Monday, October 08, 2012

31 days of Halloween - Day 8

This is a project using a recycled item. An old barrette covered with denim fabric wasn't being worn so I decided to give it a new life.


The denim fabric covering the barrette clip was removed and replaced with white clay. (easier said than done) The skull was stamped on the clay and then i sprinkled some clear embossing powder over the image. When the clay baked the embossing powder melted over the whole clip which made it glossy - an unexpected surprise.



Unfortunately, the barrette dropped on the floor before we took the photo so you might notice the crack in the photos. If you can't see it, I won't tell you where it is.

Happy Thanksgiving, Gobble gobble.

Karen

p.s. In case you are wondering the gold glass object in the photos is a star shaped placecard holder that we are using to hold daily numbers. The numbers came from a sheet of paper given to me, thank you Terri. I'm using the numbers so I don't forget what day I am on and when I upload the photos I get the right ones to the correct post.

19 comments:

  1. The barrette is so rockin'...can't see the crack...sweet art. Jean

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  2. Fantastic idea. I love that skull image. Pity you dropped it but I can't see it :-D xxxxxxxx

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  3. LOVE this!!! I'd so wear this :) great job, I can't see the crack either, hopefully it wasn't so bad that it falls apart! HAPPY THANKSGIVING KAREN!

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  4. Fabulous re-purposing. I think it looks gorgeous and the cracks could even make it look vintage. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  5. You don't say but I'm assuming polymer clay. I love what you've done with the image and the embossing powder! Very nice!!

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    1. yes, i've used polymer clay (Fimo Soft) that bakes in the oven

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  6. Your barrette is awesome
    Hugs xxx

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  7. Great looking barrette! I can't see the crack at all. I really like that you are putting numbers in all your posts, helps me to make sure I dont miss one either. Will have to borrow that idea if I joing in next year :)

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  8. WOW! this turned out amazing! I don't see a crack. xxD

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  9. Fab project! Always enjoy looking at your creations.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  10. This project rocks! Do you stamp on the uncooked clay and then bake? I just want to make sure I read it correctly because I really want to give this a try. You have totally inspired me :)

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  11. do like what you did there could not see were it broke looks great!

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  12. What a great way to do a make over on something you don't use anymore and give it purpose again! Great project. Thanks for telling us how you did it.

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  13. cool barrette! I would love to wear it in my hair..did not see any crack in photo.

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  14. Fabulous, I love the image
    Lindsay xx

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  15. Beautiful barrette too bad to dropped it, altho I can not see the crack.
    Peace,
    Kristy

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