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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

WOYWW #116 - Heavy Metal Working for TIO

Where is the year racing off to??? It is impossible to keep up, and I am hanging  on to the handle with my feet flying into thin air - you get the picture??? Now stop giggling and get set for my desk exposee!!! Not know what I mean? pop over to see the wonderful world chez Julia, where ALL will be revealed - well only very decorously and in the best possible taste!!!!

 This week, on TIO, we have 3 new Design Team members, Aj, Silvia and Lyn / Blackdragon!!! Fabulous or what??? Do please pop and see their wondrous creations here...We are starting a new round of challenges and the girls have asked to baffle inspire you with song titles, for the next few weeks... It's Elizabeth's turn to start off and she has chosen Bon Jovi, Red Roses, and is DEMANDING some metal of us!!! Always keen to oblige, I decided to do an hommage to the wonderful Lin at Yours Artfully, and use terra, ferro and stuff as well as metal embossing. The bits are out ready to start...

Here, the metal has been embossed, with the "scribbly scribbly thing" pattern in some of the diamonds, and some line and wheelie patterns... I just MUST go on a course to know when to use the mats and when not!!!! I am almost there, but not precise enough...

Like the divvie that I am, I got so carried away, I forgot to take any more photos until I was well on in the process, but basically I used my pallette knife to ladle on the terra and ferro then stamp into the wet stuff with a clean, but watery wet stamp or two...

 I used the rose harlequin set from Elusive Images, always one of my faves ( that and the butterfly harlequin) so as to fulfill Elizabeth's dream of roses and metal... This blousey flower is also cut from metal using a PaperArtsy die, with the scribbly scribbly thing on it again... I rubbed with the Vintaj sand block then added some wondrous red Viva Inca Gold paste. The centre is made from a TH metal flower and a Graphics45 button, also coloured with VIG red... absolutely yumminess!!!

This is it close up and VERY personal, what wonderful colour and texture. I am LOVING working with metal, Elizabeth!!

 This wonderful textured part is the small rose stamp, pressed into the wet terra, with a wet stamp, well- cleaned afterwards... the relief really shows up well when the different metallic pastes are added and a little smidgen of black acrylic paint, all gently rubbed and  smooched...

 Well here is the whole thing, head on, so you can see the way it fits together. The terra is on the right side in sahara colour, and the hematite ferro is spread on the left, where the large rose harlequin stamp was pressed, along with the writing...

 This shot shows that and the actual metal embossed piece, also smooched and rubbed with black acrylic paint and various metallic pastes... ooooo, I LOVE the texture, don't you??

Some of the texture was made using the cup end of the metal working ball tool. The bow and tie top closure of the tag is made of that wonderfully expanding metallic ribbon, in a glorious goldy brown... The tag is larger than the #8, so I could get more yummy stuff on to it. I enjoyed making it immensely, and it did not take over long, for once!! Often I phaff about and haver quaver, but I just got on and got messy and mucky... so my stamping required no ink this week, but water saved the stamps from a fate worse than death!!

Thanks for coming over today, and looking at my metal piece. I hope you have a super week and that the weather and earth a re more peaceful for you if you have been troubled... Pretty Please leave me a comment and do try to visit my wonderful TIO DreamTeam to join in with this song...
Love and light
Frankie
xx

37 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

Your metal tag is stunning... absolutely stunning!! I really would love to give this a try but its the expense of buying all the kit and then finding I am carp at it... ;)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I LOVE metal and this tag is amazing. You did a simply marvelous job.

Sue said...

Hi hun
wowzer your metal tag is totally stunning,beautiful colours & flower, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

jude said...

Absolutely stunning.I surely must try using metal some day but have sooo many craft supplies i havent used yet ,but maybe one day as love the effect.
Happy wpyww hugs judex 20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous work of art, I LOVE it. The end result is so clever and stunning, but I could live with the first stage when it was just the embossed silvery metal. It reminded me of Indian beaten silver work - BEE YOO TI FUL!! xx

Helen said...

What a star tag!! Love all that texture. Have a great day.

Tertia said...

