Saturday, February 23, 2008

Megan's Metallic Journal

My latest contribution to the True Colors round robin was a spread in Megan's metallic journal. I tried a new technique to make a paper mosaic. I call this the Mosaic Madonna.

The technique is pretty easy. Take a sheet of label paper, lay it non-sticky side down, and take off the backing. Stick the paper mosaic pieces all over, then sprinkle with embossing powder. Shake off excess, use a small paint brush to remove the powder from any of the pieces, then heat to melt the powder. Cool!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Jen's Fingerless Gloves

My first pair of gloves! Well, I only had to knit the thumb, as these are fingerless, but it's a start. These were knitted with two strands of wool, so they were very quick. Please ignore the incredibly ragged fingernails. I just can't seem to keep them nice, what with all the ink and paint and grout and glue around here.

Pretty cool, don't you think? I hope my sister likes them. I'd keep them myself, but it's been up to 90 degrees here lately. I think she needs them a bit more in Denver.