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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Icy Madonna

Thsis has to be my fave xmas Scrolls Work stamp as its just so beautiful and crisp.
If you want to get your hands on one its called Madonna & child (#8052)

I created the tile and then was stuck at first as to what I was going to mount it on to - its too heavy for a card and needed to be a piece of art.
It was at on my acrylic mounting block while I did something else and it hit me that a block was perfect.
I had a brand new block so attached it with The Ultimate glue and put some heavy items on top to make sure it stuck fast while it dried :D

Ok, so do you want to know how I made the plaque??
Heres a close up first :D
I started by stamping the image in black Stazon on to a piece of acetate a little bit larger than the image and put to one side to dry.
Next I cut a piece of chipboard (greyboard) to the same size as the stamped image.
I treated it with my faux dichroic glass technique as described HERE with platinum Viva decor croco and alcohol inks in shades of blue green and purple.

When dry and cool I covered the glazed chipboard in a thin layer of glossy accents just squiggled on, then took my acetate image and placed it over the top wiggling it gently and pressing down gently so that the glossy accents was sandwiched evenly. I then put my stamp block on top and weighted it to make sure it dried flat.

When the glue was dry I trimmed away the excess acetate with my TH tonice studios scissors, which are nice and sharp and non-stick so any wet glue just wipes off cleanly.

I sealed the edges with silver coloured Ranger memory foil tape using THIS TECHNIQUE :D

It was curling up at the corners a little which is why I weighted it when I stuck it to the block but dried perfectly :D

Wouldn't it make a lovely inexpensive gift? I love how its freestanding and quite modern looking :D
The pics really don't do the technique justice as its so sparkly and pretty in real life.

Hope you like it :D
Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie

11 comments:

  1. What an amazing project..Its really lovely.
    Karen

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  2. Julie, this is just so beautiful. Love it.
    Sue xx
    PS. I'm now going to find out about transfer techniques with sticky back canvas!

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  3. Beautiful Madonna and great use of the SW stamp!

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  4. Totally beautiful, love this. Annette x

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  5. This is stunning Julie! I love that image & your faux dichroic technique! Thanks for sharing! x

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful, I love your tag and your technique x

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  7. This is so beautiful, I agree with you that it would make a wonderful gift; and it just so happens that I have some "spare" acrylic blocks!!!!!

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  8. Oh Julie, she is beautiful. S x

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