So long ago I was inspired to make some of these for myself, and for some reason today got chosen as the day (makes sense, I have a final tomorrow, procrastination time!!).
I made these babies with some (pink) polymer clay, inserted a fixture for hanging them on a chain and popped them in the oven to cure. They then got a layer of matte black paint, then got all beautiful with coats of two of my current favorite nailpolishes. On Her Majesty's Secret Service by OPI and ... Peace, Love & OPI by OPI I think? And then lacquered with a couple layers of my clear top coat.
Three things that I love : bones, butterflies (actually a moth..) and coffee. <3
Plus some tea, I suppose. Originally I dyed some watercolour paper with a very strong mixture of black tea and some brown ink, which always results in such pretty textures, not to mention the colour. Then I went to town with black ink pens, then shaded with a strong brew of coffee, and highlighted with some white ink.
Sabre-toothed cats have pretty skulls, and Comet moths are super neat. <3
Bit of an accomplishment, this piece was. I very rarely do any work with humans in my art, and although it was one hell of a struggle, I'm very happy with the result! I painted it with acrylics on a 16"x20" canvas
I am completely in love with ink. I think the next step is to add a simple splash of colour (watercolours probably, since my coloured ink stash is limited to sepia - boo! Time to buy more!), orrrrr utilize this AMAZING gold ink I have. That ink is a living entity, I swear it. I open up the bottle and all the pigment is swirling around, bubbling up like magma, even 10 minutes later, the bottle not being disturbed at all. I took a video but not sure if I can upload it!