Imagine, crazy looking woman, with multiple brushes in her hand, looking at several pieces of clay and metal on a sheet in no particular order... bottles open in front... and big grin on her face! woohaaa.
I needed to try out these products on other things than clay and after seeing what Diane Laurence did to a cheap looking metal bracelet, I dug out the filigree and laser cut thingies that were gathering dust somewhere in the dungeons of my cabinet. Did I mention before that I really have a problem with throwing things out?
So I gave them the same treatment as the tiles:
Swellegant brass + rust + dye... and then I walked away and checked Facebook :), as you do...
|Brass and copper filigree pieces treated with Swellegant|
brass and rust +... another ingredient:
|I wanted to play with the Inka Golds I got from my friend Teia|
and the combination was fabulous!
|I cut the butterfly apart to make earrings :)|
|Rubbed a bit of the Inka gold on the rusty looking pieces.|
Now I had all these much nicer looking pieces. Now, what to do with them??????
I figured that the green/blues would go well with amber/red, so I decided to combine roll out a sheet of red Premo and press the filigree onto it.
Et voila', my earrings for this week of the 52 earrings a week challenge :)
So I got this lovely surprise box in the mail from Teia (you got to love the girl :))))) which included, among lovely other things, samples of Inka Gold! I used a bit on the filigree but I had MORE experimenting to do!!!
And then I had another idea. I was not particularly keen on the Swellegant iron at first because it did not give me the results I was looking for. But.. having played with the Inka gold on the pieces (above).. I decided to give it a fair chance :) I make flowers with the leftover from the red I used for the earrings (also above).
I put a layer of Swellegant Iron on it, then used the Darkening Patina.. let it dry, and added a few strokes of Inka Gold to the raised areas. It looks soooo metallic and old now and I am rather pleased with the result :)
When I saw this red flower transforming into this antiqued piece, I felt like the alchemists must hve felt hundreds of years ago:)
Got tired and had to stop playing... one of these things... but not without sharing a few results with you :)
Have a great creative weekend,