Sunday, August 2, 2009

A graffiti BOH...

Hi Everyone,

Cindy Lietz has been publishing some very nice photos of what she's calling "graffiti beads". It reminded me to dig up a worry stone that I had created years ago that may be using the same technique. And then I thought how nice the technique would be for Bottles of Hope. I'm pretty happy with this one, but I did muck it up at the last minute. I had coated it with Future and stuck it in the oven to cure since I find an oven cure really makes it shine.

That part was OK, but I made the mistake of pulling it out of the oven with some polyfill that I sometimes use as a pot holder. Future is sort of sticky when it's in the oven and the polyfill stuck all over it. I keep forgetting that.

Now I have to do some sanding or tweezer pulling (I haven't decided which one yet) and will coat again.

I won't go into details of the technique, I suspect that if you're at all familiar with some of the clay ways it's an easy thing to figure out. But knowing Cindy's work, I'm sure she's got some twist on it that makes her membership into the videos worthwhile, particularly for beginners.

I will share one of my favourite stamp sets. I bought it at Michaels using the 40% coupons that used to come in the newspapers but which I now download every time I need one by using the website which is good for Canadian stores. I don't know if there's an equivalent for the US.

I love this set - I've had it for years and use it in a lot of my projects. It's in the Imagine piece that I presented a few posts ago. The magnetized backs of the stamps make them easy to keep in place and I have yet to lose one.

That's it for today.



1 comment:

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Hi Sandy! The Graffiti Bead technique is perfect for adding to Bottles of Hope! What better way to get across you're meaning, than with words. Good job!