Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I added an eye bead and 3 sand pebbles from Topsail Beach, NC to Shudayra's rune bag.
And here're the entries I made to her journal.
Next she's off to visit Barb in NY. Then she'll be returning home to her mom, MA, in Ontario.
Bye bye, Shudayra!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The tag has been incorporated into Shudayra's journal which I'll picture soon.
It's not real obvious in the pic, but the horse sticks out like bas-relief. I took a small square of watercolor paper and soaked it in warm water for a couple/few minutes. Then I sandwiched it in paper towels to remove the excess water. Took it out of the paper towels and laid it over this brooch. (I removed the pin from the brooch first so it'd lay flat.)
I kindof pressed and molded the paper around the brooch for a couple minutes and then laid it aside to dry.
Next I lightly sprayed a couple coats of Krylon glossy clearcoat to each side of the embossed tag, letting the Krylon dry between coats (it dries really quickly). I did that to seal the tag so I could paint with acrylics without wetting the paper and losing the impression. Then I painted it and added the little text labels.
Friday, February 19, 2010
She still looks exactly the same. Except now she has her own pony!
Shudayra is on a spiritual and physical journey gathering runes. I gave her the rune Ehwaz which means horse. It implies controlled change, progress, a journey. I altered a horse figurine that I already had. Paper mache'd over it and added the bridle, saddle bag, saddle blanket, and floral wreath.
Shudayra is thrilled to have a companion to accompany her on her journey.
I also made her a paper mache umbrella to give her some shelter from the elements.
I'm working on my pages for her journal now. Pics soon.