Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Collection Altered Multi-Drawer Trinket Box

December Project! Altered a Multi-Drawer Box by Karen Foster.

Embellies were mostly just buttons by Graphic45, with a couple of metal embellies from Tim Holtz. Of cos, the little drawers require pattern paper to cover... October Afternoon papers were used here, but you could always use scraps! Budget eh? haha

See the border that looks like wood? Thought it's real?! Aha! Gotcha!

A technique that I learnt from Sharon. Rub the length of a candle down kraft cardstock. Remember not to hold the candle like a pencil and draw. Next, rub distress ink over the cardstock. I use Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink here. The candle wax will resist the ink and there you have it! Woodgrain!

Another method would be to paint the surface with acrylic paint using a dry brush (preferably a damaged brush that has dried paint on it). Then just run distress ink over it. The uneven surface created by the brush can mimick woodgrain too!

Have fun!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Early childhood education

So I was reading this column on the daily newspaper and the columnist was talking about sarcasm in children. And how his 4-year-old son will roll his eyes and say "...And there were two bears" before walking away. That was his equivalent of "talk to the hand." Hilarious.

I thought that was good haha. But this article is even better. Talks about how 2 siblings were not allowed a pet dog (or animals in general) and decided to adopt a housefly just to get back at their dad. A pretty good read. Here. Check it out :)

Digressing. That's also the story behind the name of this blog. I have a newborn baby boy. And was gonna blog and scrap about him, and thought "...And there were two bears" was a pretty cute blog URL. I like sarcastic kids. You want to laugh and strangle them at the same time. Haha.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sweet Sweet Moments Altered Post-it Board


There was this voting contest on Facebook, and the prize is this altered post-it board by Jaz... AND I WON IT! Thanks to like the 60-70 friend who voted for me! Love ya guys!

See see see! Pretty right!

Hmmm... I have no use for a post-it board though... so I'm gonna alter the post-it part of it into a calendar instead, and attach a DND sign to the bottom of the board, and hang it on my room door. Can flip to the DND sign when I am *ahem cough cough* pumping breastmilk or feeding baby. Hehehe.

Perhaps my sign should read "Gourmet @ Work" instead of DND hehehe.