Hello! Thanks for stopping by today! For this project, I brought the distress paints out and experimented with the weathered metal look.
I started off by using black chalkboard paper, since there is a slight matte finish to it. I also tried adding a clear layer of gesso over top of plain black card stock, and that works as well. I simply daubed on random splotches of the blue and green and used my heat gun to get it almost dry. Before completely dry, I wiped some of the paint off, exposing the black underneath. A layer of Antiqued Bronze was added over top, and again let it almost dry (a few areas of wet remained still) and then daubed it off with a rag. Tim Holtz has a great tutorial on making a patina finish, and I just followed his steps. Here are how each layer looked before I put it together:
After I layered them all together, I went in with a very small amount of Black Soot Distress Stain on my rag, just to add some extra black into the lines. There is very little but it adds a nice effect. It looked great before and wasn’t a needed step.
I went around the edge of the white watercolor paper with random strokes of Peeled Paint, Broken China, and Antique Bronze. I wanted it to look like rustic brush strokes.
A thin strip was cut from leftovers for the peacock to be resting on, and also added a sentiment embossed in gold. Notice how the feathers on the body of the peacock are slightly lifted for even more dimension.
I can see this technique applied to so many of these layering sets and even just the peacock body alone would be stunning on a card. It’s easy and so much fun! What do you think? I’d love to see your comments below.
Have a great day, and we’ll see you again soon!
August 26, 2019 — 6:09 am
What a creative take for a peacock! Awesome work!! 🙂
August 26, 2019 — 12:34 pm
That peacock is amazing, Jennifer!
Jan D., FL
August 26, 2019 — 1:01 pm
Very clever technique yielding beautiful results.
August 26, 2019 — 2:41 pm
Fabulous peacock! You did an amazing job! And you made it look so easy.
August 27, 2019 — 12:00 pm
August 27, 2019 — 12:09 pm
WOW, that really does look like metal. I will have to try it…
August 27, 2019 — 1:25 pm
I love reading your comments. Thank you so much for sharing! ~Jennifer
Debbie de la Cruz
August 27, 2019 — 2:53 pm
August 28, 2019 — 8:49 am
Very nice technique to try.
August 30, 2019 — 7:07 am
This is so beautiful. Love the layered tail. Hugz
December 15, 2019 — 5:42 pm
that is one of the best techniques I’ve seen with this die set!