Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Faux Cloisonne

Hello Again everyone

I was having a browse on friends blogs and came across Technique Time Tuesday where I found something I had never heard of before so I followed the tutorial for the challenge and I am just in time to enter .

The technique is called Faux Cloisonne so I had to look up what Cloisonne means

cloi·son·né  (kloiz-n, kl-wäz-)
1. Decorative enamelwork in which metal filaments are fused to the surface of an object to outline a design that is filled in with enamel paste.
2. The art or process of producing such enamelwork.
[French, past participle of cloisonner, to partition, from Old French cloison, partition, from Vulgar Latin *clausi, clausin-, from Latin clausus, past participle of claudere, to close, lock.]

There are lots of wonderful entries for the challenge and the DT samples are amazing.

I found a glossy picture of a turkey and used some of that for my background for the Chocolate Baroque clock stamp

Hope your day is going well

Love Chrissie x


  1. I'd say your turkey was 'timed' to perfection. Thank you for sharing it with us at TTT.

  2. This is very pretty, and the sight of the turkey has made me hungry....Hugs, Valerie

  3. Fantastic project, what an inventive way to use the turkey photo.

  4. Beautiful use of that turkey! The clock looks like the sun is shining through it, as if it was stained glass. Thanks for joining us at TTT!

  5. LOVE it!!! The use of the turkey just cracks me up, but it turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at TTT--hope you join us again soon!!! :) Mynn xx

  6. Fabulously eye-catching sunburst effect - what a shame it's not vegetarian. (Just joking). Marina

  7. Totally gorgeous Chrissie ! You always amaze me with your creations ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  8. Great technique Chrissie and lovely project ingenious use of a magazine photo.


  9. Well I'm glad you said, coz I'd never of guess it was a turkey under all that fabulous gold enamelling!!!

    Sam xx

  10. The turkey texture adds great variation to the Faux Cloisonne Technique! The gold embossing powder really highlights it well! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday!

  11. Great technique thanks Chrissie.

  12. A great use of the turkey photo and I love the gold embossing.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. So glad you found us in time. You faux cloisonne medallion is fab- it always amazes me how the colours in the magazine turns out - who would ever have guessed that was a turkey! Thanks for playing along at TTT this month

    Louise xx

  14. This is just fabulous...love the turkey magazine page you found to use for the Faux Cloisonné technique, makes a perfect color for the sundial image. I really like that you included a definition of the technique and the magazine page in your post. Thanks for joining us at TTT - Karen, DT

  15. Wow, Chrissie - this is thinking outside the box and then some! The gilding looks just fabulous against the glowing golden colours of the - how creative is this?! - TURKEY picture!! Though it does make the little white bird look somewhat cannibalistic when you know what those vivid colours really are!

    Fantastic leafy surroundings too - this is such a great make.
    Alison xx

  16. What a very beautiful card. Using the turkey is brilliant and works so well.

  17. This is a gorgeous card! And I had no idea the pretty background of the stamp came from a turkey! Beautiful Cloisonne indeed! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)


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