Thursday, 3 November 2011

The Epic Sculpey Drama

Hello! Gosh, is it really November already?! I woke up this morning and realised that I am super far behind on posting, so hopefully I will be able to make it up this weekend. Get ready for lots of posts!

First cab off the ranks is a wedding present that I made for my friends Sian and Shaun who recently got married! Hoorah! I had brought a present, but I really wanted to make something, so, after much brainstorming (you should see my notebooks one day - they are a bit all over the place) I decided to make some pretty little trinket dishes. Sian is a seamstress and loves vintage style, so I was sure she would have some nice little things that needed a place to stay.

So, I made three dishes, stamped them, baked them, and painted them with white acrylic. Apparently, painting sculpey with acrylic is not actually the best idea. They were STICKY! And had brush marks on them, so my poor painting skills were visible. Not a fun combination. But, the wedding was that weekend, and I didn't have time to do over so I pouted a little and then thought I would just hope that they would loose the stickiness by then.

That weekend I was meant to go to the wedding on Saturday and a craft day on Sunday and, wouldn't you know it, I got SICK. Arg! I missed out on everything fun, and instead spent the weekend with my old friends Ms. Painkillers and Mr. Lots-o-naps. Very uncool.
But, there was an upside! Sian and Shaun had gone on their honeymoon (to Disneyland! Very awesome) and so I had time to repaint the trinket dishes! Yes! 

I chose silver spray paint (because spray paint is awesome, and everything looks better in metallic!) and it turned out really well! No stickiness at all! You can still see the brush strokes, but they are not as noticeable, and Pip and Bec have assured me that the juxtaposition of metallic paint and handmade looking brush marks and wonky edges looks very nice. You two better not be lying! ~_^ 

We even came up with a new style: glustic = glam + rustic. We are such trendsetters, this will be the in-thing now, for sure ~_^

Ok, if you're still here after that epic spiel, well done! And here are the photos!

This bowl says "we put a ring on it". I used my Kikki K alphabet stamps for the letters, and the top of a bottle for the rings.

This one is "we tied the knot" and I used an actual piece of string to make the stamp. I was really pleased how well that worked actually, and you can see the texture of the string if you look closely which I think is rather nice.

And this one says "we said I do + I do" and the heart is a stamp that I carved a while ago.

Phew - so that was pretty epic, wasn't it? I'm just glad it had a happy ending ~_^ 

And to finish off, here are some pretty rainbows that I saw while walking home the other day. We have been having summer showers a lot lately, but that makes pretty rainbows so it's ok with me ^_^

Have a great day!

- Lisa x


Colleen said...

Beautiful Lisa!

Lisa said...

Thanks Colleen! ^_^

Kate said...

Those are great! I hate when crafting goes wrong but I'm happy to see the plates ended up turning out. Also - I love rainbows.

Lisa said...

Thanks Kate! I think I will make some more of these plates, now that I have made the mistakes, next time will be super easy ~_^

I love rainbows too - I was so pleased the photos came out ok. I thought I would just have photos of clouds! ^_^