Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Giveaway

We (my mom Susan and I) have been busy adding new items to our Etsy site.


My mom creates the most unique porcelain faces and pendants you will find. If you have never worked with porcelain, it is smooth and lightweight and incredibly hard.

Not sure how to use or attach a ceramic face to your quilt or art doll?

This postcard was created by my mom using a medium size porcelain face surrounded by loops of wired beaded flowers. Tutorial in the works.



Here is the postcard I have been working on. The ceramic face is surrounded and held on the fabric by the lacy gold material. Can you guess what it is? Leave a comment by Monday morning July 21st and right or wrong, I will enter your name in a drawing for the finished postcard.



Stay tuned in for a tutorial on this technique, it's hot!

66 comments:

Melissa said...

The faces are beautiful. I think the gold is fabric paint.

I'm looking forward to the tutorial

Doreen G said...

I think it is glue from a glue gun Amy anyway it looks great.

craftirn said...

Glue gun glue? Great technique. Are you going to tell us when it is over?
Barb
craftirn@cox.net

Gail said...

Liquid palamour (sp) clay. The faces are wonderful and both cards are so pretty and creative.

Deanna Gottreu said...

A gold colored glue like substance that comes in bottles and one squeezes it out in a pattern and then when dry it can be used several different ways. :O) Sorry I cannot remember the name of the product.

ChezChani said...

Wow, that stuff is great! I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. I'm in awe.

Marlene said...

Hot Stix?...looks great

Diane Knoblauch said...

I wonder if it could be some sort of plastic mesh that you have melted with a heatgun. Anyway, it is great- can't wait to find out what it is. I love the faces and your postcard is beautiful.
Diane K

Joanie Hoffman said...

something acrylic?
I like it whatever it is!

Anonymous said...

Can hardly wait for your tutorial. Love the idea of incorporating the faces into fabric items. Thanks for sharing.
Alice

Anonymous said...

I think it is hot glue that is sprayed/painte with gold paint. It works well for your postcare

StegArt said...

My guess is hot glue also.

Anonymous said...

Could it possibly be a coat hanger melted with a sodiering gun? Debbie (Maine) campmoxie@yahoo.com

Cathy K said...

My guess (and I also left it on your previous "This is Me" post like a dumb-bunny) is tacky glue or hot glue, painted gold or (in the case of the tacky glue) pre-gilt. I'm anxious for your tut! :-) Cathy

Judy in Indiana said...

Amy,
You do wonderful work! Just beautiful :) I think it's paint from a squeeze bottle.
Judy in Indiana

momid5 said...

Maybe, melted brass key shavings; I also am interested in the tutorial :>

Scrappy Cat said...

Glue from a hot glue gun? I see I'm not the first or only one with that guess. It's quite beautiful, whatever it is.

Ann Morrell said...

I looked at it and instantly thought that it was that gold paint that is demensional or kind of puffy...comes in a small plastic container with a pointed tip...if wrong...will be glad to know the answer.
yzarctoo@aol.com

Wendy said...

Is it gold fabric paint. Looks like the same kind that I have if not mistaken. Please enter me into your drawing. Your faces are so pretty. I love the pc

LouAnne said...

hot glue dried, cooled & painted gold! Kewl!

Judi said...

I think it's elmers glue with gold painted on it. Can't wait for the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea. But it brings back memories of a lovely production of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream that I saw in the early 70s. This could be one of the fairies surrounding Titania.

Lorchen
hannelore_nunn@hotmail.com

Micki said...

These are fantastic. I think it is probably glue, but am wondering if it could be UTEE. Anyway, can't wait to find out and looking forward to the tutorial.

Karen K said...

Beautiful work Amy!! I enjoyed you piece in Fibre and Stitch (?) I think it is glue of some kind with gold paint in it.

Anonymous said...

Don't really know what the gold stuff is, but it looks beyond great! A wild guess -- gold colored wax or crayon? Have no clue . . . but love it! All your work is gorgeous!
Karen in OH

Jo in NZ said...

mt first though was solder (sp?)..you know, from a soldering iron. Looks great!
When I have done the polymer faces I have put wee hols in the sides to attch them. Many glue them on to flet, then stitch that on. I would still be worried about the glue failing though.
Like your idea, however you did it. It looks great.

Anonymous said...

Hi is it liquid gold? I just love them though great work.

Hannah

Virginia said...

Drizzled Plaster of Paris -- painted with gold -- and covered with a clear coat for sheen. ;)

needlewings said...

Pretty cool! Or should I say hot? Looks like a metallic hot glue stick.

pcoxdesign said...

