Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Some New Stuff

I've had a little bit of a chance to actually work on some things of late. The pic above is a set of three ATCs inspired by the silly English found on chopstick wrappers. I'm pretty happy about the way they came out.

The pics below are a swap for CCSwaps. I've been participating in a montly tip-in over there. It's been the only thing I've been able to participate in regularly. I wanted something dreamy and whimsical....I think I accomplished my goal. Not totally thrilled with it, but not completely disappointed either. It's moving in the right direction...

I really want to get into some soldered pieces started, but am having trouble breaking the inertia of the work-home-sleep cycle.

Monday, October 8, 2007

ATC Sudoku Background

These backgrounds are for a round robin swap that got started way back in May or even June but the backgrounds got lost. I stamped the distressed letters on glossy stock with resist ink. I toasted a couple of marshmallows while I waited for the ink to dry. Sweet tooth satisfied, I wiped black dye ink over the resist. I wasn't satisfied with the results. So, I took a burgundy and navy inks, and randomly swabbed them over the black resisted backgrounds. I'm pretty satisfied with the results.