What a thrill to be asked to participate as a guest blogger on VLVS!
When I received these gorgeous stamps in the mail I just started playing right away!
I mean how could you not,right!
As a mixed media artist I love incorporating all sorts of things into my work
but one of my favorite things to add are words.
So when I first spotted these yummy word stamps I new right away I wanted to not only
incorporate them,but to also make something wearable.This is what I came up with.
This Stamp spoke to me right away....I suppose because I always consider myself a freak
well,...more like this kind of freak...heehee.
Come on....I know there are a lot of you fellow freaks out there!!
I started with white oven baked clay and free formed a circle.I stamped the quote into the clay and then used an awl to create the holes.
Before baking I added some Primary Yellow Deco Art Fluid and then I baked it following the clay directions.
Next,I added Patina Gliders paste and let it dry.
Then I added some Antiquing Cream and removed the excess with a paper towel.
I then sprinkled with some Magenta.
and lastly I coated in a layer of Polyurethane.(I also made some without the Polyurethane and I liked that look as well.If you decide to not coat it,then make sure you seal it with Modge Podge.
For some of my pieces I also made a fabric bed using scraps of trim and findings.Once my pieces were dry I hand stitched them on to the fabric beds.
I added some jump rings and chain,and they were ready to wear!
Hope you give these a try! The only issue...I didn't want to stop...ended up making about 10 of them! heehee!
Stamps used in this tutorial: