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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Sparkle and Shine...

This is my creation for the Country View Crafts challenge, this month the theme is Sparkle and Shine...
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I started by painting a canvas using Eco Friendly acrylic paint in Grape. I used the black side of some Cut N Dry foam to give a textured finish.

When this was dry I roughly drew some circles using a Zig glue pen and applied some gilding flakes to add some shine, and created some drips using silver ink.

I wanted to capture the feel of Autumn, so with some craft metal I die cut some acorn leaves, shaped them around a pen and glued them to the canvas.

Now for some sparkle, I have a reel of madeira thread, it's called Jewel Holographic, really sparkly, tricky to capture the effect with a photograph!!

After some experimenting, I cut off a couple of metres, and wrapped them around 2 fingers and twisted together to create some circles.

We had some maintenance to our heating system recently, and they were using a soldering iron, a few drops fell onto the floor, so I rescued 2 blobs of solder. Nice and shiny, so I glued these onto the canvas.

Lastly for some more sparkle and shine I attached 5 glass crystal pendants to the side of the canvas with some craft wire.

Great fun, hope you enjoy...