It's Monday Metal Madness! The challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week is "Metal-ology"! Woohoo! From foil to tin buttons, silver paint to gold leafing pens, metal brads to gold copper glitter, or anything in between...this week the challenge is to incorporate some metal into your project!
This challenge was one I was thrilled about, but I wanted to do something I've never done to really make it a challenge for me. I knew I wanted to alter something, but didn't know what until I found some inspiration, which just happens to be right in front of my feet every time I sit in 'my rocking chair'! It's my husband's late grandfather's trunk, which we use as our coffee table, and it also houses all of our games. It has seen many places, and I'm sure could tell many stories. It's made of metal and is cedar lined...it smells fabulous! It's priceless to me, as he was, and though it has had a few repair jobs in it's time and is due another soon, I will never part with it until it's time to go.
|My Coffee Table|
|I purchased a super inexpensive paper mache box, and used Ranger's Adirondack Paint Dabber in Pitch Black to paint the edges, corners, and thin panels of the box, in and out.|
|Using Ranger's Metal Foil Sheets and Alcohol Ink, I tamped Watermelon and Red Pepper on. I let it dry.|
|I crumbled the metal foil up, and then ran the Pitch Black Dabber over it to highlight the wrinkles. I let it dry, and cut it to size to fit the trunk. I removed the backing and stuck in onto the trunk.|
|Using Rust and Pitch Black Alcohol Ink, I tried to give a very aged and distressed look to many of Tim's Idea-ology metal pieces and some latches I salvaged from on old broken box.. YUMMO!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this!|
|I die cut a few scrap pieces of Grunge Paper with Tim's Sizzix Movers & Shapers Mini Styled Labels. I painted them with Pitch Black, distressed the edges, and used these to back the keyhole and latches.|
|Using the left over Metal Foil Sheet, I adhered it to Wendy's Clearly For Art Blackout. I die cut this using the Tattered Florals die, but only the medium six petal flower and the mini flower. I cut several, to make roses that Wendy taught me how to make.|
|It take two of the medium 6 petal flowers to make a rose. I cut one petal from one, and two from the other (Looks like a heart.). I also did the same with the mini flowers to use as filler pieces.|
|Using Glossy Accents, I stacked the tube shape single petal into the 4 petal and that into the 5 petal. I snipped the tube petal on the bottom to match the other two. The rose was left to dry over night.|
|This will now house a booty of Creative Treasure...my ATC trades from so many of you from around the world!|
Are you into metal madness like I am? Do you use a little here and there on most of your projects? If so, create your work of Art and enter it into our challenge. You just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the "Top Three Picks" for this challenge. Good luck, and please visit the other DT member's blogs to check out their METALiculous projects from this week. You won't be disappointed!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!