Thursday, 25 March 2010

Charming? I am not sure!

I have been making charms today - some of them I am not sure about. 
I don't like sending anything out that I would not be happy to receive myself - so please help me to decide which ones are sent and which ones should not.  I have enough time to make some more and these were my first attempt.

These are close ups and much bigger than the charms themselves as the charms are less than an inch square

2 and 3
These are highly magnified!
Stamped into and painted 

These have been made out of Friendly Plastic and painted

Melted and poked about a bit
They look very shiny in real life
Like black polished pebbles

With the exception of the leaves the backs are all this pattern
Sorry about the glare reflection - its shiny and difficult to capture.

Roll, squashed, poked about and painted

Same method but no two are the same

I am not too keen on this one - so I think it will be rejected
I did the veining with a pokey tool and it looks a bit thick

The charms are going on a silver bracelet

As before, squashed and poked

Extra painting

Unlucky for some - this is headed for the bin I think

I copied a dried seed pod- think it didn't translate too well
Maybe I need to paint the pod in the middle - pod colour!

I enjoyed making this one - but now that it is enlarged a great deal - it looks like a beheaded beetle's belly with a six pack!

That's it for now folks.

Please leave a comment on the ones that are rejects.  I really do truly want to know - and I have plenty of time to make some more.

Thank you

Experimenting - making cards

I have joined a Forum 'Birthday Club' and it's great as it forces me to make
cards each month for whoever is on the list.

It seems easier when you have someone in mind for the card rather than just trying to make one for the sake of it.   This lady speaks fluent French - she is also brilliant using inks to make backgrounds.  So I tried my best to do the same.  Of course the main part of the card is on pre-printed paper, but I did enhance it with chalks here and there to give a bit of 'depth' to places.
I also inked on top of the matted cards, and coloured a bit of the stamped image.

I know I have a long way to go until I can perfect my cardmaking skills so that it comes easier to me - but at last now I am starting to enjoy the challenge.

Two more to do soon.