Saturday, July 19, 2014

Altered Mannequin Head Swap

Just a quick one. I have been doing a stay at home kind of swap, so I get to keep the results, which is a bit of an odd one for me. It's a polystyrene head, cheap as chips from ebay, which I decorated in a day of the dead style. I used the glass leaves, paper spiral flowers, bling, heart and ribbons using bits that the lovely Netty sent to me for the swap. I'll probably add some more to it, although I quite like it as it is.

Friday, July 11, 2014

She Art Style Canvas Swap

A bit of a departure for me, but then that's part of what I love about swaps. I joined a she art style canvas swap, run by the lovely Sian,  Not my usual style, but I thought it would be fun to have a go. My swap partner, Sarah,  wanted pale/neutral colours and liked willow tree figures. I had never heard of them but after a bit of googling I decided that they would work really well. Because this is outside my normal comfort zone I made three, and sent all of them to Sarah so that she could use them as a triptych is she wanted or just change them around. The odd lines on the dresses are because I stuck an old sewing pattern onto them. Sarah seems to like them, which is fab, a she is also my team leader on UKS and is superb, so I really wanted to make something she would appreciate.