My niece Hayley has her own business selling cross stitch supplies (you can see her fabulous website at X Squared Cross Stitch ) and she's recently added some Crystal Painting Kits to purchase. One of the joys of family is that sometimes little parcels arrive in the post and on one such occasion a large envelope was delivered containing one of her new kits.
The timing was perfect. Imagine if you will hundreds, if not thousands of tiny crystals, a sticky sheet of canvas on which they are to be placed, a fortnight of school holidays where the weather was awful at best, all combined with a slightly bored tween.
Our tween spent hours with her tweezers carefully placing each crystal. For a brief moment I had a turn too and it was very relaxing indeed, but the tween was the most enthusiastic and so I left it for her and oh-so -slowly the picture is beginning to take shape.
The Crystal Painting has turned out to be a great in between project. It's quite time consuming, but in a good "I'm glad I got a bit more done today" kind of way and makes a pleasant change from using yarn and threads to create masterpieces. Our tween is certainly enjoying herself!
Happy Crystal Painting