Saturday, January 02, 2010

Faux Porcelain Flowers

While blog hopping last year ( ooh I can say that now..lol), I came across Sherry Cheever's video tutorial on Faux Porcelain, and thought ooh that would be great with grungepaper roses! So I got out my trusty meltpot and tried it. However, I used distress inks on the grungepaper, and unfortunately grungepaper does particularly like UTEE, so I reverted to making a flower from paper. In fact I made a PINK paper flower, and just loved the effect of this. I did make this into a brooch too. I do have several on my desk, but in true David Bailey moment the camera batteries died, -edited to show patterned paper flower :)




I now have to make a rose out of paper and see if that will work...please let there be 48 hours in each  day, 24 for working and 24 for CREATING!! I will be making some more soon, so expect them on my artwork ..lol!
If you would like to learn how to use the meltpot and have a go at making these flowers and making a Canvs full of UTEE goodies, then sign up for my first all day workshop of the year at Pickleberry Crafts. This is just down the road from me, and so easy to find too! You can call Kate too to book a place.
Happy Creating!

14 comments:

maddy hill said...

Jennie its gorgeous hun ! love the effect !
wish i could come to the workshops , never mind one day eh ?
love
maddy x

Albajane said...

Looks fab,I don`t have a melt pot YET !

craftytrog said...

Fabulous flower Jennie, love the beaded centre! xx

Lesley said...

Fabulous - I'm too frightened on a melting pot lol!
Lesley x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This looks fabulous! How lovely to be able to make it into jewellery,

Lucy x

Merry said...

Such beautiful flowers.

Hels said...

Oi Mrs, I didn't win any of the Tim candy..so .. I think it would be only right and fair that I "win" one of those blinking AMAZING flowers....I NNNNNEEEEEEEED one...like need it more than I need Rock Candy...and you know how much I need that! Happy New Year to you and Mal and the ever so cute Joe *don't tell him I said that cos I think he just would look cuter when he blushes* and Aimee too....lotsa hugs hun...and looking forward to another year working with you..Hels xx **I put my name on there in case you didn't realise it was me that NEEEEDS one of those flower brooches ROFL**

Sid said...

Love the effect, but alas too far away to be there !

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is totally awesome gosh if only I lived closer to you I would never miss a lesson with you,would realy love to know how to make these with my melting pot any chance of some videos,he he I will let you have 24 hours in the day too,
hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Lorraine said...

these are excellent happy new year and heres to an arty creative 2010

Rachel said...

Oh my god, these are absolutely amazing. Completely brilliant. I have to watch that video. Right now!

Dream With the Fishes said...

Those are made from paper?! They're great!! I want to try these. I'm going to check out that video. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

House of Hullabaloo said...

How beautiful!

Minxy said...

Oh WOW, these are just stunning Jennie