Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New Wave "Batik" canvas: Part 2 by Linda Hess

The time has come to embellish the canvas from Part 1.  I collected the following materials:

1) clock face (Clock chipboard book from Sin City Stamps)
2) black metallic acrylic paint & a brush
3) textured scrapbook paper
4) Angelic Pocket Watch UM rubber stamp from Sin City Stamps
5) Composimold, shallow metal tray, & double sided tape
6) polymer clay (any colors desired)
7) Pearl Ex powder
8) miscellaneous tools: scissors, pencil, exacto knife, acrylic roller
9) photographs
10) 6" mirror
11) The Ultimate glue from Crafter's Pick
12) angel wing mold ( AM123)  www.amstamps.com

First paint the clock face with metallic paint and let dry.  While drying, trace the mirror onto the back of your scrapbook paper and cut it out.
Layer the mirror, then scrapbook circle, and then clock face to make sure all will fit together.  Once checked, apply The Ultimate glue to the backs of the scrapbook paper and clock face.  Press together and let dry.

Next, cut off excess rubber from UM Angelic Pocket Watch.  Cover back of UM rubber stamp with double sided tape and press firmly onto the metal tray.  Melt Composimold according to directions.  Pour into metal tray, covering the rubber stamp.  Allow 5-10 minutes for Composimold to completely cool/firm up before removing from the tray.  AMAZING results (thanks for the idea Barbara Rankin)!!

I conditioned some Premo!Sculpey polymer clay and pressed it into the mold.  Once the impression was completely filled I turned it over to press and flatten (note: this also allows you to see if the mold is filled into even the finest detail). 

Remove clay from the mold.  Use exacto knife to cut away excess clay from the fob area.  I plan to use some of these as picture frames on the canvas, so I also cut out the center of the watch.

Brush Pearl Ex powder over surface using a brush or a finger.  Repeat for multiple watches.  Bake polymer clay components at 275 degrees for 20 minutes.  Let cool.  Trace outside of "frame" onto pictures and cut out.  Glue pictures into the "frames".  Set aside.

Press pearl Premo!Sculpey polymer clay into the angel wing mold (create one of each wing).  Bake these at 275 degrees for 20 minutes.  Let cool.

I always arrange my components on the canvas before attaching them, just in case something else is needed or placement needs to be tweaked.  So much easier to do if nothing has been glued down!  Hmmmm...bring the mirror out a bit off the canvas...angle the watch faces back and forth (time ticking)...Something is definitely missing...hmmmmmm.  WORDS!

"Time Flies" works perfectly.  I found a set of alphabet stamps in my stash (not sure of the company, but I bought them at Michael's long ago).  Found pink scraps on my table and rolled them flat.  The individual letters were pressed into the clay to leave an impression.  I tore the edges to give a more organic look.  The raised lettering was then tapped gently with black ColorBox archival dye ink and baked at 275 degrees for 20 minutes.

NOW time to glue everything in place. 

The computer seems to have a mind of its own tonight, so I hope you can see the detail in the piece.  I have enjoyed working with some new products this month.  I hope you get out there and experiment too.  Never know what may come of your "play" time :-)  See you next time!


  1. Totally awesome canvas, Linda. You did a terrific job and great tutorial.

  2. Great Job Linda! Thanks for sharing!


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