Thursday, 7 October 2010

Leafy layers by Jennie

I haven't had a lot of time to experiment with the new technique first shown  by Wendy Vecchi using her Clearly for Art plastic, which will be available shortly in the shop (it sold out at Ally Pally)  However today in between getting ready for Port Sunlight show on Saturday , I die cut some Tattered leaves, and had a little play:))
I used Duralar which we sell in the shop, and has very similar properties to the Clearly for Art. You can die cut it, heat and shape it, and I also found that you can run it through the embossing folders! It works brilliantly! ( I always get ideas after I have finished making something and then run out of time!) This piece however doesn't show you this, as I tried it later after I had finished it. I promise I will do another piece next week showing this.

I alcohol inked up the leaves, and stamped them on the un-inked side with Black Archival ink, using the dotty background stamps. Then gently heat with a heat gun and mould over a glass or a pencil works brilliantly. The plastic will mould naturally when heating it, but you can manipulate it while warm.

I ran the postcard through Tim's Alterations spiders web embossing die , and coloured it with distress inks. A lovely plastic ( is it a dragonfly? ) creature from a toy shop, was used as a spider, since I still cannot find my little black ones.. come out , come out wherever you are hiding in my craft room!!! lol

I am entering this into our Layering it On challenge. Am I allowed to win?? I don't think so!! but please have go, we give away £15.00 worth of stamps every month.
I will be at Port Sunlight on Saturday demoing this technique along with metal embossing and anything else I can cram onto a tag! So please say hello if you are coming along.
Have an extremely creative day!


Sarah Anderson said...

love these leaves Jennie, can you sew through the plastic on a sewing machine?

Netty said...

These are gorgeous Jennie, x

Glennis said...

these are very realistic - most effective technique

Joanne said...

What an interesting idea and one I am dying to try.
Luv Joanne xx

Artyjen said...

The leaves are great...a new dimension to art making :)
xoxo Sioux

Larisa said...

it is very beautiful!!! Love the spider's net a lot. What way did you make it? Is it done by mask? Love this card!!!

Anonymous said...

Your leaves are gorgeous Jennie! Love the colours! Have a great weekend up North! xx

Sid said...

Great technique Jennie, they look very useful !!