Recently Wendy had demonstrated her technique to create a metallic looking embellishment using Black Clearly For Art. I also tried it on the white and clear versions of Clearly For Art and loved the end results with them just as much. Possibly more because I'm not black & silver girl but more gold and copper with rusts and oranges. While Tim's Idea-ology flowers are fun to use on a project, creating custom metallic lightweight flowers is even more so.
Tim's Sizzix dies (tattered florals) cut the CFA like butter! Even with all the glue and crackle paint on it. First I measured a piece of clear CFA for the base of the headband. After coloring it using Wendy's technique I stamped one her text stamps (A Form Of Art) using Jet Black Archival ink. I tried using Claudine Hellmuth's Matte Medium to adhere it to the band but ended up using 527 Multi-Purpose Cement on the ends.
On white CFA I colored a scrap piece with the same technique then stamped 4 of Wendy's roses (Dimensional Rose Art) and 2 leaves (Dreams Of Art) in JBA ink and cut them out. I used the black CFA and Wendy's technique for the large and small flowers. I heated the CFA to shape my layers then glued everything together with the 527 mpc. I wear a headband nearly every day so I needed real staying power with flexibility.
Ranger: Jet Black Archival ink; Clearly For Art (clear, white, black); Glue N' Seal; Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint; Gold, Silver, Copper, Pearl Alcohol Ink Mixatives; Pool, Ginger, Rust, Oregano, Meadow, Latte, Butterscotch alcohol inks; Blending Solution
My second idea is to make a mask using the Clearly For Art. I'm thinking Mardi Gras or Halloween. What do you think?