Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Altered Metals Part II

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Hi gang,

I'm back again with Part II of the Frilly and Funkie Altered Metals challenge.  This week, we're going Funkie and our DT has rocked this challenge!

Oh my, am I ever having fun with these ink sprays and the altered metals!  I've started keeping some jumbo tags within easy reach of my craft desk for times when I have left over inks on my craft sheet.  For this piece, I had used some Vibrant Turquoise (Dylusions spray) and already started to mop up with a paper towel, when I spritzed again and all the lovely turquoise beaded up, I had to grab a tag to capture it.  Same story with the Meadow Adirondack Color Wash spray - that's a really great green and I just love the way I created such a quick and easy background.

I adore altering metals and this piece was an absolute joy to work on.  First I took one of the Vintaj bronze blanks and ran it through one of the new Sizzix Vintaj metal embossing folders, then I painted it with all three of the Vintaj patina paints from the Rusted Hardware collection.  When it dried, I reliefed it with the Vintaj reliefing block.  I really love this piece and want to play around with making some chains and other jewelry type pieces with these heavenly Vintaj metals and patinas.  I have some other blank charms coming into the boutique as well as some chains and jump rings.  Lots of fun creativity opportunities there!

Next I took some umm, not sure what it is, but it's from my local hardware store.  I did play around with rusting it, but it's galvanized and didn't rust well.  So I ended up "rusting" it with Tea Dye Distress Embossing Powder and than dabbed some of the blue paint on it from the Weathered Copper patinas (sorry, not in the store at this time - on back order from Ranger :(  Using the same Weathered Copper patinas, I painted the filigree butterfly and brads.  However once they were painted and dried, they were too blue green and I felt like they should have some copper "showing" through (of course there was no copper to begin with).  So I went back to the Rusted Hardware patina paints and sort of dry brushed over the blue-green with a little rusty look - it made a huge difference in the final piece.

Hope you like my little altered metal experimentations.  I'd love to see what you can do with altering metals.  Hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what the other designers have to share!

These items from The Funkie Junkie Boutique were used to create this tag.


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I am so in love with this one Linda!!! It will have to go down as a favorite! That background is over the top fabulous, but then the little snippit of metal wired sheet is brilliant! I love all the stamps you choose as well. Just a down right WOW!!!!

butterfly said...

This is stunning, Linda. The colours, stamps, and of course the metal all add up to a truly glorious tag. I've not got any metal-altering stash yet, and you and Anita between you have got me just dying to try it all out!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Alison x

Terry said...

Linda, I could not wait to hear how you did that background! Ok, now I will start using my craft sheet leftovers!!! Beautiful tag and love all your altered metals! Enjoy!

Karenliz Henderson said...

Linda, I love your tag. It's stunning! This inspires me to use metal.

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally cool, Linda. I love the gorgeous background and positioning for your metal grid. So much eye candy!

Inkypinkycraft said...

I love this, simply wonderful..the texture and the colours are all wonderful! Trace x

Paula J Atkinson said...

This is absolutely amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag Linda ! Love the background, and the metal is just awesome ! Sue C x

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