Friday, December 16, 2016

A Small Memory Canvas

 I started this small canvas months ago.

Then I just set it aside.

I had painted it with Heavy Black Gesso, added some stenciling with modeling paste, and started adding Mica Powder Sprays on top.

Then I used a sponge to add Metalliques in various blues, greens, and purples. Some splashes of white paint brightened it up a bit, and then a layer of black ink stamping.

 Then it got pushed around on my desktop for months. Many months. But I found it just laying there, and decided it needed to be finished.

So I got out the Mechanicals and the Art Pebbles, some gold ric-rac and a paper doily and set to work.

The silver Steampunk Blade was painted with white gesso and Pink/Blue Opal Magic paint. The Pebbles are painted with different Metalliques and the stars have Gold Opal Magic Powder layered onto them. 

Some Glass Glitter and Micro Beads with a few strands of metallic thread finish off the background. 

The little girl is from the Finnabair Vintage Collectibles set in the small watch face with glitter and beads. 

You get a different color every time you turn it with the metallic paints and sprays.

Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Etching and Cold Connections from the Studio

Hi everybody!

It's been a while.....again, but somehow I think people don't have the time to go to blogs much any more. I'll share with you what I've been up to for the last few
weeks. It's been wonderful getting back to working with metal, cold connections
and etching again.

I'm not setting up an Etsy account but if you're interested in these pieces, you can
email me or private message me for information. However, the 1st on is already
gone. It's a vintage tin type made into a pin with etched brass.

This is etched copper on embossed brass with a brass star and wings. The large 
ball chain is 24" and a vintage brown. The Swarovski crystals are wrapped and hung with copper jump-rings. I like contrast and several colors of metal.


This is a stamped image that's etched into brass and layered onto a copper heart.
The beads are wire-wrapped and added to a gunmetal chain.

And this is the girl again etched in copper this time on a pounded brass plate. The arrow is "stitched" onto the brass with silver wire. This is a pin.

And these bracelets were simple, but fun. The bottom one is gone now, too.

So back to the work table to make something else. I cannot wear necklaces after a neck injury, so I'll either give them as Christmas gifts or sell to you guys to give this season.

 It all works!

Your Friend in ART,