Saturday, June 18, 2011

Washi Paper Covered Mechanical Pens

I told myself I would not work on crafts at all until I have the whole house cleaned and the laundry all done but the weather has been dreary the last couple of days and I need a pick me up mood or I will succumb to just sleeping all day. But on the other hand Im trying to find an excuse to just sit down and watch the whole 7th season of Grey's Anatomy! We got the Xbox 360 Kinect for Jeremy's birthday( I used his birthday as an excuse hehehe). I sent our Wii to the Philippines, out of panic I sent three big boxes of my books and personal stuff to my parents house last March and after playing with the Kinect, I dont think I would ever play something with a remote control. Its plain genius how the sensor works and you have the freedom of playing without all the wires and having to constantly change the batteries on the controller. We were able to enjoy playing it with for a couple of hours and totally skipped eating out for dinner since he has duty the next day and then the ship would be gone for a long time. Netflix doesnt work overseas and Hulu Plus was offered for free for a month, I told Jeremy we should just keep it since its just $8 for a month and we never paid for cable. He's been gone for a week now and I have not even turned the tv on. 

So I started watching Grey's and started wrapping 90 pieces of mechanical pencils with the washi paper. 
 I started glossing the second day. There's something about holding a paint brush, the slow back and forth strokes that puts me into this zen. I have great admiration for painters, their ability to create something beautiful on canvas. I just wish I am visually talented that way.
 Im glad I still have the floral foams from making topiary lollipops, it made glossing it so much easier!
 4coats each and two days later



So in love with pink!


 I miscalculated cutting the washi paper and the white part is showing, so I would just have to give it away.


Im really happy and so proud of myself for doing such a great job! I love looking at it and touching it, how smooth it feels but since im such an O.C. I am still thinking of glossing the part where the paper ends to make it more smoother! Or maybe its just an excuse so I can sit down and start watching season 5 of Brother and Sisters!

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