I did want to show ya the plain ol grave markers before I got a hold of them! I've found myself addicted to Martha lately, but I'll leave my stalking tendencies for another post. I did purchase her 6 pack of glitter from Michael's though, with a 40% off coupon (of course). I can't say enough good things about this stuff, and no, I'm not being paid for this
but I'm always available if someone would like me to review their goodies!! Hint! Hint!. I just really liked it because it was so fine and the colours were already in a package so that I didn't have to think about what would look good together. I didn't use her glue though, I know, shame on me. I did use a tiny paint brush and some good ol podge. This ended up being the neater part of the glittering catastrophe, more on that later. Didn't seal these either, so far the glitter doesn't seem to be everywhere.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Everyone has skeletons in there closet right?! RIGHT?! *crickets* Ok, fine. I brought mine out for some fresh air to romp around my glittery cemetery. Well every fashionable skeleton should have some glitter...at least I didn't dress them up!!
I bought four of these cuties for $1.00 at Dollar Tree. They did look quite homely, even for dead plastic. I straightened out the bodies, screwed their heads on right (wouldn't you love to do that in real life), and used black paint to make them look...well...old. I had won a giveaway for FolkArt's Extreme Glitter Paints by Plaid over at Nothing But Country and I knew this would be the perfect project. I did learn though NOT to brush over anything, but paint it on and leave it, looks better that way. Only had to coat these guys once too! I loved the effect, so I'm going to see what other colours they have so maybe I can start on Christmas before it gets here. Oh...almost forgot, didn't need to seal the paint either, the glitter isn't flaking....yeah!!!
This is my big display. It's about 6 feet long, so lots of play space! Most of the items came from the Dollar Tree. The candle holder was $12.00 at Michaels (but can be re purposed), and three of the headstones came from there, but I think they were only $2.00. Every one of the headstones was embellished in some form or other. All of them got "dirtied" up a bit with black paint, also painted to highlight things that were lost, and lots of glitter!!! I loved the gargoyle, but he was sooooo plain. I painted his wings black and dipped them in glitter, and also used green glitter for his eyes. I'll post some close ups of the skeletons and glittery stuff in another post.
Ok, nothing like waiting til the last minute lol. As we all know I'm the president of the procrastinators organization. We pride ourselves on getting things done...tomorrow! I did actually have the display up about two weeks ago, but there are these annoyances that keep popping up that are cutting into my bloggie time. No names