Journaling on my experience as a mixed media artist. I love trying new techniques. You might find anything from altered art like books, tip ins, ATC's, fat books, watercolors, scrapbooking, stamping, cards, antiques, potpourri. I hope to add items you enjoy for sale. I have been dabbling in art since I received my first box of crayons. I especially love the heritage or vintage look. judy

Location: central, Illinois, United States

Mother of two beautiful women, grandmother of 1 boy and 2 girls, caregiver to my Mother, artist. Our family includes 1 cat, and a land turtle. I have been mama to 2 ferol cat families.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

More charms......

Please forgive the terrible photos. My camera is a dinosaur. The girl charm on the left was made from instructions from a basketball player kit I picked up for $.40 at the local thrift shop.I used the arm and leg beads and substituted a vintage bead for the body. There's a bottlecap charm, an apple, stamped shrink plastic and doodles with colored Sharpie pens I did on the scraps from the shrink plastic. The darker charm was done with alcohol inks and the color is very intense. Glitter pens look great in the lettering that is difficult to see. I like experimenting
to see the effect.

This is a set of the charms. I chose to do 2 sets. I am in the process of making several bracelets and necklaces for my daughters and granddaughters. I think I'll make a necklace for me.

Shrink Plastic Charm

I submitted this charm in Amber Dawn's International Charm Swap. This was my first experience with Shrink Plastic and it was fun
experimenting with the different colors. I liked the classyness of the black with gold and bronze Stazon Ink. I hope others like it, too.