Tuesday 19 November 2013

Artisan Wednesday Wow: It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye

It all happened last night and I have the dyed fingers to prove it.
You see, I didn't know what to post today.  Instead I organized my stuff. I always organize my stuff when I don't know what to do.  And its always when I have limited time (limited time by definition is no time)... Huh?!? Go figure. I've always been like that... Cramming is more my style.

I grabbed the box of product we had to play with and started to play with the glitter and the clear glass bulbs I bought from Michaels...
And to continue my polka dot theme... my first bulb was simply Stampin' Up!'s sponge daubers dipped in mod podge and randomly placed onto the bulb. Then I took the glitter and dot by dot covered the bulb.  I laid it aside to dry.
Then my second bulb I decided to test out some of my theories again.  All I did was - using a paint brush (I like Claudine Hellmuth's brushes), I brushed mod podge on the bottom of the bulb like it was dipped. I laid that aside to dry.

And since I had a pile of mod podge in my tray not used, I ripped up some of the Winter Frost DSP and "mod-podged" the top part of the bulb... Once I was about half way down, I let it dry for a little while... to create my final bulb...

If you look to the right, you can see that this doesn't need to look perfect. Mod Podge dries clear.  I got my hands quite messy because I was getting all the air bubbles out from under each piece of paper.

Here's how it turned out:

It started out great... I had decided to re-create a bulb I made last year.  You can see it here, which includes the video of the person who showed me how to create this glitter bulb.  This time the bulb has SILVER glitter on the inside.  By using the Stampin' Up! re-inker you can turn any glitter bulb the color you wish.

Start out by putting about 75 drops of re-inker in the bulb.  Then slowly turn the bulb so that you cover all the surface area inside.
Once that is done, lay it aside for a minute to grab the glitter.  I created a really FANCY funnel out of scrap paper because I was too lazy to find my funnel... Put in as much glitter as you like.  Dump out any access.  If there's not enough add more.  
Oh and the finished product was sooooooo beautiful... 
until I decided to add rhinestones....

"It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye..."

Trajedy struck!! Kazaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam.
And that's when my masterpiece fell to a certain death. It was quite sad.

But I pulled up my socks. This time I was more careful... 

And here's all four but its really not a great picture!
Alright, that was fun... I can't wait to see you again... but I still have no idea what I am doing... HAHAHHAHAHAH.

KEEP HOPPING! Cindy is up NEXT!!
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  1. Cathy I love your posts! You always make me chuckle! Awesome ornaments too!

  2. Love! Love! Love! Your posts always make me happy.

  3. omg ...you are too funny! these bulbs are gorgeous Cathy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Oh My Goodness...these are just adorable.

  5. yikes!! but so glad you pulled up your socks and created more cause they turned out beautifully...