Saturday, 17 April 2010

Something different.

A very dear friend of mine, Susan, were kind enough to go and buy me terracotta moulds to do some papermoulding with. I have never done it, but saw some that she and somebody she also taught did, and wanted to give it a try. We live around 500+ kilometers apart and how was she going to teach me? Well, she was kind enough to sent me written instructions and she answered all my questions (and there were plenty!) via e-mail and sometimes Skype. I think she was probably sorry after a couple of days that she did agree to get me the moulds. But, I am very thankful to her - and I am quite happy with the results. Don't know what Susan will say about them when she sees it in real; hopefully she will be happy. Thanks again Susan!

We, that's my husband and I, made quite a couple of these 'impressions'. I put some of them on canvasses and also made cards with others. There is just so much one can do with them.

This is the card I made with the Leopard on a Branch image.

And this is the card made with the Storming Elephant image.

If you double-click on the pic, you will see all the amazing details that the manufacturers of the moulds have put into them.

Well, that's it from me for this week. Hope you like what you see here.

Thank you so much for visiting again!


  1. This is amazing! Definately something I would like to try.

  2. Oh wow Amanda, these impressions are really stunning and look so realistic. Beautifully executed.

  3. Wauuuuuuw wat is dit schitterend

    gr hetty

  4. Love what you have done, I would have guessed they were made from metal... they look so life like, thank you for visiting my blog

  5. Those are really fantastic. The detail is wonderful.

  6. How beautiful and unique! This is such a stunning effect!

  7. Amazing detail ... they look like they'd be heavy ~ are they?

  8. Very different they do look heavy but I think that is because of all the detail.
    You always manage to do something different great work

  9. Thank you to everybody for their lovely comments! It is much appreciated. Just to answer some questions, they are not heavy at all - it is just paper.

  10. I just love the elephant! Beautiful work. I love this idea! Maybe you can teach me too?

  11. These are great! Well done.

  12. These are ABSOLUTELY stunning, reminds me of home!

  13. jou papermoulding het baie mooi gekom,,,nou kan jy lekker speel.

  14. Oh my gosh Amanda, I have been looking at your blog and somehow missed this post. These are absolutely stunning!!! Now I HAVE to learn how to do this! LOL! I will be doing a Google search right now! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Wow, Amanda, you are a serious artist. That card reminds me of Thailand.
    Such detailed work. What patience!


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