Thursday is the best day ever. The MIL takes my littlest stumbling blocks off my hands, leaving me to
As you know, all my collecting stories begin at Goodwill. I picked up this modern-ist piece of IKEA art there and really, if you like that sort of thing, it's not terribly bad. Sadly, it had a four inch gash in the canvas which might account for it being only $5. But it had a frame. I snagged it up and carted it home. (There to sit in my husband's parking spot in the garage for a week being a bit of a superior prat...but then it's a modern painting. What do you expect?.) But what was I to do with it?
"Zoinks!" I said to myself. "Eureka!" I waited until the food that he'd dropped all over himself dried, then I ran it through my copy machine and then made a transfer.
Then, I was off to Deb's blog for a refresher on how to glaze a canvas. Wrapping it in newspaper was a must for this project. It stabilized the gash and smoothed out the texture that came on the mass-produced modern piece. (The newspaper that I ripped up had references to both BYU and Springfield. I mean, it's not exactly a sign that the Almighty blessed my efforts...Oh it is, you say?)
I had to use the nail gun to get the old frame back on and Jonah kind of loves it. Did it actually take any skill? Nope. I'm a cheater.