Saturday, June 07, 2008

collage pendant

Deb set the forum a challenge for may to make a collage pendant, which we then swapped.
mine is made from a piece of black shrink plastic as a base. I have had a couple of sheets of this which I got in a mixed pack and couldn't think of a thing to do with it. I then watch the very talented Robert from once upon a stamp demonstrating at the harrogate craft show, and he made the most fabulous pendants from black shrink plastic, alcohol inks, utra thick embossing powder and friendly plastic. I couldn't make the friendly plastic look as good as he did so I didn't bother with that!
so what I did:

cut a random shape from black shrink plastic, dab gold paint pen onto it and then 3 colours of alcohol ink, then mixed it using the polished stone technique with blending solution. I then heated it to shrink which makes the background colours intensify.
I then cut out a collage image from Inka stamps, and added some german scrap lace. finally I embossed it with two layers of clear UTEE. I was pretty pleased with it, and glad I got round to trying out Robert's fab technique


  1. I am really impressed. What a pretty piece of wearable art!
    Thanks also Joanne for the info on inchies. I will try some of the sites on your sidebar as you suggested.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Joanne, I stood and watched Robert do that demo at Ally Pally a few months ago - its fab isn't it?

    Great piece - bet your swap partner loved it xx

  3. nice job.. I often wondered what to do with the black shrink plastic.. I may have to have a go at that!thanks for the explination :-)

  4. its lovely Joanne. I love all the layers of interest you incorporated

  5. I love this Joanne - what a brilliant idea to use the shrink plastic! Beautiful and very wearable too!

  6. Love what you have achieved with the black shrink plastic Joanne, really lovely pendant.

  7. gorgeous pendants - something to treasure


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