Today I would like to show you some close up photos of one of the samples from my launch video. It's the one that I've had the most comments about....the copper metal flower.
I started the background by making a collage with a selection of fabric, lace and woven tape on to a canvas board before painting it with watered down Caribbean Sea Fresco Finish paint.
All the images were stamped on the metal with Stazon ink. When the ink was completely dry, I used my pointy tool (Teflon tipped stylus) to carefully trace over the image. After flipping the metal over (now working on the reverse) and leaning on a foam mat, I used a paper stump to puff out the petals of the flower. I then used a patterned embossing wheel to decorate the edges of the image. This not only creates a beautiful border but also flattens down any sharp edges. Before mounting the flower on the canvas, I had to fill the back to protect it from collapsing. In this instance, I grabbed my Grunge Paste, it worked a treat!! I then mounted it on card for stability with red line tape.
I made a few other metal embellishments to balance out the piece but I also added some Copper Treasure Gold to the lace and textured fabric to carry on the copper theme.
I'll try to pop back tomorrow to share another of my samples.