Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fake an faux and does it show? 2

Still trying to figure out all the materials that you can fake by polymer clay, and I am all excited, and in a very experimental mood as you can see. I love plymer clay. Even to me, the impatient one, it gives so many options. 

soon to be earings and ring
a very kitchy pendant
another very kitchy pendant (or brooch, or ring - I haven't decided yet)
faux jade (I think?) pendant

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fake and faux and does it show?

Does it ever happen to you that you make something and you are not sure how it looks only because you know how it's made, and what you expect it to look like? Well, it happens to me.

First example: do these two settings really look like some sort of silver/pewter, or is it obvious they're not? Does the first remotely look like turqoise?

Second example:Does this really look like at least a fake snake skin? Hmmmmm. (Btw, it's decoupage on a sellotape cardboard)

I am really never sure!

Here fishy fishy fishy....

I was slightly diverted from the peacocks to fishies...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

.... and ended in peacock madness!

I am still on the go!

It all started innocently....

It all started innocently with a birthday present for A., and I came up with a peacock ring design:

Btw., the box is made based on one of the patterns by Mirkwood Designs and then decoupaged.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Back to jewlery!

I wanted some retro looking, slightly kitchy pieces, and i came up with these two. In both cases the base is translucent white Fimo, and the motif is hand-painted.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Brown purse

I desperatly needed a brown purse for a party we are going to on Saturday - I absolutely hate dancing with a bag on my shoulder, and yet, I am a woman, not to mention a smoker, not to mention that I normally don't have that many pockets on myself... And, tadah! - this is what I came up with: it is very recycled; the material is brown corduroy which used to be my boyfriend's trousers (am I destroying too many of his clothes lately?). The button is a decoupage piece made with chocolate wrapper and some sewing thread (that one went slightly wrong as I tried to paint the branch first - let me say that does not work at all with Mod Podge when you are stupid enough to use a plain Stabilo pen). I am pleased with the final result and it took less than half an hour to make, including nailing down a ring to the button ;)

Friday, May 8, 2009

...and a new dress


It's hand-sewn (I mean, everything I sew is hand-sewn, since I don't possess a sewing machine) and also hand printed from hand drawn design (all by me)... a lot of hand s there! ;) 
Anyways, I am being slightly immodest here, but I really like how it turned out. Wahey!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A new bag

And some new sewing stuff from yesterday. I needed a bag to match a jacket ;)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Apparently not lazy much

So, it's high time I posted something.
I haven't been doing much drawing or painting lately, but was more into crafts and sewing. My problem always is that when I find a new technique or a project I get completely absorbed in it, and leave others behind. More discipline is what I need! But here's what I've been up to lately:

1) some recycle crafting - in this case, a flower and a necklace made of old plastic bags

2) some recycle sewing and printing. Here:
a) a tunic/dress made from my boyfriend's t-shirt (I didn't steal it - he gave it to me!); only the sewing part was mine, print was already there
b) a print on an old white t-shirt (the design came from a napkin); only the printing part is mine here
c) a skirt made of 4 t-shirts (4 panels), that can be worn any way round; in this case both the design, printing and sewing were mine. Inspiration came from an episode of truly amazing Threadbangers.

Woohoo! I'm quite happy with the results :D

3) some jewelry made with paper napkins and wood and cork - in this case a pair of earings and 2 rings

4) And finally some paper creations completely inspired by amazing work of Yulia Brodskaya.
a) a thank you note for a friend who helped us out
b) a stress relief poster for myself ;)

The process of making them is stress-releiving, too, I tell you!

So, all in all, I haven't been that lazy, and still have a few projects on my mind. Wahey!


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