Now Vinyl is becoming popular again perhaps I should get a turntable and play them. The masks might well be used for decoration once the house has been decorated. For now they and the memories they hold need to be stored.
There is also just the threat, only a threat at this stage, that the ironing might get done, or I could paint something and watch it dry.
Anyway it was a productive week-end making my sample for the new challenge at Craft-Room. I really enjoyed getting messy for this one, Maria is our host this time and her theme for us is Make your own Embellishment. Supporting the challenge this time we are sponsored by a personal favourite of mine Rare Bird.
For my sample I made a wall hanging, starting with a precut piece of card I smothered it with DecoArt Modeling paste making sure it left a rough texture. Onto this some tissue was folded/crumpled pushing it into the paste so that it stuck. Next out came the Glimmer Mists and Cosmic Shimmer Spray in earth tones. Onto the wet paint/paste perfect pearls has been sprinkled. The faces were added at this stage, more about those in a bit. Viva ferro paste 'old gold' added next, as the paste was still wet (modeling paste takes some time to dry) it mixed in with the ferro paste actually making it a little harder to spread will let the first layer dry another time. Thin lines of glue squeezed onto some of the ridges of tissue and Alcohol inks dripped onto it, some of the other creases lined with some old Anita's 3D paint. Once the ferro paste was dry, Viva Craco paste spread over the top and around some other parts of the board.
The Mica circle was given to me by Brenda when we met just prior to my leaving the south. A PaperArtsy stamp was inked with brown stayzon and the mica piece pressed over the top of it, the resulting image is imperfect and perfect for the subject. Lace, feathers and a metal dragon fly coloured with Alcohol inks and gems were the final additions.
My embellishments are the FP faces, FP is a marvelous material to work with but still seems to be a bit of a secret in the paper craft world. Liz Welch, owner of Rare Bird, is a world expert in using this material and so very generous in sharing her knowledge if you visit her site you will find a wealth of hints and tips. You do need to set aside some time and have a Friendly Plastic day but once you start playing it is a whole new challenge to get yourself to stop! On Sunday I had such a day, my fondue set filled with water and set just high enough to make the plastic soft without burning fingers. Gentle heat gun to hand several moulds, I have a great collection of suger craft mould's which are perfect for FP so several of those were out and a couple of other bits and pieces.
These were made at the same session, a lot of FP cut into thin strips and stuck together to make new workable pieces of FP some of the new blocks were then marbelled, the square is one of those to be the base of something else another time. Some of the patchwork pieces were relaxed into moulds other moulds had strips laid over them and then relaxed into the mould and small pieces used to fill gaps. The fish and the Tudor rose as well as the two full faces used on the wall hanging were simply made by cutting a piece of FP to size and relaxing that into the mould. You simply cover the mould opening with the FP and heat it with your heat gun, as the plastic softens is relaxes into the mould. Dip your fingers into cold water and press the hot, soft FP into the full mould. This might cause the film covering the plastic to split, to avoid that be a bit more generous with your FP and don't use thin strips. Personally my favourite piece from Sunday is the silver face on my project piece.
The whole team have made their own embellishments using all sorts of materials and methods their results are, as always, well worth seeing. We also love seeing what our followers come up with so please do join us at Craft-Room.