This is incredibly beautiful! Love it!
Happy WOYWW

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Frankie, your tag is outstanding. Wonderful texture on it and the metal touch looks fabulous.

Ta Da! Crafts said...

I LOVE that metal tag, so creative! Happy WOYWW! Mel x18

sasa said...

a great Lin tribute full of Frankie texture... I have emailed you for your address as my birdy cage tag is all done! hope to hear from you.
Sarah x

sasa said...

Sorry just the rules again! Will await the post!
Sarah

Aj* said...

Its beautiful !! Must go buy me some sheets of metal stuffs & where can I find that metal ribbon ??


Aj.

Julia Dunnit said...

This is lovely. I've decided for now against the metals...really can't take another leap onto a slippery slope! Meanwhile - is that scarf of hairnet tucked away at left on your desk?!
Oh ans thanks for the reminder...I'm nearly done!! Shock!

JoZart said...

Guns and roses blazing... that's FAB-U-LOUS! I spy with my little eye... a tiny character's face with a pointy hat to the left of the rose... Cute. How did he secretly creep in ??
Yes! it was great fun having Donna here... Something you must do one day for sure!
Love joZarty x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh my goodness your metal work is outstanding! I love the look you achieved!

Cathy said...

Fab metal work project.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Sharne Davies said...

love this tag - metal mmmmmm maybe i could have a go but dont think i would produce anything like this so maybe not. Happy craftingX Sharne

Liz Miller said...

What a fabulous piece of work. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for sharing on WOYWW?

Ann B said...

Wow - and double WOW! Stunning tag., loe the colours and the texture. I have some metal tucked away somewhere and recently bought a set of (cheap) tools that I am (now) itching to play with.

NatashaMay said...

Oh I love the embossed metal! It's awesome!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Frankie this is something I have not seen before and how you do the metal thing is very interesting may need to Google for more info (one day, in my spare time, ha ha) and thanks for sharing and popping over. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

angelfish said...

That tag is absolutely stunning xx

Sarah Anderson said...

so amazingly gorgeous!!! I love it :)

Elizabeth said...

Your tag is stunning and I'm bowled over by the amount of work that went into it. The rose is absolutely gorgeous. Have a great week. Elizabeth x

The Crafty Elf said...

This is gorgeous and so creative! Another technique to add to the long growing list. Thanks for the peek!

ally fiddy said...

Loveit - the tag is gorgeous.

Neil said...

Hi there. Lovely to see all the creativity this week, Never managed to visit last Wednesday and I missed it! Hope you have a lovely blessed week! Your tag is amazingly inspiring!

Faye said...

Wow, Frankie, this is awesome! The variations of colors is gorgeous.

okienurse said...

What an awesome tag this week! I need to bust my metal stuff out of jail and give it a try. I am off to Virginia at 0800 so doubt I will have the time till I get home. I have my tag ready for the swap but not sure when I will be back home to mail it. Tell my partner to have patience. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie

RosC said...

I'm really interested in the metal and other media you've used. It deserves study - thanks for putting in the details. It's lovely work.
Enjoyed the music during my visit too... very peaceful.
Ros.

Lizzybobs said...

Wow loving your crafty space and your lovely metal work - thanks for sharing lv and ((HUGS)) Liz

Sussie said...

I love mixed media! Thanks for sharing your desk and work. Have a great day!
Susan Lotus nr 93 WOYWW

PS: Very relaxing music

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !!! Thought you might like this one LOL. Love Elizabeth xxx

Crafting Time said...

Wow that metal work looks fab. I love using metal and alcohol inks, the textures created are amazing. This is my first visit to your super blog, please pop by and see mine. I am looking forward to seeing what you will create for next week.
Helen x

Mrs A. said...

Outstanding. This is just fab. The colours are mind blowing and that flower is gorgeous.
Hugs Mrs A. #102

karen said...

This tag you have created is stunning! There are so many different parts to it all and all together they work so well! Such yummy texture to it all as well!
xoxo Karen

PsyPenguin said...

Wow, stunning tag! Loving the texture and colours. xx