Are all of you ready for a big dose of sparkling, gorgeous, and amazing inspiration today?! The RELICS & ARTIFACTS® collection at Prima has so many Affordable Little Luxuries for you to play with! Since we could only focus on one product today, we focused on the Bohemian Jewels, because who doesn't love a little, or a lot, of sparkle?!? Our RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Bohemian Jewel collection has been perfectly sized to be used with our R&A craft blanks. They are strung on an antiqued gold chain, giving it an oxidized tone. They can be used as is, cut into smaller lengths, or cut into individual stones. And there are three different sizes of stones in each pack!
Debby created this perfect R&A Jewel Encrusted Finch after she was inspired by Maya Angelou's poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". She named her project "She sings". This gorgeous and sparkly finch makes me want to sing as well!
"The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom." ~ Maya Angelou (The Caged Bird Sings)
Louise wanted to create a unique surface texture on the Relics & Artifacts® archival cast, to give a subtle visual dimension. Louise first applied a coat of heavy white gesso, she then adhered the Bohemian Jewels using the texture paste. Then she proceeded to create texture around the jewels, applying and spreading the texture paste in small dollops using a tooth pick. Whilst the texture paste was still wet, she then sprinkled micro beads randomly over the surface. When this was completely dry, she then painted it with the Opal Magic acrylic paint.
She also used silver wire and silver wire mesh to give even more dimension to her shrine. Just twist and curve the wire to fit what you want it to look like!
Prima Products: 941833 Relics & Artifacts Wood Support Frame II, 941727 Relics & Artifacts Archival Cast - Rising Spirit II, 943042 Relics & Artifacts Bohemian Jewels Diamond, 962630 Micro Beads Splash, 961411 Modeling Paste, 961374 Heavy Gesso White, 963675 Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Opal Magic Blue-Gold, 963668 Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Opal Magic Pink-Blue
"'Bejeweled Papillion' came to life almost in a dream; I wanted to fuse the big butterflies into a pavé clutch that would make a high fashion statement in the upcoming holiday season. I know I will be going out, and I created a perfectly functional clutch just for that! It boasts a magnetic closure of perfect bling!" ~ Milagros Rivera
"Believe it or not, this clutch has exactly 728 rhinestones covering it! The crystal covered designer clutches by Judith Leiber go for thousands of dollars!! It is so much easier (and not to mention cheaper!) to make my own clutch just the way I like it!"
Prima Products: Relics & Artifacts Butterflies item # 206332, Relics & Artifacts Diamond Bohemian Jewels Item # 943042, Art Basics Heavy Body Gel Item # 963040