Sunday, 14 June 2015

Pitted brass birdcage - DecoArt technique - Board 5

This is the penultimate board in the series and has another eroded metallic technique on that I taught at the CVC workshop last week. The inspiration for this one comes from Tim Holtz and his rusted enamel technique from his book Compendium of Curiosities II. I have converted it into what I call pitted brass and I also did a similar one with a silver effect too.


This is the bird cage made for the shabby box that all the participants took home to make.


The one here is exactly the same technique and the ATC has a faux granite effect that I have devised. I am planning a follow up workshop using DecoArt paints and mediums for September and teaching faux paint effects like this one.


The cabinet card has been texturised with my faux sandstone technique - I really have had fun creating all these new effects to use on projects.


The background was dipped in vintage photo, mustard seed and gathered twigs distress inks.


I hope your weekend is going well. I will show a couple of photos here and Face Book later in the week of the Isle of Wight Festival which is where I am today.

Happy Sunday.

hugs Brenda xxx



17 comments:

Karen Garrard said...

I love this piece Brenda!! Very vintage and aged to perfection. Karen.x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Brenda, amazing textures! Hope you are having a great time at the concert!

Redanne said...

Absolutely SUPERB backgrounds Brenda, they are amazing! I love the pitted brass on the birdcage too, it looks fantastic... I am at a bit of a loss for words! Brilliant work!

I hope the weather has not been too unkind to you at the concert! Hugs, Anne xx

Vintagehandmade said...

Wooow, Brenda, what a stunning piece! Love the perfectly aged backgrounds and all those fantastic techniques you've used there! Spectacular creation!
Branka xxx

Nan G said...

Such a cool piece! Love your paint effects! Will you be offering tutorials for those of us who live across the pond(s)?

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous piece Brenda! So many wonderful techniques and textures, a real work of art. hugs :)

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome work, Brenda! Love the various paint effects.

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous piece Brenda, great techniques. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

mamablitger said...

Brenda you are always sharing the most fabulous projects. And today I just LOVE your techniques. Gosh what a fantastic result !!! Impressing how genuine these metal cages look.
Have to try that technique....sigh...lol
Thank you for sharing inspiration.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Joi at RR said...

This is LOVELY Brenda. WONDERFUL brass techniques and love how the colors of all the layers blend so well. Thanks bunches for sharing. j.

Shari Trumbull said...

Completely lovely, Brenda!! I can't wait to see your pictures of the festival :) :) XOXO-Shari

Shari Trumbull said...

Completely lovely, Brenda!! I can't wait to see your pictures of the festival :) :) XOXO-Shari

Meggymay said...

Awesome piece Brenda, love the techniques you used.
Yvonne

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Brenda x

Julia Aston said...

what a great technique Brenda! Julia xx

S@ndy Diller said...

This looks fabulously vintage Brenda - wish I were near you to take some of your workshops.
Hugs, Sandy xx

Anita Houston said...

Totally gorgeous!!!