Sunday, 8 February 2015

'Shiny Stuff'

Very last minute, I know! Had a few 'incidents' in my experimentation but here's my entry for the PaperArtsy challenge 'Shiny Stuff.' 

Sorry for the poor light, will have to update post and add some more photos later!


My head was buzzing with ideas for shiny stuff, I couldn't decide between Lin Browns wonderful mica on clay or embossing metal. In the end I did both but only after a false start with the clay.

I used a Darcy open flower stamp as my new Lin brown one's haven't arrived yet. I didn't press hard enough. I added mica powders. I then over pin pricked it....looked like the equivalent of wood worm in clay!

Once baked I made a background but I used very similar colours and in the end liked the background more than the clay piece.

The background has layers of brayered paint, stamping, metallic glaze mixed with snowflake and copper fab foil on it.

I had very little black clay left so made 2 much smaller clay pieces, which I much prefer the colours of.  The piece of copper was stamped before embossing the edges. A few more photos.

Thanks for stopping by as always....I'll breathe now!


  1. You always make the most wonderful backgrounds on your projects Ruth and this one is no exception! I also love your shiny things, they look fantastic! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Great copper work...and the background looks so well with it Ruth!
    Have a nice day, Alie :-)

  3. Wow Ruth, gorgeous! I'm so glad you were able to get some shots that show off all the wonderful metallic elements! Fabulous piece! hugs :)

  4. Beautiful! Your background is (as ever) fabulous and a perfect way to show off your metal art! Chrisx

  5. Your background in silvery blue and copper is so beautiful, and the add of clay looks wonderful, in all its shinyness !!
    Dorthe, xo

  6. More textural delight,Ruth! Love the copper,really looks stunning on this make
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  7. What a grogeous projejct Ruth!
    The copper goes so well to this beautiful blue!

  8. I love this - it's gorgeous - I love the way you've achieved that gentle, subtle effect on the background, and the clay piece is stunning. I also love the copper tones throughout, it's beautiful.
    Diana x

  9. Dear Ruth, I LOVE your always bring out something unordinary, unique and amazing!!

  10. Love it Ruth, the background is great it almost seems a shame to cover it up but the copper works really well with it.
    Hope you're having a nice weekend. Happy crafting, Angela x

  11. Gorgeous make Ruth, the copper is fabulous! Xx

  12. Just catching up with your posts ! LOVE this ! The colours are beautiful and the flower works so well on the clay ! Sue C x

  13. Love this and it's great to see the background better but I do agree, the longer floral panel is more balanced for the whole design. Jenny x


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