Friday, 1 February 2013

Nail Art Meets Poundland Paperweight

Polymer Clay Nail Art Paperweight WholePort. PaperweightThis idea was a total, total experiment …. I loved the polymer clay nail art fruit wheel WholePort sent me, the fruit “slices” were sooooo cute,  but I just couldn’t see a way of using them on a card etc. as they were so small ….
WholePort …… then I remembered the Poundland DIY paperweights I still have stashed away and wondered what would happen if I filled the bottom with Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss Finish and all the polymer clay shapes (except the strawberries)……half hoping that it might turn out looking like a Poundland version of a posh millefiori paperweight!!!!!
Polymer Clay Cane Paperweight WholePortIt took several hours to set and until the cloudiness had cleared I didn’t know if it would be a success or not.
WholePort Nail Art paperweightWell, it did go clear and it did harden …. and then I got to thinking again … what it I apply a coating of Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles ultra fine glitter to the back to sparkle between the gaps in the fruit ……???  I was so frightened I was just about to ruin an afternoons “fiddle farting” …..
Polymer Clay Cane nail art paperweight WholePortBut it worked, and I am so chuffed with the overall effect.  The paperweight set came with a self adhesive velvet backing so all the "gubbings" can't be seen so it looks like a proper expensive paperweight!  I am now wondering if I could try something similar with other small,  thin embellishments …. perhaps some stars on a dark blue background ……
http://www.wholeport.com/item/5r8_lovely-fruit-polymer-clay-mix-color-loose-beads-200pcs-nail-art.html

11 comments:

Cheryl W. said...

Your paperweight is beautiful! I could see these on a brooch, done much the same way. Now that would brighten up some drab coats or jackets!

tilly said...

What a brilliant paperweight!....you must be so pleased with it. I need more imagination when shopping lol
Tilly

qwiksave said...

Love this! And how cute are those teeny little sliced fruit pieces? I love some of the designs of paperweights but I wouldn't use them to actually hold down paper, lol. (I thought this one was a phone case when I first saw it). This is a lovely thing to have on display though, can't beat a bit of sparkle! :)

Di said...

Stunning Helen! You must have the patience of a saint - and it paid off big time. Those little fruit slices are so, so cute. Hugs, Di xx

Sue said...

Fabby:)

Bumblebee said...

Wow, this looks great! I want some of those paper weights!

Paula said...

Totally gorgeous, Helen. I love it! x

Circle said...

Love love love love this idea, it turned out brill!!

mumasu said...

Helen, this is great, absolutely fabulous, I love it.

marc said...

WOW its fab and you could try doing it on the back of the micoscop slides as well or do you still have those pendent frames i sent you thay would look good i have some here if you dont big love marc

Paula Knall said...

Fabulous idea! I have some of those fruit slices... I'm off to google paperweight kits now! xxx