Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Time Wall Hanging by Melina Dahl






I had so much fun making this piece with all the new, gorgeous greyboard embellishments. This time I have a little step-by-step photo tutorial for you.




I started by using three 4x4 white/reyboard panels. I added modeling paste through the 8x8 Clock Stencil on all of them. I used bits and pieces from “Clocks and Cogs” greyboard embellishments in the corners and also to join the panels together, using gel medium.  While the modeling paste was still wet I added the TIME and clock embellishments. I also added a tiny bit of mini art stones at the corner pieces for extra texture.





I painted the whole piece with black gesso and then I painted the embellishments with a layer of brown rust paste.





I continued with adding a wash of white gesso on different areas of the three pieces. I then continued with Turquoise and Copper Shimmer Paints which I sprayed with water so they could move a little on my panels. I added red rust paste to the embellishments as well.





I continued playing with my paints and pastes till I was happy. I glued the cogs down with gel medium.




I thought I needed a little more contrast and color, so I picked out the Blue Shimmer paint and the Bronze Metallic paint and added a few splashes here and there. I made two holes through the top panel and added wire, that also got a little coat of rust paste.




Finally I painted a scrap piece of paper with Charcoal Shimmer paint and white embossed the quote. I added some details with the Charcoal paint in the clock and around the word TIME for some more definition and to bring it all together.

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I´m quite happy with my little rusty, shimmery, steam punky piece.
Hope you enjoyed!
Melina

10 comments:

  1. Melina I love your process showing how you have built your wall hanging up with each element. Fabulous effects achieved rusting those cogs. A real show stopper, Thank you for sharing..
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  2. An absolutely stunning piece of artwork Melina. The rusty effect and all the texture look really amazing.
    Fliss xx

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  3. Fabulous piece Malina. Love all the rust effects and textures. Looks fantastic.
    Much love, Bev. x

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  4. Absolutely amazing textures and rustiness, brilliantly created,fab!!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  5. Great rust effect resulting into a fabulous make, love this
    Love
    Amanda x

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  6. Love it Melina, it is so gorgeous , the rust looking real , and beautiful. A wonderful art creation.
    Hugs, Dorthe x

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  7. Great design and wonderful use of rust pastes xx

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  8. Fabulous rusty hanging!
    Alison x

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