Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Recycling the rejects

Just for something completely different, I got out one of the rejected pieces for my July "HOT" postcard and attacked it.

The original is here:

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4568/1104/1600/postcard%2016.jpg

This is what I have done so far:


(Click on photo for bigger image)

I rubbed over the expanda-paint with metallic paintsticks (Markal, Shiva), cured it for 2 days then heat fixed it. I was disappointed with the result, not shiny enough. I applied some gold and silver plastic foil with the soldering iron. It fixed really well onto the expanda-paint and made a nice texture but the smell was awful! Unfortunately, the camera didn't catch the gleam of the foil very well, but you get the idea. This foil is meant for writing on cards, scrapbooks, etc and came with a battery operated hot pen. The pen didn't work - I shouldn't have been surprised really because I got it in the £1 shop - I wondered why it was so cheap - now I have the remains of 6 sheets of very expensive plastic foil!!

Anyway, enough of this. Now to open the bead box and embellish my creation.........


3 comments:

arlee said...

Hmm, i bought my hot foil pen at an art supply store and have had fun with it--guess sometimes cheap is not the route to go!
Piece looks great anyways--ain't it fun just "making a mess"?

Anonymous said...

You've really done some interesting things here...

Amy said...

I like the idea of taking a rejected piece and going with the creative spirit to create something new. I always enjoy your art and blog.