Friday, May 18, 2007

Painted and Embossed Hardware

I wanted to show a couple of the other pieces that I made for possible inclusion in the article. Even though they weren't chosen, it did give me the opportunity to explore my technique further and to use other metal pieces...

The "Creative Insomnia" journal ~ can you guess what her body is made from? It started out as a silver-plated pie server that was broken. Her head is part of an earring. The moon is a large charm.

I'm sure many of you know all too well why I gave it this title ~







I created this special bead box by taking a metal tin and first had to scratch off most of the picture that was on the lid, using an x-acto knife. I then painted the lid with forest green glass paint (described in my Cloth, Paper, Scissors article) and added the embossing. I adhered some silk around the edges of the tin, and some cotton around the edges of the lid. Embellished with a large washer, beads, copper wire and fibers. Added some "legs" to the bottom with fiber-wrapped ceramic beads ~



detail of the bead box lid ~

5 comments:

FibraArtysta said...

Hey Julaine! I love your article in CPS. A friend and I are planning on trying it out soon, LOVE the way it alters the metal! Thanks for sharing these!
Lynn

MargaretR said...

Lovely work. I must try it out too.

Caitlin O'Connor said...

Gorgeous! I finally got my copy of CPS today - looking forward to settling down with a cup of tea and your article...

Waltraud said...

Wonderful things! I found you blog at
Artful Quilters Web Ring - great work!

arlee said...

WOW, love the journal and box---would like to touch touch touch :}