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Sunday, August 02, 2015

An artistic heart...

Another embossed leather heart pendent.  The leather is a reddish brown, which I added a rub of copper acrylic paint and sealed with leather sealer.

While the leather was drying, I punched out the brass round, and stamped the sentiment on.  I patinaed the round and sealed it with Renaissance wax.  I then punched the holes and riveted the piece onto the leather with small metal washers on the back.

I would like to think that I have a bit of artistic heart in me.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

failed flight...

This is another pendent made with a black bamboo tile.  The name was taken from a random word on the piece - I used a scrap of vintage dictionary page to decorate it with.  It was lightly inked with Tea Dye, and a yellow Distress Ink and decoupaged on, and I used stamped tissue paper to add the scroll and butterfly, after adding a hint of colour to the butterfly.

After everything dried, I added the layer of resin.  When the resin cured, I added the bronzed wire and fresh water pearl and bead elements.

Friday, July 31, 2015


Not sure why, but I really love this particular butterfly pendent.

This came from a scrap of paisley embossed leather.  Also lightly coloured with a bit of metallic paint and sealed with Renaissance wax.

It was a lovely deep brown.  The metal round is stamped copper and riveted with a copper rivet.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Another little pendent made with embossed leather and metal.

The leather was lightly coloured with acrylic metallic paint, and sealed with Renaissance wax.  It is riveted to a brass round stamped with the word, and patinaed.  Riveted with a copper rivet.

I do love the combination of leather and metal.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dream... journey to create...

This is another little mixed media piece I made.  A 4x6" piece.  I covered the base with buff paint and smeared it with various layers of blues, and pearlescent paint.  I stamped the corner flourish on the painted surface.

I added on some stamped tissue, and layered some more paint on to add some pearlescence to the paper.  I took a copper and gold gel pen and picked out some detail from the flourish.

I die cut out the letters, and decorated it with paint, stampings, and copper paint.  I stamped the journey on the surface of the panel and added the letters on with gel medium

I felt this worked - the panel does have a dreamy quality to it.