I adore these moulds; not only are they beautiful and intricate designs, they are also very easy to use (particularly with the paper clay) being deep and flexible enough to release moulded pieces. And the pieces they create are perfect for a huge range of projects as you'll see below.
First up a brief step by step for an altered notebook I completed this week using one of the new Object Label designs as a focal point. Having covered the front with texture paste through an old Prima stencil, I pressed the dried moulded Label into the paste and surrounded it with other bits of ephemera (including some of the filigree metal pieces Linda stocks in the Boutique HERE).
Once dry I added black gesso over the design elements in order to unify the base colour and prepare the varied surfaces for the next step.
At this point I got carried away, adding small amounts of metallic acrylic paints (which can be sourced from the Boutique HERE) working from the brightest upwards and making sure each layer was dry before adding the next. I finished with copper and gold colours to highlight the details. Then the tiniest amount of black gesso was used to dry brush over raised areas and some dilute black gesso was dribbled towards the edges of the book. A Remnant Rub was added onto the centre of the label to complete it.
Here are some close ups to show you how detailed the moulded design is (click on any of the images in this post for a closer look);
That's just one idea for using one of the moulded pieces but there are many more. As you'll see from the pictures below I've used Prima IOD moulded designs on a number of different projects over the past year;
I glued the freshly moulded swirls and clock face directly onto this canvas and allowed them to dry before adding paint. The swirls provided a fantastic base and guide for showing where to add flowers;
Exactly the same mould designs were used on a home decor project for Frilly and Funkie, proving how well these elements can be moulded to a curved base when still wet;
Being pliable when wet is important when you want to add these moulded pieces onto corners; I wanted to disguise the messy corners created by adding a burlap covering over a deep-edged canvas, so...
When asked to decorate an MDF storage box, the addition of moulded pieces (prior to adding a faux mahogany paint effect) made all the difference, giving the illusion that the 'wood' had been carved;
Finally here's a sneak peek of my DT project for the current New Years Inspiration challenge - you'll see it in full alongside the rest of the creations from the Funkie side of the Design Team next Wednesday (and I'll explain how to make your moulded labels look aged with ease);
Thank you for joining me today. Have a great weekend and take care of yourselves xx