Monday, November 23, 2009

my how time flies!

I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving! Where did November go? And for that matter, what happened to September and October? This fall has been hectic! Between family visits, friends' weddings and job stress, I can honestly say I didn't pick the very best time to start a new blog. I just haven't felt particularly motivated to post things. BUT, I have been reading other blogs and storing up ideas and projects I'd like to work on over the cold Minnesota winter, which may arrive at any moment. So, dear readers, please stick with me as I make it through my barren patch, I promise to post more soon. Thanks for being with me on this new adventure.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

even Cinderella had to wait for her pumpkin

I finally got around to faux mercury glassing the pumpkin. I have to say that, not only does it look beautiful, it's stupidly easy! I found another great blog that had even better directions for using the leaf: Get Your Martha On The instructions have great photos that are simple to follow.

I used copper leaf instead of silver, so it's a little different, but here's how mine turned out: (it's really tough to photograph, but in person it's beautiful)
A word to the wise: if you've never used leaf before, it's hard to explain just how thin it is and how important a room without air movement is. It floats even without a breeze. It's also super important to keep your hands clean of the size or the leaf will stick to you and not the project.

Would I do it again?
Yep. I think it really resembles the real thing and if I had something else in the house to leaf, I'd already be working on it.
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