Saturday, 8 November 2008

Bamboo tiles/Dominoes

On the One Powerful Hourthe challenge is to make a Christmas ornament in one hour.




So take your pick - these took an hour each to make - over several days though.




This is the reverse of the bamboo tile below. I can see a left side of a face in my marble-ing - can you? I can see half her face peeking out from a door - an eye, tip of her nose and half a mouth - and the has an old fashioned hair style - long and wavy right down to her shoulder.

Oh - now on the right hand side of her, I can see a young child (boy?)with hands in the pockets of a long white coat that reaches down to the floor - over dark clothes.

His head is tilted downwards as though he is looking at the floor,and he/she has a floppy fringe, or it might be a hat. To the right is a white wall like the side on the house and he/she is walking on a white pavement. LOL Or is it a man in a white coat coming to take me away!

Its a pure fluke

Does that ever happen to you - seeing faces etc in clouds or flames or wallpaper?




Each little tile has at least three layers of varnish - some have five coats.
This little lady I have made into a mobile phone charm.




Each coat of varnish takes 24 hours, at least, to dry.



And I can only do one side at a time obviously.




Although some images appear on more than one tile - every single one is different. I put gold or pewter leaf on them, beads or charms, to make them all individual.

They are such a joy to alter - and patience is needed - in bucket loads.



I have been experimenting as you can see - and not all of them are Christmas themed - and not all of them are finished yet - so come back soon and see how they all turn out.

15 comments:

LazyKay said...

OMG Lottie! You've gone into overdrive. I love this gold leafing that you do - never tried it myself - another thing on my list of things to do.

Beautiful.

Yes, I can see the face and the boy and yes, I do see shapes in clouds and smoke from chimeys (well used to, you don't see many chimneys that smoke these days).

xxxxxxxxxxx

Jennie said...

Oh, I just love them all :)
Jennie x

Zuzu's Blog said...

My Chimney smoke LK..
Lottie well done well done!!! what a gorgeous collection and I am loving the photography and scene setting..

are you going to a craft fair or something.. you could be selling these little gems!

Allotment Lady said...

Thank you zuzu and no - no craft fair - I will give them all away.

Gillian said...

Oh my Lottie, what a truly wonderful collection, i love love love the nostalgic santa one especially, these would adorn any christmas tree with style:)

Ed said...

these are stunning, what beautiful decorations.

Allotment Lady said...

Thank you all for your comments - you are so kind

joanne wardle said...

oh Wow! they are fantastic! The foiled ones remind me of wrapped chocolates.

cmoh said...

OH Wow LK...these are fan foofing tastick! I so want a tutorial...my tree needs these in droves!

Fantatic Fantastic Fantastic!

Paula said...

My goodness woman youve been busy havent you! What a wonderful collection of decorations.Have to agree with Z,nice photo setting ect

Linda B said...

wow!!! these are super fabtacular!!!

Carol said...

Lottie haven't you been busy - these dominos look FAB!love all of them - well done you on the patience front!

The weather pictures look fab too - almost surreal with that sky!

Caz xx

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh, what WONDERFUL wee treasures!

Jill inFrance said...

They are all so lovely lottie.
I have the face of a masked highwayman on my bathroom tiles and glad I am not the only one seeing faces lol

xx Jill

Luvcreatincards said...

Oh my goodness Lottie what an amazing collection of pretty charms - they must have taken you forever to make. They are truly gorgeous and I'm sure that each person who received on of these darling charms will have been thrilled. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.
Hugs
Su
-x-