Thursday, September 07, 2006

Amulet

I've been working with tiny scraps and leftovers for the past day or two. Then I came across a tiny matchbox I was given as an advertising gag a couple of years ago, and I decided to make an amulet. It's about domino size. The matchbox is covered and then smeared with embossing ink and dipped in clear embossing powder. While the powder was still hot, I dipped on another layer and heated that too. The box is covered in around six layers of melted powder, which gives it a deeply lacquered look, quite unlike paper, now.

2 comments:

Margaret said...

Nice piece, Susan. I love the thick lacquer effect you achieved; very effective and appealing!

Gena said...

Lovely, enchanting, great idea the layering!