Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It started out as a feeling, which then grew into a hope...

A new chapter is about to begin in my Narnia fandom. On Saturday, I will get to go to the Narnia Exhibition. Not with every friend that I wished could get together for it, but still with friends. Good friends. Friends that will not make fun of me for being a fanatic. Much.

And it is at this time that I realize that I never posted pictures of my most splendiferous paint job ever. Which really is a shame, because way back here when I participated in one of Michelle Ward's Crusades, I promised evidence of using my first hand-carved stencil. Well, the evidence has been tampered with. Let me explain.

I did indeed use my Narnia stencil, and I used it on a pair of jeans. I also stamped and painted ivy (with an ivy leaf stamp I carved for the project) around it. And I wore these glorious jeans to the midnight showing of Prince Caspian.


There's ivy on the left leg, too, to balance it all out.

One problem.

I didn't heat set the paint.

Yeah, it faded in the wash. Majorly. So now I'm finally getting around to repainting it. And this time, I will post pictures when I'm finished!


Anonymous said...

They're beautiful! What a great idea.

forcryeye said...

Love, love, love the jeans! where is there a Narnia exhibit? that is so cool! Have a blast!

Maria said...

Glad to see ya posting again.

michelle ward said...

carrie - these are awesome! bravo! hey - try spray paint. seriously. i do it all the time and it doesn't fade too bad - in fact, washing it softens the crustiness. how was the exhibit?