I have been trying to craft with the 'corrected' eye seeing only long distance, and the other eye not being able to see clearly more than a foot!
I ordered some crafty goodies from Happy Daze the link is in my side bar too. Amongst them were the set of 'Flapper' stamps and a chunky wooden ATC. I think that I will enter this for the Happy Daze Challenge here
In real life it does look so much better and I am pleased with my efforts - but you'll have to take my word on that!
It's taken me quite a few days to accomplish with blurry vision.
The wooden block is the colour of pine, and it has a lovely grain, so I mainly left it as it was and just added a bit of white ink in the middle to stamp on.
I used sepia ink for the image and swooshed a bit of water colour pencil around the edges of it.
Of course I had to pick the hardest colour combinations to photograph!
I used a sepia water colour pencil to add extra colouring and shading to the images.
and a light coating of copper rub and buff to pick up the wood grain.
The idea was to create a faux perfume bottle.
Crickey these photos are so bad which is such a shame as it looks pretty in real life and more like a bottle with the light catching the copper highlights and the wooden knob on the top shines like solid metal.
I really love this set of stamps and can't wait to see again so that I have really play with them.
It's been ages since I stamped - I really lost enthusiasm for it - but I have got it back now.
8 days until my next operation - and only 9 days until I'll have 20/20 vision in both eyes - yippee.
(But I'll still need reading glasses)