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Monday, 12 March 2012

Window Hanging Suncatcher

This was created for the J&C Creations team, using the Penny Black 'Love London' transparent stamp set.


 The images were stamped onto acetate (I used inkjet film), using Black Stazon. I let it dry for a moment or two, then turned it over and coloured on the reverse using Promarkers in reds and blues, with some browns/golds/oranges for the characters.Because you are colouring on the opposite side to the stamping, you don't get a problem with the Staz-on bleeding.
 The markers don't blend in the same way on the film as they do on paper, but you get nice jewel bright colours.
 The images were cut out, and I punched holes and added eyelets for hanging. I put two in the top if the bus, and one in the bottom, 1 each side of the 'Underground' sign and one each in the top of the bags. I used 34 gauge wire, which is thin enough to be able to thread through the beads, but firm enough that you can use the wire itself to pick up & thread the beads. I alternated red, white & blue beads to keep to the theme. As you can see, the wire is thin enough to be able to thread two strands through the beads, as I did at the top of the bus to make the hanging string, then I separated them out again to make the loop. I added a large blue bead at the top that I glued the ends into.


Not the best shot, and yes, my windows do need cleaning, lol.

2 comments:

MaggieC said...

Morning, Shaz. Have you finished those wedding things now? Just a couple of queries on your post. Do you print on the rough side and colour on the smooth side, or is it not that kind of acetate? Do you use only one layer of acetate or do you make a sandwich for more strength? don't work too hard today, and than you for the loan of your DH yesterday, and apologies for all the query emails since and to come. xx Maggie

Alli Marsay Pattern Design said...

brilliant idea, very kitsch! x

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