Rainy Day Craftin’

Rainy Day Craftin’

It’s been a cold, miserable, wet day today.  The sky is grey and they clouds are dark and thunderous (or they look “thundery” anyway!).  I’ve been listening to Paul Simon (on the stereo…he’s not here with me…that would be weird although also very AWESOME!) and doing some crafty bits and pieces.  Made a couple of cards but then gave up because I just wasn’t feelin’ it today…(I fear I may never make a good card again!…my mojo is well and truly kaput at the moment)…

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After that I attempted a few smaller items – hair clips and collaged brooches and pendants.  I have horrible luck with dimensional gloss mediums.  They always bubble for me, no matter how hard I try to keep it smooth and bubble free.  I don’t shake the bottle, always squeeze out any air bubbles first etc but still…  If anyone has any foolproof methods for bubble-free application, let me know and I will be truly grateful!  I know I probably shouldn’t be doing it in this weather either – wet and slightly humid probably isn’t best.  But I am impatient and wanting to get things finished… Don’t look too closely at the hair clips – they are bubble central.  I even added a few little diamantes to the top to distract the eye…(sorry photos are a bit blurry too…)…

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The following pieces aren’t finished yet and still need their coating of gloss but I’m going to leave them for today and probably seal them with individual layers applied by brush to avoid any bubbles…I like the bracelet with it’s blue-winged birdies and the “blessed” ring…I should also point out that the “faith” and “hope” pieces are teeny – about the size of my thumb print…awfully fiddly to do but for some reason I like working on really tiny things!

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Now I should clear away my things and start thinking about what to do for dinner.  Work tomorrow – hopefully the weather will be nicer so I can walk during my lunch break and not have to drive home in pouring rain and treacherous conditions (I’ve just bought a new car so I’m driving extra tentatively at the moment anyway!).

Happy Sunday to you all.  Hope the week is kind to you 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Rainy Day Craftin’

  1. Lovely! I wish I had tips for using dimensional adhesive. I like Diamond Glaze and don’t seem to have a problem with bubbles. But maybe I’m not looking carefully.
    Did you get a NEW car or new-to-you car?

  2. Yes, I use Diamond Glaze (among others) as well but still…might be time to buy a new bottle maybe and take more care or something – I dunno!
    2nd Hand car…new to me though and certainly newer than anything I’ve had before. It was an ex-fleet car from work so I know it’s been looked after and serviced regularly…

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