Friday, November 22, 2013

First group of Christmas cards done!

I used printed scrapbook paper for the backgrounds.  Bought these dies for $10 each at AC Moore.  They have their Own Embossing folders.  I am currently in a mono chromatic mood.  I did 16 of these, 4 each style as that's how manybackgrounds I an get from each sheet of paper.  Just waiting on  new stamps from Red Lead paper works to add the sentiment and maybe a tint tag or sprig of leaves to put in the doves mouth.  Next batch will be in colors.  The flower and bird are card stock wiyh perfect pearls/ pearlex powder or inca gold or paint highlights.  16 down, 50 to go! I'm thinking not everyone will get a handmade card this year!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Her Accoutrements

I have finished her hat, lorgnettes and fan.  She also now fas hair.  As I was getting ready to set har in the base, I realizes I had to redrillthe holes since she is not going to be holding a walking stick or parasol.  Grrrrr!  I already finished the base so had to fill holes with putty and repaint.  Don't you love waiting for paint to dry?  And this finish requires 5 separate layers- base coat, crackle medium,top color coat, clear crackle finish for more texture, and a finishing clear varnish.  So, here are some pics of her accoutrements.  First pic is all three.  Her fan is brass filigree discs cut spare and reassembled with a gear handle, her lorgnettes are gears wired together though I think I will make the handle shorter and add a chain for her wrist.  The hat started as a black felt bowler.  First I made it to match the lace but decided it needed to be dark like fer corset.  Another lesson in watching paint dry!  Then I had the feathers and clock attached but forget the wire springs!  But she will be done TODAY!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Costume Done!

I finished her costume.  Just have to add to the heels on her shoes.  Now to add the props, base and on with her head?  Not sure of hair color yet.  I also decided to vary her pose from the pick.  Having her lean on a walking stick or parasol hod her outfit.