Thursday, July 17, 2008

barber pole project?


Like many of you, I have tons of images and where are they kept? most are currently in a notebook on a shelf. I want to use them and out of sight..out of mind so I needed to come up with something fun to sit on my work table.

I got a scrap piece of MDF board and drilled a hole (with DH standing over my shoulder...)and then I attached a inch dowel rod through the hole and held it in place at the bottom of the board with a screw and washer. Next the painting...with a foam brush, I made red squares over the white gessoed base. When dry, I sprayed it with PYMll. Then I sprayed a puddle of brassy bronze color mist onto a pallet and "washed" a layer of it like a glaze over the base and dowel. When dry, I did the same thing in the opposite direction, then sealed it with the PMYll spray. I then attached a large flat amber marble to the top for decoration. My images are now in page protectors and freely move about the rod with 2 inch binder rings.

Both the spray and the color mist products are available through Outsidethemargins.com web site.

5 comments:

Judy Streger said...

Jean,
What a clever idea.
Judy

Joanne Huffman said...

Jean,this is a delightful execution of a brilliant idea.

Joanne

kathy mc said...

This is really neat Jean.
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jackie said...

This is SO WAY COOL! I didn't know you had updated your blog until today (08/28/08) so I really enjoyed catching up on everything!
This cool invention for your clip art is just so handy-dandy and pretty!
hugs,
jackie

Angela Hoffmann said...

oooh my! i think i need to make one of these..Jean this is brilliant! i LOVE this idea..i am so much "out of site out of mind"..but i have so much stuff i would suffucate in all my piles if i didn't try to keep things put away to some extent..but wow..i love this!