I started the day by getting out my Golden Fluid Acrylics, a small UM rubber stamp, an old kid's tire I was going to use for texture, an old credit/store card, and a sheet of 12 X 12 heavy paper.
It was about that time I changed my direction and decided to pull out some magazine images and have a go at a technique I've been wanting to try for awhile.
I had trouble standing on my step stool, holding my "grabber" in one hand, and taking this photo in the other. I never did get a good photo of the Nevr-Dull, the tin to the left of the "grabber."
Nevr-Dull is a wadding that is impregnated with a polish and is used to clean all types of metals, including copper, something I have a great deal of in my house. However, I heard (or possibly read) that it could be used on magazine images to remove the luster. So I decided to give it a try.
I began by lightening a few of the images, then got out my star and large hole punchinella (sequin waste) and rubbed them in various spots on the images.
When I was satisfied with the papers I had dulled (an oxymoron, if I ever heard one), I glued them to the scrapbook page.
My friend Sally and I were going to lunch, but I still had a couple of hours to kill, so decided to visit the basement while the glue dried.
You can see I still have not finished this room. I truly need to get my bottom in gear and get this area cleaned before winter, since this is where I plan to spend most of my time when the weather turns cold. I gave myself an hour, but fiddled around putting minutia away, since all the "big stuff" was in place.
I didn't get very far in that hour (actually slightly more than an hour), but needed to leave time to work on my collage upstairs and get ready for lunch. Hopefully, I will find time to finish cleaning and putting everything away in the next few days.
When I returned to my main floor craft area, I trimmed the edges of the page,
then used the last of my Golden gold fluid acrylic. I got way too much gold on this piece, so
before the fluid acrylic dried, I cleaned some of it away using two wet wipes. It was now nearly time to leave for a late lunch with Sally.
For the past several weeks, Sally has picked the restaurant and this time I picked Le Monde, a Mediterranean style restaurant.
I knew I could definitely get true vegetarian food here!
Our meal began with these wonderful sweet biscuits.
Sally and I both had the special, which was quiche and fattoush, a Lebanese salad that includes pita chips, feta cheese, tomatoes, onions, mint, cucumbers, olives, and of course, lettuce. Sally had spinach quiche and I had broccoli. We exchanged a couple of bites of each others' quiche. I actually preferred mine because I thought the spinach quiche was tasteless. One thing I admit, it was quite colorful.
I'm not a fan of vinegar and oil dressing, so I forgot to ask for dry salad. I wiped as much of the dressing away as I could. Other than not caring for the dressing, this was a delicious meal. Even Sally liked it, but said she was still hungry when we finished our meal. Looks like next time we'll go back to those stick-to-your-ribs meals Sally prefers. I hope your weekend was great and you made art in one form or another.
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