Burliecuties Number 6 from a sheet of 6
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by make it crafty
The last chance before the Big Night! China Blue knows there can be no Happy Ending but is still drawn to this classic old Theatre. Now all the ladies are gathered back stage waiting for their turn. Tomorrow there will be guests and congratulations cards and champagne and flowers. Tonight there is a sense of waiting, something in the swirls of dust, in the old lights and curtains.
This delicate lady looks as fragile as a spider web.
But (The science bit)
The tensile strength of spider silk is greater than the same weight of steel and has much greater elasticity. Its microstructure is under investigation for potential applications in industry, including bullet-proof vests and artificial tendons. In traditional European medicine, cobwebs are used on wounds and cuts and seem to help healing and reduce bleeding. Spider webs are rich in vitamin K, which can be effective in clotting blood. Webs were used several hundred years ago as gauze pads to stop an injured person's bleeding.
Printed onto neenah card, coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils.