Tuesday 18 August 2015

Virginia's View Challenge - Embellishments

I had an idea. I tinkered last night and finished this morning. I wanted to do a jar with gems and embellishments falling out. I decided to mask the inside of the jar from a rubber stamp that goes with Build a Bouquet. I masked the inside of the jar to cover the stems and 'hello'. Embossed with white embossing. Then I stamped the gems in clear and embossed some in gold and some in silver.

Talk about make major work for myself, trying to mask everything alternating gold and silver. Had a couple of blow outs where the powder got under the mask and the heat set it. even ended up embossing some repetitional sticky stuff (luckily that came off). I then watercolored the gems with Peerless watercolours. The orange gem coming out of the jar was not good as the white from the jar was within the gem.

Then I found the jar was tooooooo pale and didn't show up with just a faint green inside the jar. went slightly darker, still not working so added grey to the outside then darker grey. Was like the never ending story.
Time to add the embellishments - I used some that had adhesive backs but post had to be glued. I have used gems, holographic sprinkles, itty bitty mic beads, went a bit berserk. Finally decided to stop and take a photo.

If I had to do it again I would 
  • Make a shaker card, should have made a shaker card just this idea popped in first  and never thought of shaker till this morning.
  • think about those gems in the jar, if you want one coming out and hanging on the lip of the jar you need more masking and the gem should have been very faint behind the green that I had carried along the rim.
  • stop when the gems are looking soft and watercolored not keep going till they are very dark and bland.
I nearly didn't post this as I looked at it on the computer and my first thought was 'what the heck were you thinking Aileen????'

But I think its good to see the disasters as well as the successes. Just cause all my other cards are perfect hehehe. No you know what I mean. For me there is so much wrong with this but it was buzzing round in my head for a couple of days and now its done. Embossed gold and silver speckles, over painted, over everything and all.

Hope you will come visit again.


Marybeth said...

I love this, talk about beautiful embellishments! I know what you mean having a different idea in your head, my granddaughters would love this because they love bling at their young age.

Ruth said...

Doesn't look like a disaster to me, but I love how you posted this and told your tale. I have been there and it's good to know I'm no alone! I love all the gems, and all the work was worth it. xx