Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Playing Scrabble Again!
I've been altering some more scrabble tiles. I made two into a pair of earrings for my sister. They were covered with scrapbook paper, edged with some stickles and UTEE'd all over. There is a different image on the back. I hope she'll like them!
Then I made some more into charms - this time for a Flickr group called 'Altered Dominos & Other Altered Game Pieces' . This is a fantastic group run by JoAnne AKA 'takeabreak' and there is just about everything you need to know about altering game pieces on there as well as loads of tips and free images to use.
The three charms I made were for a 'Spring' themed swap. They didn't turn out quite how I expected as the scrapbook paper I used for two of them was double sided and once covered with UTEE it became transparent so the underside showed through! The colours were also darkened in the process. My initial thought was to scrap them but with the addition of the beads I think they look ok. I painted around the edges with acrylic paint and added some small gems before UTEEing all over. They look retro to me and a bit like little sweets! I only hope they will fit the 'Spring' theme. The photos show the front and the back.