Sunday 21 October 2007

Bottle top charms

Finished at last my 11 charms for the swap on Zuzu's forum. They took ages to make - ruined my nails - but at least I did it!

Tried my best anyway!

Monthly swap - Blue

This months swap on Zuzu's forum is blue. Now that I have caught up with my other swaps I thought I would try out my new Japanese stamps Haruko got for me when she was in Japan.


A pastel drawn panda on an ATC

I can't draw a face - ATCards swap

Fan painted gold and black. This will be mounted on backing card

I can't draw a face - ATCards swap

Japanese lady on painted black background. Hand drawn - the fan painted in gold and black

I can't draw a face ATCards swap

The challenge is to draw a face partially hiding the face. The one given as an example was a cartoon person holding big binoculars over the face.

These are my efforts

Top left - the Sci-fi Roman type soldier is wearing a gold painted helmet which looks really shiny in daylight. The squares on the helmet and star on the visor is painted silver so shines too. The rest is painted with several layers of water colour paints.

Bottom left is a deep sea diver. The heavy rubber suit painted with black acryllics to give a matt finish and the mask is painted with luminous yellow paint - so she shows up under water of course! (I saw a similar mask on the internet so got my design for the mask from that.)

Bottom right - soldier in chain mail - and visor which only had slits for the eyes and mouth - again painted with silver paint. The background is several layers of red water colour paint the top layer dabbed to make it look like velvet