Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dremel Sample - Wall hanging

I have not been in a naming mood lately. My titles usually reflect an aspect of what I have done. That muse is taking an iced tea break right now. Don't expect her back any time soon. This is a little wall hanging piece that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I was trying to figure out what I could do in the way of assemblages. I did not want to do too much jewelry in case the other jewelry artist was doing something similar to what I was going to do.
This is a block of wood that I used some latex paint on and then slathered on some crackle paint. I used some distress pad on it after it was dried so the crackle looked not so bright. The circle thingie in the middle is a wall fixture that I found in Hobby Lobby by the wood pieces. It is a wall decoration that you can paint. Well, I painted it. It has several different layers on there. I stuck it on there while the background paint was still wet. Just put a little glue on the back to make sure it stays on there. I added the found objects to fill the negative space. The only problem I had with this was that the paint would squish up where I pushed down on the circle or found objects. I had to carefully lift that off while not shifting the circle or found object. I kept getting paint on the found objects. Thankfully, I had the little swabs from Superbrush to get those spots off. No, I don't get anything for that little endorsement. They do have their uses.
Once dried, I drilled a hole through the top for the string. I just used plain, old string that I made look old and yucky with some distress pads. Little beads at the bottom were so I could remember which end I liked as the top better. Little trick I do when I like a certain perspective more.

1 comment:

eclectic works said...

I will call it Rustic Flower :) I just love this piece...the distressed, aged appearance is perfect! I love pieces like this :)