We have a new challenge going live today at Our Creative Corner. Buttons is the host and she has provided a 'recipe' to help everyone play along. You are asked to select one 'ingredient' from each of the three lists below and create a project of your choice. You can of course use more than one item from each list but you must tell us which are your three main ingredients on your make.
My three chosen ingredients are:
LIST A: Fabric LIST B: Clay LIST C: Paint
I couldn't resist using a number of the other ingredients too - you know how it is!
The starting point for my tag was a beautiful stamp made by Oxford Impressions. The stamp depicts part of the painting by John William Waterhouse called The Soul Of The Rose (also the name of the stamp plate):
Waterhouse was a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Movement and he painted this wonderful piece in 1908.
Here's the tag I made, which, besides my chosen three ingredients, also uses lace; metal (rusty wire) and inks (archival): (there are quite a few pictures I'm afraid)
|For some reason, this has been the hardest piece I've ever photographed - must be the pale colours and the rotten weather giving no light!
|Various washes of paint were applied prior to the crackle. The stamping can be seen to the right of the centre. The stencilled modelling paste had some Treasure Gold (white fire) applied to give it definition.
|Firstly, I used a mulberry paper rose on the image but didn't like it. I decided to make my own little bloom from some die cuts which were painted, crackled and some twine was used for the centre of the flower.
|The quote was stamped onto painted card with archival, a light wash applied followed by more crackle. I curved the card banner to lift it from the background.
|For each end of the banner, I made little Fimo 'buttons'. The texture was achieved as before, as was the finishing method.
|Another heart was made and placed behind the knotted silk on the tag. You can just see some lace peeking out from underneath the fabric.
|Detailed image of the stencilled modelling paste.
Don't forget to come back to Our Creative Corner in two weeks time for more inspiration from the other half of the team - you won't be disappointed!