Wednesday, 23 October 2013

ICE MAIDEN













...hello everyone, hope this day finds you all in fine fettle...I'm sure you all know the wonderful King of texture & technique Mr Andy Skinner who also just happens to be Executive Creative Consultant for DecoArt...

...well, back in Spring DecoArt asked Andy to create a Design Team...WOW my heart skipped a beat when I opened the email that day :)))...my fellow teamies, all of whom you will know very well from their wealth of outstanding creations and designs here in our crafting world, the team has been up and running since May, but the platform to show our creations has only just been finalised and the Design Team formally announced...

...here is my creation for today...
...DecoArt have created a vast range of paints and mediums and the one I'm showing you today is called Texture Glass, an amazing product, which I'm now in love with!!...

...I started with a body form from Decopatch which I covered in 2 coats of Gesso...


...whilst that was drying I took a template from Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Die and set to work...


...you can see below the thickness used...


...once the template is removed you can see what your left with...


...I used a run of baking parchment, but you can use a non-stick craft matt also...now this is not a quick process, the Texture glass at this thickness takes a good 24hrs to dry and you can't rush it (ie: use a heat tool or a radiator, the product will turn brittle and snap, I know this as I tried to hurry things up and ruined the whole batch of poinsettia's which put me back 24hrs!!)...



...so whilst the glass was drying I took some cut & dry foam and roughly coated the body form in Americana Spa Blue, then used the 2 Step Crackle Medium over the top half of the form and aged it with Transparent Red Iron Oxide...


...I used a florist crystal pins to attach the flowers to the form and created a glass/ice gown, as you can see in the photo the flowers remain slightly flexible and do not crack with the pin put through but still be careful as the tattered leaves are delicate at the narrow part...


...single and double flowers all round the front back & sides...


...a close up of the amazing texture this product gives!...


...every Ice Maiden needs a glass choker, I used the centre of the poinsettia & a crystal pin to secure all around the neck...


...the back...




...I also added tiny beads randomly...


...well there she is, I do hope you like her :)) and I do hope you have fun with this incredibly versatile product...


...below are the products used to create this project, along with time and a little magic...



...thank you for dropping by today...
XXX











35 comments:

  1. This is an absolutely beautiful creation Mel. So pretty and so clever. xx

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  2. Hi Mel, sorry I haven't been by for a while, hope you're well.
    This is absolutely beautiful - I love her! The Texture Glass looks a fab product to work with, and such a clever idea using flowers to make her dress - just beautiful. Off now to catch up with your posts that I've missed. Hugs ..... Linda xx

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  3. OOOOoooooooohhhhhh WOW!!! (:o) Love it, Mel ♥

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  4. First I've heard of Texture Glass and now you've made me realize I must have a play with it. She is brilliant and magnificent. Well done!

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  5. Hi Mel, words fail me ... it's so very .... WOW! Those delicate flowers, the crackle ... the idea, the 'cold' colors ... absolutely extraordinarily terrific. Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  6. BEAUTIFULL!!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  7. Absolutely amazing! A very clever way to use a really great product ... and an absolutely incredible result.
    LOVE IT!!

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  8. Wow wow wow Mel...congrats on your DT spot...your project is A-mazing...fabulous and forgive the pun...mega mega COOL...hugs kath xxx

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  9. This is soooo utterly brilliant, Mel! Using the Texture Glass like this just blew me away - the result is definitely worth trying!!! Love your ice maiden and her icy suit! A piece of poetry!

    Hugs
    Claudia x

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  10. Jaw-droppingly magnificent and chock full of inspiration Mel. Of course you were going to be part of Andy's team. He's picked the best of the best and you're right up there. Jenny x

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  11. Many congratulations Mel on your well deserved place in that wonderful team of artists! Your ice maiden is stunningly beautiful. Love the Texture Glass, what a great product. Hugs, Anne x

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  12. Congratulations! And oh my goodness this is just gorgeous!

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  13. Stunning piece of art - there aren't enough words to describe it

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  14. Amazing ! Beautiful ! Makes me want to try Texture Glass

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  15. WOW....Mel this is Amazing...Those glass flowers are so Beautiful...I need some of that texture Glass!!! the colour on the body form is perfect... Outstanding work... Congratulations on your well deserved DT Post...Hugs May x x x

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  16. Wow!!! This is gorgeous Mel! The texture glass flowers look amazing.
    Alison xxx

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  17. This is just amazing Mel and so very unique x

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  18. Wow, absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing this!

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  19. Well done Mel it is really impressive x

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  20. Totally wonderful! Gorgeous work. Kim

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  21. This is just stunning Mel. Fabulous Work :)

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  22. I've not come across 'textured glass' but am gobsmacked by how terrific it looks. You are very clever!

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  23. This is amazing, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  24. Absolutely amazing, unbelievable results.................very very clever girl.
    And just incase anyone needs to know, you can get Glass Texture from here www.thestampattic.co.uk/texturepaste.htm

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  25. WOW WOW WOW !!!!!
    STUNNING piece of art Mel!
    The Texture Glass of Deco Art looks amazing, and you did wonderful things with it.I'll look around where I can buy this in the Netherlands, I want to have that too, ha ha!
    Last weekend I did two days of workshops with Andy Skinner, two wonderfull days!
    I hope you're doing well,
    love Yvon xxx

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  26. So cool, such an amazing project.

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  27. I am in awe of your amazingly stunning sculpture. Congratulations on your Decoart design team position. Blessings, my friend!

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  28. Stunning!! Havn't heard of this texture glass before but boy oh boy it looks fabulous. Nicola x

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  29. Simply extraordinary, Mel - the techniques, products and skills are stunning in themselves, but to combine them with such artistry and imagination... well, that's something really special. Utterly glorious! Makes it very clear why you were a perfect fit for the DT - congratulations again!
    Alison xx

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  30. This is gorgeous and extremely clever, I adore it. C x

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)