The Brooch for October

Hello friends and welcome here!
On the PA challenge blog, this fortnight topic18 is 'Wearable Art'.
My entry was late because I had to think about making.
Then I decided to make the Brooch for October!!

First I used shrink plastic, it was cut into 12 cm diameter and sanded by sanding block.

I stamped Darcy's tree EDY 06 by Potting Soil Archival. When it dried I was colored in pastel lightly.

It was placed on a toaster that was laid cooking sheet, then I was heated for about 2 minutes. The circle about 40 % shrank and the color was slightly darker.
I was layout some laces, thread and beads to the circle Then I was using Glossy Accents ( I ordered a Resin to Amazon but not coming yet... ) in place other than laces, and I've put it overnight.

This is the back side. I painted white gesso 3 times and stamped Lin's love birds
ELB 21.  Finally I attached the pin.

Thank you so much stopping by. Have a wonderful days.
Etsuko xxx


  1. What a beautiful idea Etsuko and the result is so pretty. The little love birds are so sweet on the back too.

    Lesley Xx

  2. What a great idea. Your brooch is so pretty. I often forget to use shrink plastic but it works so well for this type of project. Lx

  3. Heated in a toaster! Never heard of that Etsuko! Brave lady! Your brooch is beautiful, Darcy will love it too! Birds on the back make it very special! Xx

  4. This is amazing, Etsuko!So original and pretty! I would love to wear something like this,

    Lucy x

  5. Charming, Etsuko - and it has a wonderful dimensional effect at the end.
    Alison xx

  6. so pretty - I'd love one of these to wear x

  7. Oooh this looks fab, reminds me of a tree in winter that's lost it's leaves and snow on the ground x

  8. This is so beautiful and inspiring Etsuko! I can't believe I missed it!
    It's so lovely to have art you can wear!
    Alison xx

  9. Hi Etsuko! :)
    Seeing not you for some time on FB or PAtwits group, I was asking how you are going?.. Well I hope!
    I take the opportunity to tell you that this brooch is absolutely exquisite!!!!!
    I LOVE it!!
    And thank you for the great tutorial too! :)
    All your art is fabulous.
    Take care, hugs
    Coco xxx


Thank so much for taking the time to stop by. Your lovely comments make my day and so much appreciated. Etsuko xxx