Wednesday, 4 February 2015

More inspiration

Yesterday, it was Jo Firth-Young's turn to reveal all her fabulous new PaperArtsy lines along with some stunning samples by Jo and her arty team. Take a look at the video below, you will be blown away by the samples of artwork.



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.


15 comments:

Miriam said...

This is truly gorgeous Lin. I love your new collections. They are fabulous

snazzyoriginal said...

So beautiful x

Gabrielle said...

This is a thing of beauty Lin - truly stunning xxx

massofhair said...

Didn't realise all the background was fabric, must try this as it looks fantastic.

Wonderful canvas Lin, definitely one of my favourites from the launch so far:-) xxx

Sue Marrazzo said...

What a STUNNER!
Great Colors, too~

Leigh Pogue said...

This piece is absolutely stunning. Love it and all of the techniques used in it. Just beautiful.

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is just exquisite, Lin. I love the metal flowers you create and this one looks just perfect on this beautiful canvas. I am planning to invest in some of the accessories you mention and then I hope to return to this tutorial - and the others from earlier - and have a go at creating some metal flowers. If you ever do a class in them, i should be really interested. Thank you for your lovely new collections of stamps, paint and stencils - so much beauty to enjoy! xxx

sally said...

I love copper so this one really caught my eye so very glad to have the step by step :-)

Sally

Claire said...

Amazing! Just love the colour combo and all that metal work, fab! Claire x

selena said...

que c est beau! merci pour les explications.

Alison said...

I adore that embossed metal Lin, takes me right back to those wonderful ArtsyCraft days! :-) xxx

Ruth said...

Amazing art work, the combinations of textures..yum! Thanks so much for sharing the how! Ruth x

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this; the colours, the images, the textures ... everything. Gorgeous!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I just love this, Lin, it is stunning.

Wanda Hentges said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!!!