Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rusty metal things













My last post was about Pretty Little SHINY Things. This post is about old, rusty, metal things...another love of mine. Really, they are polymer clay. After baking them I 'aged' them using Gilders Paste, mica and acrylic paints. I love Gilders Paste- it's a product that comes in an old fashioned metal shoe-polish-like container in all kinds of metal colors, bronze, gold, copper and many more. My favs are Patina and Rust. BEAUTIFUL!!!

My friend Sue Milo (hurry up and get a blog so I can link it!!) is the master mold maker, and I am learning from her. She has also given me some really terrific molds. My friend Colleen turned me onto Gilders Paste and I will be forever indebted to her for this find!

I am making these little pretties for a steampunk altered book/journal/what-ever-you-want-to-call-it book. I'll use the graphic 45 black ring book as the base and go from there. These will be add-ons to the book. I also want to make a steampunk doll, but that's another post. I guess this is a form of scrap booking. I've never been much of a scrapper, but I do love altered books and collage and assemblage.


3 comments:

Elaine A said...

LOVE these Elizabeth! They really look so old and rusty. Great job!

Elaine Allen

Cynthia said...

These are sooooo cool!!! =D

Colleen said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL....I LOVE THEM..THEY LOOK AUTHENTIC OLD AND RUSTY....MY FAVORITE KINDS OF STUFF....CAN'T WAIT TO GET TOGETHER TO CREATE.....