Monday, November 23, 2009

Dans ma maison il y a... une petite fille

Here is my project for Dans ma maison il y a... where this week the challenge involves une petite fille (ou trois petite filles!). This weekend I took a class with Catherine Matthews- Scanlon (you can see her blog HERE) and she taught us the technique to make these pieces using polymer clay for the base and then gel medium transfers using Claudine Hellmuth's matte multi medium (this stuff works better than any other for transfers!!!). In class, we used the traditional toner based copies for the transfers, but here I tried my version using my Epson ink jet printer which has pigment ink instead of dye ink - use the best photo setting for the most ink and the cheapest copy paper you can find to print on. (Catherine, it worked!!) I used images from Lisa's Altered Art and and left them adhered for a couple of hours before wetting and rubbing off the paper pulp. I bet the transfers would be even crisper if you waited overnight, but I was too impatient to wait that long this weekend! I added a stamped scroll (Stampabilities) to one side of the polymer clay piece prior to baking, and added the twigs and wires and charms afterwords - still working on my wire wrapping and twisting skills!

14 comments:

Sarah Anderson said...

These are lovely Penny! The twig and wire additions are fab! :) Sounds like you had a great class, I love classes like that that inspire you to go home and play some more!

Lynn Stevens said...

cool!!!I have played alot with polymer clay but never tried to do a transfer on it, hum I might have to give it a try! Love your results!

Julie said...

Beautiful, Penny! Something I'd love to try sometime--thanks for the inspiration!

bad penny said...

lovely lovely lovely !

Rein said...

These are so lovely!

Limar said...

Love your little houses, beautiful! :)

Jackie said...

These are so lovely!

Esther said...

ho wowwwwwww penny !! your 3 petites filles are lovelies!! really good artwork, i love the little wood+charms elements!! bravo!!

Théalie said...

Très jolies maisons, elles sont trop mignonnes ces petites filles, merci de ta participation.

Gaby Bee said...

These are simply amazing! Love your little houses!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Gaby

LiveArt said...

These are all wonderful Penny, brilliant work, love the black and white!!

Linda

vintage wil said...

These are so lovely!!

ISA said...

Oh, nice and very original houses :-)

Debbie K. said...

Penny, these are adorable! You did a wonderful job:)
Debbie K.