25.12.14

CD Reycling with Sospeso Transparente

CD Sospeso Trasparente Art
Hi friends of late I have been in a "non- paper crafting" mood .My fascination with the Italian craft of Sospeso Trasparente continues.To display the beautiful Sospeso Trasparente flowers I recycled a CD.
CD Recycling
The picture above shows the CD, pattern paper cut out to fit it and glitter foam cut to fit the CD with my favorite Poppy Stamps Meso background die.

CD Recycling
Glued the pattern paper to the CD and used PVA glue[ Fevicol Mr ] to stick the glitter foam die cut to the paper. I used circle dies to cut a circular framework to fit snugly around the Meso background lattice.
How are Sospeso Trasparente flowers made?
Sospeso Transparente materials
I had already introduced you to Sospeso Trasparente in 2 previous posts [ Sospeso Trasparente bouquet tutorial and Ice crystal flowers].
Sospeso Transparente tutorial
Sospeso Trasparente flowers
The flowers in this project were made by sticking flower designs from thin paper sheets called Paper veils onto special Sospeso Trasparente plastic sheets and cutting and heating them to form 3 dimensional flowers
Sospeso Transparente tutorial
Sospeso Trasparente tutorial 
Roughly cut out the flower / leaf designs from the "Paper veils"
Sospeso Transparente tutorial
Sospeso Trasparente tutorial 
Apply diluted Sospeso Trasparente glue to the cut outs and stick to the plastic films. You can stick design side up or down depending on whether you want a  paper or plastic look for your final Sospeso Trasparente flowers.
Sospeso Transparente tutorial
Sospeso Trasparente on film
Allow the designs to dry, then cut out the designs and cut inwards towards the flower centers so that you can shape them later.
Sospeso Trasparente tutorial
Sospeso Trasparente technique
Hold the plastic side towards a candle flame and heat and emboss.Emboss the petals of the flowers from the under surface and emboss the center as shown below.
Sospeso Trasparente tutorial
Sospeso Trasparente embossing
The Sospeso Trasparente flowers look gorgeous just as they are but you can make them sparkle by adding 
  • Diamond dust
  • Ground glass crystals
  • Distress glitter
Here is the detailed tutorial to each technique : Sospeso Trasparente techniques
Sospeso Transparente
Sospeso Transparente Crackle Paint
The flower above have a crackled  glossy look because it was painted with Clear Rock Candy crackle paint.
Sospeso Transparente
Diamond dust flowers
The flowers above have diamond dust and ice crystals
Sospeso Transparente
Sospeso Trasparente Crystal flowers
Dusted some of the Sospeso Trasparente leaves and flowers with distress glitter for a subtle shimmer effect.And some of the flowers like the one shown below were left plain and gorgeous !
Sospeso Trasparente
Sospeso Trasparente flowers
         Many crafters asked me about best gluing options for Sospeso Trasparente as they found their work falling off projects! Sospeso Trasparente has  plastic and as you all know plastic is not the easiest medium to glue! 
        One option is to use a sticky clay like mseal to adhere to glass/ metal/ plastic etc like I did in the Sospeso Trasparente bouquet tutorial 
           Another option is to stick to foam! Foam and plastic literally melt into each other with hot glue form the simple glue gun and so you know the reason why I made my lattice background in foam!
Sospeso Trasparente
Sospeso Trasparente 
I hope you like my altered CD craft.
Supplies : All Sospeso Trasparente material courtesy Crafters Corner, Distress Glitter, Crackle paint, Diamond dust, _ from Craftes Corner
Poppy stamps meso background die, Glitter foam, DCWV floral recollection,


33 comments:

  1. This technique really are fascinatingly beautiful, Dr. Sonia. I really like what you have been making with it. Have a very Happy Holiday time! NancyD

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy-- yes I am in love with Sospeso Transparente !!

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  2. Love, love, love it will definitely have a go at something similar.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Holidays to you and yours

    Patricia x

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  3. You have been creating magic with Sospeso Sonia !! thank you for the wonderfully detailed tutorials !!

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  4. Oh my goodness, Sonia, this is amazing!! Those flowers are magical!! As always, your tutorial is fabulous!! What a stunning project!! Love, love, love it my friend!! I hope you and your family have a very happy holiday season, and that 2015 brings you much love, many blessings and endless happiness!! Hugs,

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Especially like the crackled look of the flowers.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. WOW! such a beautiful project and you are certainly the queen recycling items, I love it!! I also wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
    Big Hugs,
    Norma

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  7. Beautiful Sonia! Hope you have a wonderful Holiday season!

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  8. Absolutely stunning! This is a beautiful craft technique. Merry Christmas!

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  9. Beautiful.Thanks for the tutorial.
    Happy Holidays.Elly

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  10. Oh wow, this is stunning and looks like a lot of fun. I have not seen this technique before at all. Love all the photos you share, very interesting.

    I know it's been a while but I am just popping by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

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  11. Another great tutorial Sonia :) by the way I just nominated you as the "craft blogger of the year" at favecrafts annual craft event

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  12. Gorgeous Dr Sonia..Awesome tute:)

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  13. So beautiful and what a great idea for up-cycling CDs.

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    1. Thank you so much Teresa..ha ha I have lots of Cds to use up!

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  14. Oooh my goodness, this is outstanding and I LOVE the textures and design! The flowers are so beautiful~just stunning! Your so talented!!
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Sherrie K

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  15. its stunning!! happy holiday season to you and your family.

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  16. stunning!! great use of CD. happy holiday season to you and your family.

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  17. Wow this is an amazing little project. So beautiful with the pretty flowers. Who would have thought that a CD could look so lovely and shabby chic.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  18. This is so Beautiful Sonia. I Love the flowers..Loz

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  19. Fabulous Sospeso Trasparente!! Love your flowers and I'm honoured to be Italian seeing your beautiful projects! Happy Holidays, Dr Sonia!

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  20. WOW! This is Really AMAZING! Absolutely Beautiful and very Creative! The flowers are just Gorgeous!!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you & your family.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  21. love ur tutes always doc.... wonder how u make everything look soo simple

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  22. They look lovely Dr.Sonia

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  23. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for including the pictorial. I love to see how creations are made!

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  24. Well, having worked in the Emergency Department for 13 years, I know how incredibly busy the life of a surgeon is. I don't know how you find the time to create such beautiful art, but I sure am glad you do. Your creations are magnificent. If your surgical skills are half as good, your patients are VERY lucky patients indeed! You go, girl! You're a busy and talented woman. Id' SO LOVE to have you stop by and share with us in our challenges.

    Come and play along in our weekly Anything Goes challenges at Word Art Wednesday. We offer great prizes every week, and you can share all your wonderful projects. It would be such a blessing to have you share your amazing talents with us. I hope you will join us here:
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  25. beautiful piece Sonia!! lovely flowers... the lattice is so beautiful!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  26. Your recycled piece is stunning! I love the technique you have used.
    Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

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  27. This is truly a work of art. I love the tutorial and learning something new! Beautiful work!!

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  28. Wowsers, what a little stunner!

    Thanks for the fabulous tutorial, and thanks for sharing this little beauty with us

    Lin
    The Mirror Crack'd

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  29. This is just gorgeous! Love the glittery trellis. Thank you so much for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge with us over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  30. You make the most elegant cards I have ever seen in my life. Each one a masterpiece Sonia! What a treasure to savor!

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