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

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Leonardo da Vinci