Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Patina Time

Having finally managed to get round to purchasing the fabulous Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2, by Mr Tim Holtz, I can now have a go at some Faux Patination.  The lovely Linda over at Studio L3 has asked us to create a little something using this technique for the Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2 challenge number 2.  You should really go and have a look, as there is some really stunning artwork there.
For full details of how to create this lovely antique look  you will need to peek at page 58 of the Compendium (Vol 2).

I wasn't quite sure where I was going with this technique, but it's so easy and gives a lovely effect on metal and glossy card. How lucky am I that my supplies of Alcohol Ink are mostly blues and greens, though I did have to buy some Snow Cap Mixative.


As you can see I've used a Wendy Vecchi Art Part watch, that is covered with paper, sanded, inked, and the watch frame is stamped with a flourish stamp in gold. I have aged an Ideology watch face, and added some little watch parts as well.  I don't think I've finished with this watch yet and might add it to an overloaded tag.


9 comments:

Helen said...

It looks great! I just got my copy of the book too, and some snow cap mixative is on it's way to me, though it may not get here in time for this challenge!!

Daniele said...

what a lovely pocket watch project, love the patina effect althiugh I have yet to get the book.....might just have to now
hugs

Heidi said...

So lovely!

Artyjen said...

Looks great so far! :)
xoxo Sioux

Sandy said...

This is lovely like the blues and the tiny bits at the back of the timepiece. :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sue! It's so wonderful to see you, and I'm delighted that you're here for CC2C #2! Your Faux Patina looks amazing! Idea-ology + Art Parts = STUNNING!!! Well done, my dear!

Ann said...

WOW - Simply Stunning Sue!!!
Hugs Ann xx

artbyvic said...

Fantastic!

Laura said...

Love what you have done with this. What a great thing, this Wendy Vecchi Art Part. The patina looks so real too!