Friday, 6 September 2013

Blue patina "number" plaque: By Zuzu


Today I have an altered plaque to show you. The plaque is the larger of the two you can find HERE. It's a nice cheap item to buy and alter.
I started by adding texture paste through a stencil and leaving it to dry and harden. then i painted it in a dark colour i mixed from raw umber and slate grey to look a bit like a bronze colour. I coated that with a crackle medium and then added some Indian turquoise. I think it has a nice "blue patina" look to it.  i let the crackles happen naturally and left everything to dry again.

once it was dry i sanded very lightly over the raised texture and along all the edges. i inked the edges with some vintage photo distress stains using a baby wipe to dab it on and off (i wanted it to be subtle)
Next i stamped sections of the Numerical plate by Katy Fox on to tissue paper. I sprayed the back of the tissue paper with some turquoise dylusions spray. i glued bits of the tissue in to place.
Next, I cut out some rectangles of grunge board and painted them with a mix of raw umber, slate grey and burnt sienna to try and mimic a rusty look. I sprayed some more of the grungeboard with turquoise spray and when it dried I stamped some of the numbers from the numerical plate, on to it. I cut out the numbers and glued them on to the rust painted rectangles. After that it was just a case of sticking on my rusty hook and the rusty "thingy" on the top.



thats it really...
see you in two weeks.
Z x
Edited to answer the question asked by a few people in the comments: the stencil was a "glimmer screen" and it came from the "ironworks" set. 

16 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your patina and rusty hanger Zuzu, it has a gorgeous arty feel to it and that colour is just yummy! Would love to know what stencil you used, it looks fabulous!!

isisimaginings.com said...

That is gorgeous, love the textures & the colour.

Paula Whittaker said...

adore the paint effects.

Marita Soutar said...

This gorgeous. Love the colours and textures.

die amelie said...

A brilliant make!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Sid said...

Lovely effects with the paints !!

whyducks said...

Oh that is amazing!

Redanne said...

A stunning make, gorgeous colours and love the added rusty thingies! Beautiful work.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous! Love that patina,

Lucy x

Elly said...

Stunning colour and patina. Makes a very cool door sign, but must be secured i guess.(:o)

butterfly said...

Totally cool... brilliant paint effects as always for your aged look, Zuzu!
Alison x

Holly M said...

Wow. I love everything about this. That color just sings to me.

Annie said...

Fab make Louise.....great texture and paint effects. Like Astrid I love that stencil.....must get one. Which make is it ?

Hugs Annie x

craftytrog said...

Ooh! My favourite colour! This is gorgeous Zuzu! I love the rusty bits! xxx

Rachael Farmer said...

This is gorgeous - biased as it's my favourite colour! Really love the composition too - thank you for sharing - Shroo:)X

Artyjen said...

Fabulous texture love the grunge ;)
xoxo Sioux