For a long time now I have not been happy with using Shrink Plastic, it doesn't produce the high quality that I have been wanting to achieve, it was easily breakable and when producing my work there could be a lot of wastage due to items not baking right or splitting.
I wanted to keep the jewellery and my illustrations looking the same but wanted the overall material to be different. I have tried a range of options and have finally found a material that creates the look and style I wanted to achieve, but still keeping my illustrations the same.
WOOD! I have had my illustrations printed onto wood and then laser cut, there have been a few teething problems but they are finally ready! I will be photographing the items next week and they will be available to purchase very soon. I am really excited about using wood and have been busy designing lots of new teacups and cupcakes to add to the current range as well as expanding on my seaside range, which will be available in time for the summer. So here are a few sneaky pics of Jodie Anna in wood!
That means sadly no more shrink plastic, but fear not I am working on some 'Do It Yourself' shrink plastic kits, shrink plastic is a brilliant material and you can create some really good products, I am producing some exclusive designs for these kits to let you guys have ago at creating some jewellery your self!
Moving Jodie Anna forward and working in wood has finally made me fall in love with Jodie Anna again and I am working on lots of new ideas, lots of exciting projects for 2014..... including blogging on a regular basis... I PROMISE.
Thanks for reading!