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.
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.
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.