Wow...I've been finishing up a ton of projects lately, but it's left me no time to post them for you all to see...
I will try to do better! :)
This was promised to you a L-O-N-G time ago but for some reason, I just couldn't get it finished...I think I needed a few sunny days to get me going again!!
Anyway without further ado...Here it is ....
Bowling Ball...Garden Art...
Aren't they fun???
I picked up the balls this winter at different times, but all from the G.W. My original plan was to paint all of them.
But when I brought this purple and green one home, my kids protested...They felt it was just to pretty on its own, to cover with paint!
It took me awhile to figure out what to do with it...I finally decided the way to go, was to protect some of the ball and paint over the rest...letting the shinny marbled purple be the main attraction....instead of the paint!!
I got this great flower punch at a garage sale...So I used it to punch flowers out of Laminate Sheets. I then placed them on the bowling ball, making sure they were nice and smooth. To be honest, the punch wasn't fond of going all the way through the sheets, so it was a bit of a fight....eventually it even got too dull to work....At that point I simply drew a few larger flowers on the back of the Laminate and cut them out with scissors and said good enough.
After placing the laminate flowers where I wanted them I spray painted the ball with Krylons indoor/outdoor paint in flat black. (I first pounded a stick in the ground and set the ball on it using the thumb hole.)
Next step...simply peel of the flower stickers. :)
I finished it off by sealing it with a Satin Finish, (again by Krylon.)
I thin this is my favorite ball!!
The next ball I did, I spray painted it an off white and then painted bright flowers with acrylic paints...
For this one; I first sprayed it white and then simply drew on it with a black sharpie....
It has one of my all time favorite quotes on it by Ralph Waldo Emerson,
"The earth laughs in flowers"
And I believe it to be true!!
Well I hope this post wasn't to long...I know I had a ton of pictures but hey the balls are round what do you expect?? :)
Thanks for stopping by!!
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