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


7 comments:

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is absolutely amazing Linda. The etched brass and copper pieces are spectacular on this piece. Love it. -- Mary Elizabeth

Lisa H said...

wow! this is so cool Linda!

Maura Hibbitts said...

Awesome piece Linda!

Heather said...

You totally aced the process on this one, Linda! Your etchings look super, and the final assemblage is whimsical, fun and enchanting! xox

Kim Collister said...

So cool Linda!!!! Love it!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful work, Linda! I am thoroughly fascinated with your etching technique.

Dortesjs said...

awsome ;O))