Donnerstag, 28. Oktober 2010
Mittwoch, 27. Oktober 2010
But after painting something like a border of the chameleon and giving one a little red tong... mh... maybe I will use it ^^
And I like to share the how-to with you because it is easy. And even if I am not really satisfied (last time I said it, promised!) it is a fast little project and if it goes wrong you will lose not really anything if you just use some cheap erasers. In fact some of my best stamps are made out of cheap erasers. One has just to try different ones. :)
Here is the little picture I used (from graphics fairy, I just love this skeleton!). It is really tiny and the details are not cutable. It is not even half an inch high (even under 1 cm ^^). But I like the shape.
Then cut the lines! And if you are unsure: Stamp it on paper and just cut away all you don't like :)
And don't forget to paint a red tongue ^^
Dienstag, 26. Oktober 2010
Samstag, 23. Oktober 2010
This were the small leftovers from the lace scarf of my last blog entry. They would be a little bit tight for my wrist but this is elastic lace so no problem with it ^^
And the warmers suitable for my scarf "Lisboa II": Click here.
(You will also notice how my abilities with my beloved digi cam evolved ^^)
Donnerstag, 21. Oktober 2010
I bought this beautiful lace at a trade fair here in germany. It was sold by someone from the netherlands and he told me that this came from a manufacturer from france. This was just a sample piece the send their customers but never got into mass production. He had only around 2 to 2,5 m left (nearly all he ever got ^^) and sold it to me for 2 €/m (you have an idea how expensive this normally is? 2 €/m is like nothing!).
It is around 18 cm wide and elastic and just beautiful. And no net lace or other cheap lace stuff but really made in a superiour quality. Thought for nice underwear and stuff like this but I think is way too beautiful to be hidden ^^
Since I saw it I wanted it for a scarf. Just a little bit playful next to my normal clothing. Or maybe for some evening wear from time to time...
I love the leaves as well as the waves with the dots...!
All this doesn't needed much sewing because the lace were secured on both sides. Just the ends were open. The ends wouldn't fray even unsecured so this made it very easy. I just folded the ends two times and secured it with pins. Afterwards all was sewed with a little hand stitch. I just had to take care not to pull the string too much because this is elastic material. But due to the lace not too elastic so this stich will hold :)
It is nearly invisible!
And beside buying the lace the whole project was over in about ten minutes. To blog about this took longer ^^
Montag, 18. Oktober 2010
Also smaller versions of a picture are nice. This one just says loud: Give me a speech bubble! ^^
One way to create backgrounds for labels, speech bubbles and / or frames is just paint with artistic water colours on paper. You can see that I am still in love with my shades of brown...
The three upper colours on the left side. Aren't they beautiful just standing alone?
I cut out some shapes freehand (no, they are not perfect ^^) and glued them on black cardboard and cut them out again so they get a little black frame around the corner. You could also just paint a black boarder with a laquer pen.
The little "nails" are dots made with a silver laquer pen.
And then use all the artistic water colours again... I used my three shades of brown and gold. The black paint is an old waterproof mascara ^^ The brush is perfect, nearly empty of paint and after drying resistant against water!
Again the finished one :)
I just opened all the glue and all the tape so I got my stencil. Yes, it would also be easy to make one by yourself but this way you won't have to measure anything. I wouldn't buy a stencil for this but with a free one I love to use it ^^
I just cut out the paper and fold everythings...
For the front I wanted to put another one of this tiny printed skeletal critters! (again from graphics fairy!) I glued some plastic on the front (some leftover from the packed bottles) and thought one of my little frames would be perfect to add...
..I just glued it on top.
I cut everything out. This time with a good scissor and NOT my paper knife! It would break (Yes, it did break, I tried... ^^) with plastic which is a little bit harder...!
And I glued everything on top on my little paper bag.
The paper bag standing on one of my boards...
I love the little frame with the plastic! Just a miniature of a piture frame with glas. And yes, it has some reflections too!
PS: If someones wants the measurements, just ask and I'll take them for you :)