The desk is a mess since I am back at work. What you see is stuff on top of other stuff all waiting to move when a space appears in another spot. A bit like musical chairs with a mad rush at the end for the little chair to park your bottom. I am now painting on a small easel which DH bought as a surprise. Well I was surprised ..... who would of thought online shopping would be his thing?
The completed box from last week as it waits for its final coat of sealant.
Join in the wonderful woyww world courtesy of Julia.
My obsession with all things metal continues and yes it could have something to do with my DH tinkering with his Harley outside my window while I craft. I am consumed with picking up bits of left over metal things that I find lying around. Bits of broken jewelry, computer parts, bottle tops and basically anything that I think I could use to cover a little box. So what you see on my desk is a partially covered box drying after liberal coats of gel medium. I will then paint and spray and add gilding wax to those little metal bits until it all blings.
Finished boxes to give you an idea of what they look like when complete. I had posted a pic earlier but I thought I would post again for woyww.
Still painting poppies ... which is a nice contrast to the metal.
Now I am off to visit the wonderful world of woyww and catch up with all the great ideas on other peoples desk.
Trying out a technique called "clear embossing & wax" the results is a lovely metal finish on cardstock.
A close up of the atc's backgrounds.
I stamped an image with versamark, sprinkled clear embossing powder and then used the heat gun. When cool lightly rub gilding wax over the embossed image. I used antique gold and silver "rub & Buff" which gives a dull metal look rather than a bright gold.
One of the completed ATC's. Join in on Julia's world of WOYWW.
My latest obsession is glueing metal bits on left over christmas boxes and tins. What you can see on my desk is the first tin drying after a little rub and buff. To the right you can see the other two boxes drying and on the left the plastic containers which currently house my collection of bits.
A close up of the round box after a coat of alcohol inks, glimmer mist sprays, bling and rub and buff. Still working on the little square box which I had coloured red but it is not looking good. I will have to rethink the colour scheme.
The trash trinket boxes are definitely inspired by Finnabair.
I started the year by making a background for the 2013 calendar which came courtesy of Paula & Deb from their One Lucky Day blog. You have to check out the wonderful calendar Paula created. As I never have the same bits and pieces mine is "same same but different".
I am still painting unidentified flowers....
and pink poppies ...
finally trying to loosen up and getting the hang of all this water floating around.