Yes, it's been a while, but now that the holidays are past us, I'll share a project I worked on through the many days of buying, wrapping, and giving.
This now sits on my desk with my brushes and tools at my fingertips.
It has copper stain glass foil on the tops and the front. Different light angels make it show up at 2 different colors, but it's really a gorgeous, shiny copper color you see on the tops.
The wooden boxes and base are from a company several years ago that's no longer in business.
I used the fantastic Iron Orchid Designs Moulds and paper clay to create the pieces that are glued onto the wooden boxes. (a fantastic video on working with the moulds and paper clay are found on Thicketworks.com. Heather is brilliant!)
So after you've glued them onto the boxes, it's time to paint with Heavy Black Gesso from Finnabair/Prima, and then add her luscious Art Alchemy Paints. I used lots of layers of Metalliques and Opal Magics to create this look.
Waxes from Inka Gold-Viva are used in places as well. This is a process of many layers of different colors.
The copper foil was the perfect width for adding to the top of the boxes and it will make it more durable.
I filled in different spots with stamping and Archival Black Ink.
Load it up with your supplies and it's ready to sit on your desktop for display and functionality.
Depending on your location, you can find these products at
Retro Cafe Art Gallery in the USA or
from Finnabair at Mixed Media Place in Ireland.
Thanks for stopping by, and let us know what you think.
Your Friend in ART,