In our ongoing book study project on NGS group
, we are looking at the section on Hardware in Julia Andrus'
book "Paper Transformed
". This technique turns paper/die cut pieces into metal looking hardware. Start with a cutting out and adhering 5 - 10 pieces of matching die cut pieces. [Julia mentions if you want your piece to have more dimension cut out part of the piece and layer on, I didn't do this step]
Smooth out the rough edges with a file or sand paper.
Apply a coat of metallic paint and let dry.
If desired, distress the piece with sanding and/or hammering with texture.
Add additional acrylic paints to create a patina. I rubbed on several colors in spots and covered it all with the q. nickel azo gold, and let dry.
Here's a close up:
Love how chunky this piece appears.
Cor, that's gorgeous Carol!!
Must run downstairs and get out my hardware dies - beautiful and easy....the best kind of technique!!! Thanks for posting.
This technique really does give the look of metal!! Great job... thanks for the inspiration.
Gorgeous! I will have to check my die cuts and see what I have to try this technique.
I love how you did this
thanks for the inspiration
New Liskeard Ontario
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