Thursday, January 10, 2008

a little something creative.....

ok...before I get back to posting picys of paperart
I wanted to show you some other stuff I've been playing with besides the jewelry thing...
so here are two Wrist Cuffs, I've been enjoying making
I just wanted to show you some techniques that I use in many of my cards and other paperart items can be used in other things too...
the picture no.1
this is a wrist cuff I made then before I embellished it
I sprayed it with water and sprinkled 'Walnut Ink' onto it
before it dried I sprinked SALT onto it
giving the calico that awesome Vintage/Aged look
I use Walnut ink and Salt all the time on paper,
and it's exactly the same technique, just used on Calico (100% cotton)

Picture no.2, with this cuff, I torn strips of the same fabric (calico) and randomly stitched it onto the background making a really cool textured background, adding a bit more interest than just a plan piece of fabric, this looks cool when you do this on paper projects too, either torn bits of paper or even fabric sewn onto your cardstock or pattern paper...
And no.3, well I just wanted to show you how I open and close my wrist cuffs

this is an old jewelry making pin, It's always a good idea to think outside the square when it comes to creating...pick up something that isn't always meant to be used for something and give it a new use...

I've been playing with my Fabulous DT pack from TSQ

so next picys will be papery picys :)

6 comments:

The Stamping Queen said...

You are such a clever woman! Is there anything you can't do??
Barb
x

Paula said...

Loving all the jewellery & bits, very pretty.

Judy said...

looks wonderful

Night Owl Designs said...

I think they look great Gillian; very cool :-)

Melissa Goodsell said...

oh my goodness Gillian, this is simply beautiful! You're so clever!
Melx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Gillian
another scrumgillious project!!! you are always so clever!