Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Butterfly dreams

It's Wednesday again - how did that happen?! That means that Carol and I have been playing with Tando chippie again and this week we've been slathering on the gunky stuff! Do pop over to the Tando blog if you have time and see what Carol has made too!

My gothic arch was covered in Terra and then heated to make it bubble as it dried. I added a pewter metallic acrylic paint over the top and tapped a couple of colours of Perfect Pearls onto the wet paint before spritzing with water to make sure it was fixed. I hope you can see the texture - it has a great organic quality about it!

I made "micro mosaics" on three inchies by covering lightly with Ferro and then laying a piece of plastic canvas over the top and squidging (technical term) more Ferro on top. When you lift off the plastic canvas, you get tiny raised squares left behind. Once it was dry, I added a little Perfect Pearls to some areas. I stuck them in place and then trimmed the outer two at an angle to match the sides of the arch.

My butterfly is stamped on vellum and coloured from the back and I've done a metal tape over Dymo label tag attached to a bow with a big pin. The point of the pin is safely embedded in the thick chippie! I coloured white seam binding with a couple of Copics and spritzed with Glimmer Mist so that it all toned with the base of the project.

A couple of skeleton leaves and some beaded wire along with a square brad finish off the top.

Gothic arch and inchies (Tando Creative - Tando stockists listed here)
Altered Art stamp set (Crafty Secrets)
Brilliance ink by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Copic markers
Terra by Viva Decor (Greek)
Ferro by Viva Decor (Graphite)
Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Patina Blue, Patina Green)
Pewter acrylic paint
Glimmer Mist (Antique Brass)
Seam binding
Dymo label maker
Aluminium tape
Florist's wire
Crop a Dile by We R Memory Keepers
Skeleton leaves
Square brad

Thanks for stopping by!


Caroline said...

Gorgeous Joanne. Love the different textures and techniques...x

sam21ski said...

Great textures and love the colour xxx


Anonymous said...

wonderful texture on this arch.

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, what a great arch! Jo x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love it, love all the texture, Joanne,

Lucy x

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Beautiful, love the butterfly

Kathy said...

I rally love the colours and textures on this, I don't really "get" the gothic arch "thang" but I love to see what people make using them

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous arch, love the bubbled terra great effect. XOXO Zoe

salamanda said...

I love all the different textures and the perfect pearls.

Carol Plume said...

Joanne love this piece the inchies around the bottom really set it off and I love that butterfly xx

Alison said...

Wow! This is fabulous Joanne! Love the texture! x

Gez Butterworth said...

Very clever Joanne! Love the little inchies :)