Thursday, 26 August 2010

Cogs 'n Roses...

...Morning Peeps... a quickie post from me today... just to remind you that there are still a few days left to join in with our first ever challenge... the theme is Something Old, Something New... and to see all the deets, please click here.. oh and there is candy up for grabs for one randomly picked entrant :O))



So, in keeping with the Something Old, Something New, I altered a wooden frame. I coated it with a layer of Traditional Tan paint to start off with. Once this was dry, I used some Viva Ferro, putting a generous layer in patches on the frame. I used spritzed up some background stamps with water and then stamped them into the Ferro... this gives a really cool effect - I used one of the new backgrounds and one of the older coggy ones :O)) There is my Something Old, Something New :O)) I used a heat gun to zap the Ferro - and because the layer was quite thick, it bubbled a bit in the heat... fabby effect! I then used some Terra, which is totally different to the Ferro when heated.. it goes into little bubbles... these two Viva products have to be my faves at the moment! Once this was all dried, I used some Cut & Dry and painted it all with Trad Tan again - then went over with a mix of Trad Tan and Sable Brown, then once this was dry, I highlighted the bobbles with Sable Brown... and finished with a bit of Gold Dabber. There were woodey patches still showing on the frame, so I filled these in with Rock Candy Cracklepaint... loving this effect! When the Rock Candy was crackled, I rubbed some Viva Inka Gold into the cracks to make them pop a bit.




I made some metal flowers using the large Flower Power flower, stamped onto Ten Seconds Studio metal (this one is Spiced Rum). I then used the Cog background to make a pattern over the flower... used Ten Seconds Studio's tools to add definition to the cogs and then made them into five petal flowers - to do this is the same at the first layer on a dimensional rose :O)) I hand drew some leaves, decorating with the TSS tools.. and popped these onto the frame. I added some Idea-ology to the frame to finish it. I haven't thought what to put in the middle yet... because the frame is quite decorative, I think maybe just a little photo would look nice! Anyways, thanks for looking... hoping you like this... and all of the stashy bits used on it are available from The Artistic Stamper. TTFN

Hels x

12 comments:

Jennie said...

Loving the Terra effect ..great frame.. my picture would look very good in it rofl!

Helen said...

You do love your frames, don't you? This is another stunner. Love those metal flowers, and all that scrummy texture.

Daniele said...

love Terra and the effect you get not done much stamping in it myself yet but your frame looks amazing so I'll have to give it ago
hugs

Ellie said...

That's lovely, the flowers are gorgeous.

Artyjen said...

Great texture background on your frame :) Was trying to work out what the sheet music was on your desk the other day...now I know :)
xoxo Sioux

craftytrog said...

Fabulous texture Hels, & those metal flowers are luscious! x

Lori said...

Love that texture, just great! The flowers are so cool! Love this piece.

ellen said...

gorgeous! i tried stamping into my terra but it didn't work - maybe it was too thick... will have to try again.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, I love the way the stamping really stands out and is very textural,

Lucy x

Tracy Evans said...

Love the texture Hels, works so well on a frame and I have just the picture that could go in there, my address is......LOL. Lovely flowers too and fab colour. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

CraftyJo said...

Love the whole look of the frame - choosing what to put in it will be the hardest part I reckon! Just going to check out the Terra and Ferro to see what you're talking about ;)

Minxy said...

Cor i do love your stampy textured background..can you believe i've still not tried this lol what am i like!