Who’s ready for a vacation, Creatives?
Today I am sharing my newest post for Butterbee Scraps .
I am excited today to go back to my roots a little bit and work with Graphic 45’s newest collection “Voyage Beneath the Sea.” As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be a perfect match for all of Butterbee Scrap’s metal gears.
For this project, I used:
Large Metal Mixed Silver and Bronze Gears
Medium Mixed Silver, Copper and Bronze Gear Charms
Small Mixed Silver, Copper and Bronze Gear Charms
SS16 Light Colorado Flatback Gems
Watch Mechanism Tibetan Charms
Steampunk Tibetan Charms Collection (binoculars)
Mixed Copper Filigree Beads
Bronze Metal Filigree Embellishment #553B
Dazzling Metallics-Ice Blue and Worn Penny
Americana Acrylic-Cadmiun Orange
Metallic Lutre-Lavish Green
Texture Sand Paste
Small Matchbox Book
“Voyage Beneath the Sea” 12×12 Paper
“Deep Blue Dreams” 12×12 Paper
Tribal Fish (TCW 594S)
What to do…
Here’s a few steps of how I got to my finished product.
(1) I started by painting my base with gesso before painting it with Deco Art Dazzling Metallics paint in Ice Blue.
(2) Using a sponge and my Dazzling Metallics Worn Penny and Americana Cadmium Orange, I used my Tribal Fish stencil to add fish to my background.
(3) To add my “seaweed” look, I used a mixture of Deco Art Media Texture Sand Paste and Deco Art Metallic Lustre in Lavish Green through my Octopus (TCW607S) stencil with a small metal spatula. I added my “seaweed” to the from and the sides of the front cover.
Even though there is an octopus on the stencil, I kept my paste in just the seaweed and rock portion of the stencil.
For the “seaweed” on the inside, I allowed my Texture Sand Paste and Metallic Lustre to dry on my pallet paper to dry. I then pealed it up and layered it in my box around my gears and fish.
Here is a close-up:
(4) After I layered my gears to my liking, I find that using Deco Art Liquid Glass to be a good adhesive for the gears, as well as the aquarium rocks. It dries crystal clear so you won’t see if any oozes through the holes in your gears and other embellishments. (you can see in a couple of pictures I tried a hot glue gun first and I didn’t like how obvious it was.)
It also makes GREAT bubbles!
I am so excited how this turned out!
I hope you enjoyed seeing today’s project as much as I enjoyed making it!
Be sure to check out Butterbee Scraps for all your metal embellishments and more.
Until Next time.