July 30, 2009

Fee Mini Portrait Repaint (or, I have nothing better to do with my off time)

Just a little post to say I'm not really dead yet!!
Working hard in 'the cafe that parentals built', which leaves me little time to do the arty/crafty things I'd like.

So here's a little sneek peek of my latest in progress.
Remember this illustration?: Fee Mini Portrait
Well, I've started repainting it to match the Akiko one a little more. So far so good. :)

(Definitely requires clicking, compression makes Vivi cry)

As usual, I've been working on these during quiet times at work.


July 23, 2009

Akiko Portrait - finished!

Finally finished her! :D
Akiko (from Felicien's storyline) portrait to match the Fee one, but I went a little overboard with the painting, so now i'm going to have to go back and make the Fee one match hers lol.

Painted in Painter then finished in Photoshop.


July 22, 2009

ACEO craftiness

Just a couple of little ACEO's I finished recently. ^_^
Text is crossposted from my Flickr.

TinyBook ACEO
A tiny (fits in the palm of my hand) coptic bound book with navy blue covers, pearlescent pages and gold and red plum blossom flowers on the cover (you can't really see it in the photo but the paper is high gloss and metallic). The book is bound with red cotton perle thread and the wrap around is hand-braided threads. The card stock is a lovely orange with navy flecks on one side and navy blue on the other; the same material used in the covers for the book.
The book is held in place my another piece of card that slots through the front of the atc to the back. Another card was added with heart shaped brads to cover the slotted card and neaten things up :) The little book is fully removable if desired. This photo shows the booklet free of the card.

Will be up in my Artfire store soon.

Gemstone in my Pocket ACEO
Tiny hand-sewn pouch with yellow thread and a tiny red bead hanging from a corner. The little pouch is made of magenta floral cotton and the same fabric was used as backing for the cutout of the flower on the card itself. The pouch holds a silver backed rhinestone. The base of the card is scrapbook paper in a light green.

Not sure what i'm going to do with this one yet, maybe swap, maybe sell, maybe raffle, we'll see. ;)

ACEO's are fun! XD


July 15, 2009

Book Binding Shenanigans - Pic heavy post

A few of my bookbinding shenanigans within the last couple of weeks. These are only three for now, there are more to come. :)

Silk Paper Longstitch
Long stitch practise. This was my first venture into this type of stitch, it's interesting ^_^
The book is made from silk card with violet silk flecks, very pretty.
Thread is gradating violet silk embroidery thread.
Book dimensions: 8.8cm x 9.1cm x 5.6cm wide.
Didn't take me that long to make as it was mainly a practise to see if I could get the stitching look nice and neat. Love how the chain stitch on the ends came out ^^.

Silver Stab-bound.
Little Japanese stab bound book.
The covers are heavy, grey, canvas textured card with washi paper trimming near the bindings. End papers are the same washi paper as the front trimmings.
Pages are pink, blue and green single sided scrapbooking paper. Bound with waxed linen thread.
Nice and compact - 7.7cm x 8cm x 1cm
I'm still having some issues with this type of binding, I'm finding it hard to get the tension right, it's either too tight and I can't open it, or it's too loose and it flops about. :/
Ah well, practise practise!!

My First Coptic Stitch
Though certainly not the first one I've posted online XD
This little book was my first attempt at coptic stitch ^_^ I just didn't have the guts to post it before lol
I love the exposed spine look, definitely will continue playing with this style.
Book is 8cm x 8cm x 2cm
Cover boards are covered in scrapbooking paper, pages are single sided scrapbooking paper, binding is with waxed silk embroidery thread.

More of my books can be found on my Flickr page: Here

July 1, 2009

Fee Mini Portrait

Fee!! XD (short for Felicien)

Digital painting.
Sorry about the watermarks, this one's getting limited print runs and sold. ^^
Also going to appear in our cafe! :D


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