Some of you may recalled a blog about these jars that I made around December of last year.
The link to it is https://lesleysoriginalthings.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/storage-jars/
Since I finally cleaned out my computer desk, I had plastic containers and even a chipped glass for pencils sharpers, erasers, and even USB chips. Which honestly I can say, “Seriously, these are very ugly.” So I made these mini storage jars
The supplies I used are pretty much simple and I already had this around the house.
- Acrylic paint. I used of what I had in my stash which was Craft Smart, Grass Green. (find the brand names for the black and white paint)
- Paint brushes
- Sharp pencil
- Mason Jar
- ½ inch circle punch
- Scrap cardstock, doesn’t matter what color, I used it as a stencil for the eyes
And yes, this time, I made sure that everything fitted inside the jar before I started painting.
This time, I had 3 big problems which I am really hoping it is an improvement. The first one that we had 2 blacks out during the filming. So I had to wait until the power came back on before I can think of continuing. So that was out of my control.
The second problem and you can probably guess it. Drying time. I couldn’t use the heating gun on these jars because I was afraid that the heat might peel the paint off of the jars.
My third one and this one was a doozy. I knew that I record myself painting the face, except I couldn’t find the footage. I had a choice of either skipping the footage, but then I suspect, it wouldn’t make sense to everyone of how I added the face. Or I redo the whole video.
I talked to a few people and Lady L suggest that I do the face, but on paper, actually watercolor to be more precise. She also suggest that I have a glass of wine while editing this video. Now that one was probably best advise that I had all week.
So here is the finished painting which is now going to be sent as mail art. I just have to pick someone to send it.
As for the wine, unfortunately, it wasn’t good. It tasted like dog biscuits. It is hard to find a good bottle at a cheap price. Now I am stuck with a full bottle of wine which I don’t know of what to do with it.
However my desk looks much more cleaner.
I can honestly say that now I have eyes watching me as I typed this out. It is a little creepy. Oh good grief.