An update to yesterday’s post:
I had another go at the watch cases this morning and the 3 words for the day are thin to win. I didn’t try to fill the whole case with embossing powder this time, just a thin layer.
Although I thought it would’ve been nice to have the tiny pencil encased completely in acrylic, I don’t mind the relief effect of it half in and half out. The background image is an old book cover- modified, (obviously).
The other watch case holds a funky vintage earring and some neat old postage stamps, two of several little freebies tucked into one of my purchases from whyte. I should warn you that most papers turn pretty dark in this process. The colors of the stamps were more vivid than they are once baked in the powder.
I struggled with posting this last photo of my total loss from yesterday, why break your heart? But here it is anyway. This cowboy image was cut from a vintage map. I didn’t feel comfortable reproducing the art as it wasn’t public domain, so I took my chances with the original. The backside of this watch case leaked the hot goo all over the place and I was unable to salvage it or the image, and believe me I tried. Are you as sad as I am?