Hello everyone! Glad you are popping in to see my latest creation - A warm welcome to my new followers - So glad you are here.......
I don't like uploading too many posts very quickly...but I wanted to enter this into the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals challenge!
As you will know if you have read some of my previous posts - one of my craft passions is to work in miniature. The smaller the better!
I was totally inspired by the Funkie Junkie - Linda, who last week made the most gorgeous, beautiful enamel style rose from the Tim Holtz Tattered Rose die cuts. I think my comment left on her blog made it very clear I needed a step-by-step on how to achieve this beautiful effect (and others commented the same too) because later I got an email from Linda, very kindly pointing me in the direction of the how-to-do-it post she had put up...If you haven't seen it I really highly recommend clicking the link.
I did try it a couple of times - It didn't really work for me at the moment The problem being that, as usual, I don't have the materials. I don't have UTEE and I don't have a melting pot. Linda explained that a melting pot wasn't essential and it can be done by just melting the embossing powder by the heat gun. I thought I could achieve the effect with normal embossing powder and then folding the petals - but of course that is bound to fail! I was struggling to get the right effect though with just normal embossing powder. It just didn't have the same enamel look and actually looked very dull.....I need practice....
Then I had an idea - What about Glossy Accents? It gives a shiny, clear, thick enamelled look. Wouldn't it work? I didn't fancy wasting any of my precious Glossy Accents on a huge rose if it didn't work, (and in the long term a melting pot or at least a tub of UTEE is the more cost effective way) so I decided the best way to experiment was to start small......
So I made a miniature rose out of the Tim Holtz decorative strip die - the Tattered Flower Garland. I had never tried to make such a small rose before
I had only one in white, so I drew inside the template left by the one I had and cut out two more. I dabbed the edges with Antique Linen DI and cut out the segments.
I then glued them together, using tweezers to be able to hold them in place. I curled the edges of the petals back with the help of a sewing needle, rolling them under slightly. Left them to dry. Then constructed the rose.
After it was all glued together and dry, I put a blob of the Glossy Accents onto my craft mat and with a brush began coating each of the petals with quite a thick layer. Leaving it to dry I got to work on the leaves.
Taking the smallest leaf from the die cuts, I dabbed it with Bundled Sage DI and edged with Vintage Photo DI. I then covered with a very thick layer of Crackle glaze.
I added a picture to the pendant and covered liberally with the Glossy accents.
Added the rose and leaves and here we have a vintage pendant......
I quite like this and I think there are possibilities of perhaps making others - It was a lot of fun to make and not as fiddly as you might think (Honest!!!) Just don't sneeze after cutting the small petals out - you may never see them again ;o)
I perhaps might try something different next time. I think I would much rather have an image of my own creation...maybe a small painting or stamping with Distress inks. The possibilities in the Craftworld are endless aren't they?
Thanks for being here!
I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Tim Holtz- Tattered Floral Challenge
Inspiration Journal - Add a little P.O.P
Catered Crop - Flower Power
Crafty-emblies - Anything goes