Friday, February 3, 2012

Heart Journal February - Clay

This month's technique over at Heart Journal 2012 is a stamped background on clay. It has been a while since I made anything with clay, but now that I have done this I want to do more. I rolled out my clay in a pasta machine to give me a thin sheet. I used two different sunflower stamps to make impressions over the clay. I inked the stamps with versamark prior to stamping to help release the clay. I cut round the shape of my heart before baking for 15 minutes in the oven. When hardened and cooled I painted the clay with distress inks and water colours. Finally the centers of the flowers I highlighted with holographic embossing powder. I have yet to decide on the journaling I want to add, it may just be the word sunshine embossed across it.

23 comments:

pussyscrap said...

hum ça sent bon la provence, un coeur pétillant bravo

bizzz

pussyscrap

Michelle said...

Très lumineux ce coeur ! on le dirait échappé d'un tableau de Van Gogh ! Mimichat

miclep said...

It's very nice !

Martichat said...

très chaleureux ton coeur, ça fait du bien !
Martichat

sylvie said...

un rayon de soleil dans le froid de l'hiver !! j'adore les couleurs !!!

Théalie said...

Paula Oh your heart is beautiful, one would say just out of a Van Gogh painting, the colors are really warm, the light is there, well done I love.

lafée said...

un cœur très lumineux.... hummmm j'aime beaucoup...

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

warm colours, very nice heart !!

Esther said...

very "art déco" background paula!! thank you!!
from lilibulle

MARCH said...

<3 <3

Monique A. said...

Du soleil en plein coeur :)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Paula...this is just stunning. Fabulous!
With regard to your question on the Make My Monday challenge page ...not sure if Jacqueline came back to you but there is no limit on how many times you can enter each week!
I am your newest follower! Lovely work taking place here!

Sophie said...

Paula, your heart is amazing! It looks absolutely flawless and I would not have guessed you used 2 stamps! Love the colours too!

Fi

filetta said...

Quel coeur plein de peps !! les couleurs sont éclatantes et on devine très bien la fleur !! de l'été en hiver !!

dorel said...

A wonderful heart indeed that reminds of paintings of Provence! And colors are very beautiful !

OPALE said...

Thank's a lot for so much sunshine, we need it actually in France.....
Wonderful heart.....
OPALE

nefertiti said...

So nice colors and fabulous result!!!bizz

melusine64 said...

Bravo il est superbe !!!!

Mirevan said...

Wonderfull colors !!!
Mirevan from Chambéry

Sôso said...

un beau tournesol ce coeur !!!

Miss Marple said...

Quel bel hommage à Van Gogh. Ton cœur est éclatant de soleil!

~*~Patty S said...

Your heart is very lovely and so full of sunshine!
oxo

MD said...

Plein de soleil ,
bravoooooooooo superbe
md