Sunday, 26 June 2011

Metal Experiment No. 2

Metal experiment No. 2 involves Paperartsy Fresco Finish paint.....now there's a surprise....I'm using this paint on just about everything at the moment. I kind of feel that if an item hasn't moved in ten minutes, let's paint it...which is a bit scary really!!!

Anyways, for this little project, I embossed my metal using my brass charm just as I did in Experiment No. 1, this time, no crumpling of metal, simply paint some black paint on the clock face, wipe off the excess for an antiqued look then paint the remaining metal black.

I like it to be completely black, so I used two thin layers of paint, this is much better than one thick one.
Allow to dry completely. If you are as impatient as me, you can use a heat gun, just be careful not to get too close to the paint or it will bubble.

Next layer is the magical Crackle glaze. Only a thin layer is required for this and at Leandra's suggestion, I apply it with a palette knife which is so much better than a brush as you can scrape back the excess easily with the edge of the knife.

Once the Crackle Glaze is dry, add your top coat of paint. I chose Fresco Finish Vintage Lace and simply painted a nice even layer over the top of the crackle. I do like to have my brush well loaded with paint so that I can cover the area to be painted quite evenly and smoothly. You will be amazed at how fast this stuff starts to crack.
Think you'll agree, that this is beyond cool!!!
Once my Crackle was dry, I decided to go one step further and age it with some distress stains. I dispensed some on to my craft craft and with a wet paint brush, washed it over the paint....liking this look....very vintage.....very me.
To finish my little project, I popped my artwork into a frame that had been base coated in black with a touch of Heirloom Gold rubbed in the edges and crowned with a Tim Holtz Weathered Clock that was die cut from some Ten Seconds Studio metal.
Few bits and bobs of Ideaology......hey presto....done!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Lin

21 comments:

Erika said...

Love it.

Helen said...

This is just gorgeous! Am liking it - a lot!

Kaz said...

Stunning Lin, love everything about it all, that paint is so lush!

kaz xx

kjjc said...

fanblumintastic

Patricia said...

One word BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLLL
Greetz Patricia

esther ward said...

just up my street ! love it

Glennis said...

absolutely wonderful

Netty said...

Fabulous piece and great demo.

Daniele said...

another great tutorial just lovin' those crackles

TAM said...

Absolutely amazing

Susanne said...

I love it... It´s georgeous!!! Hugs Susanne

Gillian .... said...

This is oh so COOL Lin, seriously love all the metal work and the Fresco Paints still amaze me to this day as they did the 1st time I saw you demo them at AP.

Gillian
x

Linda Cain said...

Another Masterpiece! WOW! And TFS!

~Linda

Elaine said...

Stunning. Love the fact it looks like an old grandfather clock face. Thanks for sharing!

Jenni said...

Oooh wow, this is gorgeous, love all the details in the paint and embellies. I hadn't thought of using metal for the clock, it looks fab! Thanks for sharing.
Jenni

Dragon said...

WOO again... I love the TH clock from the metal... fab fab fab!!!
Frankie
xx

Siobhan Brignull said...

superb work Lin

Wanda H said...

Fabulous piece, Lin!!!

Linda Cain said...

You are coooo clever!

~Linda

Von said...

Wow wouldn't it great to have a clock mechanism behind all that wonderful embossing :) love it
Von x

Trish said...

wow, I got to try this! another gorgeous project