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The challenge at Anything But A Card for the next fortnight, has two wonderful themes that you may choose from:
1. Anything Goes
2. Share a favourite project from 2012
I have decided to combine the two really because I made this piece at an Andy Skinner class in October so it's a real favourite and it fits the 'anything goes' theme too.
I haven't previously blogged this piece because firstly, I had a terrible accident with it when I got home from the class. To cut a long story short, I had to sand off everything and start again from scratch. I then didn't have photos of it for a while but that is now done so I can share it with you. I'm not sure what the final piece is called but I have named it a wall plaque. Of course it is a very timeworn piece because that is just one of the many things Andy does so well (can you tell I'm a fan??).
Here's my wall plaque with a very timeworn angel staring into the infinity of time:
|The pictures were taken outside because there was no light indoors - not much outside either!|
The wonderful angel image is achieved by an image transfer technique.
|Lots of wonderful crackle all over the plaque. This vintage girl is actually quite heavily inked with distress but the picture seems to have lost the colour. Next time I would use paint to age her.|
|Andy had a wonderful rusty key at the bottom of his plaque but in the absence of one, I chose to distress some beads and try to age them instead.|
|Another technique using paints helped to age this part of the project. Looks like rusted metal doesn't it?|
|The caption was printed and then aged with distress. I wondered whether burning might have achieved a better effect but I think the paper may have gone up in smoke, knowing my luck!|