Friday, February 29, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
The new Atcsforall site has opened (after ATCards.com suddenly closed). I joined the Mind Your Beeswax swap. This is the first time I've done anything with beeswax (or any wax for that matter other than gell candles). I think they turned out pretty cool. I actually really like this medium...encaustic art...here I come!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I've been making some wired jewelry over the last coupled days. I had posted one of the sets I made earlier. Here are some pounded wire items I created.
This one is called Heiroglyphics and is just basically a bunch of turned wired that has been pounded flat to hold the shape. Since I didn't have a ready made copper chain, I had to make that too.
This one is called the Aztec Tree of Life. I made it with amethyst and a pink quartz.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
A couple months ago, I made two pins. One had a picture of my mother as a girl and the other had a picture of my grandfather, Pappy, with his dog, Hurky. I never wear them because I don't have matching earrings or a necklace...so I made some. The necklace is a picture of my great grandmother, Pappy's mother.
Today, I did my first soldered charm. I learned the techniques from the Crafted by Us podcast. I need much more practice with the solder...for instance, I didn't know you could keep putting flux on to help with the flow of the melted solder, so my charm ended up a little more rough that I planned. I think I'm just going to put a patina on it and pretend I wanted that 'rustic' look. This is the front and back.
Then I did the Watercolor Baby Wipe challenge from Crafted by Us. I used a wet Windex wipe instead of a baby wipe. This is what my Windex wipe looked like after I applied my watercolor paint.
Here is the ATC I created with it. This was a pretty cool technique.