This is the cloisonne technique from Suze Weinberg. Using a tweezers dip a Formica sample chip into melted black UTEE to cover one side of the chip. Remove and let cool. Using a brush, apply various colors of perfect pearls to the chip. Now heat the chip using a heat tool to soften the UTEE and immediately press a stamp that has been inked with gold brilliance pigment ink into the chip. Let cool and remove the stamp. You can take this a step further, I didn't, by again heating the chip with a heat tool and the colors with meld together.
Next we moved on to the ATC booklet. This is the sample I made prior to the Art Camp. I altered the instructions of the booklet that Maggi had found on line so that it would accommodate ATC's. I cut pieces of mat board for everyone and had found small envelopes that were approximately ATC size so that all they would need to do was assemble. This easy booklet takes less than a 12 x 12" piece of decorative cardstock to make... if you don't make the insert envelopes by hand.
When I created my sample I did make the inserts and created a template so that I can do this again.
Thanks for finding this project Maggi... I think everyone liked it.
And now... the shadow box. Maggi had received a shadow box from her sister. Inside the box were various pieces of paper rolled and secured with thread and embellishments. It looked like something we could do...why not??
I had picked up some 8 x10" black framed shadow boxes at Michael's. We told everyone to bring decorative or handmade papers and embellishments and ribbons or threads for this project.
Maggi started us out by showing us how to roll the papers using a bamboo skewer and glue.
It got pretty quiet for a while as we all concentrated on our shadow boxes.
I haven't finished mine yet...I have all my papers rolled, but haven't added the fibers and embellishments. At least I remembered to take pictures.
I think they all turned out great!!! Here are pictures of some of them. Above, Bev shows off her art. I'm not sure whose art is on the right!!!
Here is a picture of Margaret's completed shadow box. Again, it will be hung in a landscape orientation.
We're done!!! Maggi has left for the day and the rest of us are having a drink!... Yes, in some cases an alcoholic drink... We deserve it!
I can't believe all that we accomplished!!!