So apparently I'm in a real shrinkydink phase hehe. I made a peacock bracelet today. (coloured with pencil crayons). The colours in the photo below arent as vibrant as they are in reall life, but whatcha gonna do? (besides learn how to use your camera better! lol) Here it is all finished and put together:
Blurry pic of it on:
The back of the completed piece, which I think actually looks cooler than the front (you can really see the difference if you go to the full size pic)
I've included a whole bunch of process pics 'cause I know how much I like to see how people get from point a to b in crafting Beginning sketch
closeups of the back ..
Just before baking - I always have to remind myself to punch all the holes in beforehand and am continuously kicking myself when I forget! Thankfully I remembered this time!
..and all baked up!
Thanks for looking at alllll those pictures! Hehe ..
I bought a packet of Shinky Dinks at Michael's a few days ago and decided to try make a bracelet. It was inspired by Etsy user kortadoodle's pendant. Each square is about an inch per side. Really happy how this one turned out, considering I've never used Shrinky Dink before. (I tried making a pair of earrings after this, but I used non-permanent markers and they bled ALL OVER the place when I tried to glaze them .. you live, you learn.. )
Inspired by this wonderful thread I decided to have a go at a watercolour stencil portrait.
Just the masking before any paint. I wish I had a light table so that I could have been more accurate with the masking but ah well .. A window works almost just as well
With the paint over the masking:
Off comes the masking!
With all the masking off:
I added a few details with a brush to finish it off. Most of them weren't picked up by the camera however.
I had a tough time getting the stencilization to work correctly as I have pretty fair colourings (eyebrows hair etc) which refused to show up no matter what I fiddled with. But all in all I like it! I'm really excited to try more of these!
Can you do sort of a silhouette idea? You could use heavy cardboard and then fit them together by cutting slits in them. I tried to do an uber quick illustration of what I mean. (Obviously interchange awkward triangles with chandelier cutouts )
Here are some ideas that you could use for the silhouette: