As promised I'm back today with another project for our fabulous week of Stampendoulicious play with EnviroTex Jewelry Resin, Jewelry Clay and fab bezels from Nunn Design.
If you missed my previous post with the cute bezel pendants, be sure to check it out here.
To close the fabulous week of inspiration with a bang we're also hosting a big blog hop! And I'm sure you know the drill, hop along, get inspired, leave some love everywhere and you might be in a chance of winning some AMAZING goodies. I mean SERIOUSLY amazing stuff!
Soooo.... let's get started!
The sample I prepared for today is a plant label that is soon going to make its way to my new garden & patio. I haven't decided yet whether it will be free standing or hanging so I left it without any 'attachments' for now.
If you follow my blog you might recall my Garden Journal where I am going to document how my garden grows and what will grow in it. This project will give you the first clue - can you guess what I am going to plant? LOL :).
Now, let me tell you first how I made it :)
Step 1 - main supplies:
- Stampendous cling Carnation stamp
- EnviroTex Jewelry Clay
- MDF/wooden die cut shape, matt emulsion paint
- black permanent ink
- small mosaic tiles
- paint your MDF shape with matt emulsion paint
- stamp the carnations image
- colour the flowers - I used STAEDLER ergosoft aquarell pencils
- to add shading around the image swipe your chosen distress ink/s onto your craft sheet and spritz lightly with water
- pick up the colour with a water brush and outline the image
- dry the plaque thoroughly with a heat tool
- swipe the label with a clear embossing ink
- cover fully with Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder
- heat emboss the powder with a heat gun
- admire the sparkle
- make some tea
- admire the sparkle again
- adhere your label to a clear acetate with Glossy Accents
- cut the acetate about 1 cm wider than the MDF shape
- admire the sparkle again
- move to step 6 when you are ready
- gather your supplies for the clay fun:
EnviroTex Jewelry clay, mosaic tiles, latex gloves, baby powder
- following the instructions closely measure equal parts of components A&B
- mix thoroughly - have a look at this helpful video here
- roll the clay into long strip/s and mould it around the label. It should sit nicely on the acetate
- make sure the rolled strips are at least 2 mm taller than the plaque to create a raised edge
- using tweezers embed the mosaic tiles into the clay (make sure to leave a raise edge)
- you don't need any glue for this, clay does it all for you!
- don't panic - clay has up to 2 hours working time, so you don't need to rush
- dust the clay with Perfect Pearls and set aside to cure for 24 hours
- when the clay has cured, add a layer of Jewerly Resin over the stamped image - follow the instructions here.
- leave it to cure for another 48 hours
I must confess, I was quite nervous about using these products at first... But soon enough I learnt that the biggest difficulty about working with jewerly resin and clay was actually... staying away from your project during curing time! But you must be patient. Disturbing your samples too early will very likely spoil your project. But if you wait patiently, you will be rewarded with a truly special make!
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Now it's time to check the rest of the AMAZING projects prepared to awe, inspire and take your breath away. Happy hopping!
Also linking to:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Into the woods