Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Necklace and papers

I'm still making Suffolk puffs or yo-yos to some. The centres of these are made from an old Nestle biscuit tin that I've cut into circles, domed in my dapping block and drilled holes around the edges and added brass beads. This is another one for the exhibition.


I still have to add beads and chain to the top.


A close up of the centres.


I add stamping to the base of some of the papers I add to my journals, usually I use my small hand carved stamps but I've now made some foam stamps that are A4 in width so I can stamp in one go.


The stamps are double sided.


These are some papers I've decorated to add to the journals.


Recently I purchased a Gelli Plate from The Thread Studio, instead of making my own gelatine plate, it's great. I love the marks you get from the gelatine plate you make yourself but the Gelli Plate is so much easier to clean and it lasts forever if you look after it and it also creates great prints. The one above is on paper and has been printed twice.


This is another print on paper.


This was printed twice with the design being in gold paint.

Happy creating.



18 comments:

MorningAJ said...

I like your yoyos.

atticaddict said...

Biscuit tin! Well I never! Luv it Ro!

Janie Husband said...

love your papers.....and your necklace is gorgeous...

Gill Pinkney said...

You have some ingenious ideas Ro...a necklace made out of old biscuit tin...and it's so beautiful!!!

Heather said...

Fantastic post Ro - love the biscuit tin yo-yos and your A4 stamps are wonderful. I am tempted by the Gelli plates and love what you have done with them, but should really stop looking at other people's blogs and get on with some work of my own! The only trouble is that my favourite blogs are so interesting!!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Your foam stamps are just great Ro as are your papers. Do you use a specific type of paper for your journals? I've been experimenting of late.

sharon young said...

Fabulous scrummy post as usual, I love all those colours and patterns.

And the necklace is inspired :-)

sue said...

A4 size stamps - now that is a brilliant idea! I love that you made the stamps double-sided too! It all looks so yummy ...

Lynn said...

It's such a visual treat coming here!

Bonnie said...

I just adore all your papers Ro. I agree with Heather...the time has come to make instead of look at what others have made.
Hmmmm....just need a smidge of the talent. Please??

Judy said...

Hi! Ro,

Gosh you have been busy, the necklace with the Suffolk Puffs is beautiful and unusual with the fabric addition. The papers done with the foam stamps are alsoquite different, and those done with the Gelli Plate - captivating, you are very creative.

ArtPropelled said...

Your biscuit tin necklace is most unusual. Love it!

Linda said...

You never fail to inspire me Ro ....your necklace is unique and I love the patterned papers. (Great idea to make a long stamp!)

grrl + dog said...

I am glad you can say a pre prepped plate is better than a home made one. I often scratch my head wondering why products ar out there that you can make at home.

oh, and I love the little wrapped pebble hanging off the necklace. Perfect balance.

Gwen said...

What gorgeous textures and colours..the necklace is fantastic!
xxx

Jacky said...

I love what you have done with the biscuit tin Ro...you are so inventive and your Yo-Yo necklaces are wonderful, have your special Ro touches.

Gorgeous papers too. Cant wait till we catch up next and I can see all of these in the flesh.

Jacky xox

Samantha Marshall said...

Very cool Ro!!!

Elizabeth said...

You certainly are getting luscious prints with your foam plates!!! WOw Wow Wow!!! I am always so very happy after a trip to your blog!!!!