Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fossilized wings

How do you dream up your ideas? I think while driving on my own...no one to talk to you or ask you silly questions, so my mind focuses on ideas either for workshops or a piece of artwork or in this case the use of a product. I love using the meltpot, and have wanted to incorporate the Ranger memory capsules into something for a while, but hadn't quite worked out what. I hit up the idea of using them to hold an object while pouring clear utee into them. I wasn't sure if it would work, and might melt the plastic. Somewhere in my vast collection of *things* I have some tiny tiny black ants, but can I find them.. not a hope!, so I have used some tiny winged charms instead, just perfect for this week's Lots to Do challenge, birds and wings.
I soldered another ring onto 2 of the frames to get them to join together, and covered three of the frames in "goop" or Inka Gold cream in Rose colour, and using one each of the Memory glass covered this in Tissue Tape Traveller from Tim, and distressed inked it in Victorian Velvet.  Then I put the charm into the capsule, and covered very gently and slowly with clear utee. The utee does go a bit yellow if overheated, but I wasn't too worried about this as it adds to the fossil effect.  Don't overfill as it is very difficult to get out, should you wish to. Leave to harden completely, and you will be able to pull it out if you wish to, making a complete piece to use on a card etc. I left mine in the capsule, and layered it with the glass, and put it into the frame. You can use some of the packaging too from the idea-ology, but be careful, as I have had some melt when you put the utee into it!
Join them all together, and add a little bit of ribbon, and a Vintaj butterfly charm to the bottom loop.
Thank you girls for the challenge.
Happy Creating!

37 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous, the jeweller in you has created something very special here.

Minxy said...

Fantastic idea Jennie, love how it turned out

Femmy said...

fantastic!!!

Lilacanglia said...

outstanding!!!
Hugs
Angie

Rosie said...

Wow, this is wonderful designed. Love it.

Rosie

Jan said...

I'm lovin this!

sam21ski said...

What a fab idea Jennie, looks stunning

Thanks for playing along with us again this week over on Lotstodo - Sam xxxx

Netty said...

Just beautiful. Annette x

Helen said...

How fab does that look! I wish I dreamt up ideas like that!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Brilliant! Wonderful and original idea!

Lucy x

themessycraftroom said...

Fantastic idea, it's turned out lovely.xChrisB

whyducks said...

love it Jennie

Gillian said...

Fantastic way to use the capsules Jennie, really love this. I'm having Melt Pot withdrawls lol.

The Scrappy Tree said...

This is absolutely beautiful :) must try UTEE one of these days!
Gayle

siljan said...

How cool is that! Wonderful!

Lg siljan

Sid said...

Jennie, what superb design is this? Loving the whole effect !

Hazel said...

Love what you've done with the memory capsules - your crafting is so inspirational x

Jacqueline said...

OH! That's STUNNING! I love it!

It looks like those little 'animals' are trapped in Amber!

That is just so clever!

Jackie x

Lori said...

Wow, how cool is it that it didn't melt the plastic? This is a wonderful project, Jennie, really stunning!

Neet said...

Those are beautiful Jennie - what a good idea for the memoryj capsules.

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh these are sooooooo kewl and much better than ants! LOL

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful! Looks like an exhibit from the natural history museum jennie! x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Remind me never to accept a lift anywhere with you driving then if you are busy designing in your head lol...I usually think up ideas whilst falling to sleep...or wandering around the supermarket.
A very effective idea this...works well Jennie.

crafty creations said...

Great piece Jenny - thanks for the inspiration

And Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Zuzu's Blog said...

This is lovely. Its also very suitable for the Alter It Monthly Blog whos theme is birds of a feather and its for altered items. We would love to have this linked over there. http://alteritmonthly.blogspot.com/

Terry said...

Very stunning! Love how it turned out!!

Carole said...

just AMAZING !

Zuzu's Blog said...

Thank you Jennie :)

BarbaraW said...

Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

wwilloww said...

Very pretty and thanks so much because I was wondering if I could use the capsules as you did but was afraid to try!! I will do it very carefully but now I am ready to give it a try!!

Suzie said...

This is absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing such a great idea. Have melting pot but it is collecting dust. You are a true inspiration.

Lottie said...

Oh my word that is absolutely stunning - and how original. I have had a pack of those and have never used them - I really must now

Chris said...

Wow Jennie this is absolutely amazing and beautiful. What a fabulous idea and so very special.

hugs
Chris xx

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Fantastic idea, it looks beautiful.

Missantrhopics said...

What a brilliant idea! Nice work!

Shar said...

So beautiful and delicate!

Dawn said...

they look like incects caught in amber now this is so cool

love Dawn xx