Saturday, 4 November 2017

Mystical Swaps

Back in June I took part in a Mystical themed set of swaps on the My Makes Forum.  We had to upcycle something for one swap, create two ATCs for the second and the third was an "any craft" swap.

For my Upcycled item I took an old travel sweet tin, prepared it with gesso then sponged it with Vintaj Patina paints in Moss, Verdigris and Jade.  When it was dry I used a black Promarker to draw a dragonskin pattern all over the base of the tin. 

To decorate the lid I glued on a brass filigree shape then created a dragon's eye with a printed eye covered with a glass cabochon and made a setting for it with tiny bronze seed beads strung in a circle to fit the cabochon.

 I also used a dragon's eye theme for a necklace: I set a similar dragon's eye and cabochon into the bezel of a brass key and attached it and some charms to a copper chain.
The ATCs were a cute little dragon made with Tattered Lace Tiny Tubs dies on another hand drawn dragonskin background and a pretty die-cut and inlaid unicorn on a rainbow starry background.