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!

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Great design and wonderful use of rust pastes xx


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