I hate photographing shiny things. It’s high up there on my list of pet peeves. Without professional camera equipment, it’s nearly impossible for me to get a good *glare-less* photo with what I’ve got to work with here. Which is a whole lot of nothing. For some reason my husband won’t let me turn our spare room into a photo studio for my blog projects. I mean, I already have half of the room taken up with crafting supplies, can’t we just get rid of the spare bed? Our guests can sleep on the floor right?
Despite the fact that my husband is holding me back photographically (is that even a thing?), I wanted to make him a special ornament for Christmas. For those of you that aren’t aware (have you been living under a rock?!), the Thin Blue Line is a cop thing. So I started with clear glass bulb ornaments. Poured a little black satin acrylic paint inside, swirled it to coat, and let dry. Then, after trial and error (tried super glue, tried hot glue), I settled on regular school glue to glue the blue ribbon on. Tied my husband’s badge number to the top with a bow and voila!
While this project is super simple, it’s also quite time consuming. After I made B’s ornament, he had the bright idea to see if any of his co-workers wanted to purchase one. Which was good. Until I had to make them all. I think he was just trying to get me to make some extra cash to build an extension on our house so I can have my own photo studio. What do you think?