I have been working on one thing for the bathroom for ages. In my mind it would have taken a couple of weeks and then I would have posted about it, but a month seems to have passed by and I am still not sure it is finished.
I've also had problems uploading photos, the gremlins in my computer don't want me to down load photos from my phone, I guess they think they are imposters !
The other imposters are the constant fireworks that have been let off every evening since Halloween to celebrate Bonfire Night. My poor wee dog thinks they're trying to break in, and that it's his job to fend them off, even though he's terrified.
|I keep him between me and the arm of the sofa, wrapped in an old towel, to try and keep him calm.|
By this time, he was totally exhausted.
The poster ! Well that's part of the thing I've been working on, and the main reason for the delay. I don't have a printer, so I thought I would draw it out myself. Hmmmmm..........................
It's from the Graphics Fairy.
It took slightly longer than I thought.
I used two differently sized permanent markers, and then rubbed out all the pencil lines.
Then I wetted the back of the paper and stretched it on a board, so that I could work on it properly
Ignore the masking tape, you need to use gum strip (the brown paper one), which you also wet and stick down. When they both dry out, the paper will be nice and flat.
To try and make my poster look old, I used tea bags,
and ground espresso coffee,
and then some more tea,
and then some bleach, because the tea was too dark,
then some more bleach because the permanent pen really was permanent and looked too neat,
then I sanded it because the bleach wasn't working (yes I really sanded the paper - gently).
Then the paper was papery thin, so I coated it in thin layers of acrylic varnish.
Then finally I was happy with it, and I cut it out and roughed up the edges a little.
And I've stuck it somewhere, and it stuck really well, no air bubbles, and I'll show you where I stuck it, next time !
And you have probably noticed that I have misspelt something on my poster (that took ages), and I've only just noticed it, whilst checking this post. DUH, silly old me !!