Recently, we had some new friends over to the house. As they were looking around the living room, one of them noticed the big metal letters hanging on the wall. "Oh, those are old signage letters my husband got off of a job site. I said. "They are his initials." Then my friend asked where my initial was. Well... I didn't have an answer because I didn't have one. There weren't any K's or V's at the job site. So, long story short... today I decided to remedy that.
It was a lovely Sunday spent in my pajamas, playing in the studio. FUN!!! FUN!!! FUN!!!!
So this is what I came up with....
I had one of those cardboard K's laying around in my stash of stuff and I covered it with lace bits that I got on my recent trip to Round Top as well as wedding gown scrap that my mom gave me from her time working in a bridal shop. I have been playing with encaustic wax and making altered bottles lately, so I used some of that wax to apply the lace. Then I printed out an old photo of me as a kid (I don't know why, but in this photo it makes me look like a little elf!! LOL!!) I added a metal rose I had and cut up an old necklace that had leaves dangling from a chain to add to it as well. The last step was a little sprinkle of gold German glass glitter. I really love working with the wax because there ism no glue involved. If you place something and you don't like it, you can just heat the wax to melt it, and reposition whatever you want to!!
I found a place for it on the shelf. I think it's so appropriate that my husbands initials are made of rusty metal and mine is made from lace. Well, there are still a few more hours of daylight... I'm gonna go play some more! Hope your Sunday has been as fun and relaxing as mine!!