What is that phrase? ......
Another day another doleur
(no its not dollar as we all believe)
anyway, no doleur here today
grab yourself a comfy seat and
maybe a cuppa too ...........and
relax.............Claire Jackson is
with us today and she's brought
with her a super project:
"Sprinkle the jade Infusions onto a
sheet of white tissue paper and spritz lightly
with water. Don’t over spritz it as the colour
will run and you are aiming for the
lovely speckled effect.
Leave to dry or you can speed it up with a heat tool.
Repeat for the other Infusions colours
Stamp the flowers, birds and bird house images
in black permanent ink onto white tissue paper
and heat set to ensure that they don’t
smudge later on.
Paint the back of the stamped images
with white chalk finish paint and leave to dry
When the paint is dry colour the front
of the images with soft pencils
Cut or tear around the images.
To get a soft edge which will blend in
invisibly you can draw a line around the image
with a paintbrush and water and
gently tear the paper.
Make sure the vase is clean and grease free.
You can pick something up in a charity shop
or this one was very cheap from a supermarket.
Tear the coloured tissue paper into strips
of varying lengths.
The next stage gets very sticky so it’s best
to have all of the paper prepared at the start.
Using your fingers smear collage medium
onto a small area of the vase.
Place a strip of tissue paper on top and
smear collage medium over it, gently massaging it
into the paper so that the tissue becomes translucent
and the colour remains visible.
Work around the top of the vase placing strips
of black knight and violet storms.
Vary the length that they extend downwards.
Working from the bottom up add strips of emerald
and a bit jaded so that they interlace with the strips
Make sure there is plenty of medium to
soak in and turn the tissue translucent.
In the same manner, using the collage medium,
place the images around the vase,
posing the quirky birds in and around the bird houses.
Add white dots with the enamel accents and
touch up the bird’s eyes with a white paint pen.
Leave it to dry thoroughly so that the collage
medium seals in the tissue paper.
Use it as a decorative vase by day or
a candle holder by night!"
White paint pen
Beautiful project Claire, thank you.
Love how this technique breathes new
life into a piece of glassware that has
outworn its original purpose