Monday, 22 October 2012

Mini Spell Book

With Halloween speedily approaching I wanted to make a mini book of spells to wear around my wrist
I coloured a piece of leather with alcohol ink and made a cover which measures 2.5 x 1.5 inches
The pages are signatures bound together and attached to covers by the end papers
The pages have spells and pictures for Halloween

Friday, 19 October 2012

Soul Sisters

An acrylic painting on canvas - one that I painted a while ago - but re-worked to add more light and depth

Monday, 15 October 2012

Desert Island Discs Circle Journal

I have signed up for a circle journal with the title of Desert Island Discs and wanted to make a lightweight journal  I made a piece of fabric paper with text and tissue and gave it a spine of leather which I altered with alcohol inks and secured with eyelets I added fabric images to suit my theme and gave it all a coating of acrylic wax for protection  The inside is lined with hand dyed cotton with signatures of watercolour paper 
Hopefully in 10 months time I will have a work of mixed art to treasure

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Polymer clay buttons

I was playing with polymer clay - fimo - yesterday making some buttons for a swap  I made a silicone mold from buttons I had and also cut some freehand   I was looking for the right sized cutter for the round ones and found a candle snuffer just the right size then stamped with a text stamp  Some of the buttons have a little  mica powder brushed on before baking

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Haunted Treasure Chest

Preparing for Halloween this wooden box has been given a grungy paint treatment with added chains and charms and metal feet 
Products are from Calico Crafts