Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Diva's Challenge #213 - experimenting with stencils

This week's challenge is to use stencils to make our string.   With my jewellery making I have been exploring fold forming in copper and silver recently and decided to use some of these as well as a copper piece that I had practiced with last year.



This is the result.  I tried some new pens - Derwent Graphik line makers in black and graphite.  They had very fine nibs and the black seemed to flow better than the graphite which is quite a pale grey shade but quite good for contrast.  I also am waiting to try the Graphik Line painters but I think these could be quite messy so must be used at a desk with an overall!!



I was still taken with Shelley Beach's 2 circle string so here are two more.


The first one is A4 and the 2nd is a 6 inch square.


Thanks for your very kind comments last week.  I have discovered that I have been unable to reply or comment as I appear not to be logged in with Google when I am.  It is OK on my office computer and the old iPad with a broken screen but I don't often have the time at work.

Thanks for passing by and enjoy the better weather for those enjoying spring in the northern hemisphere.  I am amazed of the world wide reach of my blog which I hope you enjoy. 




8 comments:

  1. Everything you show us here is gorgeous, Val.

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  2. These are just so incredibly yummy, Val. I love the copper and silver pieces just as you show them - but the tangles you have done using them as a string are utterly gorgeous. Axxx

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    1. Thank you Annie. There are quite a few videos on you tube of Charles Lewton-Brain demonstrating foldforming. It is really fascinating. These shapes are pods where the hammer is struck on the fold line. If you strike on the open side then you get leaf shapes. There are others shapes but I haven't got that far yet!

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    2. Thank you Annie. There are quite a few videos on you tube of Charles Lewton-Brain demonstrating foldforming. It is really fascinating. These shapes are pods where the hammer is struck on the fold line. If you strike on the open side then you get leaf shapes. There are others shapes but I haven't got that far yet!

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  3. I love the copper and silver pieces. I haven't started yet on metalforming with my jewelry, but that might encourage me to start. Anyway, I love your tangle piece using them. Is the Derwent graphite a marker as well? I like the idea of having a fine line pen/marker in grey and not just black. Thank you for visiting my blog as well and yes, I am still in love with Flux...Flux and Luv-A are my most favorite tangle patterns, but I'm slowly branching out. Anyway, great work....all of them!

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    1. Lezli. The Derwent Graphite is a fine line pen. I wasn't sure how well it flowed. I will try again on different paper. Do watch the youtube videos by Charles Lewton-Brain on foldforming -- they are amazing.

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  4. Wonderful work, Val! Would love to see more of your jewelry someday too!

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    1. I finished the bracelet to a set I have been making and finally photographed them and put it on this week's post.

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