I borrowed Tom's Dremel - it was cool (well hot actually, couldn't believe how hot the spoons got lol). Tom's my fourteen year old son as of today. Happy Birthday Tom!
My daughter Sophie finishes school tomorrow and her favourite English teacher is leaving to work in Australia. Sophie wanted a special present for her, and I wanted a good reason to finally have a go at collaging on spoons. I've see Kelly Perkins' work with spoons and loved it, and found this tutorial.
After drilling the holes (for which I should have used oil as a lubricant apparently!), I used alcohol inks to colour the spoons, then used glossy accents to add words and bits of collage. The words, cut from a variety of old books, say
she went on her way
desiring an incredible adventure
with delicious excitement
The larger words are cut from a children's book, a tip I picked up somewhere! Large print books are another good source.
This is a quick card I made for the teacher, which includes some 7 gypsies rub-ons from The Stamp Attic. And here's an arty something to make you smile - I had a meeting in this building in central Manchester on Monday...how cool are those stick men? :)