I've always had a bit of a darker side and been mystified by strange things. We have a collection of oddities just a few are featured in these images. From my last post you know that featuring a Ouija Board would be frowned upon with my Baptist Church upbringing. I am of the firm belief that there is someone for everyone but some may feel they need a little black magic to find their one and only. This is the tongue and cheek inspirations behind this artwork.
2. Quickly Paint Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Small Rectangle Niche with Lumiere Indigo, Midnight, Halo Violet Gold Paint.3. Fill in empty spaces using Neon Pink ink and a paintbrush.4. Using just top portion of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Heart Playing Cards Paint it with Lumiere Metallic Russet Paint and Pink and Scarlet Nail Polish.5. Add detailing with Lumiere Metallic Copper Paint.6. Glue to GSLC Rectangle Niche using Weldbond.7. Assemble GSLC Rectangle Niche and let dry completely.8. Stain GSLC Miniature Ouija Board with TH Distress Stains. I used Scattered Straw, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge.9. To add some patina and age I added some clear embossing powder while stains were still wet and sealed with a heating tool.
Some Final Thoughts.
I spent my younger years never believing there would be someone for me. I tried for the longest time not to be the "me" who I knew that I was. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania under a strict Baptist tutelage, and going to christian college I hid who I was for many years. Even after college I went through counseling trying to "pray away the gay" and be what was expected. It was only in my thirties that I could finally say I am gay and a christian. I lost friendships over my declaration, I was compared to a child molester, and told God loves the sinner, But HATES the sin. I endured much pain and suffered in silence but have found my one true love. I constantly tell him,"I love our life!" We are polar opposites in many ways, he is organized, neat and tidy, I, a hot mess and totally disorganized. I tend to be more optimistic, he more logical. I'm easily distracted, he fiercely focused. I never watched Science Fiction, he a lover of all things SciFi. I'm a horrible shopper and gift giver, he always finds the best most special gifts and enjoys shopping. I want to be there fast, he enjoys the journey. We both are quiet introverts but have extrovert jobs. Both of us are creative and kind. We treat others as if they matter and were favorites at places we ate, and shopped. We HATE drama and steer clear of it at all cost and say make your choices and and live with the consequences, come what may. I am beyond blessed and thankful for my special valentine.
I like Annie version of this song:
I Put a Spell on YouI put a spell on you because you're mineYou better stop the things that you doI ain't lyingLa la la lyingIt can't stand itYou're running 'roundI can't stand it, when put me downAnd it's heartache because you're mineI put a spell on you because you're mineYou better stop the things that you doI ain't lyingLa la la lyingI love you babe,I love you anyhowAnd I don't care if you don't want meI'm yours right nowI put a spell on you because you're mine(You're mine)(You're mine)Supplies: Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Heart Playing Cards, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Small Rectangle Niche, Coming Soon-Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Miniature Ouija Board, Lumiere Indigo, Midnight, Metallic Russet, Metallic Copper, and Halo Violet Gold Paint, Paintbrush, Neon Pink Ink, Pink and Scarlet Nail Polish, Weldbond, TH Distress Stains-Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Clear Embossing Power, Heat Tool, Test Tube, Vintage Script, Decorative Vintage Miniature Valentines Cards, Weldbond
I cannot wait to see your interpretation of this project. Share it on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft Group Page on Facebook. I would love to see what new creations you are working on!