If you follow me on Facebook, you've seen the fabulous collection
I recently received from
to work on projects for our Creative Team.
I WAS AMAZED!
Again, if you know me at all, it takes a lot to leave me speechless,
but this collection did just that.
The Mechanicals are Works of ART created
to look exactly like authentic pieces of
Vintage metal ephemera.
I LOVE them.
I cut out a plain piece of cardboard with a tag die a long time ago and added
some distress stains along the edges. Then set it aside for a year....
So I knew it was dry, right?
Anyway, I painted it with Heavy White Gesso and glued on some
from Retro Cafe Art Gallery.
I actually used a Honeycomb Bit as a stencil to apply Modeling Paste and
as added pieces on the Hearts.
Then I added a coat of Gesso again. You can see how the stains came through
the gesso and that was cool.
Next step is to add Clear Gloss Gel to the tag in sections and then add the
Mica Powders on top. You can also mix the gel and powder on your
kraft mat and make a paint.
I used Black Cherry, Deep Water, Pink, Gold, Pale Silver and Purple.
The next thing I did was add some spots of white paint.
I used Black Micro Beads, Glass Glitter and Glitter to fill in spots. And last is
the Heavy Black Gesso on the high points of the pieces and edges.
Here are a few pieces that came right out of the package looking like this.
The upper piece is a Rustic Washer, there are 3 Mini Stars, the large piece is a Rusty Gear with a smaller Steampunk Gear on top.
And the adorable steampunky heart is a Tin Heart.
Simple as that....no inks or paints. Some are shiny and some have a rusty finish on them that does not rub off...just in case you were wondering.
This is a picture of my stash. It's all the new collections that will be
shipping January 30th.
So ask your local and on-line stores to get busy and order some of
these great new pieces.
(you can see the 12 new Mechanicals sets here from Prima)
And start Creating ART.