Friday, May 17, 2013

Six Months {Strong}

Bill and I have been together for six months now! Whoa, how time flies. So, for the anniversary, I made him this painting with a quote!

To start out, I wrote the words out on my canvas. I tried to use glitter glue to crest a raised effect, but that didn't work so well. 
Next, I tried tacky glue. I painted each individual stroke of every letter three times (letting each coat dry I between). 
Next, I painted over it with a white base so everything would be the same colour. 
I started to paint with the colour I mixed, which I thought was lighter than it was, but it wasn't. So I ended up painting to whole canvas that colour. 
The edges of the canvas are also painted this dark brown. 
After that, I painted over it with a slightly lighter brown. The effect is kind of cool, the darker brown showing through. I think it makes the background look rustic. 
I then went over the letters, painting each stroke again, but now with the original brown colour. 
And here's the finished product! I made it a month before our anniversary because I got so excited to make it that I couldn't wait to do it!
Bill loved it and is now looking for a place to hang it!

Friday, May 10, 2013

*tap, tap, tap* Is This Thing On?

Well, it looks like I completely forgot about the tail-end of BEDA. After all my guest posts went live, I didn't even post once.

To be fair, I have been quite a bit busy. I got a job! I start work on Saturday, and I'm also looking for a second job.

I've also been sick a lot. But I'll be okay!

I got my first car!

Uhh, I was busy with my birthday! The Saturday before my birthday, Bill got all my closest friends together to help surprise me for my special day.

And then on my actual birthday, Bill and I went to DC. Prepare for the slew of pictures to follow!

Starting off the day with Wawa breakfast!

Delaware Memorial Bridge

Where I'm from

Ugh, traffic



That little tiny sign says "Welcome to Washington, D.C."

Constitution Hall

Dwight D. Eisenhower Building

Brunch of champions

Washington Monument from afar (it was closed)

WWII Memorial

"Here we mark the price of freedom"


Vietnam Wall

Vietnam Wall

Marine Corps forevaaaa

Lincoln Memorial

Husband and wife duckies <3

National Mall

Lincoln Memorial prototype

New hat!

Heading home :(

And that's all I've got for you today! I'll be back soon...but now off to run some errands! Beepbeep!