Sunday, 8 February 2015

Shiny Stuff

Hi there
I've not had much time for crafting in the last month but with less than 24 hours to go I decided to make something for the PaperArtsy Challenge - Shiny Stuff.  Inspired by Trish Latimer's post I decided to make something with copious amounts of Treasure Gold in different guises.

I started by melting some glue with a glue gun, and pressed in to it a flower stamp which had been lightly smeared with vaseline to help it release.  When cool, I cut out the petals and covered them in classic treasure gold.

I covered two edges of a piece of card stock with a thin layer of grunge paste.  On the left a brick stamp was repeatedly pressed in to the past and on the right a script stamp to add a little texture.

Then I experimented with some Fresco Finish chalk paints for a background.  I stenciled on some leaves but later changed my mind and painted them out.  Some script was stamped in distress ink and the flowers were stamped in Archival ink.  The flowers were outlined with a Stabilo All pencil.  Some more stamping was added to the background.

Treasure gold was lightly rubbed over metal butterflies to highlight the design.

More treasure gold was used to highlight the painted grunge paste.  Some extra lines of treasure gold were added with the edge of a credit card.  Gold microbeads were added to the centre of the flowers with a little extra higlighting of course.  Finally I decided against the painted red stamens and added some metal nailhead stickers for a final bit of bling.  Definitely shiny stuff.

Thank you for stopping by. Why not pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see some of the other entries?

Materials used:
PaperArtsy: Eclectica EDY10, JOFY JM05
Fresco Finish chalk paints (chocolate pudding, taupe, vintage lace, chalk, mermaid), Grunge Paste
Ranger: Archival Ink (jet black), Distress Ink (peacock feathers), Glossy Accents
Treasure Gold: classic, white fire
white gel pen
Stabilo All pencil
metail embellishments
cool glue gun and glue


  1. What fabulous ideas on this project Claire. It's gorgeous and I love all the texture. That's a neat technique with the glue gun. I must try that! Fabulous piece altogether! I have to admit that 'in your face bling' is not my scene at all but Treasure Gold is a different case altogether .....I love it & was quite shocked when I realised I have a collection of 16 colours ....& there's still others I want, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  2. This is great. Love the idea of stamping into hot glue. Going to try this one thank you x

    1. Thank you. I can't take credit for the technique. I have used it before but was reminded by Jaine Drake's article in the March Craft Stamper. It is a good way to get embellishments which perfectly match your stamps though.

  3. This is awesome, I love my flower done in metal, so very cool!


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