Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 17 Not a card

Not a card, but it was my project for the day.  I have worked on this for about 4 hours.

 Right now it's a picture frame, but I think I am going to make a small shadow box out of it.  The tiles are made with polymer clay.  I stamped most of the images in the wet clay before baking.  I found out though that acrylic stamps do not work for that, and there were some that I really wanted to use for this project.  After baking I inked all of the tiles with either distress ink or ctmh dye ink.  I accented the stamped image with a second color.  The images that were not pre stamped are done with archival or stazon ink. 

I like the stamping that was done in the wet clay more than the other.

The frame is painted with white acrylic.  I think if the tiles were painted with acrylic they would have been easier to stamp and ink, but I wanted the glossy finish on them without having to use a sealer.  I think next I will put a backing on it, add a stamped image of some kind, and build it up with more tiles on the stamped image to bring it up level with the frame, leaving spaces for little cubby holes.


Tracy said...

I heard that you were doing this.
This turned out nice. The ideas are flowing now.


Sue McGettigan said...

Very cool Mimi!