Friday, December 24, 2010

Here are my two Christmas ornaments for our group's 2" x 2" Ornament swap. I had fun experimenting a bit with these. I use plumber's aluminum tape - it is silver, wide and has a sticky backing - then dribbled alcohol inks in different colors and then dabbed with a...a....dabber thingy! The result is a stained glass effect on "metal" that I then cut to use around the border. Merry Christmas!
I tried something new for gifts this year for my dear co-owners in our art group. I've always wanted to decorate - excuse me, ALTER - a paper mache woman's figure form. I am very pleased with how they came out and I hope my girlfriends are happy with their Christmas gifts! Robin and Dove are two amazing women, each with their own unique talents, of which they possess many. I am so fortunate to call them my dear friends and I look forward to a wonderful New Year working with them in our group! Merry Christmas to you all!
I thought I'd catch up a bit since it is Christmas Eve! We had a 4x4 Autumn swap (picture above) and I was very late in getting it out! Anyway, I am pleased with the results and the recipient liked it, too! The other picture is of a "Spirit Ladder" - the idea came from Cloth Paper Scissors magazine - a reader had sent her picture in with the poem she attaches to her ladders. Their idea is to lift one's spirit and the ways to personalize it are endless!