Saturday, 16 January 2016
2016 Topic 1 - Transparent Art – Flower Pendant
I won't be typing as much as I normally would for this challenge as I'm suffering from a trapped nerve in my neck and I have lost the use of my left arm/hand. It is an ongoing problem I have had for many years but this is the worst I've been for a long time. So
I've had to think of something that I achieve with using my left hand, I'm right handed!!
I was inspired by the charm necklace made by Tammy Tutterow featured on the challenge post. She used UTTE but obviously a little dangerous one handed! I'm not that good with both hands lol.
I found a glass heart from my jewellery stash.
A few weeks ago I had stamped the JOFY flower using orchid fresco paint onto pearlescent card. Luckily I had cut some of them out as at the I can't even hold scissors!
Using gloss Mod Podge applied a flower to the back of the heart and waited for it to dry.
I missed entering the last paperartsy challenge last year, topic being ‘master boards’. So I had managed to stamp with paint some backgrounds on tissue as my master board but due to pain distracting me I missed entering! So I used one of them for the background.
Once the flower was dry I applied glitter Mod Podge and laid down two layers of tissue. Once dry I got someone to trim it for me. I didn't want a solid background as I think it adds more interest.
I haven't attached a bail and cord for it to be a pendant as I will have to wait till I can get the use of my hand back!