Today's challenge launch on Gingersnap Creations is to use Jewel Colours in your crafting. I adore jewel colours, and today I have chosen Sapphire. I actually made the papier mache frame a few months ago, but I liked the colour and texture so much I didn't want to add anything, so it has sat there for a while. I had painted it with a sapphire blue Precious Metal paint, and then used Bronze Croco Crackling Colour over the top, to allow the sapphire to show through the cracks. Whilst it was wet I applied some torn pieces of sapphire Angelina film and then heat gunned it.
The beautiful blue glass perfume bottle, with a silver filigree flower and cap was a gift many, many years ago from my sister in law, but has been too beautiful to use, So I made a mould of it before I used it, so I can re-create it:-
The butterfly was made from this roll of butterfly packing tape which I bought for a £1 in my local Tiger. There must be hundreds of butterflies on the roll, in about five different designs. I popped one on acetate and one on grunge, cut them out and layered them and curled the petals.
Here's a closer shot of the background. It looks quite turquoise here, but it really is sapphire blue. I decided the perfume was going to be 'Violette Flor', so I popped this rub-on perfume label behind it.
I made some more moulds from the jewellery I bought the other day in Primark, to make two copper friendly plastic roses for the bottom corners, and added some of the chain and pearls.
Very lovely and rich background Lucy !! Fab piece !!ReplyDelete
Lucy, you amaze me. This is fabulous!ReplyDelete
I need what ever you used to make the mould I love how you have made your perfume bottle I have a few things I would like to use but thought better of it. so please share what you have used to make your double impressionReplyDelete
Love Dawn xx
Sorry I forgot to say how beautiful the whole project is xxReplyDelete
Dawn, you are welcome to have a perfume bottle to take a mould from. I used Siligum,ReplyDelete
I was going ask the same question as Dawn...... but have never heard of Siligum though. Your picture and frame are perfect. Love it. Great moulds as well. Annette xReplyDelete
Lovely textural piece and that butterfly tape looks fab, never heard of Tiger though, maybe we don't have them up here!ReplyDelete
Lucy, this is totally amazing! You are just the most creative person and I love what you do!ReplyDelete
I am so amazed at your artistic abilities, you are just so cre8tive! What a wonderful, original piece! Kudos to you.ReplyDelete
I've seen this IRL and OMG it's absolutely, fantabulously gorgeous!ReplyDelete
So rich in colour, love all the little details and it is just genius to make all those moulds!ReplyDelete
As usual, your work is incredible. I always like to check in on your blog because your work is inspiring. This is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Wow is all I can say. Don't think we have that product here to make moulds. Your creativity it just wonderful and thanks for sharing it with us. Love that butterfly tape.ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous Lucy! Might have to borrow that mould next time I see you! AC & Tim were awesome btw! xxxReplyDelete
This is stunning Lucy !!!ReplyDelete
how pretty and great thinking to make a mould!ReplyDelete
Love your frame! So elegant!ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful project.ReplyDelete