Thursday, 26 March 2009

My Watch

This watch is for me.
This is the first thing i have made for myself to wear.
I altered 4 jigsaw pieces and covered them in off white acrylic paint then using stazon stamped text on back and front and a flower stamp (from tapestry set) for front. I used a crackle glaze on the the front, which seems to have reacted with colour of jigsaw pieces (yes i was lazy and didn't sand them cos i was glazing them) hence the apricot colour seeping through. I them covered both sides in a 3D glaze. I used 8mm jump rings to connect the pieces to the watch.
I am really going to enjoy wearing this.

More atcs

Another 3 atcs
Top 2 stamped with my current fave stamp lol, coloured with distress inks using a make up sponge to dab and blend colours. Finished with ribbons, an altered jigsaw piece, a ready made jigsaw embelishment coated in crackle glaze to give an aged look and a die cut embellishment cated in 3d glazed which i cracked (as wanted big cracks) then rubbed over with walnut stain disrtess ink.
Bottom atc was me just playing with some old rub-ons i found, a patterened vellum and some brads, i did use a hand stamped and coloured background but you can't see much of it now lol.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Necklace and watch

I made this necklace and watch for my mum for mother's day. Just put the findings on last night lol.

My mum loves them bless her and she likesd the flower frame too, phew.

I also altered a cassette tape carosel for her too but i cabn't scan that lol so waiting for mum to take pics for me3 so i can blog it as i cannot take a decent photograph.

Friday, 20 March 2009

My first frame

I have done this as a pressie for my mum (mothering sunday).

I'm not sure if this counts as altered art or is it just decorated.

It's an mdf frame just under 8" square, meanie that i am i have used a board on the back of the frame so i can use the mdf back for another project lol.

I coloured the frame using distress ink pads in fired brick and vintage photo. I dabbed on the ink then blended them using a cloth. I then used a diluted metallic paint and rubbed that over the top to give a sparkly effect rather than colour. I then used a paper artsy stamp and black stazon to add the pattern to the frame.

I used friendly plastic and 2 flower stamps to fill in the holes in the frame, the daisy is hampton arts, the poppy is beach bum. Use metal letter and flower gems to finish

My first hanging piece.

I really hope my mum likes it.

All i can say is phew. I was doing an altered book for her pressie spent a fortnight getting it to the decorating stage and silly mare that i am i did it upside down and back to front so the ole was upside down. Doh!

Sorry for the 2 pics i forgot to resize firstr one and i can't work out how to delete it.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Another atc

Another quick atc using a spare bit from the backing i made for the angel atcs and one of the images i stamped yesterday.

Petal Angel atcs

Some very simple petal angel atcs. Just clay faces using a mould, german scrap wings and petals for dresses. I think the larger one is out of proportion but someone might love her.
The backgrounds i made by layering angel hair, mulbery and silk paper and offcuts of a bark material on chipboard with lots of pva glue. Very quick and easy once everything was dry.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Another 2 stamped atcs

Another 2 atcs using layering and just 3 colours of ink. Distress pads in Fired Brick, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo.
Added an epoxy sticker to one as a focal point.
Top atc is Hampton Arts stamps and bottom is Paper artsy.

2 stamped atcs

I don't use my stamps as much as i could so i set myself a challenge to see what i could do with 3 stamps and 3 distress ink pads .

This is the results.

It is a mixture of layering the stamps and using the 3 colours on one stamp. All of the stamps are hampton arts, one large colage and 2 smaller postal ones.

I am quite pleased with the results, will have to set myself more challenges lol.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Leather atcs

These leather atcs are for a swap on Do Crafts.

I have lots of leather offcuts that i got from my local scrap store so this was the perfect opportunity to use some of them.

The bases of the atcs are leather as are the die cut centres, added ribbon, gems and brads to finish.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Jigsaw Charms

These jigsaw charms were certainly not charming to do!
They were very fiddly and took me days to do, i still hate waiting for things to dry lol.
I used aridondack dabbers to colour the jigsaw pieces, stamped onto them with stazon using a lare collage stamp and pressing the jigsaw pieces on different parts of the stamp. Then i used my cropadile to put eyelets on. I then put on crackle accents but it started to flake off so i put 3D glaze on top to stop it flaking off.
Added beads and charms to finish them.
Not sure if its because these are my first jigsaw charms but i am not that happy with them. I think they are a bit plain.