Tuesday 3 April 2012

Inspired by Klimt

Our challenge for March over on UKStampers is to take inspiration from a modern (fairly abstract) painter and alter something.

I've altered a chipboard domino to make a pendant inspired by Gustav Klimt. I didn't look at a particular work of his, I just worked on my association of him with rich green and gold and fluid curved lines.

I didn't have black UTEE which is the ideal for this "faux cloisonne" technique so I used three coats of clear with black pigment ink and then a coat of black detail embossing powder just to make sure! The final surface is coated with Versamark and dusted with a couple of colours of Perfect Pearls, reheated to melt before pressing the stamp into the soft surface.

Once it was cool, I used a Versamark pen and added a little more Perfect Pearls to a few circles. I gave the whole thing a couple of coats of Klear floor polish to give it some sheen. This is take two - the first one had a coat of Glossy Accents on it which I left to dry overnight. This morning it was cloudy in the middle and had deep splits in three or four places - I guess it didn't like the non-porous surface!

The edges and the back are finished with gold acrylic paint and I rounded the corners with the ⅛th inch Corner Chomper.

Stamps: Bubble Border (Lost Coast Designs)
Paper: Chipboard domino by Tando Creative
Ink: Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Clear UTEE by Ranger
Detail black embossing powder
Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Forever Green and Sunflower Sparkle)
Gold acrylic paint
Versamark pen and fine paint brush
Corner Chomper
Klear floor polish
Jewellery findings

Thanks for stopping by!


JulieD said...

Gorgeous! The colours and textures are lovely. JulieD

Effie said...

That's really pretty.. Love the colour.

Gez Butterworth said...

STUNNING! Well done for not giving up! Gorgeous finish.

Gez Butterworth said...

STUNNING! Well done for not giving up! Gorgeous finish.

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous ;)
xoxo Sioux

Kathy said...

Wow! this is fab, Joanne. I love the colours and all the waves and raised circles.
I once tried to cover a shape covered in "hundreds and thousands" with GA....not my finest moment!

paddy said...

That's fab Joanne! I, too, love the colours, and the pattern is amazing! x

Deborah said...

Gorgeous colour and texture, Joanne. And a great idea to use Klear.

Alison said...

Really beautiful Joanne! Love it! x

Kath said...

A beautiful pendant. i love the colour, the texture and the shapes on it. One I would be happy to wear. :)

Kaz said...

That's stunning Joanne, I really love it x

sam21ski said...

Wow Joanne, it's gorgeous, love the beautiful colours, very inspiring

Sam xxx

Carol Plume said...

Joanne what a gorgeous piece...really loving the effect of the deep enamelling...xx

Jackie Elwin said...

this looks great - love the texture you have in it too. Shame about your first one but maybe you can do something else with it.

Traceyr said...

Very Klimt like Joanne it is great.


Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning and thank you for being so generous and explaining how you made it. I'd love to give that at try


salamanda said...

Beautiful and I am glad you tried again - it can be so frustrating when you get so far and then materials react in the wrong way.

Mari said...

Love this gorgeous pendant! And I also love that stamp (I actually had it out yesterday!)

Karin said...

Wow,very nice pendant, love the colors and the texture!

Anonymous said...

Dear Enabler,

This is the second time you've launched my passion for owning that particular stamp.

I just finished the skeleton leaves and fat little bird combo I cased.......EVERY time I try to copy something you did, the result reinforces the folly of a Copy Cat.

Still, just owning the stamps you use is inspiration enough.

The pendant is another fabulous piece of art to admire.


paintedlady89 said...

this is such a beautiful project!
I love it!
Hugs to you!

Janice said...

Wow! Klimt is one of my faves and this is a stunning piece of jewellery.