I was thinking it some kind of glue with metallic added in. It looks so familiar! Awesome pieces! Thanks for sharing.

Dianne Leatherdale Johnson said...

Hot melt glue, I love the stuff

Maggie said...

tacky glue

MargaretR said...

I think it's glue from a glue gun Amy and it's very successful.

Diane said...

I think it's a glue with the gold colour added, I think it would be very hard to paint. My friend who also looked at the photo thinks it's the kids crazy string that sprays out of a pressurized can. The effect is great.

kimmi78 said...

I can not wait for the tutorial as the card and faces are beautiful.

dejablu503 said...

I am guessing either metallic hot glue or Gold colored UTEE
Andee

McKate said...

Gosh those faces are beautiful and so unique. How creative! I think the gold material might be melted wax somehow dribbled on, but I am so curious to find out. Love your blog, so inspirational. What a clever girl and mummy too!

Bear said...

hi ya
I think the gold is Aves Epoxie magic stuff that. well I gotta guess something different and at no38 thats not exactly easy LOL.
Both blocks are brilliant and your Mom's porcelaine work is gorjas- I went and peeked at your Etsy store a while back.... best wishes and have fun
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxxoxo

yetunde said...

it fabric paint.

TracyB said...

Is it lumiere paint extruded through a syringe?

Beautiful pieces! Are they very heavy with the porcelain faces?

Love the hand dyed ribbon & the porcelain faces on your etsy site!!

michele said...

I have an affinity for face embellishments too. They're just so versatile and fun. I'm enjoying getting to know your site, lots of links I've not know about. Cool! Thank you, michele

Denise said...

I agree with others that the gold lace is hot glue.
The porcelain faces are beautiful! I'm going to have to head over to your Etsy store.
Way to go, MOM!

Alicia said...

I have to go with glue...:) I have a contest over at my blog going on too http://wyredonwire.blogspot.com check it out

Beth M said...

Great faces!! My guess would be glue from a glue gun.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Amy - I think it is glue gun glue.
Hugs,
Kerry

magpie said...

I'm voting for Paverpol or some kind of two-part apoxy!! The suspense is a killer!

Sandy said...

The faces are lovely and what you have done with them is spectacular.

JeanM said...

I am guess it is UTEE. I love the porcelain faces.
angel2cook@aol.com

Marlene said...

gold lacy "fabric" is from glue....either a gold glue stick or a clear, covered with paint or pearl x

Janice said...

It looks like puffy paint to me. Whatever it is the postcards are beautiful.

JKW said...

It looks like the glue your mom used on her beads in place on her postcard. Thanks so much for giving us her wonderful blog too.

Your work is beautiful, creative and fun. I love it. I am amazed at how the porcelain looks, thank you for sharing.

WildArtDolls
Jan

Chaska Peacock said...

51 comments!!!!!! How did you do that? Please, please tell me! I want 51 comments....waaaaaaaaaahhhh

You have a lovely blog!

dancindeb said...

Wonderful! It certainly gets my creative juices flowing. I look forward to the tutorial!

lacydolls said...

It looks like hot glue painted gold. The faces are wonderful. I look foreward to the tutorial

Judy Rys said...

Love the faces. I'm guessing that it's hot glue.

Joanna van said...

My guess is UTEE. Looks beautiful

Mary said...

I was proud of myself for figuring it out and then realized everyone was saying the same thing... Great idea, tho- did you adhere the beads wgile it was wet?

Pat said...

Amy, I think that great gold stuff is dimensional paint or hot glue. However, I bet you are going to tell us it something else...totally unexpected! Keep up your good work! Pat at birdnestontheground

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Anonymous said...

I Love faces and yours are great.
I think it is solder with a patina .Can't wait for the tutorial.
Evelyn

Denise said...

I think it's UTEE! Gold UTEE. What a beautiful piece and great idea.
I really enjoy your blog and your visit frequently.
Cheers, Denise

Anonymous said...

It's a wonderful card and I'd love to be its keeper.
carol

Sandy Mickson said...

I believe you have used gold colored molding gel to get this beautiful effrct

Sandy Mickson said...

I believe you are using gold molding gel for your lovely creations. Sandy

Connie said...

I really like the gold with the beads!

nodakflick said...

It looks like glue gun beading to me. I love it! :)

I have tried to respond to your email several times, Amy, and the responses keep bouncing. I had a horse wreck and am not moving around much right now. I should be cleared for driving and possibly PT about July 23. Hope to talk to you soon. Kari Huber