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March 1, 2012

Fimo Flower Embellishment & Fimo Winners!

Hi Everyone:
Just wanted to share with you an handmade Fimo flower embellishment that I made using a Hero Arts stamp  (Classic Bloom) and Fimo clay. This was super easy and it was not an oven bake project, but air dry. I just rolled out the white fimo clay then stamped it with my flower stamp. I trimmed away the excess clay and then set it on an acrylic block to let it dry. Next day I colored it with my Marsgraphic Jr. Markers and shaded with distress inks around the center petals but in an outward motion. You can see what I mean by looking at this picture.

Now this embellishment needed some extra depth, so I stamped out the center again and then coloured it with various shades of green. Just the center was cut out and it was then glued to the first flower to give more dimension. I love how the purple really pops against the bold & vibrant orange. Now this can be used as a necklace piece, a brooch, or as a flower tag to add to a present. Now I am going to be sharing some more projects a little later this month, to show how I used this embellishment in one of my projects.

Now this close up shot gives you some idea of how well the stamp actually pressed into the clay. The design of the flower came out perfect and I was surprised myself! Not because these stamps don't always give a perfect stamped image, but because I didn't know it could perform like this even in clay.  Sending a round of applause to Hero Arts right now! And the Marsgraphic Jr. Markers were amazing because they are water based and was so easy to use. So I added the colour full strength at first on the flower and then used my aqua/water brush to remove some of the colour towards the tips of each petal.

I must admit that I am having a field day with PicNik ( a picture editing place) right now. The fact that you can play for free until closing day, which is in April, is really great. So sad that it is closing though! I so love this reflection option that you can use on your pics. Really cool!

Now I have to share that the flower was covered with Fimo Gloss Varnish once it was completely dried. Now you may notice that at the top of the flower is a little hole and this really should have been created before drying. But I forgot! So I had to be very gentle in doing this, so has to not crack the flower and break it. I needed to place a hole in it because I am adding jute/twine to use it in my next project. I hope that you enjoy this so much as I did making it.

Now on to the winners of my STAEDTLER Fimo Give-away! The following 3 people are the winners of this contest and here is their winning comments:

1. Barb:
oh my...he is adorable! i love his little face. so cute. i was so excited to find my staedtler pencil crayons...would love to spend some crafty time with you to learn some cool techniques! :) i'm going to link this up on my blog now. thanks for the chance to win!
February 1, 2012 10:38 PM

Oh my goodness, what a darling little mouse you have made, Dana! We are HUGE Fimo fans in this house -- our little Jessie makes batch after batch of cuties with this stuff. Wait until I show you her mouse -- she's going to want to make one of her own. Thanks for sharing this!
February 3, 2012 2:25 PM

3. Auntie Em:You are so artistic! I am so impressed with your little mouse and this is just your first try!!! Awesome.
My SIL does Fimo and makes it look so easy. It's not!lol
Can't wait to see what else you create! :)
February 3, 2012 10:29 AM

Big Congrats to all 3 winners. And thanks to those who played along with this contest/give-away. Please email me at ad(dot)colbourne(at)hotmail(dot)com with your addresses and I will get this out to you next week. Look forward to seeing what you do with your winning prize. You can share it with everyone at our STAEDLER Facebook page for all to see if you like.

Well that is it for me folks! I will be back again with the remaining projects using this flower theme. Just wanted to let you know that the new monthly Hero Arts contest is up and it is a real goody this month. My Flower Embellishment would fit in great with their new challenge. Lol. So I will be submitting it this month. Hope that you can play along too.

Until next time, take care of yourself & each other.



Lisa said...

Wow, Dana- I never even knew you could do anything like this with stamps and clay. So unique- yours turned out amazing!

Kellie Mowat said...

I love your flower! These will make beautiful additions to all kinds of projects. Brooches, hair clips, picture frames...... Great job. :)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is amazing and so unique, Dana! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Linda w said...

I'm playing with fimo these days, I've tried pressing into an embossing folder, but only so far thought about using stamps. You have inspired me with your beautifully finished project. Hugs lin

sheila said...

Dana this is soooo fabulous looking. My sister in law makes little buttons with fimo for accents too and I always forget how great a product it would be to play with!

Barb said...

Dana this is gorgeous! I'm so excited to have won so I can try this technique myself. Your tutorials are always so well explained that I know it will go well :) I'm emailing you now :) Hugs my friend

Auntie Em said...

Oh wow, Dana, your flower is beautiful! I love the colours you painted it in and what a cool technique to try. I am always looking for another way to use those rubber stamps I keep hoarding! :D

Love your new blog! It's very artistic looking which definitely suits your work!

Thank you for sharing! :)

Dawn said...

Beautifully done Dana.

Judy1223 said...

Dana, this is super cool! I also wanted to let you know that I left you a little something on my blog today. No worries if you don't participate in blog awards, I just wanted to shout out that I love your blog. :)

Anonymous said...

WOW, Dana -- this is incredible!!! Such marvelous detail you have captured. Is there anything you can't do, my crafty friend? And oh my goodness -- I won?!? Wow again! I'm so thankful, and I know my girls will be, too. Thank you!!! :-)

Judy1223 said...

Hi Dana! Thank you for the lovely comment at my blog...I hope you get a chance to come back and look at the previous post...I awarded you the Leibster Blog award because I do love your blog so much! Let me know if you can't find the post...I'll send you a link!

walchowDesign said...

How interesting that you could stamp on a fimo clay! The flower is so beautiful and your coloring even makes it more realistic, Dana! TFS!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW - This is fabulous! One more thing I desperately want to try now!!!
Thanks for wonderful inspiration here!!!
Hugs, Karin

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