Saturday, August 07, 2010

Pure Indulgence on a Saturday!

Actually the indulgence occurred on a Friday, and I played hookey from work yesterday afternoon, and spent a happy hour or two playing...sorry working hard crafting! lol. I had finally got my Craft Stamper with Hel's inspiring creation on the front cover, and had forgotten how much I loved making these porcelain flowers, but I wanted to make something different with them. I used Tim's papers from the Shabby VIntage pack, and cut them out on the Tattered Florals die ( now back in stock! yea) . Melt lots of clear utee in the meltpot, and shape your flowers, then dip them in the utee, and drain off over the meltpot before drying on a non-stick sheet. I did several layers. I was surprised at how well the paper took the utee, and also stayed with the shape. I think this is because the paper is so thick. I did punch holes in the largest flower first, so I could hang beads off it. The rose in the middle is a new mould I got this week...


I have finally realised that I am getting old...*sad face here* as I had to put on my reading glasses to thread the beads for the cotton reel, because I couldn't see them with my ordinary glasses!!! I want to be 21 again!! Anyway I digress. Wrap the beads on the wire around the middle of the cotton reel, and secure the wire with glue or wrap it around itself. I used the remnants of an old necklace picked up on my travels for the hanging beads.

I added another flower for the base, and using my still working silicone glue!, attached the top flowers and the bottom flowers to the reel. Not sure the photos do it justice.. it is very pretty in real life.
If you have finally read this long convoluted post, and not skipped to the bottom!, then please pop over to The Creative Team blog, where Minxy has her first post for the blog,
There is also the chance to win candy too on there :))))
Have a very indulgent Saturday, and treat yourself
Hugs

18 comments:

Minxy said...

OH MY GOD... i just nearly spat out my tea... i can't believe i didn't see it before...sorry... while i get over my eye streaming fit of giggles.. i do have a way of placing letters don't I PMSL
by the way i started writing this comment well over 10 minutes ago and i'm still chuckling now OMG

Minxy said...

sorry in my giggly state i forgot to say how fab your flower was, love the bead wrap for the base :P

Terry said...

OMG is right! That is drop dead gorgeous! It looks like glass. I just bought a melting pot to make UTEE items and now I have go to play! Love it!!

Aluap said...

Totally loving the UTTEE flower, such a gorgeous colour just like Jade, very beautiful. Must go & read your instructions again & make one of these beauties. Hoping you mention the best weight of paper & whether it should be double sided or not.
Thank you for sharing:-)

Netty said...

Its fabulous Jennie, x

Joanne said...

I think this is truly superb. The colour is one of my favourites and I shall definitely be having a go at something similar. Thanks for the technique.
Luv Joanne xx

Heather x said...

This is so beautiful Jennie :)
Do you put any type of ink on the flowers before dunking them in utee? Or does it just stick to the paper?
*hugs* Heather x

Artyjen said...

Mmmmmm scrummy flower :)
xoxo Sioux

Helen said...

This looks amazing, and may just make me dust off my melt pot!!

Gillian said...

Love the faux porcelain flowers Jennie, was just about to ask when you were getting the Tattered Floral dies in stock .... trots off to the shop:)x

Sherry said...

It's stunning! Love the colour too.

Alison said...

Fabulous! Definitely gotta try this! Lol at Minxy's *art! x

Anne Jagger said...

Great flower, will have to have a go. Just loved Minxy's lettering! LOL!!!!!

Sid said...

Fantastic flower creation, love the whole thing !!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, this is amazing Jennie!!! I just love it!!!
Love and hugs,
Cindy
P.S. Wow, I wish you'd hook it up to the Creative Spirit challenge this week...more people would get a chance to see it...it is spectacular!

Lynn Stevens said...

It looks just like jade! Gorgeous Jennie.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Jennie,
I'm so excited that you linked this beautiful piece up!!!
Hooray!! It is so spectacular!
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

Shar said...

So very cool! Love it!