Sunday, October 28, 2007


It feels like an age since I last posted although it's only a couple of weeks! I've been immersed in co-directing and performing in an amateur musical production but we finished out run last night and so I'm catching up on some swap commitments that have languished for a wee while. I'm hosting an ATC swap on Mixed Media ATC UK group the theme of which is just to use all natural materials. I decided I wanted to use wood for my ATCs and so I borrowed a pyrography tool from a friend and had a play this afternoon. I didn't find it very easy to do what I'd wanted to do pattern wise so this is what I came up with instead:

After I'd done the backgrounds I was rummaging about looking for some little twigs to attach to them but came across some sea worn shells and decided to use those instead, their simple shapes and colours just seemed to complement the backgrounds.


Judy said...

Wow, they look so amazing - love the colouring too!

Linda D. said...

Maz, so definitely natural and I think the shells complement the wood beautifully. Inspired touch (as happens when 'rummaging' sometimes :>). Bet the textures are great too.
Linda x.

zinkibaru said...

I am lucky enough to have the one on the right :) I love it. The combination of the wood and the shell is so effective and I like the pyrography too. I have made wooden pyrographed ATCs in the past but never received one until now so I am very happy :)

artfulzebra said...

Thanks everyone! ;o) I managed to burn my finger whilst making them *note to self, pyrography irons get HOT!* but really enjoyed trying something new.

maz x

Jill said...

Wonderful work, these are gorgeous Maz.

artfulzebra said...

Ta muchly, Jill! :o)

maz x