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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Faux Cameo

Cameo?  What does that bring to mind?  A vintage brooch with a beautiful silhouette?  A cameo appearance on a TV show or in a movie?  That is the challenge for this week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge   

 I went back and forth on what I wanted to try.  I decided to play with some of the putty mold and create a faux cameo.  
To create my faux cameo I used the  Ranger Melt Art Mold and Pour
I mixed the putty together and pressed my vintage cupid into the putty. I let it sit to harden and then I heated up a mix of clear and pink embossing powder.  When the two were melted together I poured them into my mold. 

After the cherub had cooled off,  I popped him out of the mold.  I have to admit I am addicted to the mold and pour putty. I had to purchase more Mold and Pour so I could continue making more projects.  I made a batch of gold buttons with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel

For my canvas I started with a burlap canvas:

I painted over the surface with a mix of pink and white acrylic paint:
I glimmer misted crepe paper and added white and pink acrylic paint to the surface. 
I stamped script onto the dried crepe pieces. I then decoupaged the crepe paper randomly over the background.   I then stamped the Eiffel Tower onto tissue paper and used the same medium to attach it to the background. 

I had a clock face from an old discarded clock that I used to stamp the vintage lady onto. I hid the hole for the clock hands with a black gem which I used as a beauty mark for my image. 

I stamped the sentiment and Paris onto vellum which was used to accent the images.  I die cut the oval frame and the butterfly and them used versamark to heat emboss them with black embossing powder. I repeated a few times to give them a nice shiny thick surface.

 Ranger Melt Pot Mold and Pour   clear Embossing Powder,   pink embossing powderRanger Melt Pot  Floral Oval Spellbinder die,   Chloe Butterfly DieRanger archival Ink - Jet BlackWhite Acrylic Paint,
Pink Acrylic Paint,  Black Embossing Powder, Versamark Watermark Ink, Artistic Outpost - Paris Exposition, Artistic Outpost - Loverly London, Crepe Paper, Burlap Canvas, Black Gems, Vellum, StazOn - Jet Black Ink, Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel,     Tattered Angels Glimmer mist - Pink

The  Simon Says Stamp $50 Gift Voucher is available to a randomly selected participant in this week's challenge.  Come join in on the fun! 

Thanks for stopping by! 



May said...

this is so very clever - love it!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful canvas, love the sweet cherub!

Kati Elvelt said...

Lovely and very inspiring, I think I will enter, your project really got me thinking...thank you

Sandra said...

Wow,Suzz! Love your burlap panel! It's so sweet and gorgeously shabby chic! The little cherub is so cute! Hugs, Sandra

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning, I love your Cameo, the mold and pour is great fun isn't it. I love your pink and white backdrop and the delicate butterfly is gorgeous. Wonderful mix of images too. Tracy x

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Really pretty burlap creation, Suzz! I love the shades of pink :)

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Candy C said...

Suzz...such a pretty little vintage/shabby canvas. I just love mold n pour. You little cherub is so sweet as part of your project. Those black die cut butterfly wings are a great addition as well. <3 Candy

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful burlap canvas!! The crepe paper is so pretty and so is the painted background.

MichelleZ said...

Your Paris-inspired canvas is tres Jolie! Love the pink and black. I loved seeing the mold photos. I've never done that. Very cool!

Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Suzz,

Wow, I've never even heard of this pour and melt stuff, sounds amazing.

Your whole project from start to finish is just wildly wonderful. I'm inspired by you once again.


Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Holy cow! Your genius never ceases to inspire! I love how your little cupid turned out. Sometimes my molded objects are a little wonky, so I admire your molding skills! I also thought it was brilliant to use glimmer mist on crepe paper! Thanks for the constant flow of inspiration from your blog to my brain!

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Suzz. I really like how you made your own cameo with the molding.

Emma Williams said...

A very sophisticated and elegant canvas and the mold and pour cameo is just amazing...I love everything about this, it's fabulous Suzz! :)

butterfly said...

The cherubs are adorable - and I love that pretty pink over the burlap.
Alison x

soapHOUSEmama said...

Oh my goodness - love what you did with that mold!

barbarayaya62 said...

I love your cameo! The little cupid is fabulous and original idea to create it with those materials! I love everything in your small canvas, a wonderful job!BArbarayaya

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. Suzz, the melt art mold looks so fun! Love the beautiful vintage cupid you created. Such a gorgeous canvas! Love it! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty canvas Suzanne! Love the sweet mold that you made and the French theme! Thanks for the inspiration now I need to go dust off my Melt Art Mold and Pour and get crafty!

Nancy said...

I love how these colors just pop together...and this canvas is so fun...I love how you created your own piece...AWESOME!!!

Nancy T.

Nancy said...

I love how these colors just pop together...and this canvas is so fun...I love how you created your own piece...AWESOME!!!

Nancy T.