Monday, September 3, 2018

Be Brave in your ART - Create Moments from your Heart

It's been a while since I've posted a Finnabair Ambassadors post. But here you'll see I'm still very much in love with Rust Pastes, especially since there are 4 new sets to play with!

This is a tag with several elements and layers that I shared along the way on FB and IG. I'll pull it together for you today and show you how it ended up in a frame,

The tag itself has a simple arrangement of simple pieces that are enhanced with paint, inks, embossing powders and metal ephemera. The Quote Chip is from Tim Holtz.

  I started with a Honeycomb stencil and Plaster Paste and a #8 tag.  I spread the paste randomly, but on most of the tag.

Then I added a Heavy White Gesso over it all. The next layers are from the Camouflage and Metal Rust paste sets. I used only a couple colors.

Then I got my hands on the new Texture Fantasy Sets - Anemone & Coral, Northern Lights, Junkyard Treasures, and Old Walls. Now....... I'd drive you crazy with all the colors I used, and I'm not even sure myself, but I must say I am drawn here to the oranges, browns and blues. However a must is the Cream and Lavender.

The edges were colored with Rocky Road Baked Texture Embossing Powders from Seth Apter. I threw in some Ancient Amber and Patina Oxide here and there, too.

 Then I decide I need to lighten certain areas up. I added some white gesso and the lighter colors of the Fantasy colors. Gold Rush, Royal Red and Brass Hardware Metallique paints were dry-brushed onto top layers.

Here is a plain chipboard square that had layers of the pastes added with a palette knife. When dry, I added some metallique paints as highlights.

I used a scrap of corrugated cardboard as a background piece for the chipboard square. Distress and Archival inks were brushed on to add more color and a few spots of acrylic paints were splattered on. I painted the Tin Heart with some Brass Hardware and glued into place.

The tag is layered onto a piece of brass painted chipboard. I used Mechanicals - Wings, Mini Hardware, Tin Hearts, and Mini Knobs. The Chipboard Tiles are used to hold up the Wings and Zipper Pull. It's all put together with Heavy Body Gel.

You can see the subtle touches of the Lavender and Brass here.

The last thing are the little pieces at the top that are layered onto more distressed cardboard. I added more color with Brass Hardware and black paint to get a better contrast.  It was glued to a piece of painted chipboard as well,  and a jute cord was tied into a knot at the top.

It's all glued onto a hoarded piece of scrapbook paper from years ago that I really love and wish I'd bought several more sheets. That's life, right?

This little frame is a discount store find that I removed the glass from and added a few pieces of chipboard to build up. It's cheap and easy to work with.

I take the title from the words on the piece - ART, Be Brave, Moments and a Heart.

I hope you've enjoyed this walk-through of my project. Let me know if you have any  questions or comments.

Your Friend in ART,