2021 Topic 9: Baubles & Bling
If glittery restraint was an Olympic skill, Jo would definitely be up there in contention for medals. Her sparkly project is like a bling 'I spy' and she's ended up with a beautiful item anyone would love to display at Christmas.
used an up-cycled wood box frame for the outer substrate of my project;
the original print on the box was quite dark so to block this out I
covered the entire surface in book pages, overlapping to the inside of
the frame where the project will be fixed.
This is a relatively simple project built up with several layers of stenciling & stamped images.. the overall effect is lovely especially when the light catches elements and the glazes and sparkles reflect the light.
The final stenciled layer used the large bauble shapes on PS273 to create silhouette (ghost-like) baubles - I lightly swirled Snowflake paint through these shapes so the paint is slightly transparent and allows other images to show through.
This photo above shows how I suspended the baubles in the box frame. I pierced through the hole on each stamped and threaded it with a metallic cord (I'm counting that as bling #4). Using a box frame means that baubles can be suspended/mounted at different depths from the back of the frame to give the effect they are dangling.
For the ornaments that are mounted furthest away from the back panel I created a square tube of acetate and cut lengths to suit the bauble. You can see one in the photo above - its approximately 1cm square, the added bonus of using acetate is its transparency and lack of weight.
I stamped the words from JOFY104 along the edges of the frame leaving space for a bit more bling - a nice touch of white 'frosty' glitter on the corners (bling #5).
I die cut snowflakes from glitter paper (bling #6) and added some tiny spots of glitter glue (bling #7) for a touch of twinkle dotted amongst the matte snow splatters.
Teaching dates - ONLINE workshops
21.08.21 The Artistic Stamper, www.theartisticstamper.com ....Fabulously Festive
28.08.21 Loobi Crafts, www.loobicrafts.co.uk ...Wonderfully Wintery