Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Poppets & Swaps

Hi Everyone,

It has been a mad few weeks back at school and still another 5 (I think) to go. I have started a couple of new swaps in the past in those weeks and below is what I have done so far for them. The first one is with the arty_oz yahoo group of which I have played in lots of great swaps. This is a tag board book swap. The first book I received had the theme of Wings. The page with swirl was done with texture paste and then foiled. I filled in any gaps with a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen, gives it a really nice motled effect I thought. The background was done by glueing on some old music paper, then adding some gauze over the top and lastly a wash of off white paint and some gold rub-ons.

The next theme was Colouful, bit of a challenge for me! I had recently done a class at Scraptivate with Mel on Poppets (ala Claudine Helmuth). The class was great fun so I decided to give it a go on a smaller canvas. Noah thought he would help too and grabbed my Sharpie and did some squiggles. I managed to cover one but the other was too hard to hide. It was also great fun, I think this is my new fave technique!

These two are ATCs done for Sharon Allen's Pandora's Box tin. I am the last to do something for this so was a bit limited in what I had to work with, a few scraps of paper, some brads and threads was about all. What better technique to use up the paper. Again I had heaps of fun with these two and they came together really quickly.

These last pix are of an Asain themed star book I did for my Mystery Muse this month (or should I say last!) These mini star books are alot of fun to make once you have worked out the size you want it and I loved using my asain stamps again, they are an old favorite.

That's all from me for the time being.
Have a great rest of your week.