Friday, 28 March 2008

Metal Etching


This is my first attempt at metal etching - another addictive technique. I recently bought a book called Semiprecious Salvage Its a great resource for making jewellery with found objects and some great techniques too. I havn't been able to put the book down since I got it and headed off to Dublin on Tuesday with a list of items to buy and try.


Here is my first attempt. I have another few in a bowl waiting to be released :-). Hope you like it and are inspired to try the same.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Monday, 17 March 2008

Lá Fhéile Pádraig


Happy St Patrick's Day everyone - I hope you all can take time out to enjoy the celebrations.


This week's Gothic Arch Challenge was All Things Celtic and I felt I had to at least try to make something for it. This is a very quick effort, the image is one from the Book of Kells with various celtic stamps used around the edges with some copper foil, mesh and wire.


Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Mini Journal






I found an article in a book The Art of Fabric Books by Jan Bode Smiley and it had a lovely little journal made of fabric. It is equally adaptable to paper so I have to admit to a small addiction to these journals. You will probably find at least one in every handbag, table, drawer or anywhere I need to make notes. I have a tutorial for the basic design of the journal on Scrapwest this week if you would like to give it a try sometime.


Here is one I did earlier :-) on blotting paper distressed with coffee and a few pages stitched together to make pockets. TFL.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

More of my weekend creations


These tiles from Kelly Paper Crafts were created using pigment inks, lots of utee and alcohol inks, I love them and have decided to frame this piece. The black strip is a stirrer from the coffee shop (Audrey stole it!) with some wrapped wire and the lovely red stone was donated by Jackie. I think I could do a lot more of these for my walls.

Monday, 3 March 2008

craftjam weekend








I had a great weekend catching up with some wonderfully talented and creative friends Jackie , Audrey, and Mary (who has no blog unfortunately) on saturday and sunday. I had fun creating some soldered charms, here are my efforts. I managed to get lots more work started playing with utee, alcohol inks and paints, but have no time yet to complete them, hopefully over the next few days I can add some more. We also salvaged a lovely green wine bottle which we cut into several pieces, the label and the wine collar didn't go to waste either (nor did the yummy wine!!) TFL.