Monday, 31 August 2015

2015 #16 3D Circles {by Trish Latimer}

 2015 Topic 16: Circles

Hi everyone! Trish here, joining you this evening with a post about circles! 

Circles are such a design classic, from polka dots to big, scribbly, free flowing impressions, I'm sure we all use a circle of some sort each time we create. I know my art doesn't look finished until I've added a few dots here and there! With this project though, I decided to go 3D (no surprises there!), and create some circular wire embellishments. I make lots of these, they make wonderful jewellery (just glue on a brooch back or ring blank to the underside), or they can be used individually as a focal point in your art, maybe framing something you wish to 'pop' from your work. I thought I would make a few at once, then join them together to create an assemblage.


Step One: First of all, the wire circle needs to be created. Any craft wire will work, although I like use wire at least 1cm in diameter, as it makes the circle more robust. Wrap the wire around a tube shaped object. I do this at least 4 times.


Step Two: Carefully slide the wire circle from your tube, then wrap the free ends around the circle to secure.


Step Three: For the background, it is important that you use a thin paper. You'll see why soon! I've used an old book page, and smeared on paint to colour it. I've used Guacamole, Smurf, Orchid and Snowflake. A little stencilling through sequin waste helps too!


Step Four: Once the paint is dry, the stamping can start! There are so many background designs on all PaperArtsy plates, you'll be spolied for choice. I've used stamps from EEG07, ECL04 , and JOFY09.


Step Five: Now your masterboard is complete, you can decide which bits you want to use! I find it easier to roughly cut the masterboard up, rather than attach the circles onto the whole sheet. The circles are then glued down, using Glossy Accents. This is why thin paper is needed, it is much more flexible and can be shaped to circles that are not completely flat.


Step Six: Once the Glossy Accents is dry, and you are sure you have made a complete seal around the circle, the circle frame can be filled with more Glossy Accents. You'll soon know if you left a gap... you will see leaks!



Step Seven: The Glossy Accents will dry to give a glassy, shiny finish. Nice and sturdy! The circles can then be trimmed down to remove the last bits of paper. Then they are ready to use!



I joined seven circles together by hot gluing wire across the back where the circles touched. This then created the flower shape.



A stripy trunk, and a bit of white washed driftwood later, the tree was finished! 

These circles are great used singly, and also look fabulous in large numbers on a canvas, great abstract wall art! It's fun to see how many different sized 'tubes' you can find around the house, so you can create wire circles in lots of sizes!
Thank you for having me on the blog again, I really look forward to my GDT stints here!

Trish xxxxx
www.inkpaintbeads.blogspot.co.uk


Trish this is such an awesome 3d project ...the stamped wire circle embellishments create a real focal piece clustered together, always love the bold black and white colours you incorporate into your artwork. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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23 comments:

Helen said...

This is fabulous, Trish - I love your wire circles, even "empty" lol!

JoFY said...

Trish - great project - love it!!

Hazel Agnew said...

This is tree-mazing!! Love the wire circles and the stamping is ace too! Xx

Mac Mable said...

This is such a clever and creative idea. So many uses for the individual circles and just can't wait to give this a try.Thanks for the inspiration x

butterfly said...

Super cool glossy wiry circles to create your fabulous funky flower - what a great post, Trish!
Alison xx

Clare Lloyd said...

Fabulous!

Willy said...

Wauw great project, thanks for the tutorial!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is such a clever and striking project, Trish!

Lucy x

Chris Cresswell said...

So many great ideas in this project Trish. And so typical of your creativity. I love your work! You are the best thing that can happen to Craft Stamper v

Ruth said...

Amazing! So creative, love the circle tree. Ruth x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is wonderful, I love it!

Keren Baker said...

Love this- a fab circle tree. Using backed wire is such a great idea! x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Trish this is fabulous. Great circles (thanks for sharing) and the backgrounds looks great. Love it x

PaperArtsy BlogDump said...

Oh! I love it! What a cool idea. The wire circles are the cherry on the icing on the cake. Lx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Really original and great idea! What a fantastic take on circles and the use of a masterboard! xx

Steven said...

This is fabulous, love 3D stuff and this is right up my "experimental" street, thanks for the inspiration

Sarah B said...

Wow fab idea - love the finished project xx

Gerrittina said...

WAUW!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous object and wonderful idea. I love it!! xxx

craftytrog said...

Love, love, love!!! Great technique Trish!
Alison xx

Anneke said...

Fabulous project, love it!

Becky said...

This is amazing. Just amazing.

laury55 said...

fantastic project!!!!

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