Yep, a tutorial on a Wednesday – unheard of!
Apparently I haven’t been dressing up much this week – nothing photo-worthy. I did take a quick picture of what I wore to my Grandpa’s funeral – black with just a little color interest seemed appropriate:
I think I should have worn that belt a little higher, but as is it was already on the last hole – - luckily I know someone with a leather hole punch so maybe she can add a few holes for me…
So anyways, since I don’t have a lot of outfits to share, I thought I’d post a quick painted earring tutorial.
I posted this shirt on my facebook page, but lots of people said I needed big earrings with it – I like to do what you gals tell me – -
So I had these big earrings I had ordered from one of those daily deal sites for $1 – I thought I had ordered pink but they came black. Which I didn’t care because I didn’t want pink after all. So I thought I could paint them to match my shirt.
Maybe I should call this tutorial what-not-to-do-when-painting earrings. I did this the evening before I was to leave for SNAP, so it was a rush job to say the least.
I mixed up a color I thought was close to a stripe in the shirt, Then I globbed it on with a paint brush you use to paint the wall. That was probably the first mistake – I would recommend using spray paint for this type of project. I painted the front and back – be sure to do that because the earrings twist as you wear them.
I didn’t wait near long enough between coats of glob paint – mistake #2. So then I tried to speed up the drying process with my blow dryer, which seemed like a good idea – it helped it dry, but clumpy because some areas would dry faster than other areas.
But hey, time was ticking so it had to work. So then I sprayed a clear coat of spray paint on this – this was a good idea! It gave it kind of a glossy finish and made them look more complete. If only they weren’t clumpy under the clear, they would have been awesome.
But, oh well, I just went with it. I figured no one would get close enough to see the bad paint job. And if I just kept my head moving, maybe no one could tell.
Earrings in action – don’t judge this picture! We woke up like at 3am! This is at our layover in Denver:
Then when we got to Salt Lake, on our way to SNAP, we stopped at Cafe Rio because it seemed like the thing to do – mmmm
Moral of the story – paint your earrings, just plan ahead so you have the right timeframe to do so…..