Friday, August 13, 2010

Book Study - Hardware

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.


Rosie Rowe said...

Cor, that's gorgeous Carol!!

Maggi said...

Must run downstairs and get out my hardware dies - beautiful and easy....the best kind of technique!!! Thanks for posting.

chrissy said...

This technique really does give the look of metal!! Great job... thanks for the inspiration.
Chrissy Bornfleth

Rena Sawatski said...

Gorgeous! I will have to check my die cuts and see what I have to try this technique.

Lillian M said...

I love how you did this
thanks for the inspiration

Lillian Mederak
New Liskeard Ontario