Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lucky Patina Bottle

This fun bottle is created in just a couple of very easy steps. 

Really!

It starts with any plain glass bottle. This one I found at a local craft shop.

I started by painting it with Heavy Black Gesso. I didn't paint the stopper
as I like how it looked all by itself. 


I mixed several colors of the Mica Flakes in a lid. Then I covered a section
of the bottle with Soft Gloss Gel. 

While the gel is still very wet, I roll the bottle in the mixture of Flakes.
Continue until the entire flat surface of the bottle is covered.

Those areas that you cannot reach are added by dropping the flakes onto
the glued section and lightly patting them down.


This is what you end up with when it dries. It doesn't have to be 
completely covered.

Now you start adding the Patina and Rust Pastes. I only used the Orange Rust
Paste here, but you can do whatever you like for results of your choice.


I added a Mechanical Label on a bit of antique chain, and it's done!

I told you it was really easy, and it can be duplicated many 
different ways.


Enjoy and Have Fun!!!

Your Friend in ART,

Linda

Monday, July 3, 2017

Waxes and Paper Clay Moulds are Amazing!

This was so much fun to make, and really, once you had it all glued onto the
plaque, it was easy to decorate.

I guess I collect wall hanging, plaques, etc, that can be altered or just
redecorated. It's a sickness. :)

This one was painted black with heavy body gesso first.


 Then I used Iron Orchid Designs moulds and paper clay to make pieces 
I glued on immediately after removing them from the moulds.

After it dries, I used Heavy Body Matte Gel to add some metal pieces,
a couple of resin keys, and Mechanicals.

Then completely cover it with Heavy Black Gesso.


After that dries, add Opal Magic, Antique Brilliance, and Metallique 
Waxes, from Finnabair, with your finger or a small brush.

I added a bit of Mica Spray to the whole piece as well and sprayed with
a sealer.

That's how simple it is.....really. The hardest part is getting it all
completely covered with the gesso!

Hope I've inspired you to play....

...and to my Fellow Americans, I hope you have a 
Safe and Happy 
4th of July!

Linda

Friday, June 30, 2017

My Paintbrush Totem Pole Doll

There's not much to tell you about techniques here. It's just basically paint, doodle, add a rubon, glue some Dresden, paint some more, wrap some beads and wire.

You just have to learn to play, and experiment with color and pens. Look for a spot of contrast and add some more color.

Black outlines the color and makes it pop! The metal piece I stuffed into the brush portion is a smashed jewelry part!  I added metallique paints for a dash of color.


But, having said that, you start with a Skinny Paintbrush Doll Kit from 
that comes with the little doll, wings, and crown.

I used a doll mold and paper clay to create the cute little face. 


The rest is up to you and your imagination. Bill thought she looked like a little Totem Pole, so that's what we're calling her. She hangs on the the wall easily using the hole in the top of the paintbrush.  Cool!

I hope you are inspired to create and play.

These are all the products and their links to the RCAG store.

Your Friend in ART,

Linda

Gold Dresden - Mini Scalloped Gold Dresden, Gold Baroque (silver shown)
Glass Beads - Licorice, Turquoise and Plum
Metallique Wax - Rich Copper
Inka Gold - Turquoise

Other products used:
Black Fine Line Sharpie 
Gold Opaque Marker
Black Gel/Glaze Pen
Rub Ons
Impasto Paints
28 gauge red wire
Chipboard Word
Jewelry Tube (smashed)