Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hope and faux enamel

 Embellishments galore in my little offering for today's Moo-mania challenge. It also uses a word very dear to me,  and I enter it into Mixed Media Gym #10 exercise.
The background is made by rubbing moistened paper over a stencil, it gets an embossed look. Then I inked the embossed portions with distress ink.

Tämä kuva on toivoa täynnä. On linnun toive pesällisestä munia ja että niistä kuoriutuisi poikasia, ja sitten on tekijänsä toiveet hiukan maallisemmista asioista. Olen kauan toivonut emalisia numerokilpiä. Saahan niitä tilaamalla meren takaa, mutta päätin kumminkin katsoa saisiko sellaisen itse tehtyä. Ja saihan sen. Tekniikassa on hiomisen varaa, mutta kokeilut jatkuvat. Alapuolella on jonkuntapainen ohje englanniksi, ja lähetän kyllä suomeksikin jos ei siitä saa selkoa.

The details include a metal tag and plenty of threads:
and an "enamel" plate:

I have been fascinated by enameled number tags. The kind to be found on French flea markets, apparently, and barring that, one could always buy a set by a big-name maker. But sadly, none of that is an option in our little neck-in -the-woods-country. So I had to make my own.
It's simple, really. All you need is white cardboard cut to shape. Then stamp the numbers in black Versamark, apply dimensional glaze. Once it has dried ink the edges and you've got yourself a faux enamel tag.

I did try with powders, too, but that was a mess without a torch. I put them in oven under grill for a couple of minutes - only to have them burned. Well, I could call it steampunk and get away with the scorched look...  But I will be experimenting further.
Thanks for joining me today!


  1. Upea! Kiva tuo emalointi-jutska!

  2. This is really beautiful, thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, hugs, Valerie

  3. This is utterly beautiful - what a fantastic ATC! I am thrilled about it!
    Thank you for sharing it with us over at Moo Mania & More!
    Happy Sunday!

  4. Your background work is stunning with all its detail! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

  5. Really beautiful and great details! Thank you for joining in the fun at Mixed Media Place this month!