Friday, February 4, 2011

More Valentine's Hearts

Hard to show the crystals on these in this photo, but these are more experiments for decorating my Valentine's trees, which I then use for making jewelry. I made a mold to press stamp the outside ones and in the center is my experiment in cutting tiny clay hearts with a paper punch and putting them onto clay, then rolling out the clay to make it smooth. I used Pearl-Ex powders on them all, plus a rub-on metallic paste to highlight designs. The big heart lower left I used eye shadow rather than Pearl-Ex to get the muted effect, but I prefer the Pearl-Ex, so I still highlighted that one with a rub-on metallic paste. Naturally, I'm using all of these techniques to make pendants for jewelry as well.

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