Monday, March 29, 2010

Leather cuff.

Here is another cuff I made using Tim Holtz's new alteration die. This one is made from leather that I embossed through the cuttlebug, takes a few rolls but it does emboss, then lightly sand it to really bring the pattern out.
The leather look lace is made from that awful plastic doiley placemats that you can get from Spotlight by the meter. Trim out the pattern that takes your fancy, rub and pounce alcohol ink on the motif until you get the coverage you like, then rub over some rub and buff and you have lace look trim that is not only half the price, but very durable for wearable art. Thanks to the lovely Linda on her lovely comments about my last cuff and if you go to her blog she has a wonderful giveaway. (Linda I pinched your lace idea for behind the cuff too..)LOL
Love Sarah

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Etched Copper Cuff Bracelet.

After recieving Tim Holtz's new alterations dies from Blue Bazaar the other day, I knew straight away that I wanted to make a cuff bracelet. The only thing was, would it cut through my 24 gauge copper sheet. Yes it does. (though it may damage your die, it didnt mine, though beware)
Once I had die cut the copper, I got on with metal etching using a Technique Tuesday and one of Tim's scroll stamps for the design. Once the etching was complete, I gently bent the copper and one of Tim's ornate bookplates. (another beware they do break easy when trying to be bent), added a Collections pic and filled it with Ice Resin (which if your in Australia) you can buy it from my dear friend and Australia's sole distributor Jen Crossley. And 'viola' cuff made.
Love Sarah