As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, Im signed up for a Christmas swap which means I need to start thinking of ideas of things to make for the swap! Ive decided to experiment and play around first and see what I come up with then I can decide what Im going to duplicate for the swap!
Heres the first stages of my playing for my giftlings below:
Large Green Background –
No idea what Im going to do with this but Im going to use it somehow on one of my gifts – I painted a sheet of cardstock with yellow and green acrylic paints (current favourite colours) and let it dry, you can see it below:
Formica Tags –
Safety Pin Beadlings –
I have a huuuge bag of black safety pins inmy jewellery box which I want to use somehow. I decided to thread each safety pin with various small beads to pretty-ify them up a little and make them into beadlings. Ive created about 30 of these so far – no idea what Im going to do with them but I thought they would make nice embellishments or something.
My next job is to break out the shrink plastic I found in my cave and see if I can make some beads.
Will update this post when Ive done more….
Update On Christmas Gift Art Preparation:
Ive added some more colour to the green background I did using colourwash sprays and I have also stamped across the background using a script stamp. On the formica tags Ive sponged a little gold paint over the black to jazz the up a bit. Heres the latest scans: