About Freshly Completed

August 24, 2012

Hello.

Hi, I'm back.

I'm done moving across the country now.  It took time, lots and lots of time.  But now I'm calming down and I can't wait to get started on all these projects I've been putting off.

I even made it over to Hobby Lobby today to pick out some really darling material so I can start sewing (as soon as I get my machine out of it's box).

But until that gets done I've got a quick post to share with you.

I sold a magnet yesterday in the shop and was excited to ship it out today.

Then I realized I needed new "stickers".  I make my own stickers that I like to tape on my wrapping before I send my gifts out.  My old ones had my old shop name, so new stickers were required.

Thus a quick project for me to work on today.

I uploaded four different images from my paintings, into PicMonkey and messed around with the size and look of each.  I especially enjoyed the "posterize" button, which can be found under the Effects tab.  With that button I was able to play with the number of colors and details and make each of my paintings look real unique.


When I was done I had made four stickers that looked like this.


I lined them all up and printed them through Microsoft Publisher.

They should have looked like this.

But I got this...apparently my printer is out of blue ink.  Red and yellow still seem to be going strong, however.

Well, I wasn't going to waste them.  So I pressed forward.

I cut my sticker out and wrote on top of it with permanent marker.

I prepared my magnet for a journey to Florida-- (I'm just now realizing I forgot to sign my magnet-- darn it!)



I wrapped it up and off it went.  Hope she likes it! 

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