Saturday, 14 February 2009

Valentine's extra

I got some lovely lilies for Valentine's Day today (thanks, Mirek). They were wrapped in delicious purple cellophane. I've often kept the cellophane from flowers (sometimes paper too) but never really used it. This reminded me of some of the exotic fusible film you can buy so I couldn't resist turning my heat gun on it to see what happened. I felt I had nothing to lose. First I just used the gun on it, shrinking it and then stretching it while it was still warm to keep it flattish (ouch). Then I threw on some Cosmic Shimmer Pink Mallow embossing powder. That looked quite nice. But I thought I'd see if I could get it flat enough to stick on paper so I ironed it through a piece of kitchen paper. Although I did it embossed side down it still stuck to the paper a little. Finally I sprayed it with Crafty Notions gold mica spray. I like the result but not sure what to do with it. This piece is about 2 1/2" square and has not kept its uniform shape. I might try a piece a bit bigger although I suspect that would be even harder to control under the heat.

Both of the pictures are of the same piece on my craft mat (left) and then against white paper.


craftimamma said...

What fab texture! I admit I can't really see it being used on a card but I bet several pieces used in collage work would look great.

I did something similar with sheer fabric when I was at college and then embroidered over it.

Phree said...

That looks cool, there must be a use for it somewhere - on a canvas or some kind of altered art.

Lynne-d-lou said...

It looks great. It's amazing what you can up with by just playing. I'm sure you'll find a use for it somewhere!
Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. Your comments were much appreciated.
Love Lynne. XXX

Moira said...

it looks glorious Jo what fun!