firstly let me apologise to all the people who have already hopped over to my desk this morning only to find the page not there yet. You are all obviously very impatient to see my desk this morning – i cant imagine why! Either that or my blog counters gone a bit dolally.
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ok on my desk today, from left to right :
*a now very empty draw of extremely ancient glass paints
* a very messy sheet of paper – covered in glass paint
* a draw from my with atc’s painted with glass paint
* an additional work surface hovering between work unit with wip journal
During one of my many house clearing sessions I came across a box of extremely ancient glass paints – i think we got these for a project for the kids when they were about 5 or 6, they are now 13 and 15.
Many have become separated stringy and some even unusable but in the interests of reducing wastage (as we all should, in the interests of giving future generations the best start possible), I didn’t just want to throw them out. So i thought i’d salvage what i could. I’m not really into glass painting at the moment, but i have been wanting to try some mini art in atc form.
I’ve recycled some old game cards from the ‘ain’t wanted’ pile (this is always growing – if you have ‘faddy’ teenagers, you’ll know what i mean). I’ve covered them in old book pages ( i gave up counting the old books i have to use up when i hit 270 – there was still more to count, they take up a very large section in the loft)
Ii decided to use up the glass paints to provide a base colour over these very yellowed pages, the drying draw on my desk shows 9 atc’s all shiny with ‘newish’ paint – there are another 6 draws like that in the rack – so i guess i’ll be kept busy for a while.
The additional work space on the right of my desk has its very own recycling project going on – an old annual from the ‘ain’t wanted’ pile, which i will be developing as a journal. Its in semi-permanent residence here, so i can adhere all those little scraps and off-casts to it straight away (rather than producing yet another pile, somewhere else, for me to deal with later). I have found that it also comes in really handy for cleaning my stamps and paintbrushes off too.
The very messy piece of glass painted paper in the middle of the desk, was my rough paper underneath my atc painting. When its dry, it too shall be adhered to a page in my wip journal, to become a background for further work.
enjoy, love and cyber hugs, see you again soon