Saturday 24 January 2015

It's all about the Metal!

OGood afternoon to you all. I got back from my sisters in time to play. Everywhere I look lately, metal and rust are there, so couldn't resist creating something of my own.

On the Paper Artsy Blog the theme is shiney things and I will enter this in the challenge 
I scraped white gesso with a knife onto a small wall board. Once this was dry I scraped Grunge Paste in small areas on the board. I made it very rough to add texture. Next I sprayed Turquiose Fresco Acrylic at the top of the board and let it run. I helped it with a little spray of water where I wanted it to run more. While this was drying I added a little more water to my spritzer and then added Baltic Blue to darken the colour. I sprayed this second coat and again let it run.

While this was drying I die cut a heart, some coins, flowers,  a small plant and a trellis. I gave each of these a coat of black Media fluid. The trellis, coin and flower part I painted with Quinacridone Gold and allowed to dry. I used bronze Treasure Gold to add to the rust look. The other pieces were coated in a translucent silver, and when dry silver Treasure Gold was used to complete the metallic look.

The heart was first given some script via Grunge Paste and a stencil. Once dry it was given a coat black, and then silver. Once these coats were dry, I rubbed black Antiquing Cream in all over the heart. This was then removed with a damp cloth leaving a little around the words. Silver Treasure Gold was added to the texture on the heart and the board.

I used silver spheres on wire with some beaded wire to form a bouquet and assembled my flower adding a small metal button to the centre. I stamped a sentiment and assembled my board.

Thank you for visiting, come back soon.
Take Care Debxx



  1. that's beautiful Debs!! love the heart and all the shiny stuff !

  2. Oooh lovely, very blingy, love that heart xx

  3. I adore this Debs. Right up my street. Fabulous project

  4. Wow! Beautiful artwork! Love all the texture and grungy elements! Xx

  5. This is gorgeous Debs,loving that heart,a real stunner!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  6. Love the way that you developed the heart one step further with stencil and Grungepaste. Completes it perfectly. Well done You! Xx

  7. Love this make, particularly the heart. TFS Debi

    Hugs Annie x

  8. Really lovely in every detail with great color and design!

  9. Love your project, my favourite color as well.

  10. Lots of shiny stuff going on there Deb, love the turquoise/ baltic sprayed BG, great starting point, and all the metal layers on top are wonderful!


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