Monday, 26 January 2015

2015 #2 Texture and Gold {by Penny Nuttall}

2015 Theme 2: Shiny Stuff

Hi everyone Penny here, joining you this evening with a post about adding the glitz to your project with gilding flakes or foils.This is a great way to bring out the highlights on any textured and blingy!

I am very happy to have been allowed a pre-launch play with some of the new Lin Brown stamps, so you will get a sneaky peek today......but will have to wait until next week for the full reveal!

If I decorate the cover of a new sketchbook it often inspires me to work on the inside pages

Step One: To make the textured stamping surface, I spread a layer of PVA glue over the surface of the book cover and then using a brayer, rolled on a layer of paper clay to a
thickness of about 1/8th inch.

 I used one of the new Eclectica {Lin Brown} stamp sets ...

Step Two: While the clay was still damp, I stamped the images to make a village landscape. These stamps make beautiful deep and sharp impressions in the paper clay.

Step Three: When the clay had dried, it was time to add some colour. I blocked areas with Fresco Finish Acrylics in lovely bright colours: Yellow Submarine, Turquoise, Tango, Guacamole and Orchid, brushing the edges of the areas into each other and then over layering using a dry brush technique.

Step Four: Now for the glitz!
Using the brayer. I rolled gilding paste/ glue over the surface, catching all the raised parts of the clay where I wanted the gold foil or flake to catch. This gets a bit tacky as it 'dries'.

Step Five: I applied gilding foil with a cool iron to the partly dried gilding paste (you could also use gilding flakes for this). It is up to you how much bling you want to add! Depending on the gilding product you use, you may not need an iron. Some just grab to the glue/ paste without the need for heat.

Step Six: Finally, I used my finger to rub in a few areas of darker colour. I used Fresco Finish Baltic Blue, wiping back with a baby-wipe to reveal the gold and the under layers of colour. Love the texture!

This started as a bit of an experiment and now I can see many other possibilities for embellishments, stitching and 3-D projects (yay!). Watch this space...

Why not have a go?... Best wishes to All, 

Wow Penny, we love your abstract gilding effect here, the paper clay looks fab! Such an unusual technique to brayer it on. Your journal looks so cheerful.

If you fancy joining PaperArtsy challenge #2: Shiny Stuff, then you can link up your creativity HERE 

NB.  you will get 3 weeks to participate in this challenge, as we will interrupt the usual schedule for our New Product Announcements which starts Feb 1st for a week.

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Shiny Stuff link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Feb 8th, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

What a great cover! And those houses are fab!

Julie Lee said...

Can't wait for the release of these houses! The possibilities for play with them are endless! Loving what you did with them here. Gorgeous colour and warm, glitzy glow! xxx

Kirsten said...

I would love to see the cover in real life, I bet it looks amazing. And the houses are so cute! Fab project.

Hazel Agnew said...

Something different yet again. What a good idea to impress the stamps into clay. Love the finished results! Xx

Unknown said...

I love the colours:). Great! Xxx.

Lin said...

wow Penny that is brilliant..will definately have a go at this!!

craftytrog said...

Love how you've used the new houses stamps Penny! Fabulous technique and project!
Alison xx

Art By Wanda said...

Looks wonderful!!! Love the bright colors and gilding!!!

Craftyfield said...

Love this idea! Can't wait to see the new stamps...

Miriam said...

Love the cover - and the colours are great!! And the new stamps - wow!!

craftimamma said...

Wow, what gorgeous techniques used to create this fab cover. Absolutely fabulous and I'm not often one for really bright colours but I love this stunning effect.

Lesley Xx

Etsuko said...

Love the idea to stamped on the clay, colours are wonderful. Can't weit to see the new stamps too!! xxx

ionabunny said...

Love the bright colours and the gold. I am inspired. Hugz

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fabulous, so original!

Lucy x

linda said...

I'm new to this, will air dry clay work?

Notations of a Crafter said...

Love your book cover the colours are amazing. Thank you so much for giving me another use for my paper clay, what a fab idea

pennylopes54 said...

Hi Linda, air dry clay can be a bit brittle when it dries if rolled very thin whereas paper clay contains paper fibres that kind of hold it together. I would roll the air dry a little thicker onto a non stick surface, stamp it and glue it on as an embellishment when dry. Try it and see! :)

Nicole Maki said...

Wow, Penny!

Your cover absolutely blew me away.
Thank you for taking time to outline the techniques as I had no idea how you made your beautiful creation.

Now I'm adding gilding and paper clay to my shopping list.

Love this. Your talent is staggering.


mamablitger said...

Penny thank you for sharing your experiment with us. Thats often the fun part : to play, experiment and sometimes ending up with something beautiful, exciting, useable.
Your cover just turned out fabulous. Love the clay you glued on the cover first. I did'nt realize you could do that. Always learning something new... Great !.... Also I'm crazy about your gold foil addings.. Wow ..looks great. As well as the lovely colors.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Sarah B said...

love the bright colours you've used here - a wonderful way to brighten up a dreary winters day x

whyducks said...

How lovely

Eileen said...

Love this and have just blogged and Facbooked my take on this project today ... I've also purchased lots of new stamps! I have linked to your page here and Fresco paints are my favourite paints.... I'll be using this technique for my Journal.
thank you for sharing .
Eileen x

Kezzy said...

WOW wow wow such an awesome technique, I would never have thought of this idea and you could use up bits of left over clay, amazing. Kezzy :-) xxx

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