I decided to give it a go. I can handle this - or so I thought. Turns out, we are not a household of permanent ink. And note to self: Dry erase markers and photo paper do not mix well. It makes for very messy hands and tables and towels and jeans.... you get the idea. I ended up painting their profiles with black acrylic paint after cutting them out from normal old photos. The paint worked well enough and I love them to pieces. And I really love how I can see my babies in them.
This is while they were drying. You can see the brush strokes and what not here, but not in a bad way when they were actually framed and hung up.
Rowan and I also made some beads from rolled up magazine paper and white glue and strung them to make a necklace. Similar to this method. She wore her necklace to school and can't wait to make more for Christmas gifts.
And yes -just because I made jokes that Dave does not normally "catch" a deer (he laughs at me when I say "catch" but I have an Elmer Fudd vision of hunting in my head) - he did get a big old buck this year. yippe. yeah us. OK - I'm trying hard to find the good things in this (Thanks Martha). I know that they are overpopulated and what not, so the "thinning of the herd" is a good thing. Dave is also donating the hide and some of the meat - which is also a good thing. Finally, I myself will not have to eat it - which is the best good thing.