May 2, 2012
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:
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 - -
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.
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
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