Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Rusty Steele telephone - DecoArt techniques - Board 2

Ok, ok so I have given myself some artistic license here,  but did you know that the first early telephones were made of metal, but were switched to plastic at the start of WWII.  All phones thereafter were plastic.
This is board two in my DecoArt series for my workshop for Country View Crafts on the 6th June (details on my side bar). Participants won't actually be making these boards, they will be learning the techniques and then using them to alter a box. These are to show how the effects can be used in  different ways.



Again I have used the DecoArt media products for this technique which includes layers of the acrylic paints and one of the texture mediums and I have used Tim's mini movers and shapers telephone die to show the effects.


The ATC background has a paint technique I am calling 'camouflage chippy paint' and has a very weathered and mottled look to it. The numbers have been added with Tim's stencil and DecoArt modelling paste.


The cabinet card was cut from foamboard and given a coat of white gesso to begin with. I randomly splodged a watery wash of Traditions quinacridone gold over it and used the heat gun to dry it. Next I repeated that process with Traditions prussian blue hue and when dry painted on a coat of DecoArt weathered wood crackle. When that had fully dried I painted on a coat of titan buff and watched the crackles appear.

I wanted to continue the number theme so when the background was again dry I stamped the numbers from Tim's little labels set in black archival ink.


I adhered the ATC onto the cabinet card and 'painted' some matt medium round the edges and used a vintage photo distress marker to create some shadow all round.


The backing board was dipped in a mix of tea dye and pumice stone distress inks. I love how the paints and the inks complement each other so well.


I've got the last of my packing to organise today, my hair and nails will get done tomorrow and then Thursday we will be off to see our friends in California. It won't be long now Terry.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

hugs Brenda xxx


For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
Leonardo da Vinci



22 comments:

Jane said...

Another amazing technique board Brenda. These are perfect to show the products. This rusted steel effect looks amazing as does the crackle effect. I am so disappointed that I have another date clash with the workshop, I would be there in a flash. Your trip is so close now, how exciting. Take care xx

Jane said...

Another amazing technique board Brenda. These are perfect to show the products. This rusted steel effect looks amazing as does the crackle effect. I am so disappointed that I have another date clash with the workshop, I would be there in a flash. Your trip is so close now, how exciting. Take care xx

Alter This said...

fab make, love the way you show it all before putting together, the background is just lovely x

Redanne said...

These paints are fabulous in your hands Brenda! Love what you do with them.. Hugs, Anne xx

klistersøster said...

It is a great phone, great textured, amazing card.
Hugs Susan

Annie said...

Stunning paint effects Brenda and the rust looks fabulous too. I love old telephones and have a few in my collection at home.

Tfs and huge hugs
Annie x

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic project, Brenda! Love the texture and colors on the phone.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Brenda!! Totally love your camouflage chippy paint technique! So antique looking, just love it! hugs :)

Gina said...

Such an awe inspiring piece Brenda...just love that it is so realistically "aged" :D XXX

massofhair said...

Wish i was able to attend your workshop Brenda, your techniques are looking amazing!!! STUNNING Tag.

Enjoy your hollibobs! :-) xxx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic project Brenda. Enjoy your holiday and visit with Terry.
Yvonne

whyducks said...

Fantastic

Buttons said...

Another fabulous alteration Brenda! You're giving Andy a run for his money :) Jenny x

Inkypinkycraft said...

this looks fab x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That is wonderful Brenda, amazing textures and the phone really looks rusted! Wish I could take that class, what lucky students. Have a wonderful and safe trip!

Sara Barker said...

Amazing, Brenda! California isn't too far from Wilmington, NC (ha! ha!) Why not pop in a do a class here? Wish I lived over the ocean, as I would be first to sign up for one of your classes! I love the antique look of this phone! Enjoy your journey!

Terry said...

Oh the days of metal phones!!! Brenda, what great techniques your students will learn and your phone is just a tarnished wonder! Very soon, Brenda! Very soon! Hugs!

Karen Garrard said...

Perfect rust! Such an amazing project Brenda. love it! Karen.x

Lynn Price said...

Amazing, Brenda!! I so wish I could attend that workshop - but the commute is a bit long as you know, lol! I can't wait to know more about that fabulous chippy paint background you've come up with....it is fabulous. Thanks, as always, for your visits and comments - they never daily to inspire me! And safe travels - have a marvelous time in glorious CA - great time of year to be visiting! xxx Lynn

Anita Houston said...

Perfection on that phone...totally looks like an aged metal piece!!!

Paper Profusion said...

Thanks for sharing all these details Brenda - loving all the effects and this looks stunning. Enjoy your trip! Nicola x

butterfly said...

Brilliant grungy crackle and weathering - can see you're having so much fun with the DecoArt goodies.
Alison xx