Over at The Octopode Factory we are just starting our new challenge, something for a boy.
I have done another pen holder, I picked up 9 of these whilst at the big craft show at Ally Pally from the MDF man, the are beautifully made pen pots and only cost £1 each, their surface is lovely and smooth.
The images are from the Avengers set of digi images and have been coloured with Copics, I think my fave is Black Widow, I love the way she pops from the lime green. The images have been fussy cut and clear embossed twice and then glued on. When I started out I was not going to use them on the pen pot, I was going to do a journal page but could not get them to work with a layout so needed to re think, If I did it again I would print them off so they all fit like the Black Widow but the little pokey uppy bits dont look to bad and at least with the embossing they will be quite durable.
The pen pot its self was coloured with Acrylic Inks. I did not treat the surface at all, I just dropped a few drops of ink into a dish, added a drop or two of water and applied the inks with a sponge aplicator moving quickly as the inks dry very very fast. I lined the edges with my Black Copic marker and went for a pop art style. I think this is as clean and simple as I could do ;)
We would love to see what you can come up with for our challenge, you have two weeks from today to get something made. You do not need to use an Octopode image but it is always great if you do and your name gets entered twice for the image prize.
Here are Thor and Hawkeye.
The other two are Captain America and Black Widow.
I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp And Show their theme is the letter 'S' my S is Super Hero.