Sunday, 25 July 2010

Guilding Flakes & Acetate


This is another postcard.  The background is the tissue paper from the caught in crystal I previously made.  I stuck it to the card with intentional creases in for a more textured effect.  The image was printed onto the acetate.  Guilding flakes were adhered to one side of a piece of double sided film and the image on the acetate was stuck on the other. The bird image was cut from text paper with T!m's alteration dies.


The image and guilding for this one were done in exactly the same way as above except I run the edges over a candle flame for a different effect.  A piece of white core was run though the bigshot using the new cuttlebug clockworks embossing folder and sanded back. I stamped the word altered onto the hessian pillow, added a few metal embellishments and a corner piece.

18 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

Both stunning Sam, but think love the one with the clock face on it, love the brown background and the sentiment strip
Kate xx

Lottie said...

I just love using flames on paper you achieve such a lovely effect don't you

I adore both these works of art. Gorgeous

Chris said...

Hi Sam. Sorry I've not been over to see your artwork earlier. family stuff....

Anyway, love all that you've produced lately. You've been on a roll. :o)

Zoechaos said...

WOW love gilding flakes on acetate and these are really effective. xx Zoe

Claireabelle said...

these are just brilliant Sam
x

ju said...

These are just stunning Sam. xx

LazyKay said...

Both very arty, I love them.

I've never used guilding flakes but I like the effect you've achieved with them.

xxxxxxxxxxx

Janet Baldwin said...

These are just stunning Sam. I am amazed that you have found time to do these with everything else. Well done

Neet said...

Both are fabulous creations - Interesting to read about the candle being used.

I just love that eye - so dramatic.

Neet said...

Both are fabulous creations - Interesting to read about the candle being used.

I just love that eye - so dramatic.

Angelnorth said...

These are fab, love the effect of the gilding flakes on the clock face with the embossed background on the second one!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic artwork yet again! Hope you had a good day sunday! x

JoZart said...

These pieces are just stunning. Well balanced and lovely special effects. You have an individual touch.
Love Jo x

Burnice said...

Bestest one yet me thinks (the "altered" one). Would look fantastic in my cabin !!!!!

Are you not sleeping well or do you just do them in your sleep!!!!

Burnice x

Chrissie said...

These are truly beautiful pieces Sam
Chrissie xx

mommabear said...

Truly stunning work Sam

Cath Wilson said...

Love these. Great to see your style evolving. The gilding looks great (not done that for ages, either - must get flaky, lol) but I love the way you've layered everything. Great collage and fab colours.

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