Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Treasury for Mitochondrial Disease

I am honoured to be included in this treasury created by cindylouwho2. Cindy is a fantastic jewellery designer and it is worth checking her shop out.
Mitochondrial disease is a serious neuromuscular disorder involving cellular energy deficiency, caused by a genetic defect. This is Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week, and GREEN is the colour! Learn more about mitochondrial disease (“mito”) here: http://www.mitoaction.org/mito-faq 10% of her sales are donated to MitoAction, a support and awareness group for mitochondrial disease.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

The Making of a Halloween ACEO

I joined another swap with my friends at Acetsy: ACEO Etsy Street Team. The theme was Halloween. I got my idea from the Grim Reaper but with a small twist. For the scull I used one of the Crystal Skulls (aliens). I started with a card painted black. The skull was created with a light wash of white acrylic to a more intense white. I highlighted some areas with iridescent white.

My steps are below from my thumbnail on a scrap of paper to the finished product.