To Stick or Not to Stick...That is the Question!


The Stampendous team received some unique products for our hop this week with Tombow USA. Nothing overtly cute and crafty and pretty, but all necessary items to make YOUR creations come to life! We received some awesome little Fastener Tabs...think thin hook and loop, for sticking and removing with no added bulk. We received a cool glue pen for adding hints of glitter to your projects. And we received XTreme Putty...a moldable, pliable, tacky product for sticking something on to a wall or other surface, but can easily be removed and reused again. This is the product that I'm featuring for today's post.

By now you know that I'm not the person who's only going to use a product as intended. I have to experiment with what else I could do with it. So...I think. And think. And think some more, until I have that "what-if" moment. You know what I'm referring to. Here's what I came up with...

I made these medallions. Gorgeous on the top. Still tacky underneath. They can be used over and over for whatever you want. For instance, I had a rather blah pendant. Now I have a pendant with medallions that I can change the look every time I wear it, and they don't come off unless you want them to! Here's how I did it...


Here's how the Xtreme Putty comes packaged, in little connecting squares to use as much or as little as you need.

I tore off about 4-5 little squares, and began warming it in my hands, and rolling into a ball.


I used an acrylic block to flatten it into my medallion shape on my non-stick craft mat.

I sprinkled the top with Frantagé Aged Embossing Enamels (Aged Copper in photo)...

And applied a heat tool over the surface to melt, adding more sprinkles over the top to build up a couple of layers...

I Inked my cling rubber stamp with pigment ink, and pressed it into the molten surface, leaving it in place until cool.

Here are a few that I did using various parts of the Cling Stamps (Time for Love...I used the zipper portion for one, and the heart from the key for another), and the lovely swirl shown before from the Cling Elegant Scroll.


Here's a close-up of all the detail and shine!

Now I have to say, that what I've posted today, is only part of something more involved that I'll be posting later this coming week as we feature our brand new Embossing Powder Techniques from A-Z book by Fran Seiford. We'll be showing these techniques all week, so check out the Stampendous blog for links!

As this week has been our Tombow hop, and there are awesome prizes as shown in the banner below, be sure to leave comments for each post from the teams from Thursday, February 4 through Sunday, February 7th (today!) for a chance to win. Rules and stipulations can be found on the Stampendous Blog. Good luck!


Head on over to the players for today...

Pam Hornschu (you're here)

Comments

Bunny said…
Interesting technique and colors.
Diane said…
WOW...so very creative and unique and looks like fun to make, too..awesome project!
WOW. Just WOW. Amazing what a talented mind can come up with. These are gorgeous and I'm looking forward to see what you come up with next.
Maria Meade said…
That jewelry is incredible!!
D.Ann C said…
Yowza! What a fabulous jewelry set!!!
Definitely bookmarking this for future reference!
Thanks for the FAB inspiration!!
Mary Holshouser said…
there's one in every crowd.
Comes up with a unique idea and it's fabulous.
Love the pendants. I'll be trying this idea.
thanks for sharing.
Denise Bryant said…
Love all that texture and dimension! Fantastic project!
Susie Bentz said…
Gorgeous project! Great tutorial!
Sue D said…
How cool--love this idea.
barbara c said…
I am in Wow!! With how awesome you designed this jewelry with fun products. I can see how much fun you had with making them.. And Thank you for sharing another design..
Oooooooh! Thanks for showing how to make such beautiful jewwlry- I'll give it a try!
Jean Bullock said…
WHAT? Embossing on putty? This is awesome. I had no idea this was possible. Thanks for sharing your wonderful technique!
Far North said…
Stunning results Pam! Love how you have achieved some wonderful depth to your impressions in Tombow’s Extreme Putty! And your use of Frantagé Aged Embossing Enamels adds aged beauty to your pieces!

I have recently been working with stamping impressions in Dreamweaver Embossing Paste and making casting hot glue into rubber stamps so I am excited about next level of playing! I will be back next week to see what else you experiment on.

Thanks so much for more inspiration!
Helen Gullett said…
Woah!!! That is one cool and fabulou project! Never thought of embossing like that to make jewelry! You are amazing!
Alison said…
Must. Try. This. What a terrific idea! Love how they all turned out!
McStamper said…
Love your wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Shari said…
Wow, this is really neat.. I wonder if Tombow ever thought someone would use their putty to make jewelry? heh Thanks so much for sharing. ♥♥♥
WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! This is really awesome! I have some of the Xtreme Putty in a drawer somewhere and am going to find it and give this awesome idea a try!! My neighbor is due a birthday present and she loves unique jewelry so I am going to make her some! Thanks for the inspiration!
Stampendous said…
OHMIGOSH... would never have thought of doing this with that putty. And, of course, with all the colors of embossing enamel we have, gosh... the possibilities really are endless.

You've outdone yourself, Pam! These are fantastic!!
What an INGENIOUS idea!!! The medallions are BEAUTIFUL!! I am always in awe of people who can think of different uses for products. Awesome project!!

Thanks for sharing!

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