Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Heavy Metal

There's a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ... Heavy Metal! My creation is far from heavy, but it's not lacking in the metal category.

I am hooked on Mike Deakin's You Tube channel, and I recently watched a video where he made a steampunk canvas.  Boy, did I want to make something similar!

Starting at the top, I glued mesh topped with string and then a bicycle paperclip.  Going further down the left side, there's a lightbulb from my son's fan as well as other goodies.  The DP and dp on the canvas are my initials.  I added a number of buttons, a key, a feather charm, and many other goodies from my stash.

After gluing, I added a coat of black gesso to make everything uniform.  That's when the fun started!  I used Finnabair's Patina Effect Paste in very liberal doses to make it look as old as it could be.  There wasn't a lot of shine, though, and I couldn't let that happen.  Tim Holtz' Distress Stain and Paint in several metallic colors added that je ne sais quoi to make it shine.




  1. You stinker. You never mentioned you were working on this. I really like it - a lot! Whatcha gonna do with it?


  2. This is gorgeous! love all the elements of texture and the metallic colours you have used,
    Eleanor x

  3. This is amazing, love the stunning texture and color you've added. There is so much interest and lots of details, gorgeous piece! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Wow, wow, and another WOW! I am so impressed with the beauty of this piece! You have shown metal at its most elegant and I found myself drooling (in the best way possible) at all the gorgeous details. I thought the elements you chose to include were so interesting. I feel like this piece of art has such amazing stories to tell and I found it utterly inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing such a remarkable piece with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. This is fabulous! Great layering of paints and patina. Biggest congrats on your SSS spotlight! Hugs, Autumn

  6. Gorgeous work, congrats on your SSS showcase, Cathy x

  7. Ooooh! I can see why you are in the Spotlight at SSS! This is one richly colored and textured work of art! Congratulations!


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