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Friday, 26 October 2012

Festive circle!

I reached for one of the simplest of the basic shapes for our "Back to Basics" theme this week - the circles grab bag. The realy sturdy board makes these perfect for stand alone items like this Christmas decoration.

I've added the year so this could be a little commemmorative gift for somebody celebrating a significant Christmas (first in a new home or as a married couple, for example). I cut the numbers in shrink plastic with an Alterations strip die but I must say I'm not sure I'd recommend doing this - the ejection foam doesn't work to pop the shapes out and they took quite a bit of removing from the die. I might stamp numbers on the plastic and then hand cut them if I wanted to do this in future.

I'm a cheapskate so I used lightweight filler (DIY type) with my sequin waste stencil rather than proper modelling paste. It worked fine and I used metal leaf to cover the textured circle once it was dry.

Tando products used: circles grab bag, leaves minis, sequin waste mask.

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4 comments:

Kaz said...

It's beautiful Joanne, I'm all for saving pennies and using other supplies too! xx

Carol said...

what a lovely piece Joanne - I've got a picking tool for my dies!! it does help...x

butterfly said...

Oh, very good tip on the DIY filler, thank you... and a gorgeous ornament to show for it!
Alison x

Katherine (sutty) said...

DIY filler...super idea I have seen a tutorial for making your own texture paste with talc and paint and probably some other ingredients too :) Love the decoration - gorgeous and Christmassy :)