Saturday, October 29, 2011
a weeny matchbox..BOO!!
I made this Halloween matchbox for the Flikr Matchbox swap and swap partner Karen.. its covered with strips of calico painted black.
I made the wings from layers of tulle, organza, ostrich feathery fabric and purple lace, free motioned it and burnt it back. i had purchased some plastic skellies and had much fun cutting them up :) cut the head in half with hubbys help and the dremel. it was solid plastic, to make a drawer pull. then embellished the box with other bones...image was from an etsy seller.
i also made a tile necklace as a gifty for Karen.
I have been cutting up some bamboo place mats for while now [in the absence of finding dominoes]to paint and collage on. i gesso first then use oil crayons, a bit of stamping and an image . i wanted a bone hanging off it [i have a good supply now ;)and the beauty of these tiles is that have pre drilled holes top and bottom where they are threaded together. i even used the plastic string that came out of it. after wiring i made a paper bead colored it with oil crayons and inked the ends. glued it onto the top and then covered the whole thing with diamond glaze. i might make one for me for this monday !
not much else to report , manic at work, lots of long hours, i hate this time of year, not a good mix with Christmas, heat and curtains:(
However, Jenny and i got into the Square Handmade Market at Christmas so its full steam ahead from now on, no fluffing about :)