Monday, 21 May 2018

Same but Different

I'm starting the new theme for this week over on the Tando Creative blog with the title 'Same but Different'. To see more details and photos please pop over to take a peek at how I used this kit to create a telephone wall hanging.


Stay inspired.

hugs





Updated - copied over from the Tando Blog

This week on our blog we have a 'Same but Different' week where those of us taking part receive the same products to use and then at the end of the week you can look back to see how similar or different the finished pieces are. I have added a vintage telephone die-cut and a larger media board to mix it up a bit.

This is the little phone dial kit we received.


Process steps

- Take the telephone die-cut, paint it with black gesso to seal it and when dry give it a coat of black embossing powder, flicking some of it off before heating it. Give it a quin gold mixed with titan buff wash of paint and dry it. Repeat the last two steps again bit with clear ultra thick EP and quin gold on its own. When cool rub over with a coffee archival ink pad and then give a coat of ultra mate varnish.


- Take the large media board and glue some strips of greyboard to it (I cut these myself from a left over piece). Paint over a coat of white gesso - dry - rub over some candle wax and then a coat of Titan Buff media fluid acrylic. Heat dry and rub over with dry kitchen towel to remove some of the paint. Repeat the wax rubbing and paint a coat of light grey media acrylic. Again dry and rub paint away.   Finish by sanding some edges and blending in ground espresso distress inks.


- Take the dial and cover with black gesso, when dry rub over a thin layer of silver metallic lustre. Lightly sand back some random parts on the edges and blend over ground espresso distress ink. Distress the clock face with the distress ink, seal with matte medium and assemble the dial pieces.


- Take the smaller media board and cover it with a piece of patterned paper. I used one that was already looking distressed. Sand the edges and blend brow distress ink around the edges.


- Take the label, paint it with burnt umber and sand some of the edges when dry. Blend round brown distress ink and then mount it on white paper so that the words stand out.


Assemble the pieces adding smaller details here I cut up some words from remnant rubs to create my area code ........


... and I added some rusty painted gems and little circles from nuts and bolts kits.


Finally hang with some rusty wire.

2 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the rust set against the blue. The blue itself is gorgeous, reminds me of China. Gorgeous piece. Tracy xxx

Lisa said...

My gosh, this is amazing!! Wow!! Every one of your projects is a work of art!! I am in awe of the texture and rusty details you create!! Spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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