Monday, November 23, 2009

Polka Dot tie bag:)

I know I’m a bit careless with posting on the blog but I’m trying to get better at it. However the good news is even though I’m not blogging I’ve been a bit creative the past few weeks:)

So, I’d like to share with you a bag I made. I’ve been meaning to make a black bag for me for sometime now and finally got to making it yesterday. It’s a small evening bag with pleats in the front and back. I also included three pockets in the inside for my phone, lip gloss and my office entry card. I used corduroy for the lining and velvet as the outer fabric, both black color. Finally I added a polka dot tie to the front to complete the bag. I think it turned out good. What do you think?

I’m sorry that the pictures are not that clear. Last week I read in something that using natural light in your pictures makes it look way better. However I used flash in my pic, maybe that’s the reason why it’s not that clear. So I’ll be sure to use that advice next time:)

I also made a pink bag yesterday. It was for a sister of a friend of mine. I used a heavy weight linen kind of fabric. I don’t have a picture of it at the moment but will post them soon. Was a bit busy making the bags so couldn’t take more pictures.

Hope you all have a nice day. Ta-ta:)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Glass Painting

I did a bit of glass painting last week. Seeing as I had some empty jam jars around the house I did not have to buy anything. I took some pictures while painting so I thought I’ll write a little “how-to” of the process.

At first I cleaned the jar thoroughly. The paper label came off easily but I had to scrub for some time to wash off the remaining glue. It’ll be easier if you keep the jar in some soapy water for 10 to 15 minutes before scrubbing.

If you want to draw a certain cartoon or a design it’ll be helpful if you attach the image to the inside of the jar using double sided tape or blu-tack. I skipped this step since I just wanted to do some free hand drawing.

Using a glass paint liner (I used Fevicryl glass paint liner in black), draw your preferred design. You can draw on the whole jar or draw on one side, leave it to dry and draw again. Since this will avoid accidental smudging.

Next add color to your design. Here too I wait until one side dries before adding paint to the other side. I used Fevicryl solvent based glass color but water based color will work as well.

After the whole thing dried I wasn’t still satisfied.
So I added more paint (red color) to the top and bottom but this time I sponged color without using a brush. This saves paint and time as well.

There it goes, from a simple jar to something beautiful. You could use it as a vase or pen holder or just as deco.
I’m not much of an expert in glass painting but I hope this little tutorial helps anyone who’d like to glass paint.

Hope you all have a nice day=)