I really struggle to visualize what something is going to look like before I make it. I generally go through several steps to finally get it to the point that I am ready to share it with others.
This simple little framed glass is one example of that.
I have to say right off, that I am sorry I don't have more pictures of the process here. I accidentally deleted all 1100 or so pictures from my camera a couple of days ago aargh! and these were some that I hadn't yet downloaded.
Anyway, I loved the XOXO in red vinyl right off. I cut it out, and mounted it on the glass, framed it and tied some ribbon on and hung it on my wall. Quick and easy, just my kind of craft,
I was planning to make several for gifts and for my etsy shop.
I looked at it a few times in passing and decided to add some little half-back pearls as accents. Cute, but they didn't stand out enough. I figured that if I added some more white to the design it would tie in better.
I added a white vinyl layer to the first O and it lasted like that for about an hour.
It looked way too bullseye target-ish.
I tried adding more ribbon, but it just wasn't working for me.
Then I added a cute white scalloped background, it was a nice background for the XOXO but I lost the fun transparency of the glass, so off it came.
I finally stumbled upon the idea of matting the entire design with white, and I love it.
I would love to be talented like a lot of you are and able to visualize the end result without actually putting it together. It would be nice not to waste all that vinyl. ;)
Have a great day! I hope all your projects turn out just like you imagine, or maybe even better!