A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Old Copper Chest

Hi everyone I am sorry its taken so long to do a new post but
I have been crazy busy at work. I hope you 
think it is worth the wait.


I received the lovely Deco art products and for any of you
who have not tried these you must as they are amazing!!!


The antiquing creams and media line mediums are the best the results you 
can achieve with them really appeal to my style of work. 


Firstly I wanted a wash so I watered down Raw Sienna in a mini mister
and sprayed it over the card, I repeated this with watered down 
Burnt sienna from the Decco Art  Media line range.


I used a mix of stamps from my stash Tim Holtz classics, La Blanche, Art Journey,
and a background script stamp.


I coloured in the images with watered down Phatholo Turquoise, Quinacridone Blood Orange,
Interference gold from the media range and white. finally sealed with
 Deco page matte Medium.


Firstly I got a cardboard chest from a craft shop to which I glued black card 
that had been embossed with a swirl pattern.  I then applied Media 
crackle paste to the edges and into this i pressed small glass beads. 
Next I gave it a coat with gesso and allowed to dry.


This was followed with a coat of copper from deco arts dazzling matallics range.


Once dry i covered the chest in Carbon Black antiquing Cream knocked it back with a damp cloth and coated it with Deco page Matte medium. This was followed with Patina antquing cream.


I wanted to highlight the detail again so dipped my finger into the copper paint and 
rubbed the paint gently over the surface.


One last coat of matte medium.


I attached the clasp to the front.


I am very pleased with the result this truly is an amazing product.


I hope you have enjoyed this project and forgive me for the delay.


I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year. Thank you all for your 
support over the last six months,  I hope that you all continue to follow me
 into the new Year as your support is what drives me.
As always please leave me a comment or two.
Cheers Dee






3 comments:

massofhair said...

Am so glad you love the DecoArt Media Line products as much as i do, been raving on about them for months, it makes me happy to see such talent as yourself finally getting to use them!

Absolutely stunning project Dee, well worth waiting for and yes i will continue to follow you into 2015 and beyond as i do love your projects.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year :-) xxx

butterfly said...

So worth the wait! The burnished weathered finish is just fantastic - the perfect look of antiquity - a beautiful project, Dee!
Alison xx

JackieP Neal said...

Dee! Absolutely worth the wait!! What a fabulous piece!! The textures and colors are just delish!! Great make- and thank you so much for the tut!
Merry Christmas to you!! xo