Saturday 31 January 2015

2015 #2 Textured Treasures {by Gillian Simson}

2015 Topic 2: Shiny Stuff

Hi everyone Gillian here, joining you this evening with a post about using different mediums and layering to create a Faux Metal Effect. I love this technique as it allows you to incorporate a variety of mediums to create the desired outcome. My project tonight started out as basic Paper Mache Letters.

Step One: I started out by giving the paper-mache letters a couple of base coats using Little Black Dress {Opaque} before going on to apply the Pewter metallic paint colour in the next step.

At this stage I also mixed some Little Black Dress with some Grunge Paste and applied some DIY Plasterers Tape to create my first layer. 

The script stamp is from one of Sara Naumann's new stamp designs ESN13. Don't forget you can see the rest of Sara's new stamps in full this coming week here on the  blog!

Step Two: Next up I added a few thin layers of Pewter to bring in a more metallic sheen before adding some White Fire Treasure Gold. I then added some Treasure Gold Sapphire around the edges of the letters and over the textured areas.

Step Three: Next I stamped the star image from ESN13 using Archival Ink Jet Black onto tissue paper and cut out. I then adhered the stars with Gloss Glaze to the individual letters.

Step Four: At this point I continued to build up the layers of Treasure Gold, this time using Aquamarine until I was happy with the coverage. To add extra sheen take a dry cloth and buff over the entire surface area.

Step Five: I wrapped some beaded wire around the end of a paintbrush before attaching to the centre of the letter O.

Step Six: Finally I stamped a quote from ESN13 again onto Tissue Paper, trimmed, edged with a graphite pencil and adhered accordingly using Gloss Glaze.

I hope I have inspired you to dig out those little pots of jewelled gold wax, play along and enter our challenge. Treasure Gold is such a beautiful and easy medium to work with and the results are fabulous.

Until next time!

Ohh, that's looking great Gillian, Treasure Gold highlights every lump and bump perfectly! Letters decorated this way can be used for all kinds of situations, and they come in lots of shapes and sizes too now! Itching to have a go!

If you fancy joining PaperArtsy challenge #2: Shiny Stuff, then you can link up your creativity HERE 

NB.  you will get 3 weeks to participate in this challenge, as we will interrupt the usual schedule for our New Product Announcements which starts Feb 1st for a week.

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Shiny Stuff link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Feb 8th, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

oh, that's gorgeous, Gillian!! I love those new stamps of Sara's....

Miriam said...

Love this!! Fabulous.... and amazing new stamps!!

Kirsten said...

That's gorgeous, I love the colour & the shine from the TG. Very nice stamps too!

Craftyfield said...

The metallic effect is excellent. I need more Treasure Gold...

whyducks said...

Really lovely

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous and has such a sheen, gillian!

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous!!! xxx

craftimamma said...

Fab makeover of these letters Gillian! Brilliant result of all the layering.

Lesley Xx

Unknown said...

Love this-a real metallic look!

Julie Lee said...

Fabulous project. Love the word you chose and the great textures and shininess. I am so in love with Sara's new stamps and they work brilliantly with this project. xx

Darcy Marshall said...

Gorgeous love those textures, and those hanging beads aerial a fab touch.

Cocofolies said...

Gorgeous letters, I love the textures and your use of different treasure golds applied over black and pewter paints!

Kezzy said...

Wow really awesome altered letters, love the colours you have used and the texture looks amazing. Kezzy :-) xxx