Friday 3 October 2014

Heavy Metal at A Vintage Journey

Sorry I'm late Blogger didn't go for me at midnight but I am here now.
I got really excited when I saw Terry had chosen ‘Heavy Metal’ as her challenge at AVJ and loads of ideas kept popping into my head but I was finding it difficult to play with those ideas at the time. But once I did sit down to design and create all those ideas seemed to have vanished in a puff of nothing. Does this ever happen to you? What to do? (and not a lot of time to do it in either lol). So here is my offering to help start this fabulous challenge off.

I began with a piece of copper foil sheet that I ran through Tim’s cobwebs embossing folder. I adhered it to a piece of greyboard with red line tape and used my 10 second studio pointy tool to add some other textures on it.

Next I used a palette knife to spread some of Wendy Vecchi’s black embossing paste in areas, leaving it quite matted and pitted.

I dried it and then added broken china, peeled paint and black soot distress paints, smudging them together with a piece of kitchen towel and when dry dabbed over some pumice stone DP and I used a piece of cut and dry to blend in some white gesso. I then left it to dry overnight.

The following day dripped black gesso and distress paints over rubbing some of it away. I also used about five different treasure gold metallic pastes on it. But what to do next?

Out came a jumbo tag and I got carried away using the new distress spray stains including brushed pewter and ordinary distress stains with Tim’s new Halloween mask. Before I sprayed I stamped the skull from the Apothecary set and masked it off and I also stamped with the text from the same set.

I die cut the bats, spider and 31 in black card and layered paints and stains again on the spider.

Using some wire I had in my drawer I made some barbed wire and added it to a word band which has picker fence distress paint rubbed over it to get the saying to stand out more…..

…. and I distressed a spinner and found a rusted ring fastener that I put through the tag hole.
After distressing the edges of the tag and using the chit chat words and label letters, I am now really quite pleased with the outcome.

We are looking forward to seeing what heavy metal you incorporate into your projects over the next couple of weeks.

Have a wonderful weekend, I shall be at Swanage Blues Festival down on the south coast. I am really looking forward to getting by the sea for a few days.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx