Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from our family to yours!This winter break, my nieces and I did a little crafting! We painted tote bags and added a little trim and some flowers. I've been soldering like crazy the past few weeks! Here are a few charms I'm wearing on my charm necklace right now. I love making silhouettes of children. There is a GREAT digital tutorial in the newest Somerset Memories issue.

First I uploaded a "side view" photo. I took out the original background. Next I filled the photo with solid black and added a "patterned paper" background. I printed it out at 1.5 x 1.5. The opposite side of my charm is a piece of vintage wallpaper. I sandwiched the papers between two glass pieces and hand soldered the charm.

This is what I made my mom. The soldered charm is a silhouette of me as a girl.
My nieces Caroline and Rachel are showing off their own silhouette soldered charms they got from their Aunt Mendy!
Have a creative New Year!