Sunday, 31 January 2010

Metal and Paint on a Sunday ......

Well - wasn't the tennis disappointing?  Not being able to bear it any longer, I toddled off upstairs  at the end of the second set to play. 
I started off with this .....
This being a thin chipboard tag shape - measuring just under 12" x 8".  Then borrowing this idea from Leandra Franich, I embossed some black metal over a mould and cut it up in bits for the edges ......
Then Ferro (Golden Green - just love it and got to get me some more colours) and Terra (Indian and Terracotta - loving that as well) ......
 
Then it was on to the paint, which is where I got a bit carried away.  I used Stewart Gill Colourise in Chlorophyll, Plum and Rose (from the Suzi Blu days) and Viva Precious Metal Paints in Blackberry (absolutely gorgeous) and Golden Green; and then highlights of Kaisercolour Eggshell.
After this orgy of dabbing and swooshing I really wasn't sure about the whole thing but it was either carry on enjoying the relaxing feeling or abandon it and wonder about it after I had tidied up - lol.
So I carried on and made (courtesy of Leandra - again) a fantasy bird out of metal (stamps from the Paper Artsy Ding and Dong collection) ....
 
Added some words (stamp by The Artistic Stamper) - in metal ....
And some raffia ....
 
Said tag is now hanging on my craft room wall where the 2009 Jack Vettriano calendar used to be.  I'm glad I didn't abandon it.  Hope you like it ....
 

2 comments:

craftytrog said...

Wow Sue, this is a fabulous tag! Bet you had fun with all that paint! xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I am glad you did n't abandon it too ... a stunning creation X