I absolutely love it when my friends post or tag me in new craft projects. A couple of weeks ago, a 'stained glass CD mandala suncatcher' project made the rounds and I decided to give it a try. First you have to remove the silver from the disc, which is extremely easy. You just scratch through it and then use clear packaging tape to lift the silver off. Comes off quickly. Then I found a mandala design in one of my colouring books, placed the clear CD over it and traced the lines using Tulip silver puff paint.
After that tried, I filled in the spaces with glass paint and let it dry over night. Except for some bubbles (esp. noticeable in the purple), the results came out great! I would probably use less glass paint next time.
Drilled a hole in it and added a beaded hanger.
Kinder Surprise Eggs are illegal in the USA, but thanks to a friend who shall remain unidentified, I received some a year or so ago, and I saved the yellow toy pods which are inside the chocolate. What better use for them than to make minions? Just a googly eye with silver puff paint, a black sharpie, and some denim bits adhered with double stick tape.
Remember the sand art kit I got a few weeks ago? I decided to do that too.
Pretty sand and blue glitter! I kinda wish there had been some white sand too but oh well. There was just enough to make the 4 bottles and 2 bracelets, although I ran out of blue and purple and had to dip into my glitter stash to make it up.
Finished! The tops are sealed with clear glue which wasn't quite dry when I took the pics.
Still cross stitching the shells. I have since added the last 5 boxes with shell names, done 2 more shells and working on a 3rd.
This is a skull pattern I found online. I decided to do black on purple and I had a hell of a time getting the purple Aida cloth but I finally found it on the 123 Stitch website. The boxes are kind of hard to see and count on the pattern so I had to do the center row all the way across and build from there, doing one side at a time. Since this was taken, I finished the teeth and am starting up the left side.
I'm hoping that the heat and humidity is behind us now, so hopefully I can get back to getting in some day trips before the leaves fall and the snow flies!