Friday, February 12, 2016
Creative heART Challenge: Day 5...
Have you ever had a great idea and thought how wonderful and easy it'll be to make happen... and then you get to it and it just does not want to cooperate? That's this project. I had a delightful idea to make some quick earrings. The concept was to use the new dies designed by Jill MacKay for Sizzix and cut out shrink plastic shapes and add some color and then make some quick earrings.
So here's what I made:
And then it came to adding color. We prepared the surfaces, used alcohol inks and some painting techniques and they looked pretty cool. But I had to keep fussing. So then I said, let me add some washes of paint and fixative and protective sealer and UV resin and other spray sealers and other paints.... etc. And that's where things started to go down hill.
When I'm working with a material like plastic, one of the things that I like to think about is elevating it and making it look really expensive and rich. I like to transform the material and make it feel special. Even though plastic is an incredible medium with tons of potential, if done wrong, it can look really cheap and "homemade" in a bad way.
Since these didn't work out, I won't have anything to post in the online store today, but keep checking back! I'll be adding lots of fun projects that I hope people will enjoy! CLICK HERE to visit the store and see other things that I made that are available.