Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Making Trades for Art & Soul!

I made these a couple of weeks ago. Well, I started them. I just 'finished' them the other day while I was caught up in the fever of making trades for Art & Soul in Las Vegas.The Nest and bird stamps are from Red Lead Paperworks' domino stamps. Lately, I am just addicted to their stamps and email newsletters! I did these as a break from making these bottle cap charms. Flattening the caps wasn't as painful as I'd feared. I've got a couple of repetitive stress injuries from my addiction to FarmVille and Mafia Wars on Facebook, so I thought it would hurt. It took four whacks of a regular-sized builder's hammer on a piece of wood that I put over the cap that had the edges down on a steel bench block a friend made for me. The scary part was trying not to mash my fingers that were holding the piece of wood! Be sure the edges are against the steel if you try this. If they're against the wood, you'll have a blank bottle cap embedded in the wood!

I'd already 'customized' the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign for my page in the Fatbook, so making the centers was just a matter of making them smaller. I can't believe I didn't have a 1" circle punch. I had about 3 when I checked but none that were a 1" diameter. So that meant a trip to Michael's. I can never go to that store, get what I want and leave. No. It took two hours. Five minutes there, five minutes back, and close to two hours in the store! When I got home, I was too tuckered out to work on a project!

I HATE Blogger. It's acting up horribly and I think it just deleted two of my photos. :(

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