Hello, Creative Embellishments friends!
Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing my newest Design Team project for Creative Embellishments.
Today I’ve altered an old part off of my A/C compressor from last year’s replacement. I kept it intentionally to alter and pair up with a similar part from my Heating unit that I altered a few years ago. Yes, first our Central Heat went out and then the A/C! Yay, me.
I started by giving the unit several good coats of 13 Arts white gesso. You could still visualize some of the writing on the part but I didn’t worry about that and fortunately, it doesn’t show. My thinking was that if anything, it would give dimension much like stamping would do.
Once that was dry, I used the Fairy Dust Stencil and 13 Arts modeling paste to create more texture and dimension. Along with using the stencil, I added additional texture with modeling paste simply added with a tapping of my spatula and a nice, textural random design was created.
Then I added a rainbow of colors similarly to the other device I altered. For this piece, I’ve mainly used my 13 Arts inks and sprays, the exception being Tim Holtz Wild Honey as my yellow. I had planned to let each color dry before moving on but got impatient and decided that it was fine if I got some muddy color. After all, it represents a not so happy few hours of sweating! Right?
Picking out my chipboard pieces is always fun but also always quite the dilemma given that we have over 4000 designs in the CE store. My inspiration, however, stemmed from the new Funky Floral Set that I had recently received. For the background, I opted to use one of the Flourish Set 10. And of course, I’ve been dying to use the sweet bees from the newish Bees Set.
All of my chipboard pieces were coated with 13 Arts white gesso to give them tooth. After that the inks were sprayed or painted on. The flourish was altered with my favorite13 Arts Olive Green, the flowers with Tim Holtz Wild Honey and the bees with a combination of Walnut and Wild Honey. Then I allowed everything to dry overnight.
The following morning, I pulled everything together starting with the Flourish Set 10 serving as a base layer over the colorized metal unit. Then I added the Funky Florals and the Bees from the Bees Set.
The Funky Floral Set is not really designed for stacking but more to be used as singles or however you would like them. I opted to use them to create a 3 dimensional flower. Love it! I topped it with a pearl in the center and later added a couple of paper leaves underneath. It got dressed with a pretty little bumble bee from the Bees Set which was popped with foam squares.
The left side of the composition needed a little something to balance my design, so I added a floral, a metal clock, my absolutely perfect title and one of the Bees.
I finished my design with a few small pearls and some random splattering of white gesso.
I had thought about adding some gold microspheres but decided against them.
Occasionally, less really is more, haha!
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