Saturday, 31 July 2010

Heart Plaque

I have used this technique on numerous occasions as I love the effect this Elusive Images stamps gives when it is stamped into Hearty Clay.

The base used is a plain wooden panel bought from Hobby Craft, which I have coloured using distress and alcohol inks. I then placed a stencil in opposite corners and applied sno tex paste over the top. Holes were punched using a Crop O dile and the dangley hearts are shrink plastic versions of the large heart on the plaque.

Hope you all have a good weekend. Bye for now

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Under the Sea Necklace

Hi - I'm really not sure where July has gone, I have just checked back and realised nothing has been published on here since the begining of July :( Well I have a few things to add now as I entered the Elusive Images Design Team Challenge but alas I was not picked. Still at least I can now publish the projects I created to apply for the team. Obviously all stamps used are Elusive Images and a mixture of inks have been used. Mainly distress inks and inktense pencils to add colour - Staz-on for the shrink plastic and a dab of cream acrylic paint to try and create the aged look to the display box.
I am disappointed I didn't get chosen for the team but not surprised, however I do wish the lucky "chosen ones" good luck and I look forward to seeing their work.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Melt Pot Creation

I had a play with my Melt Pot for the first time yesterday and found I really loved it. I thought I would try something fairly basic to start with so I found a clay cutter and poured the melted utee into it to see how it would look. I made the colour by mixing clear and silver utee and adding a few drops of blue and yellow melt art dye with a bit of Melt Art Flex. The swirly pattern came about completely by accident as I found that if you poured the melted utee in a swirl action it seemed to hold the pattern once the utee was set.I managed to add a hole by using a crop o dile and the piece did not shatter as the flex stops this from happening. I just added a couple of jump rings, some cord and clasp attachments and there you have a necklace! I also had ago at pouring the melted utee into some sugar paste moulds I had lying around and was quite pleased with the outcome. Will show these another day.
Bye for now, be back soon.......