Monday, 15 April 2013

Altered wooden heart

For a recent swap, I was sent a wooden heart to alter. I painted it black, and stamped some texture pattern in gold Brilliance.  I then gave one side a quick coat of PVA glue, and laid some Fantasy Film onto it.  I heated it with a heat gun until the colours changed, and holes started to appear.

I did the same thing to the other side, making more holes, and then cut strips of Fantasy Film for the sides.

Once the heart was all shiny and bright, I decided it was too bright, and added impasto paste to dull it down.  I stamped into the paste, and also applied some through stencil waste.  Once dry, I rubbed Treasure Gold all over the impasto.  Finally, I put black polymer clay into a face mould, then brushed it with PearlEx powder, and cooked it in my melt pot for about 25 minutes. I stuck it on with heavy gel medium.

I rather like my heart, I hope my swap partner does too!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Shrink plastic necklace

Shrink plastic. Amazing stuff. 

I decided to make a shrink plastic charm necklace, using clear and translucent shrink plastic. 

I drew a heart template shape, then laid it onto the shrink plastic and drew around it to create the hearts.  I punched holes in all the hearts, ready for the jump rings.

I coloured the clear hearts with Stazon ink, and heated them. While they were still hot, I stamped into them using a 'crackle' stamp inked up with gold Brilliance ink.

I coloured the backs of the translucent hearts with Stazon, then stamped the fronts with a selection of  finely patterned stamps. After heating, I stamped the backs with the gold Brilliance ink and the crackle stamp

I used jump rings to attach all the hearts to the chain, 
and added some beads and a little metal heart to finish it off.

The colour in the image above is close to true, but the detail shows better in the image below.

I hope my swap partner likes it!



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