Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rubberstamping Jewelry from Viva Las Vegas stamps

It's always fun to combine two art forms you love!  I love
stamping andI love making jewelry, how much better
 can it get?

 "Victorian Lady"
necklace and ear rings

Lady Sitting Regally 2 1/4 x 3 1/2

This set was made from stamping on watercolor paper with
 Momento tuxedoblack ink(also from vivalasvegastamps.com.
Then it was colored with Copic pens.
To get the textured look of the rose color I used the
 blender over the color in different areas. I used memory box frames and
 glass and added a piece of Jewelry from a pair of vintage ear rings.
No matter your style there is always a stamp that suits you.  I love the
"Mad Hatter"
 and decided to do a second piece with him as my focus.

Mad Hatter 1 3/4 x 1 3/4

This necklace was made on EcoArt board and stamped with black Stazon
 ink andcolored in with Tim Holtz distressed inks.  The EcoArt board was 
then coated with Versa Mark.  On top you add  a thick layer of Fluxe, 
a clear enameling resin (by Judi Kins) evenly over the the design.  
You can tap the sides of the piece with your finger 
and this helps with the leveling of the powder. Place 
your pieces on a piece of chipboard covered with tin foil. 
Then put your piece in a toaster oven at approx. 250 degrees
 for about 10 minutes and watch closely when it appears glazed you
 can use pot holders to take them out to dry completely.  (do not use a toaster 
oven that you use for your own cooking, find a used one at a garage sale
 or thrift store.)  The background can also be colored using adorondac 
ink or Tim Holtz distressed ink.  I must admit this process takes practice 
and I am still learning the ropes.

I added a looped backing to the top and a fun clip to hold the tea bag and chain.  
At the bottom I glued  two bezels on with E6000 glue. 
 The charms are from my collection.


DeeDee Catron said...

What fun jewelry to wear!!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love the jewelry pieces, Cheryl. Looks like fun!