Saturday, August 24, 2013
Etched Cuffs with Kristen Robinson
So here is the day two installment of my wonderful retreat with Kristen Robinson last weekend. The subject of the day was etching, something I tried out once before in a group setting. We had the opportunity to make two bracelets and here you can see my outcome.
I chose to keep one of them on the simple side and "not mess it up." I had a bit of a struggle in this class, not only with my stamping, but with the distress soldering technique. Soldering is something I am so interested in, but it will take a while to master.
I think my favorite part of this cuff are the secret words tucked inside.
Here is a better image of the etching. I was hard pressed to get a decent stamp, due to the curve of the black. I ended up embracing imperfection and the design still came out pretty.
The bezel on my second cuff is layered with filigree. Inside the bezel I stacked paper, a transparency and a snippet of text and covered with resin. I will be playing with resin more in the future, that is for certain.
Well I have one more class to show off and I think it was probably my favorite, although it is hard to pick! Stay tuned for the last installment, plus a few more Graphic 45 treats.