Thursday, 11 May 2017

Rose Twists

Here is a lovely gilded wall hanging with a twist. It's been made with the wonderfully detailed 3D Embossing folders, launched on Hochanda by Crafters Companion. If you would like to see the shows for even more inspiration take a look at the  Rewind Facility on the Hochanda website.

To begin with I embossed the 'English Rose' onto Matt Black Cardstock and cut out the centre cartouche.

Next, I took a couple of leaves and painted them with Pebeo black Gesso.

The leaves were then wired onto copper, using the same copper wire I created some copper twists by winding it around a pencil.

I then attached the roses onto the wired leaves, then painted all of the copper with black gesso.

I trimmed the embossed card to the edge of the design, then cut another piece of black card and cut to the same size, for the backing.

For the backing, I took a piece of scrunched up tissue paper, secured it to my card and painted with black gesso. This was to show through the aperture so there is no need to cover the whole area.

Next I took my embellishments and using the Pebeo Gilding wax, added highlights, Here I have used Empire and Renaissance golds. I then added a little red Iridescent Watercolour paint by Cosmic Shimmer.

The excess tissue was torn from the background once dry. I highlighted the creases with Silver and Empire gold Gilding wax to bring out the texture.

I applied the Empire and Renaissance gold gilding waxes to the embossed design.

To finish the piece, I secured ribbon to the inside of the backing sheet, then applied 2 layers of 3 mm foam tape for depth. Before attaching the front I added a generous amount of Collall 3D Glue Gel to the lower half, making sure it wouldn't be seen through the window. Then I arranged the roses and other embellishments, inserting the wires into the glue gel I had applied previously.

I do hope you have enjoyed the step by step and the finished piece I have made. I hope to see you again very soon. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx

9 comments:

  1. Very dramatic looking and the depth is amazing. Thanks for sharing, Nicola xxx

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    1. Thank you Nicola, I really enjoyed making this,I always love making the roses and they went so well with this one.xx

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  2. This is beautiful, I can't wait for my folders to come so I can have a play but don't think I can ever produce such spectacular pieces of art like yours. Thank you for sharing your skills xx

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    1. Thank you Sheila, You will really love the folders, I still can't believe the detail you can get. It's very nice of you to say that, but I just know you will be able to produce some amazing projects. You are more than welcome. it's a pleasure to share with you, I am just pleased you like what I do share.Take care.xx

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  3. Beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial x

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    1. Thank you Jenny, I am pleased you like it, you are more than welcome, I am glad you enjoyed the tutorial. There's more to come so I hope you will like them as well. Take care and thanks again.xx

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  4. This is gorgeous Nick. Love it. Thank you for the splendid tutorial.

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  5. This is really lovely - did you make the roses from a die or are they bought? Thanks for sharing

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