Friday, 17 April 2020

Challenge #117 ~ Paperbabe Stamps *Sketch*

Hello creative friends, 

I'm here to share my Design Team piece for a new challenge 

Presenting you with the Sketch below to copy and create 
those speckles could represent texture or a pattern 
along with the flower an image or a sentiment. 

How ever you chose to use the sketch come share your creativity 
over HERE, you do not need to use Paperbabe Stamps to join in..

Here's what I saw in the sketch and how it all came to be...

Onto a sheet of copper i've traced around a small wooden frame 
and stamped flourishes from the Flourishing Hair stamp set 

there are lots of specialised tools we can make marks with 
but one of my favourite things to use is a ball point pen 
slowly retracing the steps of those stamped areas...

When the metal is turned over it exposes those retraced areas, 
now raised and embossed a little black gesso helps brings out 
those marks made so much more.

*Carefully* cut out the aperture using your choice of tool, 
I use a pair of pointed strong scissors set aside for thicker 
materials just like this. Gently molded around the frame, 
strong double sided tape helps keep the embossed metal 
exactly where I want it positioned around the frame.

Rotating the frame I added a fibreboard whimsical word 
painted with black gesso but I may just paint over that 
word with some copper metallic paint to make that smile 
appear seamless upon the frame... 

but for now she sits displaying a dinky female face.

The DT look forward to seeing your take on our 

Take care everyone 
and stay very very safe 

Creative HUGS 
Tracey xx


Valerie-Jael said...

You created a wonderful piece there, with the gorgeous copper frame, so elegant and looks really vintage. Fantastic idea! You always have great ideas. Have a lovely day, take care, hugs, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a fabulous make! I loved seeing how it all came together and the copper frame that you created looks amazing 😁. You always create so much beautiful detail in your pieces which I love! I hope that you have been enjoying the sunshine and have recovered after your food shopping for your family, we have to go next week for my mum and dad 😉. Give Freya a cuddle from me, I'm missing my doggie cuddles although I do get to see little Ellie on the video cam each week 😉. Wishing you a happy weekend and keep well! Hugs, Jo x

Redanne said...

Oh wow Tracey, the frame is just stunning, the black gesso really brings the embossing to life and creates even more dimension. The dinky female face has been coloured beautifully, as always! Another fantastic project. Sorry to be so late, I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xxx

DVArtist said...

Oh Tracey this is just beautiful. You have such a touch for this. I really love the design too. Hope you have an nice weekend.

Dorthe said...

Dear Tracey, this is amazing,- you creating something looking almost like an old silver frame, wow- it looks so beautiful, and almost real silver - you are such a fantastic artist , always prepared to work with so many different materials . I hope your new week will be sunny and kind , healthy and beautiful. Biggest hugs from Dorthe xoxo

Sue said...

Wow Tracey this is absolutely gorgeous! The black gesso really picks out the detail on your frame. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I just popped back to thank you for the lovely comments and thought I'd have a look at what else you've been up to. This is gorgeous but making me feel guilty once again! as I have now remembered that somewhere I have a set of tools for this technique, maybe it will turn up when I finally get everything into the cabin. Take care and happy crafting, Angela xXx

butterfly said...

That's another amazing frame you've created for one of the Paperbabe faces - love the technique.
Alison x