Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Charms away!

Last week I showed you the charms I was busy with for Roni's charm swap..... well they are finished now and are winging their way to America as we speak! This was the first time I had made charms and was not too sure what I was doing but I enjoyed them.
I used a bottle cap, stamped a small image and coloured with copics and attached inside and covered with glossy accents. The pixie was stamped onto shrink plastic, coloured with pencil  before shrinking and coating with glossy accents and attached with 3d foam to the inside. This was attached to a metal leaf that had been distressed with paint. I stamped some green card in black, rounded the edges and attached the metal "Dreams" with a layer of glossy accents over the whole thing to protect it too. (Yes, I do love glossy accents!) A strip of old tape measure to finish and everything then attached to a Tim Holtz swivel clasp.



What do you think?  To send them I made a quick little tag, just masked and inked with my details on the back. I hope the people who get these are not disappointed and I am looking forward to receiving 4 charms and a pin to display them when the swap is finished.
Be blessed in your art today!

5 comments:

Αlex... said...

They are perfect!!!Very good job!!!

newfiecrafter said...

Wow these are awesome love the little elf image .
Whoever receives them with be very please I'm sure.
Marilyn

Linda S. said...

WOW!! That's what I say. You did a great job. Maybe after the swap is complete, you could share the details of how you colored the base of your piece, and also how you did the word 'dreams'. Looks like a little AI, but I'm not sure. Wish one of these was winging it way to my house.

DonnaMundinger said...

Neil, these are AMAZING! Lucky lucky recipients! I'm sooo jealous! xxD

Kasey said...

These are stunning. Such creativity and artistry has gone into making them. I'm so glad I found your blog Neil, I'll keep checking back, this work inspires me to step up and try new techniques that I only dream about now. Thank you for sharing your talent.