Friday, April 17, 2009

Stampbord Brooch

The Brooch

The Brooch & Bag

This brooch was made for a swap I ran on UK Stampers Forum. Each person playing had to make a brooch using Stampbord as a base. This is my creation for which I also made a little bag to contain it.

I used:

  • Round Stampbord
  • Rubber Stamp (Agapanthus Bloom - Stampendous, Field of sky - Judikins)
  • Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade & Dried Marigold
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • Clear UTEE
  • Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black)
  • Piece of Faux Dichroic Glass (made earlier)
  • Lumiere paint (Bronze)
  • Gold Elastic Cord
  • Brooch Back
  • Gold iridescent paper (for bag)
  • Decorative scissors
  • Glossy accents

The Stampbord was first coloured using a piece of Cut'n'Dry foam with the distress inks and graduating from dark on the outside to light on the inside. The field of sky stamp was inked with the darker of the the two inks and stamped around the outer edges of the front of the piece. This was dried with the heatgun and overstamped centrally with the Agapanthus stamp using onyx black Versafine ink. This was again dried with the heat gun.

The front of the brooch was then inked with Versamark ink and the clear UTEE applied and heated until a smooth thick layer was achieved. Then whilst still molten the piece of Faux Dichroic Glass was embedded into the hot UTEE taking care to place it centrally. The whole piece was allowed to cool completely.

The back and sides were painted with two coats of bronze Lumiere paint and allowed to dry. A piece of the gold elastic cord (round cross section), was cut carefully to size and adhered around the edge with glossy accents. The brooch back was adhered with superglue.

The bag was made from the paper which had been randomly stamped with the same Agapanthus stamp before cutting and making into a bag with double sided tape. The top edge was trimmed with scallop pattern decorative scissors.

For anyone interested in making Faux Dichroic glass why not look at my classes which can be found in the 'Crafty Classes' section of the blog.

Hope you like it :-)

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1 comment:

  1. Sid, it's a beautiful piece of jewelry. Looks like a million bucks. You should make more jewelry - you definitely have an eye for it.


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