Monday, 17 December 2012

Gifts to Arty Friends

The gifts to my arty friends were all based on a kind of Russian doll, I'll explain more further down.
My gift to Gill was three cards of art buttons. 
I altered Graphics Fairy images for the backing cards.


For Helen I made some earrings, on one side the man and the woman on the other. I printed my artwork on t-shirt transfer paper.


 I gave Marian a hand painted brooch. After painting I stitched around the lines and edges on the sewing machine.

Vicky was given a hanging doll of herself, one one side I drew her features and on the other the original photo. I used t-shirt transfer paper again. This particular type came out quite plasticky but it may have been because I didn't read the instructions fully[doh!], but it worked out OK for the gifts, it may not feel good on a t-shirt though. I have done something else since and it was not quite as plastic like but not quite so shiny.


I also designed some wrapping paper and gift tags which I printed on my inkjet. I also made little boxes for the jewellery and covered them in the paper. Click on the images for a closer look.


The project was/is to do with culture and I chose to concentrate on historical fashion presented on a Russian like doll. These are some pages from my sketchbook, the start of the project and I used some of these pictures for the above gifts and paper.









2 comments:

  1. Love your gifts, your people are gorgeous. Thanks for visiting my blog and alerting me to my Facebook link, I've tried it and it seems to be working, I think sometimes there are glitches at their end.

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    1. Thanks Ro for your comments. I'll try the link again too.

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