Friday, April 14, 2017

My Angel Winged Lady

 I found these amazing plaques at a huge Craft Store in Minnesota while on vacation. I bought several.

This transformation is probably the most remarkable of them all.


I covered the plain kraft-colored base with a combination of Stone Effects Paste-Pumice, Mini Art Stones and Texture Powder.

Then I glued the paper clay Iron Orchid Design moulded pieces in place.


When they were dry, I added a layer of clear Texture Crackle to the surface. Next glazes in brown and grey are painted on making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies.  This shows the piece dry. I took a baby wipe to the moulds and toned them down to create much lighter areas of contrast with the crackle.


I have several types of brass wings from Retro Cafe Art Gallery. I like to tone down the brightness by aging them with a bit of  Pewter Black patina and then buffing them with a Detailing Block to raise the shine.

I chose the Large Brass Angel Wings in the upper right for this piece.


Finnabair sent us 3 of her new Mechanicals sets and they were calling my name to be added in the open areas of the plaque.

The Patina Pastes are easily added with an alcohol ink colored rhinestone glued to the centers of the Metal Lotus. I rolled the petals a bit with a jewelry tool.

Metallique Paints and Waxes are used to brighten spots, but are hard to see here. Turning the project in the light makes a big difference.


The Cameo has copper Micro Beads set in a Vintage Trinket.

Mores waxes on the raised areas of the Pumice stone pick up some shine. It's all glued together with Heavy Body Gel. Amazing stuff.


That's it for today. I hope you'll be inspired to play, and please let me know what you think. As always.....

Your Friend in ART,

Linda

Iron Orchid Design Moulds - Escutcheon I and II, Keyholes
Resin Cameo
Texture Paste - Clear Crackle
Stone Effects Paste - Pumice
Mechanicals - Metal Lotus
Metalliques Acrylic Paints - Rusty Red, Rich Turquoise
Micro Beads - Copper
Memory Hardware - Vintage Trinket-Strasbourg
Vintage Brass Keyhole
Acrylic Paint - Paynes Grey
Large Clear Rhinestones
Alcohol Ink
Antiquing Glaze
Pewter Black Metal Finishing Solution

Friday, March 31, 2017

A Chapel Hill Stand-Up Village and G45 Papers

Today it's my turn to create a project for the

This is a made with the 
and 


I always love to layer different cuts from the papers to create trims.

I also used a Round Stained Glass Window Cut-Out and a 


I trimmed down a Victorian Flourish Cut-Out for the top of this house 
and added a few Pine Tree Cut-Outs for balance.


Windows, doors, trees and other embellishments are painted with 
Art Alchemy Metalliques Rusty Red, Emerald Green and Green Olive.


I've loaded a short "walk around" video for you to see. Turn on CC.


I hope you're inspired to play and create.

As always, ask questions and share your ideas.

Your Friend in ART,

Linda

Monday, March 20, 2017

Phineas Pinchbeck Etched on Copper

 This is one of my all-time favorite stamps from 
The Artistic Stamper, Phineas Pinchbeck.

I used it on a piece of copper that I then etched and cut out with a jeweler's saw.

It's a totally different way to create a collage, and I love it.


This is a close-up of the piece. I believe Phineas is a Steampunk character, so the gears and knobs are fun ephemera to add to the collage.

The Iron Orchid Design mould was used on a plain black frame with Finnabair's waxes to added the only color. Patina Effect Pastes add some texture to the knobs, and embossing powder highlights the 2 Vintaj Ferns.


This is how the copper and brass pieces look with the stamped images on them before they're etched.


These are a few after they've been etched and the patina is added.


I glued on a few other items such as the arrow, key and tiny bulb. A mica powder spray is used for the background on black gesso.


Use chipboard and gears to build up the layers behind the copper. .


The frame and easel were a package deal from Michael's I found years ago. They sit nicely on the piano for a bit of nostalgic fun.

There's a short video on YouTube with the waxes and moulds.


Check out the links for products and I hope you have been inspired to play.

Your Friend in ART,

Linda

Iron Orchid Designs/Prima - Vintage Art Decor Mould-Moulding 1 
Creative Paperclay - Modeling clay
Vintaj - Fern Curving Right
Gears - Silver and Brass, Brass Gear Mix (Retro Cafe Art Gallery)
Mica Powder Spray, Black Chipboard, Embossing Powder, Copper Sheet, Etching Fluid