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