Challenge #263It's been quite a while since I have posted and participated in the challenge. Life gets so busy at times that when you need it the most you don't even get a chance to relax and create.
This week's challenge (here) was quite fun... even though I just saw it today, I just had to do it :). I'm not thrilled with it, but since it is the first I have created in weeks, it will have to do. I still had fun, so that's what's important.
The Sunny WindowIn our bedroom we have a wall of windows; I absolutely love them as I love light. The only problem is that the semi-circular window lets in a lot of light as it does not have a shade.
So, I have been thinking about what I could do to block some of the light, but not too much. Here is my solution - window art made with used tea bags, and lightly painted with Inktense. We will see if it will last :) If not, then at least I loved using recycled materials.
|2 layers of tea bags (one horizontal, another vertical) on top of freezer paper. I used about 1/2 of Mod Podge mixed with 1/2 of water.|
|While the tea bags were drying, I drew the design on a large piece of paper.|
|Added the design to the tea bags.|
|Went over the design with 3-D paint.|
|And this is what it looks like at this point when you turn it towards the light.|
|Then I painted the different shapes in yellow, green, and blue tones of Inktense.|
|This is what it looks like against the dark floor...|
|... and here held up against the light.|
|Here is the window now with the sun hitting it. The colors sort of disappear in the sun, but at night they are quite visible. I will leave them as is for now; can always add more color later if I want :)|
Of course, now I want to try small pieces, and experiment with other materials sandwiched between the teabags. Lots of ideas, just need to find the time :)