Monday, December 28, 2015

My Fall, Curated

I wait all year for City Feed to bring back the Faux-bbler (pronounced "fobbler," this is the vegetarian version of the "Gobbler," which is a Thanksgiving sandwich). And here it is! In my possession!

An early sunset with some rainbow glare and shiny leaves

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Handmade holiday ornaments!

I made holiday ornaments for my roommates, one of whom eats toast at almost every meal, and the other of whom loves the way that the inside of cabbages look. :)

How I made these:

I started with a piece of cardboard, which I cut into a circle, and then covered it in tissue paper (gold tissue paper for the toast one, and white tissue paper that I colored purple with markers). Then I added glitter to the tissue paper using mod podge.

For the cabbage one, I printed out a picture of a cabbage and glued it to card stock (a recycled post card advertisement) so it wouldn't bend or wrinkle. Then I used mod podge to glue the cabbage to the ornament base. Then I took some light pink fabric ribbon and colored it purple using markers, and added some glitter using mod podge. Then I let everything dry, and looped the ribbon through a hole I made in the ornament using a hole punch.

For the toast one, I cut out a circle of gold glitter paper using one of those zig zag shaped scissors. Then I cut a piece of white card stock into the toast shape and drew a face on using a sharpie pen. Then I colored it tan by rubbing dirt from the garden on it, and added a little bit of very watery yellow watercolor paint to get the color I wanted. Then I traced it and cut a slightly bigger toast shape out of card stock, colored that brown with a marker, and added some bronze glitter to it using a glue pen. Then I drew the arms and legs on card stock using a sharpie pen, cut them out, and attached them to the back of the brown toast piece using both glue and tape so they are less likely to fall off. Then I glued all of the pieces together. Then I took a piece of thin white rope and colored it gold using a gold sharpie. Then after everything dried, I made a small hole in the ornament behind the glitter paper using scissors (since this ribbon was smaller than the other, I didn't want there to be a big gaping hole in the ornament), and looped the ribbon through.

Happy holidays!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Collage Holiday Cards

(Low quality photo because I forgot to take more photos before sending them)