|A quick make for a Monday morning, tea light covers|
With little more than half an hour what did I do on a dark dull Monday morning? Well, my attention turned to the darkness of the morning and I realised I needed more light, that then set the old brain cells whirling and I decided to use some of the copious amounts of mismatched glasses cluttering up the cupboard and give them a Sharpie pen make over. Have you heard of Sharpies, have you used them? We love them in our house hold but I have had to squirrel mine away and hide them from the teenagers, I AM NOT SHARING MY SHARPIES. I even made them their own little pouch last year!
|Last years crochet pouch, used daily|
All I needed for this project was:
|Brightening up a dull morning, |
decorated greaseproof paper tea light covers
old drinking glasses
As I was crafting straight after breakfast and before work, I had little time to indulge in procrastination as to designs for my tea lights. In the kitchen on the window sill at the moment I have a little piece of early spring in the guise of potted narcissi which are already flowering and cheering up my days. Looking at the flowers I began to draw and colour in on the greaseproof paper. I deliberately did not block colour and so allowed some of the greaseproof paper to show through my colouring, I thought and hoped this would be effective with the tea light shining through.
|Let's not look in detail at the drawing as we all know |
from previous posts I cannot draw or paint, but I still have a play
Those of you
|Basic basic drawing, but effective with |
a light source from behind nonetheless
Then to complete the quartet, I very quickly doodled some hearts on one and hash tagged the other with #makeitsewcial and added in some crafting silhouettes of a paint brush, sewing machine and scissors. Google images is great for line drawing and silhouette inspiration, goggle something like 'sewing machine silhouettes' on images and you will see what I mean.
|Note the paintbrush is raised past the rim |
of the glass to add more interest
So in a rush to get out of the door and not be late, I blue tacked the drawn on greaseproof paper to the glasses, lit the tea lights for a quick photo, published one of them on IG (Instagram, should you wish to follow me, I can be found there as selmaeclectichomelife) so I could be a part of the fist Monday #makeitsewcial, blew out the candles and hopped into my car, making it just in time for work.
Thank goodness there were no traffic hold ups on the way...
|All four tea light covers completed in just over 30 minutes|
|Notice I left some of the flower |
raised over the edge of the glass
I think this would be a great craft to do with children too, I can just picture children's colourful quirky pictures, they could use crayons if you are too precious with your Sharpie pens as I am!
♥ I hope Monday was good to you and you have a 'crafty' week ♥