Saturday, 25 April 2015

Vintage hanging with ETI

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new ETI post!
This time I went totally out of my comfort zone and made something that I was not sure  becomes a finished project. But  as you can see- it was a success and I will sure make more of those " papyrus like" pieces in the future.
So here we go:
1. Took a piece of clear thick transparency (not seen, as usual) and spray it with a good layer of ETI Mold Release Conditioner. Let it dry and add another layer (dry it please, again).

2. Take a plastic lid  around the transparency size and put the conditioned transparency over the lid.
Mix a a full small container with Easy Cast Resin according to the manufacturer's recipe and cover the transparency all over. Now let it dry like 2 days and remember to cover it with some fabric or paper  as we don't like all this home dust to invade to our clear casted piece.

3.Now go you your "oldies, but goodies " craft supplies and get this 2 step crackle medium. If you don't have this one, you can find one step in the stores. I just have those old jars of 2 steps and the good thing with them is that you can see this Step 1 coverage as it's white before it becomes clear and you can see the " Papyrus shaped" casted piece over the lid.
Let the Step 1 dry and then add Step 2 (it's clear one  and not shown on my tutorial). Let the second step medium  dry and you have an " old crackled " clear piece to work with on your later steps.

4. Add two eyelets over the dry piece using your favorite eyelet tool (wee all have one, also we forget to use it. So it's our " eyelet time" right now. 
Find some good acrylic gold paint and cover the whole crackled piece with a think acrylic layer. Then wipe it with paper towels or even baby wipes. The paint will stay inside the crackles, but the main piece will be pretty clear after this step.

5. Find some tissue paper and stamp your scene with black permanent ink. I used Rubber Dance company  Antique Botanicals stamp set  with vintage flowers and butterflies here.

6. Glue the stamped flowers on the back side of your piece (you can see it from the eyelets). Use a small portion of ETI Easy Cast Resin to make this step and then.... OK, you know: wait till it's dry!

7. Now grab your alcohol inks and cover the tissue stamped  paper with a nice mix of them. Don't afraid to see the very intensive colors. We wouldn't see them this way from the front of the finished piece.

8. Add some lace or ribbons as a hanger to this piece. I even added a butterfly golden charm.
Look how nice this piece is from the front: mute, vintage, really old looking. 

As my only tip here- make a few " papyrus" piece at once. The waiting time is  long and each and every  caste piece is UNIQUE!

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