Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thrifty Re-Do

I went thrifting this past Monday as always. I was really looking for sporting equipment for my daughter who's starting to play select softball, but my son saw this shield he absolutely had to have. It was pretty bad looking, but for 7 cents I said sure. Once I got home I decided to give it a little re-do.



I loved the end result. Kept it pretty simple. Didn't want to spend a lot of money and time on something he's probably only going to use once and get tired of. So I went looking around my craft room and found all the supplies I needed.  Sanded it down, use craft acrylic paint (4 coats), cut all the shapes with cardstock using my Cameo, the dragon was a full piece that I cut in half so I can add his name in between. Lastly I deluded Elmer's glue with a little water as a sealer. Did two coats and let it dry overnight. 
Then I remembered about a sword we had bought for him last year at the Renaissance festival.  Decided to alter it as well. 

Fallowed the same steps as I did for the shield. 

-Americana craft paint in Winter Blue
-Making Memories craft paint in Cranberry 
-Elmer's Glue-All glue
-Silhouette Shapes: Flame, Dragon and Bordeaux Roman Bold LET alphabet
-DCWV Red Cardstock

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday!

It's been a while. My hauls are mostly kids books and toys and such but I did come across a pretty awesome find. 

Isn't she a beauty? She only cost me $2.25. She works pretty good. A few of the keys stick but I think a little TLC and it'll be perfect! I already have an electric one that I use to journal on my pages but she was too beautiful to pass up.  I'm really really hoping that I find a cursive one. I found this one digging around looking for a cursive one but no luck! 

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