Sunday, June 9, 2013

Never Too Much Metal - IMHO

I LOVE Metal. I LOVE Steampunk.  I LOVE to layer. I LOVE Mixed Media Assemblage.
So......I REALLY loved doing this piece.

No stamps....oddly. Just lots of contrasting colors and metal. 

Shiny metal and Perfect Pearl Mists.

Tissue Wrap and Distress Paints.

Gears and Clocks and Buckles....OH MY!

Chain and Corners....Hitch Fasteners, too!

I'll give you a bit of a tutorial here. Started with an unfinished wall plaque that has a hook hanger knob. I painted it with Distress Paints ...Antiqued Gold and Tarnished Brass.

Then swipe a piece of Tissue Wrap with Fired Brick Distress Stains on the BACK.

Flip it over and it looks like this.

Black chipboard with PP Mists...Blue Patina and Turquoise on die cut Styled Label.

Black cardstock cut to enlarged Label shape.

Bend open Corners so they're flat.

Cut off edge with Tim's Tonic Scissors and flatten out again. (Use side facing you without Tim's name to keep serrated edge from showing)

Polish EVERYTHING with the Reliefing Block.

Assemble Timepiece, Spinner and Clock Key AFTER you polish them.
And then put it all together!!!!
I used Glue n Seal to add the Tissue Wrap to the plaque, and Matte Medium for adhering the other pieces. Check out the links below for products.
Metal to Metal I used Crafter's Pick the Ultimate for glue.
Fun or What???
Let me know what you think....

Products Used:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology- Corners
  Tissue Tape - Elements
  Hitch Fasteners
  Clock Key
  Game Spinner
  Word Band
  Mini Gears
  Sprocket Gears
  Lace Chain
  Long Fasteners and Mini Fasteners
  Tissue Wrap - Terminology
  Ornate Plate
Tim Holtz Micro Serrated Scissors
Ranger - Perfect Pearl Mists - Turquoise and Blue Patina
Tim Holtz Distress Paints - Fired Brick, Antique Bronze and Tarnished Brass
Tim Holtz Alterations - Styled Label Die
Matte Multi-Medium and Glue n Seal
Vintaj - Metal Reliefing Block
Black cardstock
Various brads
White acrylic paint
Crafter's Pick - The Ultimate Glue


Lizzy Wurmann G. said...


inkypinkycraft said...

Looks fab , love the ruler round the sides too! Cool trace x

Theresa said...

I like this one, too! The metal is awesome!!! Great job.

butterfly said...

Fabulous metal layers - so cool!
Alison x

Kathy Eddy said...

i think this is a wonderful piece! You make it seem so easy!

Karenliz said...

WOW It's beautiful!

Meme said...

I think you did an amazing job!
Love all the metal.
Grat job Linda, thanks for sharing!

Debby said...

Gorgeous and I love the metal!

Candy C said...

Wow Linda...this is really gorgeous! I love how that Ideaology just POPS! Beautiful creation! <3 Candy

Ria Gall said...

Hi Linda
wow this is so different and really stunning. I love the colours, the metal, the layers I just love everything about it.

Martina2801 said...

What a brilliant work, dear Linda! Fantastic Ideaology design! LOOOOOVE this!

Lori said...

I think this is AWESOME, and I want to make one RIGHT NOW!!! LOL...

sam21ski said...

WOW Linda stunningly gorgeous

Sam xxx

Vic said...

Fabulous piece! I love how you assembled it all together.

Beth Norman said...

Oh, Linda, this piece is fantastic. You did such an amazing job. You are so very creative.

Kaz said...

Awesome as always!! Love all the idea-ology looks fabulous!

silvergran said...

Very cool Linda!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Nice work and thanks so much for the tip on Tim's scissors! Mary W

Sarah Lynch said...


Kay Wallace said...

I love metal, too, Linda, but have never used so much in one project before...but this is absolutely over-the-top fantastic!

Kathi said...

Big fun and gorgeous!

Thanks for the photos and explanation!

Jeannette said...

WOW,Georgus steampunk art, i love all details and colors on this,wonderful work, i love it to much!!!

Greetings Jeannette

Marianne H said...

So cool, love it

Michelle Webb said...

Wow, I can tell that a lot of love went into that piece. It's really amazing Linda. Love all the layering. Michelle xx

Linda said...

Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

SO gorgeous!!!!!

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Marjie Kemper said...

Fun? Yes!!! Gorgeous? Yes!!! Off to pin your Made WIth Metal... lovely!!

Anita Houston said...

Never too much way! Love love love this!!!! Awesome...every metal bit!

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