LONG, LONG TIME AGO....
Hi everyone! Today's blog features crafting but from a project that lasted about 18 months in total....
Do you happen to remember I showed a picture of a ping pong ball sprayed silver? This was last April-ish in the first lockdown. No matter if you can't here's a reminder of what it became:
It took a lot of acrylic gems to achieve this!
My friend Kim and I were entering a class in the County WI competition (which is quite a big thing) It was the Life Size Figure and the title was 'Who's That at the Door?'
We divvied up the jobs, Kim did a few things:
She did a fantastic job! I enjoyed making the leeks ;-D
And I did others - I've never painted a miniature before, it was fun!
And other things we did together:
Kim found glittery glue gun sticks which were fantastic for making cabochon jewels!
You've probably realised what we're doing by now! Well, the contest was postponed three times and we wondered if our creation would ever see the light of day but..hooray.. this weekend she was finally judged!
Now Project Betty had meant that I had to be very careful about how I took photos in the JanCave for the past year because in the corner was......
A very special lady indeed - HM the Queen! She used to freak visitors out especially at night time and Owen had to get used to her peering over his shoulder when he was working in there!
I carved a polystyrene head and put Modroc on it, then painted the details on. The mask made me laugh! Kim made the arms from Hello Fresh wadding and her old evening gloves! I turned a donated curtain into a cape and we made the ermine stole together.
We enjoyed getting all the little details just right.
We thought it would be funny if the Queen was checking if we needed anything from the shops!!
Though at times, the conversations about what we were doing could have been taken as High Treason if MI5 had been listening in.... especially during the creating process:
But we had such a marvellous time and were pleased to get:
The extra points now mean that our WI Group win the County trophy, taking it from another group who have won it for centuries...yay, go us!!
It took a lot of different techniques but Kim and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process. I'm going to be very very sad when I have to dismantle Betty, she'd become a really firm fixture in the JanCave!!
Back to normal crafting next week......well, I say normal......