I have been very busy with textures, as you know, so here's one more.
I needed to back a lock with something so I took a piece of balsa wood, the thinest I could find in order to snap the ends.
I then painted it with some brown washes of paint.
Following that I added some Golden pumice gel medium - yuk - then painted over it with grey miceous oxide paint. Thankd G-d for the heat gun - what a gift that is to dry things quickly.
Then I took my lock and placed it on top - yep it looked ok to me.
Then I took my image, covered in oxidized copper foil, placed it on top and viola!!!
You'll have to wait for the other 10 steps as I don't want to give too much away. Sorry.
TREASURE GALORE :
I went over to a shop the other day that had a big sale on. They sell stunning hardware for houses, cabinets, furniture restoration etc.
Carl, the guy who owns it was sooooo generous with me and started telling me to empty out cabinets of goodies that he does not want to take with him to the next premises.
Just look at that rust - drool!
This is the type of stuff that was in the cabinet...
If I told you I walked away with more than a boot full, I would not be exaggerating.
Looks like pirate treasure, don't you think?
Ok, I will stop but there is soooo much more - I could definately open a shop myself and i have to go back at the end of the week so he can give me more.
Hmmmm, must have done something right along the way to get all this!
My studio is a mess and I have even managed to spread out into the rumpus room - Michael's studio area.
There is fabric everywhere - which people are so kindly dumping on me. There's no time to sort it out yet - too busy trying to finish panel one.
Ok, the liquid nails is dry which means I have to go and continue working otherwise I will have nothing to show you all and that would not be good.
And my middle son has just walked in with 5 boys who are sleeping here tonight - just what I need when I am trying to finish this piece off.
I am feeling better now, thanks for all the good wishes.
So bye for now.