Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Sunny Reflections

Hi folks, I'm back with another project using the lovely Sunny Sunflowers stamps available from Chocolate Baroque

There is a chance to win two sets of these stamps at the moment, by either commenting on the Design Team Blog or clicking 'like' on the Facebook Page scroll down to find the giveaway article. The giveaway runs until 1st June, so you still have a couple of days to be in with a chance of winning a set of these stamps.

My project today features a cheap mirror frame which I have covered with gesso and acrylic paint, adding a layer of PVA to cause the paint to crackle in certain areas. I dry brushed some cream paint over the top, to tone down the green a little bit, as I wanted a shabby feel to the frame.

I stamped the flowers and leaves into some Sculpey, a sort of Polymer clay, that you bake in the oven. After I had baked the various pieces, I painted these with acrylic paint as well. I added some seed beads to the centre of the sunflowers once I had stuck them to the mirror frame.

I cut a couple of butterflies from metal using a Crealie die, ran them through an embossing folder, and wiped them lightly with alcohol ink to remove the colour from the raised areas. I cut a shape using a Nestability, which I coloured with Memento inks, and then stamped a sentiment from the 'Artistic Expressions' stamp plate.

I've just popped a piece of card into the centre to take photographs of the project. The mirror is perfectly clean, as I used Post it notes to mask it off while I was working.

I'll be back in a few days with another project, thanks for stopping by, xx


Aquarius said...

An amazing project - what a clever idea to make the sunflowers in polymer clay. I'm not meant to be buying any more stamps but might just need these

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Judith, the flowers look fantastic in the polymer clay. I love the butterflies too. My stamps arrived about an hour ago, I'm going to try and cut them out this afternoon so I can make something with them before I go away at the weekend.

Sue x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another gorgeous project ! Very creative (again), love your frame ! Shirleyx

Paula (PEP) said...

Goodness this is imaginative - & the black of the butterflies works beautifully with the flowers.
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous project Judith love the flowers and butterflies great inspiration as always. Suexxx

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