The comments on Day 6 of the King Richard Competition are now closed, I’ll be drawing the last name and congratulating the winner shortly.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has participated!
It’s you (yes, YOU!) who makes it fun, so thank you for helping me celebrate Armitage Day!
As I’ve written in previous post, not everything (nothing more like…) has gone according to plan.
I had two types of jewellery: some that sealed the image with a cabochon and some that were covered in resin.
Let me tell you, both proved to be tricky!
Let me illustrate what “things going horribly wrong” looks like.
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, so see the horror of:
The man spouting brown blobs!
Oh this one was a disappointment!
It all looked relatively good the day I made it, perhaps a few smudges that I insist aren’t a mistake, but give it an antique look.
Imagine my horror when a brown blob appeared centre of the image!
Oh, but that’s antiqued peanuts in comparison to:
Richard caught in a whirlpool!
Only the barrel is missing…
OK, this one may have been my fault.
After applying the resin, it dried all ripple and I though it a good solution to salvage the piece was too…. drumroll… pour more resin on it.
FYI, NOT the way to go…
I shall hang on to these and scare children come Halloween!
Not one piece of jewellery has really turned out perfect, but I really do hope the competition winners focus on the fact that it’s the thought that counts, my heart was in the right place etc.
Anyway, if you’d like to give this a go (and I am sooooo not giving up on making the perfect piece of jewellery, so look out resin, here I come!), here’s a great guide on how to apply the cabochon (with more success than me).
I’ve spent more of the post writing about what not to do, but let me tell you about someone who gets her projects right every freakin’ time!
Last year she wowed us all with her Lady Vadore costume.
This year she has unveiled her White Rabbit project just in time for a ComicCon cosplay.
The whole costume is hand-made and Jen talks her readers through the process as you try to pick your jaw off the floor!
I literally spend hours reading through her posts and green with envy at her skills.
Anyway, thanks again to all who came out and played!
As always, you were so much fun.
I hope the next post will be on The Forsyte Saga, because that is loooong overdue!