1. Cut long 12″ and short 6″ leaf shapes out of foil pan (be careful as the foil is very sharp)
2. Fold in the center or leave as is
3. Spray paint each leaf on both sides with gold spray paint. I used Krylon premium gold because that’s the one I had, but they also have a nice bronze that would also work well
4. Cut a circle out of foam board and attach pop tab at the back as hook to hang (see here)
5. Glue leaves with hot glue around board in desired order, filling in all the gaps
Note: I glued the mirror at this point but I was not too pleased with the plain gold. I decided to incorporate the new aging system by Tattered Angels provided to me by Canvas Corp.
6. Follow instructions attached on the Naturally Age painting system until you achieve desired results.
This is the order in which I applied the paints – Apply soft pewter glaze with a paint brush and while still wet, apply Decadence. Decadence has a rusty color that when mixed with the glaze forms a beautiful patina. Lastly, apply Iron sparingly. Iron is very dark (almost black), so I rubbed it off a little but just enough to have it peek through some areas.
There’s really not a right way to go about this process; it’s just playing with the glazes until you achieve the desired effect. Note that these inks are designed to be used on paper or cardboard but they worked well on this specific surfaces.
apply to give it a little more sparkle and a more vintage feel.
likely due to the reflection of the blue vessel and the gold coming together.
had a certain idea in mind and just wanted to see it done. I will
probably do this over, taking my time to make it a little fancier.
In favour of? Against? Indifferent?