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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Simple Beauty Tiled Plaque


Here is a tiled plaque I have called 'Simple Beauty'. It is 8 ins x 9 ins in size. I have made the tiles mainly from Fimo Classic polymer clay. The base is made from mountboard which has had a piece of old book paper applied after tearing the edges. Pale blue acrylic paint was added and wiped off in places to let the text show through. The whole board was then given a very watered down coat of translucent gold glaze and allowed to dry.

All the other tiles are made from black classic Fimo apart from six small glass mirrored beads made by Guttermann. The clay has been rolled out through a pasta machine to condition before adding mica powders with my finger to leave the black deboss of the stamped design. I have used various stamps in text & swirls, cutting the shapes out with a thin clay blade. The tiles were then baked at 130C for 40 minutes and allowed to cool. The design was layed out on the base board until happy with the overall effect.




All the square tiles are made from black opaque glass, some have been painted gold with Viva metallic paint and some left unpainted. Some of the others have been embellished with faux pearl cabochons.


The main central picture was stamped (Cherry Pie Stamps) on plain copier paper, coloured with watercolour and a coat of transluscent gold glaze. Once dry cut out to size and stuck on the base board.


All other tiles were then stuck in place with clear glue gel as shown.


The two swirls were made from grungeboard and were treated with Viva gold crackle paint applied thickly and unevenly with a palette knife. Once this had dried dark blue chalk ink was applied direct from the pad to obtain a roughly coated finish. That crackle paint just looks like gold leaf once dry and adds a different texture to the swirls.


These were then stuck in place with Glossy Accents and the whole piece edged in the same dark blue chalk ink.
Sid:-)

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30 comments:

  1. Wow, this is fabulous! I bought some fimo and tools but have yet to do much with it. So muh craft, so little time :-)

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  2. So much work and so worth it - a stunning piece!

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  3. WOW this is fab Sid, you've got more patience than me!!!!

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  4. Lovely mosaic piece, Sid! Love the effect of the watered down gold glaze, looks fab with all the rich texture and pattern.

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  5. Ooooh Sid I love this. I want to get my Fimo out and have a go!

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  6. Sid there is nothing simple about this it looks marvellous..yet another inspirational project from you that I must have a go at one of these days!!

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  7. This is gorgeous, such beautiful work.

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  8. WOW!!!! This is stunning. Thanks for the clear instructions and ideas... I bought a block of Fimo last week to have a go at making some tiles, but haven't had a go yet - seeing your piece is making me want to go right now and make some.

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  9. Slow down Sid - at this rate you are going to be taking my job (LOL)
    Sid, this is beautiful and I love how you are going off in your own direction. Get Laurie Mika's book - you will love it. It is where I got my inspiration for the classes in the first place.

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  10. Simply fabulous Sid! I love it! Great colour too! ;o) x

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  11. ahhhhhhhhhh this is the kind of work I LOOOOOOVE! Absolutely stunning!!

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  12. This is really impressive. I have never tried working with clay but this really makes me want to have a go.

    Lesley

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  13. Wow, this is beautiful! I would say it's "Stunning Beauty". I love how you give such detailed instructions, so if someone, like myself, who has never done this before, can have a try at it. Well done!

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  14. Gorgeous! I've played with Fimo a few times, made some sweet necklaces from matchboxes. Need to drag out my equipment and give this project a try.

    Thanks for the instructions...your work is as always amazing.

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  15. This tile peice is just incredible!!! WOW!

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  16. An absolutely stunning piece of work Sid.

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  17. Been meaning to make something like this for yonks...thanks for sharing Sid...you have inspired me to have a go now :O))

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  18. Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Very unique and stunning!!

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  19. Wow sid... just seen this... it's fab!

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  20. Only just seen this Sid as I have been away - it is just gorgeous!

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  21. I already have him to you say, I find this magnificent work!

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  22. Stunning, Sid! You should be very proud of yourself!Very beautiful!

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  23. Wow wow wow!!!! this is fantastic Sid.
    Pat xx

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  24. WOW, I agree with the others, stunning! A lot of thought and work has gone into each piece. Wonderful and so worth all that work! I must come back again to see more of your work.

    Jill

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  25. Sid this is stunning!! Reminds me of Laurie Mika's work but I love how fresh and clean yours looks. The imprints in the fimo are exquisite...just fabulous :)

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  26. What a lot of work went into that! Gorgeous.
    xoxo

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  27. Wow - this is absolutely stunning, and what a fabulous way of using Fimo clay. Love the blue and gold together - it looks so regal. Love it!
    Sylvia x

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