Sunday, 2 June 2013

A PLAY AT VERDIGRIS



...recipe for happiness: have a passion, make a contribution & keep learning...
- Anon -
 
...hello everyone, hope the sun is shining on your day, lifting your spirits and adding warmth in all that you do...I had been hoping to visit The Craft Barn Extravaganzer this weekend but I've been a little unwell this week and needed my strength for returning to work tomorrow, I've not had a play for a while and really fancied creating a heart with a Verdigris effect, could I find one on You Tube? no!...
 
 
 
...I experimented with a few paint colours and settled for this one...
 
 
...I cut a polystyrene heart in half and covered it in metal tape which i'd put through Tim Holtz sun ray embossing folder...
 
 
...then two coats of my paint mixture were applied, once dried then a crackle medium, then I rubbed in some charcoal and gold paste...
 
 
...I decorated a small canvas 8"/8" with some decoupage & die cuts...
 
 
...I added some rusted wire to the edge of the canvas and job done, if anyone knows of a Verdigris tutorial I'll be a happy bunny :) ...
 
 
 
...thats it from me, hope you all have a super week ahead...
 
XXX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

34 comments:

  1. LOVELY!

    Love the textures and the delicate soft colours!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  2. wow Mel, your canvas is gorgeous. Annette x

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  3. Outstanding, Mel! I did go to the Extravaganza yesterday and - though it was lovely to make contact with some Craftyblogland friends - overall, I could have done with sitting at my craft table for a jolly good play! Sorry you were feeling a bit low, but so happy that it resulted in this amazing heart and canvas - glorious!
    Alison x

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  4. Stunning creation Mel....hope you're feeling lots better,
    Jo x

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  5. Hi Mel, so sorry that you have been unwell, hope you feel much better soon.

    Your canvas is stunning, I love the amazing look you created with your verdigris heart, love the die cuts and swirls and the rusty wire is the perfect finishing touch. Beautiful work. Sorry, I cannot help with a tutorial. Hugs, Anne x

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  6. WOW WOW this is so GEORGEOUS Mel!!!!
    Love the HEART!
    Greetz Patricia

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  7. Hope you are feeling better now Mel.

    What a wonderful make this piece is.

    Chrissie x

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  8. Oh my goodness...I think this is my most fave piece of yours...ever!
    Love the verdigris....but also love the dies you chose and the colours and rusty wire and.....love it all!

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  9. This is just stunning - love the verdigris look you achieved.

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  10. Mel, I am glad you did not find a tutorial because you have come up with something that is probably better - you very own creation that has turned out beautifully. I really love the addition of the rusty wire - great idea!!!!!
    Sandy

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  11. this is gorgeous, a really wonderful make...hope you are feeling better soon .x trace x

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  12. Gorgeous work Mel, You don't need a tutorial young lady... this is amazing, Outstanding, breathtaking, I could go on & on...I do hope you are feeling better soon....Hugs May x x x

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  13. Love the effect!! In the future...I hope YOU make the tutorials :)
    Love the canvas!

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  14. What a stunning canvas mel...just love the crackle, texture and details! Hope you are feeling a little better now! ...nothing like a little bit of arty therapy x

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  15. WOW!! This is lovely Mel, hope your feeling better now.

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  16. OMG! This is awesome!
    Your design is stunning and your techniques and details just beautiful!
    Wow!
    Hope you are feeling a lot better!
    hugs
    kim x

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  18. Fantastic canvas Mel ! Love the heart and all those crackles ! Sue C x

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  19. GORGEOUS!!! I love the monochromatic look and the crackle...beautiful finish!

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  20. Hello Mel, Hope you are feeling completely better now. This canvas is gorgeous, love the design and super effect. xx Flora

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  21. Hi Mel and WOW, what a fabulous effect you've created with for your heart, I love the recipe you've come up with, it's so pretty. Love the background and the diamond die cut too. Hope your week went well and that you're feeling much better now. Hugs Chris x

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  22. Good morning sweetie...

    This is simply stunning...

    Have a great Sunday...

    Huggles Pops x x x

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous, just a wonderful effect. Kimx

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  24. Stunning Mel, I hope you are over the lurgy, was a shame not to see you at the extravaganza.
    The heart looks absolutely amazing and I always love your use of wire. x

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  25. WOW what a beautiful work, really a masterpiece!Love the textures, crackles and the shimmering.

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  26. wow Mel this is so gorgeous...who would have thought that heart was polystyrene to start off with...fabulous project..sorry you missed your little trip and hope you're feeling better now...hugs kath xxx

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  27. Found your blog through Pinterest...LOVE your header photo of the red fox...

    What a beautiful blue verdigris heart! I am now following...

    Judith

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  28. The piece is fantabulastic!!!! can you tell us what colors you DID use? I would love to try this using your technique with my own "touch". Thanks
    suzschultz23@aol.com

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  29. Oh this is so good Mel! Love the way you've created this - a perfect heart. Hugs, Jenny x

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  30. Just catching up on previous posts...this is another gorgeous creation! Love the look of this one...the subtle colours are wonderful and the diamond cut DP is fabulous!

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)