So, I have been waiting about six months to audition for SYTYC. The below project is my failed attempt at making it in the top ten. I am upset, since it makes me feel like a failure, but OH WELL. I guess it's one less thing to worry about doing, and I tried. And I didn't do what some other people did...like bloggers with hundreds or thousands of followers that put their kids names, pictures, and even made a list with family members on it. So what if somebody made a tripod into a lamp? I made a DRUM into a lamp! I will live, move on, and maybe contact the other three LOSERS to join me in our own, different competition:)
So, I tried to create many different "audition pieces" for SYTYC. Not that they weren't good, but I just didn't feel they were good ENOUGH. So, I was reading Chica and Jo's post that had an invitation printed on a paint chip....and BOOM I had an epiphany. I love doing mosaic, but tiles are super expensive, grout is super messy, and I have done it with smashed plates but even those take up space to collect. So I decided to use paint chips. They are free, plentiful at your local Walmart or hardware store, and they are...FREE
I started off by priming the laminate and then painting over it with a blue acrylic. Then I used a clean rag to wipe it off and give it a nice faux-finished ragged look.
To stay organized, I had cut the chips up and put them in a divided tackle box container by color, and this made working super fast and easy!