I've been playing with my Copics a bit this week, mainly because I finally got up the moxie to commandeer my husband's small compressor to bring into my craft room. What I didn't realize was that he'd be quite so enthusiastic about it! Last week when I declared this seizure, he counter-declared that I needed to go to the car parts store and/or the hardware store for the proper fitting. Seemed like a simple enough task, but I came up empty-handed. He went out at lunch the next day to a paint store and a car-painting shop...again, no luck. Then I came up with a relatively brilliant idea to take a little road trip to our nearest Harbor Freight...whoa nelly! It's been quite a while since he's been so excited about one of my road trip ideas (and coincidentally, I was on the phone with my Dad just before we were leaving; he was equally excited when I mentioned the game plan for the morning. I'm relatively certain Freud would have had a field day with this tidbit.)
My plan met with success - we found a proper fitting as well as a great braided hose! Now MY (yes, my! LOL) compressor is outfitted to use with my Copic airbrush system, and I'm coloring backgrounds like crazy. The above card is one such experiment/creation - isn't that fun? The image is from My Favorite Things; the set is called Tea for Two and is just adorable. I used a little Liquid Applique on the bunny's tail, in case you're wondering how I got it to look that way.
So, do you have a story of raiding your husband's tools? Oh, and before anyone cries FOUL in defense of my accomodating husband, I should actually let you know that I just took his little compressor - he has a large one that most men would dance in tap shoes for. (Anyone else have the chorus of Evita's "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" running through their heads?!) So share your tool raiding stories! I love this stuff - and we need to show mine that I'm not the only tool-savvy crafter out there!
Have a great holiday weekend! Be well,