Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Repaired photo

A repaired and restored old photo of a teenager friend of my mother. It was accidentally ripped to pieces but not out of anger but out of depression. There are many more photos like this only some have missing pieces and can not be fully restored. I think I did a pretty good job of it. Of course it wasn't that hard to do. It was one of the easer ones. I've done more complicated restorations, one of the photos being of my dad when he was young. The paper had this annoying texture, which made the photo scan with this annoying pattern, which was complicated to get rid of. It took me several weeks maybe two to restore the whole thing properly.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Nautical style Christmas ball

Click one the pic that shows the whole ornament to see all sides of it.

A Christmas ornament that I designed with a nautical theme to it. Using materials such as a glass ball, twine for the net affect, an assortment of shells with bits of coral that I personally dove and found from Florida and made little acrylic paint starfish to accent the whole thing. Then for the finally I added raffia for the ribbon and a nice clear coat to make the shells all shiny and pretty to look at. I think in the future I would love to make more of these hand made Christmas ornaments out of things that I can recycle and make it really attractive looking. As I said before I wouldn’t mind trying out to see if they would sell on E bay.
Probably won’t make it this year to sell them on E bay but there is always next year during the free promotion thingy they always have. I’ll be able to take advantage of this since I haven’t tried to sell any thing there yet. It would be fun to see if it does sell.