Saturday, 11 May 2013

My Doodled Brooch Experiment

This project was a bit of an experiment as I had an idea but wasn’t sure if it would work.  As you know,  I have been finding doodling very therapeutic and relaxing of late  …. and this time thought I would go from the sublime  …. the mahooosive doodling that is the base of my paintings to the ridiculous …. a small brooch.
Doodled brooch
I got these clear glass cabochons from China a couple of years ago, and to my shame have hardly used any of them. I had seen something similar in a UK craft based magazine,  but when I saw how much they were for just one,  there was no way I was going to pay the price ….. but after a little researching on the internet and I found these for silly money,  as I said from China.
Anyway …… I started with a very small doodle using Whisper pens and then stuck the cabochon on top (resisting my usual urge to add a little iridescent micro fine glitter) using a little Ranger Glossy Accents which, when dry,  goes completely clear …. and then all I had to do was wait patiently for it all to dry and to see if the colours ran ….. they didn’t, wooo hoo!
However, the ink did run a little into the back of the paper, but as this brooch was for me I added the brooch back using E6000 glue, and when that dried, added a good layer of Ranger Glossy Accents to seal the paper, .…. but when I use this idea again …. I will either colour the back in with a solid colour or cover it with another layer of paper before adding the pin …. to make it look more professional …..
I am planning on making a set of fridge magnets in the next little while, so can then see which idea works best.  But for now,  this brooch is pinned firmly to my jacket lapel.