Saturday, October 03, 2015

Experimenting with Modeling Film

Hello everyone and Happy Weekend!

I couldn't resist purchasing Clearly for Art Modeling Film by Arts Parts and below is the result of my first experimental play using it for flowers.
 


I needed to use a shim with my cutting machine so wasted some of the clear film on the first try.

A heat gun is used to shape the flowers.  It takes some experimenting as it cools quickly and then hardens, but you also have to be careful not to burn your fingers when it's first heated. I found heating in sections to work better but had to be careful as re-heating shaped areas will flatten again.   So a bit tricky but also fun to play with something new.

However, I'm not sure how often I will use the film as I enjoy working with paper flowers more, but the effect is pretty cool.  I coloured the flowers with alcohol inks and Wink of Stella.



The background started with a sheet from my stash that I had sprinkled Brushos and spritzed water over top.   I die cut the background using Tim Holtz's - Tag Die set.   Next I stamped the circle designs (from IndigoBlu's - Limor Circles set), embossed the entire tag and then added paints & inks.     I added crackle paint to the piece with the sentiment.

'Just a note' is from Chocolate Baroque's Mackintosh Sentiments set.   The flower die I used was from Heartfelt Creations, - Tattered Blossoms.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend,
Shirley

30 comments:

brenda said...

Lovely colours and dimension Shirley, the film looks rather like some I purchaed over here a few years ago, was fun to work with.

Have a good weekend.

B x

chrissie said...

It's always nice to try something different Shirley but your paper flowers are always so wonderful.

Love Chrissie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks like fun, but perhaps not for me as I am really good at burning myself! Hugs, Valerie

LonettA said...

Beautiful tag! The flowers shimmer like opals!

Crafting Queen said...

What a lovely tag. It's great to try new things. Have a lovely weekend and hope Archie is enjoying his day. Skipper just had some time with her valerian owl so is a happy kitty cat. lol

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

It looks so amazing with magical colors!
Dear Shirley enjoy the weekend,
big hugs Anja

Sue said...

Hi Shirley thanks for your comment and yes I am seeing a doctor:) this is absolutely gorgeous I love the way you use colour..huggles Sue xx

Karen Petitt said...

Just gorgeous! I've not seen this film so will keep my eyes open for it. You are a colour genius Shirley and always inspiring me creatively Karen x

Sandy said...

I do like using this film - your tag is fabulous and a great idea for tags!!
sandy xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely textured card, Shirley. I liked your new flowers.

Margik said...

Fabulous tag, Shirley! Love the beautiful flowers made with that amazing modeling film. Great background too.
Hugs, Mar

Darnell J Knauss said...

Geez, I'm pretty sure I'd hurt myself bad trying to do this, but wow the results are spectacular, Shirley! It looks like a new kind of awesome stained glass without lead edges! You are amazing!! Hugs, Darnell

Pat said...

This is very pretty Shirley and I think I have seen this used somewhere before but you have managed to get lots of shape into these flowers and the colours are beautiful. It sounds as though the results are quite random but I guess that's half the fun. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what a beautiful experiment, I love these flowers and I really love your beautiful background!!!

Greetings
Maria

Enny said...

Those flowers look beautiful, just like jewels ! And your tag is lovely, love the background ! Have a nice Sunday ! Greetings, Enny

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love your experiment Shirley, those flowers look gorgeous and the colours are wonderful. Hope you're having a super weekend.

Sue xx

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, a lovely tag and this modeling film looks great(still have that, not used!) The background is also beautiful and like the texture! xxMirand

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fantastic what your experimenting brought us! What a super tag dear Shirley!
Happy start of the new week!
oxo
Susi

Beth Norman said...

Lovely turnout with your new product, which sounds very tricky to use. Your tag is just lovely. Hope you're having a good weekend. At least it's still warm enough for walks.

Gerrina said...

The flowers look so beautiful! The BG fits perfect; love all the texture and colour! Hope you had a fun weekend! And wish you a good and beautiful Autumn week!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! I imagine in real life this must be ultra fantastic, Shirley! Beautiful tag! xo

Sandy said...

Looking at this "jewel" again - You have the prettiest smile Shirley!
Sandy xx

Shirley Chillman said...

I am still having problems with receiving updates Shirley so decided just to hop on and have a mooch. Glad I did as this is magnificent. Love the work you are doing.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Ryn Tanaka said...

The flowers turned out beautifully! As always a gorgeous background too :)

sheila 77 said...

I always enjoy reading about your techniques and colouring ideas (I've said this before, possibly several times!) and your end result is always so perfectly executed and pretty.

Janny said...

Beautiful experiment. Like also the flowers are beautifully. Greetings Janny

weim house said...

Cool! I agree with Sheila's comment! :) You are awesome! Happy fall!

MaryH said...

AWE-some! Love the brocade look of the background embossing over the wonderful brusho background. So many delicious techniques in play on this lovely tag, and those flowers are gorgeous. This is a new product to me, and looks like you've mastered it, with the beautiful flowers. TFS

Greta said...

Looks like a neat product--beautiful flowers & tag!

~*~Patty S said...

Such a pretty tag Shirley.
The background is so rich and inviting and you gave the plastic flowers a beautiful colorful look.
I have had fun catching up with you a bit.
You are moving right along on your pretty Christmas card creations.
It is so true about postage rates giving you the extra challenge of making flat(ish) cards.
Happy October!
oxo