Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Just a short post today, but there is more to come another day. I am so excited, because after a non-creative period that has lasted nearly TWO YEARS (omg - that is quite shameful!!), I have finally decided on my next project. So that is exciting and encouraging.
I am feeling happy today because I have managed to complete a couple of commissions for my Etsy shop. One of my customers in particular has been VERY patient while I moved house and finally gathered all my craft stuff back together and got back into it.
My favourite thing that I made yesterday is this little framed picture - I love the way the pansies spill out of the frame. And I decided to try using a crackle finish - I know it's hard to get the crackles to work in 1/12 scale - you need the thinnest possible layer of crackle glaze and then the thinnest, quickest layer of paint laid over the top of it. Anyway, I'm quite happy with this finish - pale purple underneath and showing through the crackles. I layered a few watercolours over the top of the white paint and it looks really pretty now. It's in my Etsy shop but it might migrate back into my dollshouse if no-one else wants it, as it's cute.
Anyway, short and sweet today but see you again soon.....