Monday, 21 May 2018

Same but Different week - Telephone board

This week on our blog we have a 'Same but Different' week where those of us taking part receive the same products to use and then at the end of the week you can look back to see how similar or different the finished pieces are. I have added a vintage telephone die-cut and a larger media board to mix it up a bit.

This is the little phone dial kit we received.

Process steps

- Take the telephone die-cut, paint it with black gesso to seal it and when dry give it a coat of black embossing powder, flicking some of it off before heating it. Give it a quin gold mixed with titan buff wash of paint and dry it. Repeat the last two steps again bit with clear ultra thick EP and quin gold on its own. When cool rub over with a coffee archival ink pad and then give a coat of ultra mate varnish.

- Take the large media board and glue some strips of greyboard to it (I cut these myself from a left over piece). Paint over a coat of white gesso - dry - rub over some candle wax and then a coat of Titan Buff media fluid acrylic. Heat dry and rub over with dry kitchen towel to remove some of the paint. Repeat the wax rubbing and paint a coat of light grey media acrylic. Again dry and rub paint away.   Finish by sanding some edges and blending in ground espresso distress inks.

- Take the dial and cover with black gesso, when dry rub over a thin layer of silver metallic lustre. Lightly sand back some random parts on the edges and blend over ground espresso distress ink. Distress the clock face with the distress ink, seal with matte medium and assemble the dial pieces.

- Take the smaller media board and cover it with a piece of patterned paper. I used one that was already looking distressed. Sand the edges and blend brow distress ink around the edges.

- Take the label, paint it with burnt umber and sand some of the edges when dry. Blend round brown distress ink and then mount it on white paper so that the words stand out.

Assemble the pieces adding smaller details here I cut up some words from remnant rubs to create my area code ........

... and I added some rusty painted gems and little circles from nuts and bolts kits.

Finally hang with some rusty wire.

Ok so let's see what the rest of the team reveal this week using the same original kit.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx


Alison Horne said...

Gorgeous project and fab step by steps Brenda. Love the texture you got on the telephone and the contrast of the pretty blue panel.

Redanne said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda, love the shabby painty background and the phone looks amazing!! x

Heather said...

Very awesome project!

Karin said...

Lovely project, Brenda x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic, love the rust and the ageing . Love these MDF pieces. Tracy ❤️❤️

Cheryl said...

This turned out so well, I just had to comment. This project looked like it was so enjoyable to do.

Gina said...

Oh my gosh Brenda...your work goes from amazing to SUPER amazing lol XXX

mamablitger said...

Fabulous project !!!!! An amazing wall hanging !! Thank you for a fantastic snd detailed step-by-step. You are such a skilled artist..
Hugs from Monica

Brenda Brown said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments - I really appreciate the feedback. xxx

butterfly said...

I miss the dialling telephones! Love your bakelite version here - it looks amazing. And the distressed background is really cool too - that's how to use design paper.
Alison x