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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Marbeling Magic from Friendly Plastic Artist Mylene Hillam

I hope you've enjoyed Jana's recent posts full of all kinds of FUNtastic information on working with Friendly Plastic! As she mentioned yesterday, the E-cyclopedia is nearing completion.

Now, Im back at the wheel, ready to inspire you again with more Friendly Plastic delicious eye candy! The Marbleing technique continues to be among the most popular...and most addicting! It's simple yet so beautiful.

Today's posts features Friendly Plastic artist from Australia, Mylene Hillam. In describing her work....where do I begin? Each one is as beautiful as the next. It's hard to pick just one as my favorite.

Here she shares her story after demonstrating at a recent Scrapbooking Expo in Australia:


Now the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo is done and dusted I've begun to turn some of those demo samples into finished pieces so it's eye candy time! All the pieces below are made using the marbling technique and are cut out with cookie cutters. All pieces (except for the first piece) have been covered in resin for durability.

The first is a simple marbled piece which I cut into a triangle shape using a cookie cutter. I've folded a long brass filigree flourish around the front and back and secured it firmly in place. The folded section of the filigree acts as a bail and the addition of a couple of sparkly Swarovski crystals adds a nice touch of glamour.
Triangle Scroll Pendant

Here's a silver version using a filigree bail attached to the front of the triangle. The necklace is made up of twisted silver tubes threaded on tiger tail and finished and with a crystal teardrop.
Triangle Teardrop

This heart shaped piece is assembled using a Swarovski crystal headpin to secure the layers together. I've turned it into a bail and wrapped the tail of the headpin around itself to make it really secure and then covered it with a silver bead cover. You can see this technique in a tutorial on my website, Mill Lane Studio. The heart and tiny word charms are from the Plaid Fresh jewellery line. I've dangled a few crystals from the bail to add a little more colour.
Heart of Mine

This triptych piece is also made using the Plaid Fresh line. The silver metal enhancer makes a nice frame for the three rectangles which are joined together with tiger tail running through the middle and Swarovski crystals in between. The brushed silver bird and tiny word charms add some nice interest to the rectangles with a few Swarovski crystals for bling.
Believe Pendant

And the final piece is my favourite - I really love the contrast of the colours. This is a simple piece with just a marbled rectangle for the base, a bird charm from the Fresh range and some crystals for bling.
Bird on a Wire

Well I hope you've enjoyed today's eye candy. I have many more marbled pieces to make up but they will have to wait for another day!

1 comment:

BevinUSA said...

Hi Mylene

Thank you so very much for sharing all of your beautiful creations I love them all. I look forward to seeing more.

I am new to Friendly Plastic your sharing is going to help me a great deal learning

thank you again

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