Sunday, August 1, 2010

Book Study - Filigree

We're studying the section on Filigrees from Julia Andrus' book "Paper Transformed" this week on NGS group. Filigrees are lacy metal ornaments with lots of open areas. Julia states that you can make these out or purchased die cuts or make your own dies, punches or even cutting by hand. Start by adhering two to four matching die cuts together. I cut mine out of dark brown card stock with a Cuttlebug die. Julia instructs us to paint the piece with any metallic paint and add a top coat as desired. I painted my piece with Lumiere Metallic Bronze.
Added some texture to the piece, by heating with a heat tool until some small bubbles appeared.
Then added a light top coat of dark patina acrylic paint. I like how it looks like distressed metal:
Decided to experiment with some paper scraps I had that would not require any additional painting.
This piece is black paper that I had brushed on left over Perfect Pearl washes when working on other projects (I don't like throwing out left over washes or paints):
Used the same die to cut out the shape from this paper and the under layer with plain black paper and glued the two together:
Found a scrap from a Worksheet Wonder paper:
Used the same die to cut out a piece, along with 3 more layers from plain black paper and adhered them together:

1 comment:

chrissy said...

These look great!!! I need to get some of the dies that I could use for techniques like this.
Chrissy Bornfleth