After waiting forever to find out when and where my husband had to report to serve his sentence ... with much sadness ... Tuesday was the when and Seattle was the where. I have now 319 days in which to fill my days with something that makes me happy and so Day 2 , I have begun to work on my Witches Ball 2016. I had previously decided not to go ahead with the party but this is something that I so look forwarded to doing and having all the Luncheon Witches come.
Before Hubby left, we were fortunate enough to spot some workmen getting rid of these huge pieces of cardboard from some display packaging ... so off to borrow my sons truck and we loaded up. Some of the cardboard was covered in a layer of styrofoam ... SCORE! So these pieces of cardboard will become my gothic windows, large picture frames and a mantel for a fire place. I have been searching this site for ideas on how to make the items I need and between several different projects people have done ... have to say these are some way talented people ... I will try to put together my version of these pieces.
I have drawn out my first of three gothic windows ... need to cut it out and then use it as a template for the next 2. The stain glass window ... there were so many different ways of making them but because of my budget I went with tissue paper, black bristol board and clear contact paper from the dollar store. After cutting out the bristol board in a diamond pattern, I cut out diamond shapes from the tissue paper and then rolled out the contact paper, laid the bristol board on top then put the tissue paper in place. Thought this would be a nightmare but it ended up being really easy and looks great. Once my son gets home from work I will try to post a picture.
So, now to finish my stain glass ...