Saturday, July 11, 2009

Its here :) and what I have been up to.

After months of excitement and trepidation its finally here, The Book :) its wonderful to finally be able to hold it in my hands, Maggie Grey and Michael Wicks
d4daisy publications
have done a wonderful job, and I can't stop smiling when I look at it

I have been busy doing other things, I made this using Lutradur, molding paste and paints, pelmet vilene and Fibre In-Form foils

here's a close up

I am half way through making this and having a bit of trouble fitting the base so have put it to one side while I think about it, it was inspired by a ceramic ornament on my mantle piece it looks like copper and I have been wanting to make something this shape for ages, not as easy to put together as it was in my head

The close ups are a truer colour than the large picture

I bought these two a couple of weeks ago and haven't had much time to play with them

but I did add some to this piece here, it was sprayed with Adirondack inks and silk paints and while wet I sprinkled some of the powder on top, not how you are supposed to add it, but thought I would see what happens, I only sprayed it with water and it didn't rust but stayed a gunmetal colour, I over sprayed with Moonglow Moonshadow mists, then painted on some Golden gel matt medium, when applying the medium it was making the underlying colours run.
I sprinkled the rust powder on and spritzed it with white vinegar a few times.
It was interesting to see the rust that was originally applied started to show through on the left hand side and bottom left

As the rust dried I could still see the gel medium creating a shiny streak so over sprayed the lot with Moonshadow Mist Gossamer Gold, this knocked back the shine and still allowed the rust to show through, can't wait to play with this some more.

This is the back, some great colours showing through even a bit of rust


Purple Missus said...

About time you came back *LOL* Fabulous pieces. Just love the mirror - and I want those rusty pieces. :)

Heather said...

You and Lynda have every right to be proud of your wonderful book. I take it to bed with me and plan what to do first when I have the time! I love the textures on the mirror frame and the other samples. The rusting powder looks very interesting - I think I shall have to get some. Bang goes my vow not to buy ANY more stuff! I've already broken it by buying some molding paste.

Doreen G said...

I rather like the reverse side of the last rusted piece Carol.
Congrats on the books as well you both did a magnificent job.

hippopip said...

Lovely inspirational pieces, and the book is fabulous.Lucky you seeing Rozanne`work in the flesh.

Jacquelines blog said...

What a lovely mirror Carol! I wish I could tell you how much I love the book but I am still desperately waiting :-)

Corryna Janssen said...

I just ordered the book and am looking forward to it.



Fabulous experiments, thanks so much for sharing Carol. More things to add to the *wish list* lol :o)

Rickypointing said...

Wow very execellent Image Collection.Keep updating More


Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

how interesting, all the techniques look like a lot of fun for experimenting, thanks for sharing photos.