Thursday, 22 January 2009

Journey Into (metal) Art


I have been playing with my Ten Seconds Studio stash again and made this little hanging piece.

I used mountboard for the backing; cutting it to 8" square and then using a prime coat of Gesso. Once dried, I painted with acrylic paints, making a distressy feel to the piece and using a bubblewrap stamp to make little marks on the surface and an old credit card (one I hadn't melted LOL) to make lines on the edges.

The metal squares all have 1 1/5" sqaure mountboard bases and the metals I have used are the Kiss Me Pink and Chocolate Brown ones available from The Artistic Stamper. I used a variety of techniques to achieve the patterns, using texture plates, moulds and freehand drawing using the tools.

The centre piece has a base of 3" square mountboard and I used Grungeboard letters under the metal to make the Art word. The Journey Into was written onto copy paper with a Sharpie, flipped over and then traced using a refining tool. I refined all the edges and then did a little freehand decorating.

The surfaces of the metals were all sanded and distressed and then I applied Espresso acylic paint over the top, wiping off and then buffing up to get a nice finish.

I assembled all the pieces using silicone glue and on the centre and random pieces around the edges, I used more glue so I have a raised effect.

Finally, I used a little coat hanger, available here and added some beaded ribbons along the bottom as a little fancy finish.

This piece took aaages for me to make as there is a lot of work in each square but I loved making it and love the colour theme.

Thanks for looking

Hels x


Linniepink said...

Fantastic as always i love this way of crafting soooo clever

crafty creations said...

Hels it's absolutely stunning!!!! Love it

Jennie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs xx

Karen said...

Absolutely incredible, well done Hels, I love it xxx

Andrea said...

I have seen this in the flesh and its just stunning and now its finished Hels its even more stunning xx

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous Hels, I adore it

Anonymous said...

It's fabulous and inspiring as ever Hels!
There's an award for you over on my blog! xx

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous love it xx

Hels said...

Thanks everyone :O))

Calv said...

That is stunning Hels, i love what you do with the metal.

I really need to have go at that. Gorgeous.

Minx said...

Oh this is yummy, it must be my "me to you piece" eah, come you know it is.. dont ya, dont ya, hu, oh go on....
go on
go on
go on
go on
go on
go on
go on
more tea...
go on PMSL

Made with Lovex said...

gorgeous makes.soo beautiful

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