Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Tattooed Lady

Here is the second of the 4 ladies from the I have to create for this swap. I took me forever to find the images I wanted. The background is a nice image of a carnival with the tents and a ferris wheel. Too bad I covered it all up. (Oh well ... at least I know it's there.)

The Bionic Woman

Here is a card that I finished last night which I really like. It is part of a swap called "Lucky Lady Dip". The way it works is that there is a long list of different types of "women". You choose 4 you want to do and make a card out of each one. My 4 choices were "Vintage Beach Babe", "Blonde Bombshell", "Tatooed Lady", and this one which is "Bionic Woman".

I started with some watch parts but it wasn't "digital" looking enough for me so I searched around the house for an old calculator I could rip apart. I cut down the circuit board and cut up the keys and started gluing. The face is printed on a transparency and glued over a piece of frosted plastic. I then backed the face with white paper so the part that hangs off the circuit board would show up better. The rest is some watch parts, a few pieces of metal tape around the edges and some resistors.

I have to go finish the other "ladies" so I'll be back to post them later.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Playing With Polymer Clay Again

I purchased a new book that I am really fascinated with at the moment. It is on "mosaics" but the difference is that the author makes almost all of her tiles out of polymer clay. (If I see a book that has metallic powders and polymer clay I have to buy it.) I was busy last night making all kinds of tiles using the book as my inspiration. Basically you roll out a sheet of clay, (I chose black) and you then stamp images into it. You take a little metallic powder, (like Pearl-Ex or Perfect Pearls) and dip your finger in it then rub it over the raised areas. Then you simply take a clay blade and cut it apart into different size tiles. I only did the basic tiles of which I just described but the author goes into adding beads, (I did that to the "Golden Green" card) stamping over other stamps, adding frames and pictures, painting the tiles, and adding buttons. I may at some point create an entire piece of art with polymer clay tiles like the ones I made but for now I wanted to use them individually as art on some ATC's. Below is a picture of the book. If you click on it you can see a larger image of the cover and how the author puts her creations together.