Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Wooden Brooches


Hi pals, how was your weekend? It's really hot and humid here right now. But you know what? I rather deal with this than the snow, so I am not complaining.

I took Friday off for some much needed rest and created a couple of new brooches! (Actually I also painted but I will share them with you later.) This time I am going for a weathered/vintage look... I want them to look like old toys that have stories behind them. Each of the brooch received a couple of layers of acrylic paints, sanded and stained, then I drew on top of it with a black graphite pencil. To protect the drawings, they all get a layer of matt varnish coating. I then added a layer of felt to finish them up. (Oh, and I used clutch back pins so you can also use these brooches to pin down notes on your tack board if you wish.) Do you like them? : )





8 comments:

Noelia Porras Camarero said...

:0 i love all of them!!!

Inspector Marmalade said...

These are really nice, great job! Oh how I wish I had some pennies to spare.

pocketful of patterns said...

These are really cute - I love the teapot and the coffee cup! :)

pilarcat said...

These are too gorgeous!

flora said...

Thank you guys!!!

And.... Ahhhh... I took back that part when I said "I have no complain about this weather"! We got so much rain (since Friday and especially last night) that my basement (and most people's in this area) is flooded... 0_0 wahhhh!!! Stop raining already!!

Jeanee said...

Very nice!

Tina Zaremba said...

Very very nice I love the one with the owl :)

Emma said...

I love your packaging concept. I hope you would allow me to be inspired by it. I am struggling to come up with something for my buttons on Folksy (UK Etsy type of place) and I don't like my current packaging much. I've got a flower drawn out at home which I wanted to use as my logo, but hadn't thought of making it bigger and putting the buttons in a group at the top. I've just bought some manilla card and have been itching to use it for packaging but stuck as to how.

Emma x

if you want to see what my existing packing is like, and see what I mean, there's a folksy button on my blog... :)