Saturday, 27 December 2008

IT girl for Jessie

One of the yahoo groups I am in is running an 'IT' girl swap. Each month everybody makes a gift for the member who is the 'IT' girl for that month, and who sets the theme. Jessie's theme is 'TIME', so what could be more appropriate than a clock?

I took inspiration from Diana Twedt, whose work I love. She often creates frames using foam board and scraps of paper.

The clock is made from foam board, covered in brown paper, then scraps of textured papers. I painted it with black gesso, then gave it two coats of Golden's iridescent copper paint, before rubbing it with several colours of Treasure Gold, and giving it a good polish with a dried out baby wipe to shine it up.

I then added the clock fixings, and some small black gems to act as 'numerals'.

The picture below shows the detail a little better:

I hope Jessie likes it.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

A few ATCs

A few ATCs I have made for swaps:

The theme was chinese proverbs. I used pre printed mirror card, coloured red with alcohol ink. The central panel was black glossy cardstock with an image stamped and gold embossed, and finally the proverb was printed onto copy paper and edged with red.

This was for e 'flight' theme. The background is a photo I took of the landscape in mid Wales, the foreground is a digital collage I made and printed onto a transparency.

This ATC was for a 'techniques' theme - the background is stamped with gold Brilliance ink on glossy white card, then rubbed over with eggplant and cranberry dye inks. The image is a piece of fantasy film, which has been ironed onto an inked stamp.

This was done for the 'jigsaw' theme. The background is cardstock painted with Golden iridescent copper paint, then stamped and embossed using a grungy number stamp. the small jigsaw piece was painted with Golden micaceous iron oxide, and dotted with an Inkessentials white pen, before being mounted onto a piece of folded card which opens out so that you can see the following quote:

There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle. (Deepak Chopra)

This is another digital collage, with some stamping and glitter on top - the theme was 'postal correspondence'.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Beadazzled swap

I am in a swap where beads had to form part of the item - I considered making a small beaded paper quilt, but in the end decided to make jewellery.

The necklace is a piece of fine memory wire, with some seed and bugle beads and a large disc of jasper, and the earrings use the same seed beads and small pieces of jasper. The large jasper disc is a bit darker than it looks on the photograph.

All the beads were from a 'Tropical Surf bead soup' box from Beverly Gilbert, whose class I took at Art & Soul last year. Beverly is a fabulous bead artist and a great teacher, I recommend her classes highly.

This is whizzing around the world to Australia, where I hope Trizzy likes it - I thought the colours would suit her!



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