Okay, I didn't finish my painting this week, I didn't even touch it (boo), but I did paint a little, so I guess it's all right to still participate in PPF.
I'll just show you the things I did do, mostly things for my market on Sunday, and of course my daily one-line-girl for the 29 faces challenge.
First of all the things I did paint:
These are some magnets I made. I found canvas with a magnetic backing and immediately my mind went into overdrive about all the things I could do with that. So I ordered a few sheets, divided the sheet in 9 rectangles and started painting.
Lesson learned: ALWAYS listen to your inner voice!
This is another box that I painted without encountering any troubles. Thank goodness for small pleasures ...
Okay, what else did I do? Yes, my mosaic mirrors... Two of them are finished, still working on the third one:
The trouble I had with these make me tired even thinking about ... First of all: it was the first time I made the mirrors myself, and following my hubbies' advice I didn't glue them down (something to do with wood that's working and mirrors that don't work so they could crack ...), but stuck them on there with special tape. Which made them about twice as thick, and thicker than most of my mosaic pieces. Which was very ugly.
What to do? The round ones were more or less okay, I could find pieces that were about as thick, but the rectangular ones were already very thick to start with. So I had to make a frame with papier machee to put on top of the wood. That's the one that isn't finished yet. It's actually a pretty good solution, so I'll do it with the other one as well.
The round ones had their own challenges. My mosaic pieces have straight edges, so how to make them fit the round edges of the mirror? With the above one I drew a square, put glue in it and threw some glass pieces in there. Never for one moment thinking it would work, but I was desperate. And the next morning they were all glued on there very strongly! I'm still not sure whether I like it that way, but it was the only way to get it ready in time.
Because for the other one, I used different mosaic pieces, and boy, that was a LOT of work!
Lesson learned: THINK before you do something! And don't leave everything to the last week!
Last but not least: my daily face for the 29 faces challenge:
Sorry this was such a long post, hope I didn't bore you with all the grissly details. Thanks for stopping by, and I do hope you'll have a very enjoyable weekend! Might be next week before I'll be able to get to your blogs, but I'll get there eventually!
Check out the other artists of PPF and 29 faces! Lots of great work to be seen there!