I've got just enough time to post this before The Fashionable Stamping Challenges 'Oriental' #25 challenge closes. I bought a few dominoes from The Artistic Stamper some time ago and felt that the oriental theme would be perfect for my first altered domino piece of art. I even got to use my Dremel for the first time to drill the holes! I've used alcohol inks for the background and stamped the Japanese figure with black Archival ink. The stamp was a freebie from Craft Stamper magazine. I made several attempts before I got the effect I wanted, fortunately it's easy to wipe the ink off and start again. I used Promarkers and gold pen to add some detail before covering the surface with Glossy Accents. It's so hard to wait for that stuff to dry completely before handling it. I've ruined many a piece of work by being impatient. The beads and chain are from my growing collection of cheap and cheerful jewellery I've been buying specifically for altering. There's some great pieces out there loaded with beads and charms. The sun on my pendant is actually a punched circle from a tomato paste tube. I was going to use the gold side but I like this pink and green circle as it looks rather like a setting sun. x
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.