, sequins, beads, etc, with the painting in the middle on watercolor glued to it.  the painting is watercolor and the product of MANY failed attempts because i'm no artist.  i chose to go with a general impression rather than specifics... i try painting things like eyes and flower petals and fingers and it all goes god-awful!  it's not completely done, as i plan to add a spray sealent to the beadwork etc, and glue some ribbon along the edges- where the raw edges of the foam board show through.  i might paint the back too- it's kind of tore up from when i got frustrated cutting :p

please let me know your thoughts!  i'm getting back into arts and crafting after a couple month lull and i love constructive criticism.
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c_zimmerman724
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2004 11:32:07 PM »

I like it. Your grandma must be really cool to get a painting like that. Mine wouldn't like it.
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aeroplane
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2004 11:48:10 PM »

actually, i'm kinda worried about that.  she's like... a classy lady.  she has signed prints and things up in her living room.  so i'm getting my mom's opinion and if she thinks nay... well, *i* like it!  i'll keep it!  lol.
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Dorkabrain
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2004 02:41:03 AM »

So very, very pretty. I think you did pretty damn good with the painting, being neat with detailing when it comes to paint isn't always easy. So well done.
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c_zimmerman724
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2004 03:01:07 AM »

I'm sure that she will really love it, especially since its homemade and she knew you put alot of time into it. Grammas are cool like that.
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2004 04:11:15 AM »

whoah...that painting is gorgeous...
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2004 10:25:45 AM »

That is beyond cool. I'm sure your grandmother will adore it... not just love it. Adore it.  Wink
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