Monday, April 8, 2013

I had an Epiphany

Late night is when I get my best ideas. Laying in bed, of course, lights off, everything shut down, studio cleaned up....yeah right! Not very often.
 
But this time I didn't get out of bed, turn on the lights and grab what I'd been thinking about creating. I waited until morning and tried my hand at embossing metal and adding Vintaj Patinas.
 
I thought it was pretty cool!
 
 
So, I needed a thank you gift for someone who'd helped steer me in the right direction with a problem, and this reminded me of their type of interest.
 
This started as a plain wooden box that I painted with Studio Classic Teal and various other paints dabbed over it with Cut N Dry foam, then stamped.
 
The Metal Foil is embossed with the Riveted Metal Texture Fade.
 
 
This is 3 colors of Patinas... Cinnabar, Rust and Clay...the Rusted Hardware Collection.

 
Dried with a heat tool, and some French Roast  Fresco paint dabbed on.  Dry again, sand it here and there, and polish with a soft cloth or Detailing Block.
 
 
I added the metal easily since the foil has sticky back, cut a piece of Grungeboard with a die and painted to match the orange/rust color for the center of the Ornate Plate.
 
I added the Curio Knob and Box Corners to the wooden box.
 
 
Each one of the Word Bands  was painted with the Mermaid Fresco paint....

 
raised with a piece of Grungeboard.....

 
and glued to a side of the box.
 
The Foundations Box Feet are added last.

 
I stamped the Mixed Media stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink and the Script from Apothecary in Mermaid paint with a rolled application to make spotty.
 
These are two of my "most used" stamps in my collections!
 
So try the Patinas on some embossed metal and see what you think. I think the Rustic feel is great with a Turquoise Paint in contrast!!!
 
Most of the supplies can be found by clicking the product link to Inspiration Emporium.
 
Linda


39 comments:

cat lacigale said...

love this !!!!

Sue C said...

Wow Linda what a fantastic box ! Love the metal embossing and the patinas with the Fresco Finish is gorgeous ! Sue C x

sam21ski said...

Oooh fantastic, love them patinas on the sticky foil tape.

Sam xxx

Sharon Y said...

Stunning! I'm in love! The colors, the embossing folders, and your most used stamps. Love I'm telling you! Ha. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Claudine C. said...

Beautiful!! I love everything about it.

SusanK said...

Oh my gosh! If that isn't just the neatest box!?!?!??!?!!!!

Shelly Hickox said...

SO cool, Linda! Love the look of the metal foil. Very inspiring project!!

TAM said...

Stunning

Kathi said...

Fabulous. So I'm pinning it to remember!

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fabulous, cool piece! Stunning colour combo and all the additional elements really enhance the finished project! Lucky recipient, I am sure they are going the love it!!

mllrtrnt74 said...

This is so awesome. love it.

Elaine A said...

Linda -
What a stunning piece of art and how happy that recipient will be when they get it! Gorgeous!
By the way, if you dream up the lottery numbers, let me know LOL!

Elaine Allen

Karen Buchanan said...

This is fabulous! Love it.

Createology said...

Lovely in every detail. The colors are superb together. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Lisa H said...

Very very very cool!

2amscrapper said...

love the effect!

Donna said...

Beautiful!!

Danielle Lounds said...

Still love this, even more after seeing all of the closeups. :) Amazing!!!

Vic said...

Amazing! The colors, the embossing, every detail!

Jean Bullock said...

Awesome. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Kelly Neis said...

It is those late nights that all our great crafting ideas emerge. I love what you did here, so beautiful too. I really love the metal sentiments you have on it. Great Epiphany.
Hugs Kelly

shari said...

I love everything about this box! Great job.

Michelle Webb said...

All the best ideas are hatched lying awake in bed on a night time, or during the call of nature! This is one amazing idea you had Linda, I love it! What I love about it so much is the contrast of the colours and the amazing idea of the embossed metal foil on the side of the box. The finish is brilliant, love the text stamp, the sanding, and the embellishments too. Michelle xx PS Thank you so much for my comment on PA post. I would really love to meet you one day. xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!!!do you sell the things you do like this box??

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow!!!! That is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Stunning xx

Kate said...

Amazing! The whole thing is gorgeous with all the texture. My favorite is the rusty metal effect that you created. I am sure your friend LOVES it!!
Kate

Lori said...

Wow, this is so AWESOME!!! Love the rusted look with the turquoise, very appealing!

Kay Wallace said...

Just an incredible creation, Linda!! Your friend will be so very pleased, I know. I think I must have that embossing plate! ;-)

Crazydi said...

Stupendous Linda - I agree the rustic look with the turquoise conrast is gorgeous! I've got that embossing folder .... hmmm - what to make ?! :)

Debby said...

Simply gorgeous! You are uber talented!

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a gorgeous box. The effect of the embossing and Vintaj patinas is incredible. Love how the Fresco paint ages it further and highlights the details. Fabulous stamping on the turquoise. Gorgeous colours and texture. Thanks for the inspiration and how-tos.

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Linda, I get my best ideas at night too. lol. So know the feeling of needing to jump out of bed and at least jot the thought down. This is an awesome project! Just love that riveted metal texture.

Francesca said...

This came out so so cool. I really wish I would have some of these types of Epiphany.

Anita Houston said...

LLLOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEE!!!!

Shirley said...

This is brilliant!

Kaz said...

Awesome Linda just awesome xx

Wanda H said...

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!! I must try this!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this box. Lucky reciepient!!!
Hugs Lynn