sunnuntai 11. lokakuuta 2015

Wearable art

The Paperartsy challenge this past fortnight has been wearable art. Since a handbag would have been ok, I decided that the cover of my mobile phone would do too (I mean, the phone wears it, right?). The WOW embossing powder challenge is asking for something that is not a card... and to qualify for the WOW challenge I had to incorporate some heat embossing, which turned out better than I expected :). Since stars emitt light, I'm also posting for the Craft Barn weekly challenge (light).

The cover is looking great. I recently inherited my daughters phone, and the cover was quite drab. I started my project two weeks ago by painted it with FF acrylic paints... I've been in a hurry all this time, so the phone has been in use and I soon found out that though FF paints nicely attach to almost anything, faux leather is not the easiest surface. Especially the soft parts with creases keep peeling away. I might ended up adding a strip of silk to the spine with Satin Glaze.

After the paint was what I wanted (Smurf, Banana, Caribbean sea) I stamped the stars from EDY08 and the sentiment from Rubber Dance Art Stamps with Versamark and heat embossed with white. I was nervous the leather would bubble or something, but this went fine. The cover was then finished with a few layers of Golden Satin Glaze. Hope this lasts, it is beautiful :)

6 kommenttia:

  1. Very pretty. Love that gorgeous colour. Hugz

  2. This is gorgeous, such an improvement and you can flash it about,

    Lucy x

  3. An excellent project. The upcycled phone case looks so much better now and so unique.

  4. Wow, love this!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x