Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Memorabi-Glass

One of the joys of altering is finding ways and means on how to go about changing a certain thing into something beautiful. Here i want to share with you what i did with microscopic slides ( and they go cheap with just 5 centavos per piece!) and using the digital sheets which i got as a freebie just by visiting the RetroArtCafe ( www.RetroCafeArt.com) i made these tokens and wrapped each of them in a satin cloth ( my aunt gave me a long long yard for which i duno what to do with them ). i cut then tied them up with cotton crochets... what nice gifts they would be!


TAKE NOTE: the cloth is pure white with flower prints. i thought of making them a little bit distressed and dark so i used the walnut ink antiquing solution terra cotta color, sprayed and diluted a small portion ( i cut a portion of the cloth ), dipped it into the basin of the antiquing solution. dried it up and ironed it as well.


see the difference in color.




wrapping time...



fresh as flowers...


tied them up too!!!
i used the digital freebie which i won... oops i have to print them out and cut each of them too!

how to? i pressed 2 pictures back to back then used 2 microscopic slides for that back to back pictures, one on each side. for adhering, the diamond glaze worked for me because it was transparent.




i played with the borders here: from left to right, the different borders were "made" with diamond glaze only, diamond glaze with beadazzles, rangers gold detail embossing powder, utee, sepia accent. i tried to experiment using different "sealers". while some were unsuccessful, they were lessons learned. it is only through mistakes that we learn our lessons, right?



i made 10 altered slides here and oh what a mess my table was after...

but in the end, it was worth it. it was a simple design and creation but appreciated to the extreme.

15 comments:

Freethinker said...

brilliant! i can make something like this for Candy's challenge hehehe :-)

Your gifts abound. :-)

Ching said...

You are really...one of a kind creative geek !!!

Liza said...

Wow Cabbie! Another masterful creation and it is such a lovely gift!

CraftFairy said...

Awesome! You are so artistic and patient! TFS!

sahmae said...

wow... what a cute project!!!
nice.

Lianne said...

Wow. I've said it before but I'll say it again - you're amazingly talented, Cabbie. These slides are a great gift idea, and gorgeous to boot!

I think I've seen something like it before, but they soldered the glass plates together with something. I'd like to try that - I have the burning tool for it, but what do you think was the gold-colored metal they used to seal the tiles together?

cabbie lopez said...

hi lianne, i think they are the gold foil which you can just tape it so parang metallic look. i used the gold embossing powder din so parang metallic look again.. im not so sure about heating gold metal to seal the slides e.

bjay said...

ibang klase talaga ang cabbie jane! :) galing

Majel said...

Hi Cabbie,

Ang ganda! Lurker mode muna ako pero everytime I check out yung blogs ng mga tao sa pinoyscrappers, ang gagaling!

the dreamer said...

Jane, ang ganda-ganda talaga nito! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! =)

See you Saturday! =)

*hugs*
Nina

marking said...

Wow Cabbie, looks really nice. Will have to try with some slides I've had from my beading days.

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Those are so awesome Cabbie! I love how you used the different borders! Very creative :).
xoxo,
Kristin

jonaks said...

wow, cabbie. ang gaganda talaga nito. truly a work of art. ganda talaga ng ideas mo palagi.

tnapay said...

galing cabbie. :) you are a very talented artist. saludo ako sayo. :)

Penelope Gan said...

these are simply gorgeous. very talented!

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