10.4.10

Wasn't meant to be.....



I saw some extremely cute lil' ol' linen canvases at spotlight a while ago — marked down even! And quickly scooped em up. This is the story of how I made it not so cute anymore.  

You know how when you buy something and it's so just right you dont want to use em cause you'll wreck em. That was these. 

Finally I said to my self — build a bridge already, Sarah!

 So I picked up one and grabbed a few things — letter stickers black paint, a sharpie ( ok, ok, so a faux sharpie) and some beautiful butter yellow oil paint ( It was the nicest yellow in the house — it just so happened to be oil paint......) 

Any how,  slapped on those letter stickers and whacked on some black paint. 
Now I dont know if you have noticed this - I am extremely impatient when it comes to creating, I have hardly any "wait to dry" time in me.........

So I tried, I made a cuppa, I chatted to the girls ( it was a Scrap Tuesday), I poked the paint, I poked the other thing I was working on that was still wet.  I ate… So after a few seconds had passed, I thought stuff it and pulled em off...


And smudged my S. Had a sook then I recovered its tiny it will be ok. Its gives it character. Gave my self some Faux Amish pep talk
I left it alone to dry, and went and chatted, ate, and poked some more and I waited it out. 

 It finally Dried

So I gots my sharpie on. And doodled to my hearts content. It had looked nice in my G page, why not here. Finished, hmmmm needs yellow ( then again I think everything does atm). Yellow oil paint.  Everyone know where this is going.....

Ohhh much better. So I took it outside to photograph, and got some horrid photos and thought Ill take some more later when it's a it better light on my porch. So I picked it up and popped it on my desk to dry. Cause you know its oil paint — needs some time. 

Sadly It never got the time it needed. And we never recovered, all those lil yellow dots do make a lovely yellow smudge though....


Taken in its last smudge free moments - Wish.

Ps For those worried about their casual usage of dude. Dont be, Mine was reaching diabolical strength, used in every sentence, enough so it was bugging my eldest ( then again he is a preteen ......) and my husband.  
PPs I have one lil ol' linen canvas left - I am now deathly afraid to use it...

10 comments:

Marelize said...

Looks great Sarah! Love it! :)

Melonie said...

It's beautiful! Sorry to hear it got smudged after this picture. Can't wait to see what you do with the last canvas though. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I am glad to have found yours:)

Mara... said...

I think it looks beautiful. I often smudge my stuff or drop it and the kids 'accidentally' step on it. Just gives it a boost of homeade goodness. :-)

Kate said...

ah!!! one of those hold-you-breath exercises where no matter what you are doing to your project you hold your breath so it works out!! i think its awesome!

CraftyMummy said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who can't stand the wait to dry time! I have been know to avoid projects that are not going to be ready to finish TODAY!

But I love the end result of this one! Worth the wait...

Kirsty said...

Be brave! This one looks terrific, and I bet you can find a way to make the smudges work for you;)

kirstyj said...

oh god i KNOW the pain of ruining something to precious to use in the first place - not that i'm saying you ruined THIS because clearly you haven't *hangs head shuffles feet* it's just i REALLY suffer the anxious beginnings, the inevitable down fall and the self loathing that follows (did i mention i'm partial to a little drama??) anyway, i have thoroughly enjoyed perusing ur blog - dude...

mustangkayla said...

You crack me up! I was working on a wall piece (not sure what to call it) for my daughters room. I thought I would decopauge over the top! Yikes....BAD BAD BAD idea! the paper got all bubbly and wrinkly. I knew better, decopauge and I DO NOT get along, I mean DO NOT get along. I think a little might be the same reason you and oil paint disagree....the time it takes to dry. I'm just not that patient. Anywho...can't find that paper anymore, wanna cry....wanna take it outside and use it as target practice. lol...

Sarah said...

Probably can't tell that they are smudged. Besides, I would call it creative license instead of smudges ;) Lovin' the typewriter! DH laughs at me when I suggest an old typewriter and consistently suggests using the computer as 'there have got to be similar fonts out there somewhere'. He's probably right. It just doesn't feel the same, KWIM?

Wendy said...

Smudged or not I love it! I especially love the yellow 'smudges' ..... with the black its looks fab!! :)