Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I'm just glad the metallic paint didn't kill them...wonder who will come back next year. I have also done a blog upgrade today using images from here .Hope it looks OK
Annette In Oz
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I haven't named the next one...she looks so sad at the moment....any ideas?
The next etched metal ATC is a nickle silver one called "Floral Fantasy".
Mary's etched metal house is on its way.I etched a base of flowers and wrote her name in it for the house to sit on.Hope it travels well and gets to you safely Mary.For the rest of the day I'll be painting the under coat skin tones onto my two ladies that I have drawn and copied onto canvas.They always looks like aliens at that stage till I do their eyes and lips.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The etching process works really fast here in the tropical heat but I decided to leave the ATC's in the etchant for 1hr and I love how deeply etched they are.The one below was for a return to Linda Aldred.The wings move and there is alcohol ink on the wing and the "fly" word.It has black patina added after etching.I'm getting much better at drilling in metal now...thanks too Jen for showing us how :o)
This was my first ever attempt at soldering(again after a much appreciated lesson from Jen C) and it took me AGES to add the jump rings LOL.Then I realized the one at the right is slightly smaller then the other one afterward.Oh well its just for me anyway LOL.I finally got some silver glue on bails to add a chandelier dangle and its done at last.
Friday, October 16, 2009
the winner has been drawn.I used EVERYONE who entered including people from Overseas and e-mails.The last e-mail or blog comment received was from Karen S.YES I was sure I wanted to give this away and thank you so much for all your encouraging and lovely comments.I'm sorry I could not respond to all of you.OKies the winner is
Thanks to all who entered and congrats to the winner MARY FENTON.Mary I just need your address so I can send the house on to you.I believe Mary has been really ill with pneumonia so hope the little house brightens your day a bit and you are on the way to good health and creativity soon.
Annette In Oz
Friday, October 2, 2009
Front door above and door open from the side below
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Under the door there is brass mesh,another faux tin type and more dictionary words