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« on: August 14, 2011 10:02:07 PM »

just a bit of fun to liven up a bag or favourite cardi with an ink inspired brooch.
i used a little acrylic paint to add a bit of shading and the wording. i think i may have over done it a little....having not used this technique before i hadn't quite grasped the fact that when it says' apply then wipe off immediately', its because it stains Roll Eyes
i think it might have looked better if i used a darker brown acrylic too (i only had burnt sienna which was a mid brown) Undecided
i added a layer of black to the back of the brooch partly because i thought it would 'outline' the design but also i was worried about the strength of the small scroll pieces.

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011 10:30:11 PM »

I think it's adorable and you didn't over-do the shading at all. I also think the shading color is nice....stop pointing out all the things you don't like about your work lol We're all our own worst critics, no doubt about it, you are way too hard on yourself though, way too hard, this looks great  Grin

« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011 12:23:18 AM »

I agree with azreno, I think it's cute and there's nothing wrong with it. I think the "problems" that you mention give more personality to the piece and that's what I like about handcrafted items. They don't have to be perfect in every way (or look like you have bought them from shop) and still they can be absolutely fantastic. Smiley

« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011 06:41:29 AM »

Adorable! This is really cute.. You did a good job on the banner. Love the paint Smiley As for the backing smart move. Though you would be surprised how strong some clays are. I woulda been a little worried too though. Love it!

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011 02:36:34 AM »

I love clay tattoos Cheesy And I think this is great. Don't think the colours are that bad, it might not be the perfect choice but I think it looks good anyway

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011 10:16:54 PM »

thank you.
i showed my mum this at the weekend and she seemed quite pleased to have been honoured in clay. if only because i hadn't got the real deal on my arm lol Roll Eyes

« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011 06:50:36 PM »

It's gorgeous! I am a sucker for tattoo/flash imagery. My brother is a tattoo artist and he has sucked us all into the culture.  Wink

Anyone remember the very oooold episode of The Simpsons where Bart gets a "MOM" tattoo? <3

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