Monday, March 10, 2008

Faux Cloisonne' (TLC159)

Cloisonné first developed in the Near East. It spread to the Byzantine Empire and from there along the Silk Road to China. Chinese cloisonné is probably the most well known and ubiquitous. Russian cloisonné from the Tsarist era is highly prized by collectors. Chinese cloisonné is sometimes confused with Canton enamel, a similar type of enamel work that is painted on freehand and does not utilize partitions to hold the colors separate.

I did not know what Cloisonne' was until I did the Technique Lovers Challenge today which was to do faux Cloisonne'. The definition above is from Wikipedia online.

I found a bouquet of roses in Better Homes and Gardens magazine and stamped the large flower from "Time Well Spent" (Level 3 Hostess set) with Versamark. I used gold embossing powder and heat embossed. I did the same process for the leaves which were stamped over lettuce leaves in the same magazine. I cut out the images and adhered them to Basic Black card stock, then I matted that on Regal Rose which is punched in one corner with the Square Step Corner Punch (retired). Three gold brads were added in the other corners and paper piercing at all four corners. The sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michael's. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Time Well Spent, Mike's $1 stamp (sentiment)
  • Papers: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Basic Black, Magazine pages
  • Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
  • Accessories: Square Step Corner Punch (retired), Gold Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Gold EP


Lorraine said...

beautiful job on this. thank you for the description of the technique. sounds more complicated than it actually is, right???

cheryl said...

I really love what you did with the challenge. I made a card for it too, but I didn't have any huge flowers like yours - beautiful!!