Hi everyone :)
I wanted to share an altered project that I made :)
And of course, if you know me, there is a LONG story to go with it :)
I have been obsessed with altering a Globe for awhile now --
I bought a Globe from an antique store a long time ago -- just waiting to alter it --
Fast forward to me moving into my new craft room --- I had the said Globe that I bought on the floor of my new craft room, while I was standing on a step ladder hammering in a nail for something I wanted to hang on the wall -- I went to set the hammer down, DROPPED it and yes, it LANDED on the GLOBE!!! Totally BROKE it!!! UGH!!!
Fast forward to me being at the antique store AGAIN and finding another one -- *sigh* ... well, I knew I wanted to do something similar to this that I found on Pinterest :)
So I reached out to my very talented friend Yvonne and asked her what adhesive I should use to adhere the vintage stamps that I bought to cover the Globe with -- she suggested Liquitex :) (THANK YOU YVONNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) :)
So I happily covered the Globe with the vintage stamps (took me FOREVER by the way!!! YIKES!!!) .... then I decided to LIGHTLY coat it with a white paint .....
UGH!!! That SO did NOT work!! It was horrible! You couldn't see the stamps anymore... the paint was streak-y ... just horrible!!
So back to square one!!
Bought MORE vintage postal stamps from the antique store ... *sigh* and started again with adhering the postal stamps to the Globe (over the botched paint job!)
And FINALLY I am done!!! :)
*Side Note* -- I just LOVE postal stamps .... no matter where you live in the world -- they are just works of art -- like a tiny scene on a tiny canvas!!! LOVE THEM!! :)
**Second Side Note** -- I wonder if the man that was selling the vintage postal stamps at the antique store would have a heart attack (not a real one people -- just a figure of speech! LOL!) if he knew I was going to totally use the stamps on an altered home decor project! :)
***Third Side Note*** -- how many of my international friends (the domestic ones too!) can find stamps from their country or state on my Globe???
Ok ... now that we have all THAT out there -- let's see that Globe Julie!!! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)