Cloisonnéd Out!

I think everyone had a great time this morning with the Cloisonné technique.  The most fun part for me is digging through magazines and seeing the pictures in a different way.  These butterflies were part of a lady’s scarf.  And, of course, the heart in yesterday’s post was a chicken dinner!

By the way, just a little background:  Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné.

Here are the last two (for now!) cloisonné projects.  I have some tea cups started, but I’m not sure I like them.  The image is very “fussy,” which I thought would look great with this technique, but now I’m having second thoughts.  Stay tuned…if you don’t see them in a few days (weeks!), you’ll know they went in the “projects that didn’t turn out like I thought” file.

Stamp sets:  Pretty postage, Flower Fest; Ink:  Poppy Parade stampin’ write marker, VersaMark; Paper:  Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade card stock; Other:  Elegant Bouquet and Perfect Polka Dots embossing folders, Big Shot, 3/4″ x 15/16″ oval punch, postage stamp punch, gold embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, mini glue dots, stampin’ dimensionals, Crystal Effects; magazine

Remember, if you want to see a bigger photo, just click on the picture.  This was the scarf.

And these butterflies actually came from a picture of a butterfly.

Stamp Sets:  Messages for Mom, Flower Fest; Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Concord Crush classic; Versamark, Daffodil Delight classic ink refill; Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point card stock; Other:  Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 die, 2-1/2″ circle punch, modern label punch, gold embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, vanilla rosettes (no longer available), mini glue dots, stampin’ dimensionals, paper piercing tool, mat pack, brads – brights, Crystal Effects

The flower was stamped and embossed three times, and I cut out the different layers to stack them.  The little rosettes from the Occasions mini aren’t available any longer.   I’m sorry; I usually don’t use retired or discontinued merchandise, but I just couldn’t help it.  It was so cute!  I dyed it Daffodil Delight with classic refill and alcohol.

That’s it for now!  The mister just got home, and I have been neglecting him for my stamp room, so I’d better dash.  Thanks for stopping by!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to Cloisonnéd Out!

  1. wendy says:

    hey- i like the new site! 🙂


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