Patchwork Metal Tiled Plaque by Tracey Fairgrieve


Hello Creative Friends

I'm sharing a plaque today created using both sets of newly released
That's Crafty! Natures Faces Stamps designed by Melina Dahl.

Here's my Patchwork Metal Tiled Plaque and those how to do's..

Using 5 greyboard panels I painted each in a different Multi Surface Metallic Paint.

Stamping images from sets 1 & 2 using Versafine ink I heat set until dry
 then traced over those stamped images gently using a ballpoint pen,
Finer detail was etched in using a beading awl with a very fine point. 

Cut to size by eye some of the images were edged with dots using the
end of the beading awl but a small ball tool will do the same job.
 Dents in the greyboard were created with a hammer!!

Measuring up the correct amount of images needed to tile the 
panel some of the images had to be cut down to size to fit.

With added rivets and a tiny splash of colour from a trio of flat back 
gems each piece is glued into place using Multi Purpose Glue.

Using a small amount of teal on the end of my finger I gently
rubbed it over the copper pieces to resemble patina.

Using black gesso in the same way helped to 
take away some of that unnatural shine.

Suspended on a wire hanger my
Patchwork Metal Tiled Plaque is complete.

Another versatile set of stamps just in time for this coming spring...

Thank you for sharing your time,
take good care and I look forward to sharing another
That's Crafty! Creation with you all next Thursday.

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:
That's Crafty! Stamps: Natures Faces Set 1
That's Crafty! Stamps: Natures Faces Set 2
That's Crafty! - Greyboard 4.5 x 9"
Versafine - Onyx Black
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint:
That's Crafty! - Black Gesso - Teal
That's Crafty! - Multi Purpose Glue Pen
*Ballpoint pen/Beading awl or small ball tool
Hammer/Flat back gemstones/Wire for hanging*

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  1. Wow Tracey! This is absolutely stunning! The most amazing detail and such a very clever creation too. The faux metal effect is a triumph!!!
    Fliss xx

    1. Thank you Fliss, the greyboard is perfect for putting impressions into xx

  2. Amazing! Fabulous!!!!!!!!! Congrats, my friend.

  3. This is fantastic! Brilliant! Love it soooooo much ❤️

    1. Thank you very much Melina, such sweet little designs x

  4. Oh it is stunning Tracey,-love the "patchwork" you made, all so very beautiful, and love your idea of these faux metal panels . It works so perfect, and the look alike is fabolous.
    I love it , dear friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

    1. Thank you Dorthe, the metallic paints look so lovely together and give great coverage to be able to do this technique xx

  5. Fabulous creation using the stamps in a totally different way, great make
    Amanda x

    1. Many Thanks Amanda, I love trying out different techniques xx

  6. Fabulous Tracy, wonderful way to showcase the images. Tracy x

  7. Fantastic piece of metal art Tracey! Xx

  8. WOW Metal art is certainly your forte, looks awesome and just love to see it in real life.xx [aNNie]

  9. Tracey this is amazing, so pretty and clever, a real work of art! Sue xx

    1. Oh Thank you very very much Sue, it means so much to me. Thank you x

  10. Oh my word I thought this WAS real metal!! What an absolutely fantastic method Tracey, brilliant creation from you
    Donna xx

  11. Tracey you created a fabulous sampler of the recently released stamps - this is such fun, it definitely brought a smile to my face :)


    1. Many Thanks Lynne, I really enjoyed putting this one together :) x

  12. Totally cool process Tracey! and your results- fabulous!
    Thanks so much for sharing these step outs and your creativity with us!
    Jackie xo

    1. You are very welcome Jackie and Thank you for your comments. If I can I will always try to show the process, when I can remember to take photo's and the camera is kind. I'm glad you like my little make xx


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