Friday, June 19, 2009

Awake!


I found some great black coated sheet metal and used it to make a frame for this piece I had done earlier in the spring.


I used an embossing stylus to get the detail in the metal, then sanded it with sandpaper, then rubbed in a yellow paint which I lightly buffed.

(I'll be putting it in my etsy shop too)

7 comments:

Lumilyon said...

Kimmie, this is so effective! I shall have to dfind out more about embossing. Does the metal have to be very thin? How intriguing!

Terri Kahrs said...

Fabulous texture! This frame really makes your art "sing"!

Kimmie said...

I believe it's a 40 gauge metal.

I found it in the bargain bin at the craft store. I think it was on sale because of the color (black)

I am also quite fond of using aluminum tins that store bought pies and/or pie crusts come in. It works just as well although it is a little bit thicker.

Also,knitting needles are fabulous as an embossing tool if you don't have a specially made stylus.

Nancy said...

Great colour on this, I love the outcome of embossing! Your photo turned out wonderful with the beeswax.

ooglebloops said...

That's beautiful!! I may have to get out my copper and see what I can create - yours is inspiring!!!
I love your lunch bags in the Etsy store!!! I am making one today - got rained out of the farmers market, so I get to play!!!

elk said...

i like the photo you paired with it and the yellow in both ties it all together ...such a superstar...that is you!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Fantastic metal frame for your really special picture creation Kimmie! I am ready for tea tomorrow :)
~*~ Patty