It's my turn again on the Finnabair blog for the Creative Team!!!
This time I altered something I can put on my desk to jot down creative ideas that come to me for other projects.
I love the glasses in the front!
I started with a plain paper mache box that I painted with Heavy Black Gesso. I left the inside section unpainted since I'll add scrapbook papers there.
I chose a heavily pigmented acrylic paint to use with the Modeling Paste. A little goes a LONG way. I used 2 colors and added the mixture to the box with the Bubbles stencil.
Then I started to add more color. I spritzed metallic Shimmer Mists on and also added drops with sprayer removed from the bottle. LOVE the shine here!
I added Ultra Thick Embossing Powder on the Small Clock Face. Then I added some Silks with a dry brush. I base coated the metal wings with Heavy White Gesso and added silver acrylic paint.
I started adding color to this label pull. Then I decided a Tassel would look great hanging from it, so I used my jewelry 2 hole punch to make a hole for the Tassel.
I started to add more color to the background and metal elements. Then the scary part for me.....gluing it all down. I used 3D Matte Gel for the heavy pieces.
For a bit of sparkle and shine, I added a mixture of Platinum Glass Glitter and Zinc Glass Beads in the clock section with Soft Gloss Gel.
The sides and back have Newsprint Canvas strips added with 3D Matte Gel. The metal handles show the "before" on the bottom, and the "after" on the top with 2 colors of Inka Gold paste added. Makes a BIG difference.
The handle is added to the back spine area with 3D Matte Gel and brads. I did the same with a pair of glasses across the front. I cut apart a Medium Flower and added pieces with copper brads. You can see the Tassel here with some Inka Gold added to it.
I found 2 metal labels for the sides. They were plain silver in color, so I first added 2 coats of Heavy White Gesso with a foam square. Then I added a coat of Clear Texture Crackle and several layers of inks when dry. LOVE the aged metal look it creates!!!
Put a phrase in the frame and add to the sides.
The bits and pieces get added last...buttons, a propeller colored with alcohol ink, the key with a computer part twisted around it, micro beads in a gear with a light bulb phrase, a Roman Numeral, Numbers, a Vintage Center, and Charcoal Art Sugar to fill in spaces. That color is so gorgeous.
The Pendant under the light bulb and Leaves are colored with Inka Gold as well as several other Mechanicals. Sterling Glass Glitter is sprinkled around the tiny vintage bottle to help support it.
When the 3D Gel dried under the light bulb it left a really cool pattern.
That's it for today. Don't forget to check out the links for products, and let me know what you think. As always, questions are welcome!
Products Used From Mixed Media Place:
Other Products Used:
DecoArt-Fluid Acrylics and Shimmer Mists
Inka Gold Metallic Rubs
Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
Silks- Spicy Tomato
Various found objects