Thursday, December 22, 2011

Slide Pendants

Feeling creative after a noon time nap (my work was really nice to close up at noon today) so my creative muse came out to play tonight. How could it not with some slide images I purchased from Deborah Lockhart. Displayed here are two different sets of images, Floral Dreams and Postal; cut apart & ready to use. Along with the images, you'll need the microscope slides and the bezel to hold the pieces.

Using my Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors, cutting these out was a breeze!

What I ended up with is just above! The fronts of the two outside pendants are the Floral Dreams prints. The backs are using the Postal images. I used Adirondack® Acrylic Paint Dabber (Snow Cap) to slightly distress the images. Words were printed on the computer, cut out, and lightly tinted to blend into the image somewhat.

Postal front & back was used for the center pendant. From a photo of my parents shortly after they were married, I transferred that image onto a transparency sheet. I also used this photo on several pieces of artwork on their 50th wedding anniversary several years ago. The small transparency piece was put on a blank area on the slide image. I love how the transparency worked on this piece. On this slide, I added two green/yellow Swarvoski crystals, one crystal covers a small hole that attached the transparency to another piece of artwork.
Recycling never gets old!

On the right & left slides you can see the faint streaks of the acrylic paint aging the pieces. No paint was used on the center pendant.

Tomorrow I'll finish these up. After all, a girl has to be able to wear them!
I'll be adding a few beads & dangles. So more pictures to come!


Debora said...

Wow, Ronnie! This is the first time I've actually seen these images used! I LOVE what you did! The one with your parents is just gorgeous. So creative and inspired. Wow, wow, wow. I've bookmarked your blog so I can keep an eye on all your creations!

Subriagirl said...

Debora, what I love about your designs, half of the work is done! Just a little embellishments, slides & bezel frame......and you're done!

Anonymous said...

These are just wonderful -