There were three projects that I wanted to try:
- A mod podge photo collage that I first saw here.
- A painting of a landscape with the quote that I love and posted about here.
- A frame surrounding the quote that I love.
The dark brown piece I used for the mod podge photo collage. I wanted to create a collage of a few pictures from our holiday trip to New Mexico last month. It turned out okay, I think. (Yes, I know it's hard to see in this picture. Just trust me.)
I then chose the other rectangular piece of wood to create a landscape painting, thinking that I would use it as a background basis for the quote I love. As it turned out, Honey liked the landscape. I said "It's not done yet!" But Honey nicely said, "I like it the way it is. It looks really nice!"
So of course I left it that way and then got another piece of wood and started over again. I did something a little different on the second piece and decided I couldn't use that one, either, for an experiment with the quote.
After the frame, I turned my attention back to the last piece of wood, something in the shape of a triangle. I knew that I wanted to try painting a branch and birds on it in addition to the quote, but I have no skill when it comes to drawing. I went online, found a silhouette of a branch and modeled my painting on that. The bird was more difficult. I tried tracing a bird silhouette and then painting it, but that didn't work too well, so I decided to stick with a simple line to represent a bird.
Honey is glad that we've found a good use for wood scraps. I'm glad to have an inexpensive way to experiment in these crafts. The furry babies are glad that I was so preoccupied that they were able to stay curled up together for hours without distraction.