Friday, 31 August 2012

Artful Times - Challenge 12


A while ago I was playing with modelling clay and stamped a couple of faces from a Hampton Art stamp.  I cut them into individual tiles as there are 3 faces on the stamp.  Now luckily for me they were an inch square, and this week on Artful Times, Neet has chosen inchies as the theme.  Once the clay had fully air dried, I coated it in golden matte medium, I then applied a very small amount of Spanish copper rub n buff.  Rubbed it in and buffed it up with a cloth.  I mounted it onto a piece of chipboard which I coloured black.  Using the script from the TH papillon plate I used black soot distress stain to ink it up.  I punched the edges with a Martha Stewart lace design, attached it to a piece of black card which I then attached to white to make a card.


I used exactly the same technique for this card, I just altered the colours and the punch.  The background is stamped in gold metallic acrylic dabber and the rub n buff colour is Grecian gold with a hint of Spanish copper.  (It was still on my finger from the first one!!)

Hop over to the Artful Times blog to see what Neet and Von created.

13 comments:

Neet said...

Ooh, do like these. Guess you like the air dry clay then, is there a particular make you prefer?
I have just got this plate (Tim H one) - have wanted it for ages and Barbara was saying the stamp you have used is her favourite all time ever. Still to use mine but now seeing yours it will be sooner rather than later.
Great ideas.
Hugs, Neet xx

Von said...

Wonderful card Sam with the air dry clay and that's such a usful background stamp :)
Von ♥

Deborah said...

Love your stamped clay inchies, Sam. Great idea!

Alison said...

Two gorgeous cards Sam! Love those clay inchies! xxx

butterfly said...

These are very, very cool! The images are so haunting, with such beautiful texture and patina - all that in one inch... wow!
Alison x

Craftychris said...

Both cards are fab. Loving your clay Inches xx

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Sam wonderful card the stamped clay is brilliant. Hugs Sandra x

Buttons said...

Great use of modelling clay to get some real depth and dimension to these inchies Sam. Love the way you have made them both shine too. Hugs, Buttons x

chrissies said...

Terrific techniques Sam and brill end result.

Love Chrissie xx

Femmy said...

beautiful background Sam!

Marianne said...

Two beautiful cards Sam!! Great background and lovely way how you made the inchies! Hugs,
Marianne

Julia S-W said...

I absolutely love what you've done here with the clay - such a fantastically creative idea and I'm really going to have to try this sometime - probably have more success with this than the PP's!!
I like rub n buff too but it makes a mess of your fingers. Your background is gorgeous Sam.
Feel quite inspired by the idea of an inchie. . . .
Juliaxxx

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