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A little wake up call

I actually went on one of those body fat scales this week. At work someone had brought one in, so I decided to bite the bullet and use it. Although I am not too bad, I am overweight and my body fat percentage is too high. Not to mention my metabolic age which is atrocious! The positives are that my body muscle is good, as is my visceral fat rating, but it does enforce that I need to improve. Spending wise I have got it back under control. I still don't know whether the job I am in now is going to continue past July, so I have to save just in case.

Anyways, onto the crafting. First of all, here is the update on the cross stitch.


I can see the finishing line of this one in the distance now.

I saw some of these last year in Hobbycraft, and had to pick up a couple.

They are actually really light, and you can do a lot with them. I started by adding some paper clay moulds on the head of the stag, before leaving it to dry. I had a bunch of resin roses of various sizes from the Works, so I added them to the antlers, using heavy body gel to glue them into place. Once dry I covered the whole thing in black gesso. I had planned on painting it with one of my Sparks paints after that, but once it was dry I decided to use the Vintage Silk wax to cover the whole thing, then Rose Gold wax to accentuate the embellishments.






I'm definitely going to have to pick up some more of those resin roses. They started off peach and bright pink, but don't they look fantastic on this?

Anyway, till next time
Ems



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