Another project that has been in the ‘making’ for some time completed – phew! I picked this frame up at a cheap-shop some time ago for $2. It really appealed to me as the wood is rough and when painted shows off the delicate detail of the actual wood-grain.
However, to photograph the frame I had to take the glass out, as no matter which way I tried, there was always a reflection of some type.
The products I used for the frame are:
Imaginarium Designs “9 cogs on a board” chipboard elements
ScrapFX Wordlets, “100% Boy” which I chopped up and only used the 100% and Rough & Tough parts of the chipboard.
Creative Inspiration paint - “Antique Silver”
Glimmer Mist – “Riptide”
Tim Holtz distress ink – Stormy Sky & also ‘Corners’ in silver
Antique metal buttons from my own personal collection
The frame was originally raw wood, so I knew this would soak in any paint – gesso was used as a base coat. Next, I applied “Stormy Sky” distress ink over the whole frame. The ink seeped beautifully into the wood-grain!! I allowed this to dry overnight before tinkering any further. The following day, I used the Imaginarium Designs chipboard cogs as masks, placing them over the frame and then lightly spraying with the Riptide glimmer mist. This left a lovely pale image of painted cogs, which I adore!!
The chipboard elements were all glimmer misted with Riptide, and when totally dried, painted with Creative Inspiration’s, Antique Silver paint. The reason I applied the glimmer mist to the chipboard elements in blue first, is that blue actually highlights/compliments silver perfectly.
I’ve taken several different photographs with different light-sources, so that the the intricate detail of the chipboard and paint shimmers can be seen. I just love the way the light plays off the painted chipboard, so pretty, and those cogs almost look like real metal!!!
The photograph is of my son, Jesse, taken in July this year at the age of 16 months.
Now to finish a few more projects, which have been in the making for some time....